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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!

160 thoughts on “Crochet-Along: Fuzzy Panda Amigurumi

  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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;

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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. ^_^

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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 :]

  18. 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

  19. 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 :)

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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?

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