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Welcome to our first CRAFT Crochet-Along! This month, we hope you’ll join the fun as we learn to make this Fuzzy Panda Amigurumi from our friend Tamie Snow of Roxycraft. As you know, Tamie is also the author of Tiny Yarn Animals and created this Fuzzy Panda pattern just for us.
The first lesson with Tamie starts in exactly 1 week, on Tuesday, Sept 7th at Noon PST. Find out how to get the pattern and the list of materials after the jump!


Panda Materials

Materials

2 skeins Lion Brand Alpine Wool in Vanilla #099 Note: Tamie used only 1 skein but it was so close she recommends a back-up skein.
1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight in Azalea Pink #195
6mm Crochet hook
4mm Crochet hook
1 pair of 18mm doll eyes
2 pair of 9mm doll eyes
for joints in the arms and legs of the panda
Colored doll eyes as used in this Fuzzy Panda Amigurumi can be found at
http://www.suncatchereyes.net, http://EnamiEyes.etsy.com, and http://6060.etsy.com .

Pattern

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Download the Fuzzy Panda Amigurumi pattern in PDF format (Pattern updated 9/2 with diagram).
Join the CRAFT Crochet-Along Flickr Group to upload your photos and to join in on discussions. We’ll be hosting random giveaways to participants who upload photos in the Flickr group. You’ll be able to win a signed copy of Tamie’s book, Tiny Yarn Animals, Feltique by Brookelynn Morris, CRAFT T-shirts, and Lion Brand Yarn.
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If you’re joining in the CAL, please leave a comment to this post and introduce yourself! Tell us your crochet skill level, your blog url, or anything you want! You’ll also want to grab this badge code to display your participation in the CAL on your site.
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To brush up on your crochet skills, take a visit to Lion Brand Yarn’s Learning Center for Crochet.
Now, go get your supplies and see you in a week!


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Comments

  1. Joyce says:

    I can’t get the PDF files to open. Is the problem at my end, or is it a problem with the files?

  2. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    The pattern works for me viewing in the browser. Try right-clicking to save the PDF to your desktop.

  3. Jennifer says:

    This looks like fun. I recently found the addictive world of amigurumi and love it. I’ve been posting more about amigurumi on my quilting blog (jessinershome.blogspot.com) than I have about quilting.
    I might do my panda in a different color. Maybe I’ll let my daughter pick it out.
    I had trouble opening the PDF by just clicking the link too. I had to right-click and save to my desktop. It opened fine then.
    -Jennifer

  4. betsyann says:

    Yay! I’m excited. I’ll be posting about it tomorrow on my blog. Now I guess I’ll need to get on flickr…
    http://www.betsyannlob.blogspot.com

  5. Courtney says:

    I love amigurumi AND pandas! I’m practically obligated to join. I usually post my artistic excursions at http://lumesire.livejournal.com
    I didn’t have any trouble with the PDF, just clicked it and it downloaded just fine.

  6. Out2lunch says:

    Ooo, this looks like fun. It’s been a while since I’ve done a crocheted plushie and I can’t wait to get my hooks out again. ^_^
    I wonder if I have any doll eyes left in my teddy bear box…

  7. jatoha says:

    I couldn’t get the pdf link to work either, but right-clicking and saving worked like a charm! :)
    Can’t wait to try this, but I am kicking myself because I was JUST at the yarn store and I almost bought that Alpine wool, but I didn’t because I didn’t have a project in mind for it! :P

  8. craftymoi says:

    Must make Fuzzy Panda! Maybe he can become friends with “Pandaval” seen here: http://xosonja.blogspot.com/2009/07/pandavals-big-adventure.html
    This will be fun!

  9. Sarah says:

    I might join in on this one, but use different yarns than the wool ones. I’ve got some brushed acrylics that should work perfectly!
    sugarstarsbaby.blogspot.com

  10. greetingarts says:

    …and now I have to join, and make two at the same time!

  11. Seraphina_de_Sangre says:

    I love Tamie’s patterns, they’re the best. I love pandas too, I’m going to make tons of these :) My skill level is pretty high, I’ve made several of Tamie’s Ami, Beth Doherty’s, and tons of free patterns online.

