Boeloe the Koala by Sonja van der Wijk

Boeloe the Koala

Crochet
February 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
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With this easy pattern, you can make a super cute and vulnerable-looking crochet koala bear. This .pdf crochet pattern is written in standard American crochet terms.

Size
If you use the recommended yarn, your koala will be 4.7 inch / 12 cm sitting.

Materials
For this crochet koala you’ll need worsted weight yarn (Lètt Lopi) and an E US/3.5 mm crochet hook. You’ll need one main colour: grey (1/3 of a 100-yard skein) and some white for the chin and buff and a tiny amount of a mixed black for the nose. For the eyes I’ve used 8 mm animal eyes. You will also need fibrefill and pellets for extra weight in the body (I use Hama beads). Lopi colour numbers: 0057 & 0051 and 0052 (0005) for the nose.

The crochet pattern contains
An intro with useful info. List of materials, tools and accessories needed. Brand and colour numbers of the needed yarn. A clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the animal. Pictures and illustrations to help getting everything right. All my patterns are text edited for correct English and have been tested by an experienced crocheter before publishing.

Yarn
Istex Lett lopi. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result.

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. If the pieces are crocheted tightly enough, they will not gape visibly when stuffed. You can make a little test swap to be sure.

If you feel like it, please sell a finished koala to donate some money to an Australian wildlife rescue organisation like Wires. I will donated a part of my earnings from this pattern to them.

For fun, support, suggestions, crochet alongs, showing off and much more, please come and join us in the Son’s Popkes crochet animal group.