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This week’s free amigurumi pattern is this little koala bear. It’s a really simple pattern and should be quick to make. To make it you will need three different colours of DK weight yarn – grey, white and black (you could use a darker grey instead of black). You’ll only need a small amount of yarn, especially for the black as it is only used for the nose. Which means this is an ideal little project to use up yarn you have left over from other projects.
I’ve used James C Brett Top Value DK but you can use any DK yarn of your choice. The eyes I have used are The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm which look great but if you don’t want to use plastic eyes, you can use some of the black yarn to sew some on instead.

Materials

Grey yarn: James C Brett Top Value DK – 8429

White yarn: James C Brett Top Value DK – 8428

Black yarn: James C Brett Top Value DK – 8430 

Eyes: The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm (you may use yarn to sew on eyes if you prefer)

Stuffing

Hook

3.5mm (E USA)

Yardage

Approx. 70 yards

Gauge

6 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch

Size

4 inches tall

Abbreviations 

US Terms

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

trc – treble crochet

ch – chain

dec – single crochet 2 together

inc – 2 single crochet in one stitch 

st/s – stitch/es 

Body

Round 1:  Using white yarn 6 sc into a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: *1 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 4: *2 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 5: *3 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 6: *4 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round, change to grey yarn on the last st. (36) 

Round 7 – 11: sc to end of round

Round 12:  *4 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 13: *3 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (24)

Stuff body

Round 14: *2 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 15: *1 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (12)

Add more stuffing

Round 16: dec to end of round

Fasten off and sew the hole close.

Head

Round 1: In grey yarn 6 sc into magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: *1 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 4: *2 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 5: *3 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 6: *4 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (36)

Round 7: *5 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (42)

Round 8 – 13: sc to end of round 

Round 14: *5 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (36)

Round 15: *4 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 16: *3 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (24)

Add stuffing

Round 17: *2 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 18: *1 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (12)

Add more stuffing

Round 19: dec to end of round

Fasten off and sew the hole closed

Legs

Round 1: In grey 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: 5 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc (14)

Round 4: 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc (16)

Round 5: 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)

Round 6: 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)

Sc for next 11 rounds

Stuff the paw but leave the legs flat then sc across the top of the leg to close

Ears

Round 1: In grey yarn 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: 5 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc (14)

Round 4: 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc (16)

Round 5: 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)

Round 6: 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)

Fold flat and sc across the top to close

Nose

Round 1: In black yarn 6 sc into magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Fasten off

Use a yarn needle to sew all the parts together. I would recommend starting by adding the nose, eyes and ears to the head. Then sew the legs and head onto the body (the picture below may help show you where the pieces should go).

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