  12. Yarrow says:

    Is anyone else not seeing the diagram for the arm and leg joints?
    It says:
    “Follow the Diagram below to start using your doll eyes as makeshift joints. Now your doll’s arms and legs can become more pose able.”
    But under that is only the stuffing directions and there’s no third page o_o;

  13. TheCraftyKitten says:

    I love pandas & I love amigurumi! I’ll be using different yarn than what is called for and I’ll have to order a couple sets of eyes. I can’t wait to get started.
    Cassie
    http://paperkitty.wordpress.com

  14. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    Thanks for noticing this. We’ll have it updated for tomorrow to include the diagram.

  15. katt42 says:

    I have had minimal success with crochet before- however I have the internets and a strong will to succeed. Especially since I took those classes just so I could learn to make amigurumi!

  16. Kiki says:

    I had to join! Tamie’s patterns are so adorable! I learned to crochet when I was little, but stopped for quite a while. I picked up my hooks after learning about amigurumi, and have been crocheting like crazy!

  17. Becky Stern says:

    We’ve fixed the PDF, it’s all good now!

  18. Jenn says:

    Hi! I’m Jenn. I’m joining along in this CAL. I have been crocheting for 15 years. This looks like a lot of fun.

  19. knitterjag says:

    Hi all – I’ve been crocheting since I was a kid. I taught myself to knit about 5 years ago, and have picked up some crochet again, but I’ve always wanted to learn Amigurumi. This is perfect! – Julie

  20. Teri says:

    My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was a kid. I recently started crocheting again, especially after discovering amigurumi is not as hard as I thought it would be! Can’t wait!

  21. SonomaLass says:

    I’ve never done amigurumi, but this little guy is too cute to resist. I’ll be crocheting along.

  22. Beth says:

    This is a fun pattern! I can’t wait to get started!

  23. Winnie says:

    Count me in! I’m a newbie at this but super excited.

  24. pomly says:

    So cute! I’m in!

  25. Sabine Rose says:

    Hi,
    I love making amigurumis so I couldn’t resist this one very long!
    I can’t wait to start!

  26. veroc says:

    I have made a few crocheted toys but my technique could definitely benefit from Tami’s advice. I love her designs!

  27. Meara says:

    Hi there,
    My name is Meara, and I’m an intern at Craftzine–looking forward to making this and seeing everyone’s versions!
    Cheers.

  28. nimble_nymph says:

    Had trouble with the PDF File myself, but as someone mentioned above, if you right click and select save link, you can save it directly to your computer, and just open it from where you saved it at.
    I’m so in on this! I’ve been looking for a cute project that i can do from bed rest. My first baby is due any day now, and I think that this guy would be a great stuffed animal for him. ^_^ Though, I think I’m going to do him in black and red. ^_^

  29. LBP says:

    Hi, I’m Laura; I’ve been crocheting since I taught myself while in Japan (so about 7 years). This looks awfully cute and I need a break from knitting, so a quick little amigurumi is just the thing I need! Yaay! Now to dig through my stash and see what I can use without spending $$$$ at the store.

  30. Meara says:

    Hello All,
    My name is Meara and I’m an intern at Craftzine.com…Looking forward to crocheting with you all and seeing all the different versions!
    Cheers,
    Meara

  31. V says:

    My store didn’t have Alpine yarn and I don’t know what guage it is. I found Lion Brand Jiffy acrylic, it’s kind of fuzzy – do you think that would work?
    I’ve been looking at amigurumi, but haven’t tried one yet. I love to crochet.

  32. Tamie Snow says:

    I replied on Flickr, but I’ll reply here too…
    The brushed technique might not be very effective on that yarn, but it will give you a faux-brushed look.
    So follow the pattern, (though, now that I’m thinking about it, you might need to go down to a 5.5mm or a 5mm which may “shrink” the size of your doll slightly) but omit the brushing.

  33. Gretchen says:

    I really don’t have the time but how can I pass this up! Panda is so cute! Can’t wait to get started!

