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Party Panda Ring by Alexa Templeton

2019-11-18 | 09:14:01

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Today I’m welcoming Alexa Templeton from @lex_in_stitches to the blog as this weeks guest designer.  Alexa has put together these adorable Party Panda Amigurumi Rings for you.  If you haven’t previously tried Amigurumi this is the perfect beginners project to get started in learning a new skill.  The stitches will give you the basic techniques for working Amigurumi patterns.

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Material and Tools needed

Yarn

The example panda rings were made using Yarn and Color Must Have (125m/50g) 4ply in the following colours:

Yarn AYarn and Colors must Have in White approx. 15g (per panda)

Yarn BYarn and Colors Must Have in Grey approx. 10g (per panda)

Accessory colour of choice (The example pandas were made using aqua, yellow & pink). Only small amounts are used for each accessory so leftover yarn can be used.

The rainbow yarn used is hand dyed merino 4ply.

Black embroidery thread

Hook: 2.25mm / C

Toy stuffing

Tapestry needle for sewing

Stitch marker

Wooden ring (7cm diameter)

Noise maker (optional)

Skill Level

Beginner

Stitches and abbreviations

Written in UK terms.

Slip Stitch(s): sl st: Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Magic Ring: MR: See tutorial here.

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Double crochet increase(s): dc inc: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through rall three loops on the hook.

Double crochet invisible decrease(s): dc dec: insert hook into front loop of next stitch two stitches, yarn over and pull through, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining three loops.

Half Treble Increase: htr inc: Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, insert into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have five loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all 5 loops.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Double Treble(s): dtr(s):  Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have four loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Back Loop Only: BLO: Insert hook into the back loop of the stitch only.

Front Loop Only: FLO: Insert hook into the front loop of the stitch only.

A standard V stitch has been used throughout. X stitch gives a lovely finish to amigurumi, however if used it will result in a smaller panda.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

Main Section

Pattern

To start Ch90, tr in 3rd st from the hook.

The Head

Use Yarn A (White) and work in continuous rounds.

1. dc x 6 into a magic ring (6)

2. dc inc x 6 (12)

3. (dc, dc inc) x 6 (18)

4. (dc x 2, dc inc) x 6 (24)

5. (dc x 3, dc inc) x 6 (30)

6. (dc x 4, dc inc) x 6 (36)

7-13. dc x 36 (36) 7 rounds

14. (dc x 5, dc inc) x 6 (42)

15-16. dc x 42 (42)

17. (dc x 5, dc dec) x 6 (36)

Start to stuff the head. Keep stuffing as you go.

If adding a noise maker this can be inserted now. Make sure this right in the centre of the stuffing.

18. (dc x 4, dc dec) x 6 (30)

19. (dc x 3, dc dec) x 6 (24)

20. (dc x 2, dc dec) x 6 (18)

21. (dc, dc dec) x 6 (12)

22. dc dec x 6 (6)

Make sure the head is stuffed firmly before closing off.

Ss, break the yarn and pull through. Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing later. Weave the yarn tail through the FLOs of round 22 to close off the head.

Party Pandas by Alex Templeton

Party Pandas by Alex Templeton

Muzzle

Make in Yarn A (white). Work in continuous rounds.

1. dc x 6 into a magic ring (6)

2. dc inc x 6 (12)

3. (dc, dc inc) x 6 (18)

Ss, break yarn and pull through. Leave a tail of yarn for sewing later.

Embroider the nose on to the muzzle using black thread.

The Eye Patches

Make 2 using Yarn B (grey). Work in continuous rounds.

Ch 7

1. dc in the 2nd ch from your hook, dc x 4, make 3dc in the final ch.

Now work down the other side of your foundation Ch.

Ss x 4, dc inc (14)

2. dc inc, dc x 4, dc inc x 3, ss x 4, dc inc x 2 (20)

The eye patches should appear bean shaped.

ss, break yarn and pull through. Leave a tail of yarn for sewing later.

Embroider the eyes using black thread.

The Ears

Make 2 using Yarn B (grey). Work in continuous rounds.

1. dc x 6 into a magic ring (6)

2. dc inc x 6 (12)

3-5. dc x 12 (12) 3 rounds

ss, break yarn and pull through. Leave a tail of yarn for sewing later. The ears are not stuffed and are folded flat.

The Tail

Make using Yarn B (grey). Work in continuous rounds.

1. dc x 6 into a magic ring (6)

2. dc inc x 6 (12)

3-4. dc x 12 (12)

Stuff the tail.

5. dc dec x 6 (6)

ss, break yarn and pull through. Leave a yarn tail for sewing later. Weave the yarn tail through the FLOs of round 5 to close off.

Large Ring Attachment

Use Yarn B (grey). Work in rows.

