Lulu The Panda by Irene Strange

Lulu The Panda

May 2018
all 3 are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 8 rows = 2 inches
in Gauge above for CHUNKY yarn, for DK yarn elements it is 11sc /12rows to get 5cm x 5cm square
4.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
2.5 mm
437 - 459 yards (400 - 420 m)
30cm/12inch tall, 22cm/8inch wide at feet.
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Lulu is only a panda cub but already there’s one thing she likes to do the most, can you guess what it is?.. Little ones will love how soft and squishy her body is, with cub-like stubby arms and legs that look so cute when someone is hugging her.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms, with plenty of step by step photos to help along the way. The head and body are worked separately, with arms and legs joined onto the body with crochet rather than sewing.

When made in combination of Chunky and DK yarn, with 3.5mm and 4.5mm hooks the finished Panda is a nice cuddly toy size, about 30cm/12inches tall, with super squishy and cuddly body that’s perfect for hugs (yep, that’s her favourite!).

You’ll need to know how to:

  • make a magic ring
  • work in a round
  • single crochet
  • increase/decrease
  • invisible decrease
  • 2-dc cluster
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch

To make a cuddly panda you will need:

Main Colour - Chunky fluffy white yarn 100g e.g. James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky - Snow White (1)
Colour 1 - DK black yarn 100g e.g. King Cole Cottonsoft - Black (746)
Colour 2 - DK white yarn 20g e.g. King Cole Cottonsoft - Ecru (711)
Colour 3 - 4-ply beige yarn 10g e.g. DMC Natura Just Cotton - Agatha (44)
4.5mm hook (used for head and body)
3.5mm hook (used for all other parts)
2.5mm hook (used for foot detail)
15mm black safety eyes
Lots of Toy Stuffing / Darning Needle /Scissors