Crochet – Felted Amigurumi Panda Bear

The amigurumi panda bear pattern was once provided by Lion Brand.

When I crocheted the panda, I used both Lion Wool and Patons Classic Wool. My process differs slightly from the instructions. First, I crocheted all of the pieces and washed them in a lingerie bag in a warm water/cool rinse laundry cycle. I blocked the pieces and let them air dry, and then I constructed the panda and washed him again in a hot water/cool rinse laundry cycle.  When I pulled him out of the washing machine, after this second felting, he had this fab little round body (see second picture). I let him air dry after this washing too.

It’s going to be so hard for me to part with him.

amigurumi panda
He’s so cute, he makes me smile.
crochet panda
I love his little round body.