The pattern for this amigurumi panda can be found here. 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.
I then 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.