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Crochet Koala- a Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Koala Pattern

Keith is the Letter K pattern in my Amigurumi A to Z series! He loves sharing his name with one of his favorite fellow Aussies, Keith Urban. His scarf is his favorite color and the only time he isn’t wearing it is while he is surfing. He is about 12 inches tall and the perfect size for cuddling.

See the other patterns in the series here. Also, take a minute and read my amigurumi tips and tricks post. It will help a lot with all the details and how to get your amigurumi koala just right!

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Crochet Koala Materials and Details

You will need:
Approx 120 g size 4 yarn in main color (I used Soft and Sleek in Silver Gray, white, and black)
Small amount of Bernat Pipsqueak
Crochet Hook in Size 3.75
Tapestry Needle
Polyfil
12mm safety eyes
stitch marker

Abbreviations
SC- single crochet
SC INC- single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)
INV DEC- Invisible decrease (put hook through the FRONT LOOP ONLY of two consecutive stitches [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through both loops. [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through two loops)
Magic Circle- Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch!). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. (If you need 6 SC, then crochet 6 SC inside the ring.) Pull the tail to close the circle.

Crochet Koala Pattern

NoseĀ 

With Black:
In a magic circle, SC 3x, HDC, DC 2x, TRC 3x, DC 2x, HDC. Pull the circle tight. Slip stitch to the first stitch. Chain 1. (12)
SC in the next 5. SC INC in the next 5. SC in the remaining 2. (17)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on. Center it between the eyes, one row beneath them.

Body and Head

With gray:
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 6: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 7: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Rounds 8-13: SC in each around. (42)
Round 14: SC in first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Rounds 15-16: SC in each around. (36)
Round 17: SC in first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Rounds 18-19: SC in each around. (30)
Begin stuffing here.
Round 20: SC in first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Rounds 21-22: SC in each around. (24)
Round 23: SC in first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 24: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
From here we are increasing the head.
Round 25: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 26: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 27: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 28: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 29: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 30: SC in first 6, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (48)
Rounds 31-41: SC in each around. (48)
Attach eyes between rows 37 and 38, about 6 stitches apart. Begin to stuff here. I also stretch the base of the head a little bit so it is more defined, more round than oval. Sew on the nose at this time as well.
Round 42: SC in the first 6, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 43: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 44: SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 45: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 46: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 47: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 48: INV DEC around. (6)
Fasten off and carefully sew the remaining hole closed.

Ear
With Gray
You will chain 2 and turn at the end of each row.
Row 1: HDC 7 in a magic circle
Row 2: HDC INC in each around. (14)
Row 3: HDC in the first, HDC INC in the next. Repeat to the end. (21)
Row 4: HDC in the first 2, HDC INC in the next. Repeat to the end. (28)
Row 5: HDC in each around. (28)
Row 6: HDC in the first 2, HDC DEC in the next. Repeat around. (21)
Fasten off and leave a long tail. It needs to be long enough to sew on the inner white part and attach to the head.

Inner Ear
With White
You will chain 2 and turn at the end of each row.
Row 1: HDC 7 in a magic circle
Row 2: HDC INC in each around. (14)
Change to the Pipsqueak yarn.
Row 3: HDC in each around. (14)
Fasten off and weave in the ends. Sew the inner ear so that the bottom is lined up with the bottom of the gray part. The gray should wrap around the white, but the fuzzy part should stick out. Attach with the gray tail, sewing just under the fuzzy part. Attach the ear to the head. The top of my ear was on Round 40 and the bottom on Round 32. The ear will curve gently around the head. Use pins to keep it secure as you sew.

Stuff the first half of the leg only.
Leg
Round 1: 6 SC in a magic ring
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Rounds 5-10: SC in each around. (24)
Round 11: SC in first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 12: SC in each around. (18)
Round 13: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around.(12)
Rounds 14-25: SC in each around. (12)

Stuff the first half of the arm only.
Arm
Round 1: 6 SC in a magic ring
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 4-7: SC in each around. (18)
Round 8: SC in the first, INV DEC. Repeat around. (12)
Round 9: SC in each around. (12)
Rounds 10-22: SC in each around. (12)

Stomach Fuzz
With Pipsqueak yarn:
Row 1: Chain 12. In the third chain from the hook, DC. DC in each remaining stitch. Chain two and turn. (10)
Row 2: DC In each across. Chain 2 and turn. (10)
Row 3: DC in each across. (10)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on the belly. Center it at the top of the body under the head and attach. You may like to use a larger needle.

Scarf
Chain 100. In the third chain from the hook, DC. DC in each stitch to the end (98)
Fasten off. Attach fringe.

Top Hairs
Cut three pieces of yarn about 6 inches long. Insert the hook through one of the stitches at the top of the head. Loop the yarn in half. Use your hook to pull it through at the halfway point, but not all the way. Go under the loop and pull the ends back through. Pull the ends tight. Trim to about an inch and a half- two inches long.

This free crochet pattern for this little koala bear is great for even someone who is new to amigurumi. The finished koala is about 12 inches tall. A super cute crochet animal! #freecrochetpatterns #amigurumi