Black, Green, and Lilac colored amigurumi pandas

Cute Panda Crochet Pattern

After recently watching a documentary that featured baby pandas, I wanted to create a free amigurumi panda pattern so everyone can have their own cute, small panda in their lives!


  • Crochet hook, 2.75mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Felt (for the eyes – match the color of the panda ears/arms)
  • 6mm Safety Eyes (you can also use black felt if you don’t have safety eyes)
  • Fiber Fill/Stuffing
  • Yarn (any color yarn for the body – I used purple, white yarn)
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue (for glueing the felt mouth on, alternatively you can use a needle and some thread to secure the felt mouth onto the face)
  • Black Embroidery Yarn (for the mouth)

Optional Materials

  • Stitch marker – I won’t be mentioning this in my pattern, but I rely on stitch markers to keep track of my stitch count and the start of my rows when I am crocheting.
  • Pins – I use pins to help visualize where pieces should go and help keep the pieces in the right location while sewing.

Pattern Abbreviations

sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
inc – increase
dec – decrease
[…] x # – follow the steps inside the square brackets # amount of times, then move onto the next step

You will also need to know how to create a magic circle.


(White and Purple yarn)

Finished Panda Body
Finished body with safety eyes secured.

(Starting with white yarn)
Row 1. magic circle with 6 stitches (6)
Row 2. inc x 6 (12)
Row 3. [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Row 4. [sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)
Row 5. [sc x 3, inc] x 6 (30)
Row 6. [sc x 4, inc] x 6 (36)
Rows 7 – 11. sc x 36 (36)

Part one of the body

(Change to purple yarn)
Rows 12 – 14. sc x 36 (36)

Part two of the body

(Change to white yarn)
Rows 15 – 17. sc x 36 (36)
Row 18. [sc x 4, dec] x 6 (30)

3/4 of the body is finished. Pause here to secure the eyes on.

Pause here. If you are using safety eyes, now is the time to cut your felt for the signature panda eye-bags and secure your safety eyes on your panda. Start by cutting an oval shape with your felt, where one end is slightly wider than the other end. Then cut a small hole about 1/3 of the way down from the smaller end. See the images below.

Safety eyes and the prepared felt eye bags

Next, poke your safety eyes through the small hole you just created in your felt.

Felt with safety eyes

Then secure your eyes onto your panda. I placed my eyes between rows 9 & 10 starting from the top of the head. I also placed my eyes about 8 stitches apart.

Once your eyes are secured onto your panda, stuff your panda firmly.

Row 19. [sc x 3, dec] x 6 (24)
Row 20. [sc x 2, dec] x 6 (18)

Add more stuffing if possible before the hole gets too small.

Row 21. [sc x 1, dec] x 6 (12)
Row 22. dec x 6 (6)

Sew your panda’s body closed.

Ears (make 2)

(Purple yarn)

Finished ears.

Row 1. magic circle with 6 stitches (6)
Row 2. inc x 6 (12)
Row 3. sc x 12 (12)
Row 4. sc x 12 (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)

(Purple yarn)

Finished arms.

Row 1. magic circle with 6 stitches (6)
Row 2. inc x 6 (6)
Row 3. sc x 6 (6)
Row 4. sc x 6 (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2)

(Purple yarn)

Finished legs.

Row 1. magic circle with 6 stitches (6)
Row 2. inc x 6 (6)
Row 3. sc x 6 (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


(White yarn)

Finished tail.

Row 1. magic circle with 6 stitches (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Felt Mouth Piece

(White felt and black embroidery yarn)

Cut a circle with the white felt.

Cut a circle with the white felt for the mouth.

Using the black embroidery yarn, stitch a nose and mouth onto the felt. You can stitch any style you want, I chose a simple design as pictured below.

Stitch the nose and mouth onto the felt piece.

Putting the Pieces Together

All of the pieces for the panda.
Above are all the pieces needed for your panda. Now we are ready to sew them together and bring them to life!

Before I start sewing my amigurumi panda together, I first use pins to place each piece where I think it should go. I remove the pins from my amigurumi as I sew.

Once you are ready, sew each body part onto your panda’s body. I sewed mine in this order:

  • Ears (I started sewing my ears 4 rows down from the top of their head.)
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Tail

Once all of the pieces are sewed on, I used a hot glue gun to glue the mouth onto the panda. I placed my mouth slightly above the eyes to give my panda a cute-grumpy look.

And that is it! You now have a cute amigurumi panda of your very own! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to reply as soon as I can.

Every amigurumi is different, even when following the same pattern. I love seeing the different amigurumis created from my patterns. If you’d like to share a picture of your finished panda on social media, please tag me @toristorycreations! I would love to see them!

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day. 🙂


This is an original pattern by toristorycreations. Please do not claim this pattern or any part of it as your own. If you plan on selling the amigurumi made from this pattern, please mention toristorycreations as the pattern designer. You may place a link to this pattern on your own website, but please do not repost or republish any part of this pattern on your site. As always, I love to see finished creations made by my patterns, so please share your own versions of this pattern with me @toristorycreations