Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Kawaii Panda Padme -- Test Pattern


My sons' room has a bamboo calendar hanging their wall gifted to us from the Chinese family who runs our favorite carry-out. The main photo of which is of some adorable pandas. Looking at it every day must have put pandas on my brain. This is the first pattern I've done this year and is currently in testing mode while I work on photos and preparing a pdf for download on Ravelry and Etsy. I've decided to let this be open for testing for anyone who's interested while I polish up the pattern. Should you test out this pattern, please do me the courtesy of writing to me with your results yennileigh@gmail.com Thanks and enjoy!


Notes
  • Measures about 18 cm high, 19 cm long
  • I use DK weight cotton yarn and 2.25 mm Hook, swap out weight and hook size to your liking for a bigger or smaller panda, but always be sure to use a smaller hook than called for
  • This is meant to be decorative so feel free to use any eyes and accessories you like
  • Should you make this for an infant or child, always use safety eyes and sew pieces together tightly
Materials & Supplies
DK weight yarn -- Color A & B for the body, and white for the spot around the eyes. 
2.25 MM Hook C
Pair of 12 MM Safety Eyes 
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Polyester Fiberfill
Stitch Markers

Abbreviations & Special Stitches
R-- Round
SC -- Single Crochet
Sl St-- Slip Stitch
ST -- Stitch
INC -- Increase
DEC -- Decrease
( ) -- Repeat instructions given x amount of times specified
BO -- Bind Off
SM -- Stitch Marker

Eye Patches -- With White Color -- Make 2, make these first. 
R1 6 SC in Magic Circle
R2 INC. x6 -- 12 ST
R3 SC ea. ST -- 12 ST
R4 Change to Color A. Sl St 1 ST, 1 SC in next 2 ST, 2 SC in next 2 ST, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC HDC DC HDC SC in next ST, 3 SC in next ST, 2 SC in next 2 ST, 1 SC in next 2 ST -- 24 ST
R5 Sl St ea. ST -- 24 ST
BO. Leave long tail for sewing

Legs -- With Color A -- Make 2. Start with the left leg first then the right which will then be joined to the left.
R1 6 SC in Magic Circle
R2 INC. x6 -- 12 ST
R3 (3 SC 1 INC.) x3 -- 15 ST
R4 (4 SC. 1 INC.) x3 -- 18 ST
R5 (5 SC. 1 INC.) x3 -- 21 ST
R6 (6 SC. 1 INC.) x3 -- 24 ST
R7-21 SC. ea. ST -- 24 ST
R22 Change to Color B, SC ea. ST -- 24 ST
Left Leg Only, BO.

Right Leg -- Repeat R1-22. When you get to the end of R22, Chain 12 and Sl ST to join to the left leg at the last stitch of round 22. Move the SM to this stitch, it will mark the new end of the rounds from. We'll now begin round 23. --Stuff Firmly and continue stuffing as you go for consistency --

