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Red Panda Lovey Crochet Pattern

red panda lovey

Everywhere you look these days, you see red pandas, so I decided to dust off an old pattern and share it with you.

Everyone loves pandas, and red pandas are especially cute! Crochet this red panda lovey using worsted weight yarn for your little one. Also makes a great baby shower gift.

Skill level: Intermediate

Finished item measures approximately 24″ square

red panda lovey
Photos courtesy of Hana Gonzalez Photography

Materials you will need:
Worsted weight yarn
4 oz. red
3 oz. white
Few yards brown and black
Size G and H crochet hooks
Yarn needle
Two 12 mm black safety eyes
Fiberfil

Directions:

HEAD:

Rnd 1: With red yarn and G hook, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnds 9-16: Sc in each st. Insert safety eyes at Rnd 10.

Rnd 17: *Dec, sc in next 6 sts,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 18: *Dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 19: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 20: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (24 sc). Stuff head with Fiberfil.

Rnd 21: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 22: *Dec, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc). Stuff head with Fiberfil.

Rnd 23: *Dec around (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 6” length. Thread this length through needle and pull through remaining 6 sts. Pull tight to close.

EARS (Make 2):

Row 1: With brown yarn and G hook, leave 9” length for sewing, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs (4 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in st.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, dec twice (2 sc). Fasten off brown. Attach white yarn at side of Row 1. Sc in same sp, sc in end of Row 2, sc in each st of Row 3, sc in other end of Rows 2 and 1. Fasten off white leaving 9” length for sewing. Sew ears to top of head at Rnds 4-7.

MUZZLE:

Rnd 1: With white yarn and G hook, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (24 sc).

Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st. Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing. With black yarn, embroider nose and mouth. Sew muzzle to face.

MUZZLE STRIPES: (Make 2)

Row 1: With brown yarn and G hook, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch (6 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st (8 sc). Fasten off brown.

Row 3: Attach white yarn, ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts (10 sc).

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts (12 sc). Fasten off leaving length for sewing. Sew a stripe to face on each side of muzzle.

Use white yarn to embroider eyebrows above eyes.

ARMS: (Make 2)

Rnd 1: With brown yarn and G hook, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (10 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (15 sc).

Rnds 4-5: Sc in each st.

Rnd 6: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (12 sc). Fasten off brown.

Rnds 7-23: With red yarn, sc in each st. Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

Stuff arms leaving last 1” empty. Law arms flat and sew to bottom of head approximately 1.5” apart.

BLANKET:

Rnd 1: With red yarn and H hook, ch 4, join to form ring. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc throughout pattern), 2 dc in ring, *ch 1, 3 dcv in ring,* repeat * to * 3 times, ch 1. Join with sl st into top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: Join white in ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp,* repeat * to * 3 times, ch 1. Join with sl st.

Rnd 3: Join red in corner ch-1 sp. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-1 sp,* repeat * to * 3 times. Join with sl st.

Rnd 4: Join white in corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each side ch-1 sp, ch 1 (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-1 sp,* repeat * to * 3 times. Join with sl st.

Rnds 5-17: Repeat Rnd 4, alternating red and white rnds.

Sew red panda body to center of blanket securely. Weave in all ends.

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