To make the ring attachment make a Ch that will stretch around the wooden ring. The number of sts required may vary depending on your ring size, yarn used and tension. With the suggested yarn and ring this requires 9 sts around.

Ch 10

1. dc in the 2nd ch from your hook, dc x 8 (9), Ch 1 & turn at the end of each row.

2-15. dc x 9 (9) 14 rows

Break yarn and pull through. Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing later.

Party Pandas by Alex Templeton

Party Pandas by Alex Templeton

Small Ring Attachment

Make using your chosen accessory colour. Work in rows

The number of sts across here should be the same as your large ring attachment.

Ch 10

1. dc in the 2nd Ch from your hook, dc x 8 (9), Ch 1 & turn at the end of each row.

2-6. dc x 9 (9) 5 rows

Break yarn and pull through. Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing later.

Below are options for 4 different accessories for you party panda that can be mixed and matched and made in colours of your choice.

The Collar

Ch 18. Join with a ss in to your first Ch to make a ring. Make sure there are no twists before joining. Work in joined rounds. Leave a long tail of yarn at the start of your Ch for sewing the collar to the head later.

Ch 1

1. dc x 18 (18), ss & ch 2 (the ch2 does not count as a st)

2. Make 3 htr in each St around (54), ss, & ch 2

3. (htr x 3 in to the first st, htr x 2 into the next St) x 27 (135), ss, break yarn and pull through. Weave in the loose end to secure.

The Bow

Work in rows.

Ch 14

1. htr in the 2nd Ch from your hook, htr x 11 (12), Ch 2 & turn at the end of each row.

2-5. htr x 12 (12) 4 rows

Break yarn and pull through. Weave in the loose end to secure.

The Bow Attachment

Work in rows.

Ch 9

1. dc in the 2nd Ch from your hook, dc x 7 (8), Ch 1 & turn at the end of each row.

2. dc x 8 (8)

Break yarn and pull through. Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing. Wrap the bow attachment around the centre of the bow and sew the ends together.

The Party Hat

Work in continuous rounds.

1. dc x 4 into a magic ring (4)

2. (dc, dc inc) x 2 (6)

3. (dc x 2, dc inc) x 2 (8)

4. (dc x 3, dc inc) x 3 (10)

5. (dc x 4, dc inc) x 2 (12)

6. (dc x 5, dc inc) x 2 (14)

7. (dc x 6, dc inc) x 2 (16)

8. (dc x 7, dc inc) x 2 (18)

9. (dc x 8, dc inc) x 2 (20)

ss, break yarn and pull through. Leave a tail of yarn for sewing later.

The Bobble

Work in continuous rounds.

1. dc x 5 into a magic ring (5)

2. dc inc x 5 (10)

3-4. dc x 10 (10)

Stuff the bobble.

5. dc dec x 5 (5)

ss, break yarn and pull through. Leave a tail of yarn for sewing. Weave the yarn tail through the FLOs of round 5 to close.

Sew the bobble to the tip of the party hat. Now stuff the party hat.

Party Pandas by Alex Templeton

Party Pandas by Alex Templeton

The Hat Strap

With the hat pinned on the top of the head, make a ch that will reach from one side of the hat to the other whilst sitting snuggly underneath the panda’s chin. This may vary in length depending on yarn used and tension. For the example panda this required a Ch 38. Sew the strap to the sides of the hat.

The Crown

Ch 20. Join with a ss to form a ring. Make sure there are no twists before joining. Leave a tail of yarn at the beginning of your Ch for sewing later.

Work in joined rounds.

Ch 1

1-2. dc x 20 (20)

3. (Skip a St, [htr x 2, tr x 2, htr x 2] in the next St, Skip a St, Ss) x 5 (35)

Break yarn and pull through.  Weave in the loose end to secure.

Construction

Sew the muzzle to the head between round 10- 15 of the head centrally. Sew the eyes patches on either size of the muzzle. The top of the eye patches attach on round 8. Sew the ears to the top of the head between round 4-7 on either side.

Sew the large and small ring attachments to the wooden ring.

Sew the tail to the small ring attachment.

Sew the head to the large ring attachment. If adding the collar sew this to the base of the head prior to attaching to the ring.

The party hat or the crown can be sewn to the top of the head centrally between the ears.

The bow can either be sewn to the large ring attachment as a bow tie or can be sewn to the top of the head centrally between the ears.

Your Party Panda Ring is now complete!

Lex

Copyright

This document and the pattern contained within is the property of Alexa Templeton (Lex in Stitches). Permission has been given for the publishing of this pattern on the Bella Coco website. The resale, copying or sharing (including online) of this document and the pattern within is not allowed. You may sell your completed panda ring, but credit should be made to the designer. Please enjoy this pattern & respect copyright

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