Body & Head
R23 SC 24 ST around left leg, SC 12 ST down the CH, SC  24 ST around right leg, SC 12 ST down the CH. This will start to form the bottom of the body. -- 72 ST
R24-33 SC ea. ST -- 72 ST
R35 5 SC. 1 DEC. (10 SC. 1 DEC.) x5 5 SC. -- 66 ST
R36 SC ea. ST -- 66 ST
R37 (9 SC 1 DEC.) x6 -- 60 ST
R38 SC ea. ST -- 60 ST
R39 4 SC. 1 DEC. (8 SC 1 DEC.) x5 4 SC -- 54 ST
R40 SC ea. ST -- 54 ST
R41 (7 SC 1 DEC.) x6 -- 48 ST
R42-49 SC ea, ST -- 48 ST
R50-54 Change to Color A SC ea. ST -- 48 ST
R51 3 SC 1 DEC. (6 SC 1 DEC.) x5 3 SC -- 42 ST
R52 (5 SC 1 DEC.) x6 -- 36 ST
R53 (4 SC 1 DEC.) x6 -- 30 ST
R54 (3 SC 1 DEC.) x6 -- 24 ST -- End of the Body. Stuff Firmly.--
R55 Change to Color B -- Beginning of Head (3 SC 1 INC.) x6 -- 30 ST 
R56 (4 SC 1 INC.) x6 -- 36 ST
R57 (5 SC 1 INC.) x6 -- 42 ST
R58 (6 SC 1 INC.) x6 -- 48 ST
R59 (5 SC 1 INC.) x8 -- 56 ST
R60 SC ea. ST -- 56 ST
R61 (6 SC 1 INC.) x8 -- 64 ST
R62 (7 SC 1 INC.) x8 -- 72 ST
R63 SC ea. ST -- 72 ST
R64 (7 SC 1 DEC.) x8 -- 64 ST
R65 SC ea. ST -- 64 ST
R66 (6 SC 1 DEC.) 56 ST
R67-68 SC ea. ST - 56 ST
R69 (5 SC 1 DEC.) 48 ST
R70-74 SC ea. ST -- 48 ST
R75 (4 SC 1 DEC.) -- 40 ST
R76 (3 SC 1 DEC.) -- 32 ST  --Insert eyes between R66 & 67 about 10 stitches apart. When placing eyes through the patches they should go through R2 & 3 across from the pointed part of the patch. The point part of the eye patch should be placed in a downward, outward slant. Make sure placement of both eyes matches before securing and sewing.--
R77 (2 SC 1 DEC.) -- 24 ST --Start stuffing the head and continue to do so until finished --
R78 (1 SC 1 DEC.) x8 -- 16 ST
R79 2 DEC. x8 -- 8 ST
BO. Weave in End.

Arms -- Using Color A  Make 2 
R1 CH 7, 2 SC in second ST from hook, place SM on the other side of this stitch. SC next 3 ST, 2 SC next ST, 4 SC next ST, turn and crochet down the other side, 2 SC in next ST, SC in next 3 ST, 2 SC in next 2 ST -- 18 ST
R2 1 SC 1 DEC, SC next 3 ST, (1 SC 1 DEC) x3, SC next 3 ST, (1 SC 1 DEC) x2 -- 24 ST
R3 SC ea. ST -- 24 ST
R4 (1 DEC, 10 SC) x2 -- 22 ST
R5 (1 DEC, 9 SC) x2 -- 20 ST
R6 (1 DEC, 8 SC) x2 -- 18 ST
R7 (1 DEC, 7 SC) x2 -- 16 ST
R8 (1 DEC, 6 SC) x2 -- 14 ST
R9 (1 DEC, 5 SC) x2 -- 12 ST
R10-39 SC ea. ST -- 12 ST
BO Leave long tail for sewing.

Ears -- Using Color A  Make 2 
R1: 6 SC in Magic Ring – 6 ST 
Increase evenly by 6 for the next 7 rows until there are 48 ST
R2: 1 Inc. X6 – 12 ST
R3: (1 SC, 1 Inc.) X6 – 18ST
R4: (2 SC, 1 Inc.) X 6 – 24 ST
R5: (3 SC, 1 Inc.) X6 – 30 ST
R6: (4 SC, 1 Inc.) X6 – 36 ST 
R7: (5 SC, 1 Inc.) X6 – 42 ST
R8: (6 SC, 1 Inc.) X6 – 48 ST
R7 SC ea. ST -- 48 ST
Decrease evenly by 6 for the next 7 rows until there are 6 ST
R8 (6 SC, 1 DEC) x6 -- 42 ST
R9 (5 SC, 1 DEC) x6 -- 36 ST
R10 (4 SC, 1 DEC) x6 -- 30 ST
R11 (3 SC, 1 DEC) x6 -- 24 ST
R12 (2SC, 1 DEC) x6 -- 18 ST
R13 (1 SC, 1 DEC) x6 -- 12 ST
R14 (1 DEC) x6 -- 6 ST
BO, Leave a long tail for sewing. Pull the tail through the bottom of the ear to use for connecting to the head later. 

I’ve done my best to write this in a clear way easy to understand for all. If there’s ever an issue don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m happy to try and explain better and help you along. I also would love to see your finished creations. If you’d like to share, emall, message, or tag me. 
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All photos and text are copyright © 2018 Koneko Kawaii. You may sell finished items you make from this pattern. Please give credit to Koneko Kawaii as the designer.

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