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Kenneth the Koala

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Hi Crochet Friend!

For years I have been wanting to design a koala bear stuffed animal. But for some reason, it always fell by the wayside. So this week, I was determined!

Now, I really tried to just make a koala, but it didn’t work out that way. When I saw the plain little guy, I knew he needed something to lift his spirits. Don’t we all?

So to help him, I gave him a nice little top hat and a handsome bowtie. Problem solved!

`A free koala bear amigurumi crochet pattern with top hat and bowtie. Kenneth the Koala is a fun and cute gift for birthday, baby shower, or Christmas.

Here’s to hoping you enjoy my sweet little koala bear as much as my kids and I do! He really is a special little guy.

Happy Crocheting!

Kenneth the Koala

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Materials:

Stitches:

  • magic circle 
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inv dec – invisible decrease/single crochet two together/single crochet decrease
  • sl st – slip stitch

Gauge:

5 sc x 6 rows = 1 inch square

Pattern Notes:

  • The koala itself will be worked in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch closed at the end of each round, but instead put a stitch marker in the last stitch or each round, so you don’t lose your stitch count.
  • Make sure the toes are facing forward when you stitch them together. This is why row 15 has a few extra stitches. It is to accommodate this look. 
  • Ch 1 never equals a stitch, but is only a turning chain.
  • Eyes, Nose, Mouth, and Ears can be put wherever the crocheter desires, but there are suggestions within the pattern for where to put them. 

Pattern:

Nose:

Round 1: Work 6sc into a magic circle. Pull circle tight.

Round 2: 2sc, sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc (10)

Round 3: 2sc, sc 3, 2sc, 2sc, sc 3, 2sc, sl st into first stitch in round. (14)

  • Finish off, leaving a long tail.

Leg #1:

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Pull circle tight.

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 5* around (21)

Round 5: sc in each stitch around (21)

Round 6: inv dec 3 times, sc 15 (18)

Rounds 7-14: sc in each stitch around (18)

  • Finish off and sew in ends.

Leg #2:

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Pull circle tight.

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 5* around (21)

Round 5: sc in each stitch around (21)

Round 6: sc 15, inv dec 3 times (18)

Rounds 7-14: sc in each stitch around (18)

  • Do not fasten off.
  • Keep stitch marker in the last stitch of round 14.

Continue with Body:

Round 15: sc 6, ch 3, sl st into last stitch in first leg (see above), sc 18 around leg, sc in next 3 chains, sc 18, sc in other side of 3 chains. Move stitch marker to last stitch.

Round 16: sc in each stitch around (42)

Round 17: *2sc, sc 13* 3 times (45)

Round 18: *2sc, sc 14* 3 times (48)

Stuff legs with poly-fil.

Rounds 19-28: sc in each stitch around (48)

Round 29: *inv dec, sc 14* 3 times (45)

Round 30: *inv dec, sc 13* 3 times (42)

Round 31: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Round 32: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Stuff body with poly-fil.

Round 33: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Round 34: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Round 35: *inv dec, sc* 6 times (12)

Round 36: *2sc, sc* 6 times (18)

Round 37: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 38: *2sc, sc 3* 6 times (30)

Round 39: *2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)

Round 40: *2sc, sc 5* 6 times (42)

Round 41: *2sc, sc 6* 6 times (48)

Round 42: *2sc, sc 7* 6 times (54)

Rounds 43-50: sc in each stitch around (54)

Round 51: *inv dec, sc 7* 6 times (48)

Round 52: *inv dec, sc 6* 6 times (42)

Sew nose onto center of face with the top being at round 50 and the botton at round 43.

Insert safety eyes on either side of the nose about 2 stitches away on each side at round 49.

Embroider a small mouth on the side just below the nose about rounds 43-41 and 3 stitches across.

Round 53: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Round 54: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Stuff head with poly-fil.

Round 55: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Round 56: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Round 57: *inv dec, sc* 6 times (12)

Round 58: inv dec 6 times (6)

  • Finish off and sew in ends.

Ears (make 2):

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* 6 times (18)

Rounds 4-6: sc in each st around (18)

  • Finish off, leaving a long tail.
  • Sew one on each side of the head with the top of each ear being at round 52.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: Work 6 sc into magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Rounds 4-5: sc in each stitch around (18)

Round 6: *inv dec, sc 4* around (15)

Rounds 7-15: sc in each stitch around (15)

  • Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff very lightly with poly-fil and sew shut.
  • Sew arms on either sides of body at row 31.

Top Hat:

Round 1: Work 6 sc in magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 5: sc in each stitch (24)

Round 6: *inv dec, sc 6* 3 times (21)

Rounds 7-10: sc in each st around (21)

Round 11: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times, sc in last st (27)

Round 12: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times, sc in last st (33)

  • Finish off, leaving a long tail.
  • Sew onto the top of the head and stuff with poly-fil before closing.

Bow Tie:

Ch 11,

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 9 chains, turn. (10)

Rows 2-6: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (10)

  • Finish off and sew in ends.
  • Cut a piece of yarn about 18 inches.
  • Wrap yarn around center of rectangle to make a bow.
  • Sew just below the neck onto the body.
A cute and fun free crochet amigurumi koala bear pattern for little boys and girls. Great gift for baby or a little kid.

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