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Amigurumi Koala Crochet Pattern

The Koala, the most cozy and cuddliest symbol of Australia. These nocturnal animals cannot see very well, but they can hear all the better and thanks to their big and very sensitive nose they always know about everything that happens in their environment. The sense of smell also helps the koala to find the perfect eucalyptus.

To avoid having to travel to Australia to see a koala, simply crochet this little companion. And to make sure that the koala doesn’t get hungry, you can add the eucalyptus branch directly to it.

This crochet koala is crocheted with chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet stitches and half double crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Koala has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has sitting a height of 4.5 cm.

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Koala Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Slip Knot
  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Crochet into Front and Back Loop
  • Color Change
  • Close Openings
  • Sewing

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • 6 mm Safety Eyes
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill
  • Scissors
  • Colors: gray, eggshell, black, green
  • This pattern was crocheted using the „Schachenmayr Catania“ yarn (100% Cotton, Meterage: 125 m, Yarn Ball Weight: 50 g, Yarn Weight: Sport – 5ply / Fine (2)) in the following colors:
  • Gray (Rauchgrau (435)), Creme (Crème (130)), Black (Schwarz (110)), Moss (Moos (412))

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Crochet the Head and Body

The head and body is crocheted in one piece in Gray and Creme in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head and body in spiral rounds in Gray.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 6-11: 6 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 12: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 13: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 14: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 15: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 16: Fill the head with polyfill. 7 sc, color change to Creme, 4 sc, color change to Gray, 7 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 17: 1 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc, color change to Creme, 1 increase, 2 sc, 1 increase, color change to Gray, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 18-19: 2 rounds, each round 9 sc, color change to Creme, 6 sc, color change to Gray, 9 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 20: 1 sc, 1 decrease, 2 sc, 1 decrease, 2 sc, color change to Creme, 1 decrease, 2 sc, 1 decrease, color change to Gray, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 21: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 22: Fill the body only with some polyfill, do not stuff the body too full. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously, close the opening, weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Legs (2x)

The legs are crocheted in Gray in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 legs. The finished legs do not need to be filled with polyfill.

  • Crochet the legs in spiral rounds in Gray.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4-5: 2 rounds, each round 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 6: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Arms (2x)

The arms are crocheted in Gray in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 arms.

  • Crochet the arms in spiral rounds in Gray.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3-4: 2 rounds, each round 9 sc (9 stitches).
  • Round 5: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Fill the arms with a little bit of polyfill. Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Ears (2x)

The ears are crocheted in Gray in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 ears.

  • Crochet the ears in spiral rounds in Gray.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (15 stitches).
  • Round 4-5: 2 rounds, each round 15 sc (15 stitches).
  • Round 6: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Nose

The nose is crocheted in Black in spiral rounds with chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet stitches and half double crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the nose in spiral rounds in Black.
  • Round 1: Crochet the following stitches into a magic ring (except the chain stitches): 1 sc, 1 chain stitch, 1 half double crochet, 1 chain stitch, 2 sc, 1 chain stitch, 1 half double crochet, 1 chain stitch, 1 sc.

  • Tighten the magic ring

  • Round 2: 1 slip stitch into the 1st stitch of the previous round.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Eukalyptus

The eukalyptus is crocheted in Moss in rows with chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet stitches and half double crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the eukalyptus in rows in Moss.
  • Row 1: Crochet 10 chain stitches.
  • Row 2: 1 slip stitch into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 half double crochet, 1 slip stitch.

  • Row 3: 5 chain stitches.

  • Row 4: 1 slip stitch into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 half double crochet, 1 slip stitch.

  • Row 5: 5 slip stitches along the first chain.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn, knot both threads together and cut them close to the knot.

Assembling

Legs: After you’ve finished crocheting all pieces, start sewing the legs onto the body. Start sewing the first leg onto the body directly over the edge that was created by the round that was crocheted only into the back loop. Sew on the second leg 4 to 5 stitches left or right from the first leg, again just over the edge.

Arms: Sew the arms left and right onto the body, 1 stitch row under the “neck”. Do not sew the arms directly over the legs but slightly behind the legs.

Eyes: Attach the safety eyes after the 7th stitch row counting from the top center of the head. The eyes are 4 stitches apart from each other.

Nose: Sew the nose vertically centered between the eyes.

Ears: Sew the ears right and left 3 stitch rows from the center of the head onto the head.

With a tapestry needle push a Creme colored thread through one stitch on the inside of the ear and let the tapestry needle emerge from another stitch close to the transition of the ear to the head. Pull the thread through the stitches.

Repeat this with the same stitch at the base of the head, but further up with stitches left and right next to the stitch you first pushed through. Pull the thread through enough stitches to create a circular pattern (see pictures).

Eukalyptus: Sew the eucalyptus to the koala’s right or left hand using a Moss colored thread. Let the end of the thread disappear in the koala’s arm.

DONE!

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