  34. Jillian says:

    I can’t wait to get started. I need to find a brush though, and head over to Flickr. I hope some people will be using some different colors, like me! I’ve been making ami for a while, but never using the brushed method, so I’m really looking forward to starting him.
    6060.etsy.com is where I get ALL my safety eyes. I love 6060! They have a great variety, don’t break the bank, and will get to you in a few days (at least for me.)
    Check me out @ mochaxlight.blogspot.com :]

  35. Katharine Menicanin says:

    Hey my name is Kat.
    I have been slinging yarn with needles and hooks for years now. Learned as a kid and can’t get enough :D
    I specialize in amigurumi animals mostly since after i make them i donate them to kids and give them to goodwill and the salvation army etc. so i am super looking forward to this CAL.
    *glee*
    -kat

  36. loves2design says:

    had to join this crochet-along a lot of my friends at work loved the panda so time to make it for them. i learned to crochet from a cousin and my grandmother when i in my teens. stopped for a while until one of my friends in college was knitting in class so i started crocheting. this is my first Amigurumi so i cant wait to start went to all the craft stores in the area and couldn’t find the right yarn so i order so now its a waiting game for the yarn. good luck everyone :)

  37. loves2design says:

    had to join this crochet-along a lot of my friends at work loved the panda so time to make it for them. i learned to crochet from a cousin and my grandmother when i in my teens. stopped for a while until one of my friends in college was knitting in class so i started crocheting. this is my first Amigurumi so i cant wait to start went to all the craft stores in the area and couldn’t find the right yarn so i order so now its a waiting game for the yarn. good luck everyone :)
    my blog: loves2design.wordpress.com

  38. loves2design says:

    opps sorry for double post computer is acting up again :/

  39. Kuky says:

    I learned to crochet a little over a month ago. I can’t wait to make my own little fuzzy panda.
    My blog: kukyideas.com

  40. Rosie1981 says:

    I am so excited to start the panda. I have been crocheting for about 5 months. I had seen a pattern for a cute little monster and had a friend show me the ins and outs of it. Now I’m hooked (sorry for the pun) and I can’t stop.

  41. missabba says:

    Got my yarn and hooks today! So pumped! PANDA!
    P.S. To anyone having trouble with the pdf pattern, just right click and Save Link As. Save it to your desktop and open from there. Worked for me!

  42. tapmouse says:

    Hi, All,
    I just left a a couple of comments on a different page and figured out the answer to one of my questions! So anyone like me, who didn’t know where to find the pattern: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/09/crochet-along_fuzzy_panda_amig.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954 –DOH!
    My name is Leslie and I’m looking forward to participating. I taught myself to crochet when I was a kid, even getting into doing a doily, but never quite finished it. 30 years later, I caved and taught myself knitting-more than the limited basic co and knit and purl I taught myself as a kid.
    Returning to nedles arts hs revived my crochet interest, too! I’m looking forward to this CAL since will go beyond just crocheting a project together. I’m looking forward to learning all the new tips and techniques!

  43. M Jones says:

    Why can’t i get this pattern?

  44. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    The pattern works – try right clicking and saving the pattern to your desktop.

  45. catherine says:

    I know where you get the doll eyes but where do you get those things that you click the arms and legs into place? please reply

  46. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    As the instructions say – you can use 9mm dolls eyes.
    I found them off one of the links posted – here:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33552143

  47. catherine says:

    I know that this has nothing to do with the fuzzy panda but i was watching some of Tamie Snow’s video’s on youtube (the one for stitch the face part on but the yellow one ) well I’m just wondering if you could send me the instructions on how to do the head that would be great. can someone please reply to this comment

  48. catherine says:

    I know that this has nothing to do with the fuzzy panda but i was watching some of Tamie Snow’s video’s on youtube (the one for stitch the face part on but the yellow one ) well I’m just wondering if you could send me the instructions on how to do the head that would be great. can someone please reply to this comment

  49. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    you can download the pattern for crochet info on the head and see the video for assembling the head here:
    http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/09/crochet-along_lesson_two_-_ass.html
    Click on the crochet-along category to get all the related posts:
    http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/croche

  50. catherine says:

    Thank you for replying, but i donut mean the fuzzy panda, i mean when shes using the yellow yarn and attaching the white snort to the the yellow bear

  51. catherine says:

    Hi i’m just wondering when and what date they are havin the 2010 maker fair please let me know and does Tamie Snow do anymore amigurmi classes?

  52. S. says:

    I believe there may be something wrong with the link to the Pattern PDF. I am unable to upload? :(
    Thanks for you help

  53. DJ9Volt says:

    I was curious if you could substitute the pink parts (eyes ears etc.) with colors of our own choice

  54. Linda says:

    It has been a long time since I crochet and wanted to give this a go.

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