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Petite Panda · Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

If you're into crocheting tiny amigurumi, you'll love my Petite Panda doll!  He's the smallest panda I've designed to date, at only 3 inches in height using medium weight yarn.  As usual, I am sharing the free written pattern instructions on my blog so that you can make your own too! 


Check out my TikTok video below to see how tiny he is in my hands.  So precious, right?!  This pocket-sized little panda was made using medium weight yarn, but you can create an even smaller version of him using thinner yarn (such as DK or fine yarn).

Young children will adore playing with this sweet panda.  Given his miniature size, he can even be made into a keychain to gift to older children or teens.

What I love is that the Petite Panda is very quick to work up, making him a cute instant-gratification project.  He's also very easy to customize with different yarn colors, fibers (try chenille velvet or blanket yarn for a bigger and soft/squishy teddy!), and added embellishments.  For example, you can add bow ties, hair bows, buttons, or beads.  You can also sew different mouth shapes or facial expressions.

Tiny Teddy is part of my Sitting Dolls Collection.  Some of the other members include Little Lucy and Tiny Teddy (both pictured below).  I'm working on additional dolls to add to this collection!

PDF pattern available!

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Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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The Petite Panda is a mini amigurumi doll that can sit on its own. This beginner-friendly project works up very quickly and easily. It does not use any crochet joining methods, so anyone with the basic knowledge of magic rings, single crochets, increase, and decreases, will be able to make this bear!  Customize your baby panda with different yarn colors, fibers, and weights (try it with velvet or blanket yarn!) or with embellishments such as buttons, bows, bow ties, or flowers.  It makes a great birthday or holiday gift for both children and adults alike.  Being only 3 inches tall, it can also make an adorable keychain!


Height: 3 inches (7.5 cm)

Level of Difficulty:

★☆☆☆☆ Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing yarn colors, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO = fasten off 
  • MR = magic ring 
  • sc = single crochet 
  • inc = increase 
  • dec = decrease


  • Medium weight yarn in desired colors (I used white and grey)
    Recommended yarn: Brava Worsted, 24/7 Cotton
  • Pink embroidery thread for sewing the mouth 
  • 7mm plastic safety eyes (x2) 
  • 2.75mm crochet hook 
  • Stuffing 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors


ARMS (x2)

Use grey yarn.

R1: Insert 5 sc in MR. Pull ring tight. (5 sts)

R2-R4: Sc around. (5 sts)

FO with a long tail for sewing to the body later.

LEGS (x2)

Use grey yarn.

R1: Insert 6 sc in MR. Pull ring tight. (6 sts)

R2-R4: Sc around. (6 sts)

FO with a long tail for sewing to the body later.


Start with white yarn.

R1: Insert 6 sc in MR. Pull ring tight. (6 sts)

R2: Inc around. (12 sts)

R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)

R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)

R5-R8: Sc around. (24 sts)

Position the legs in front of the body (around R4-R5) so that your bear is in a sitting position. Sew the legs securely. Switch to grey yarn to crochet the next two rounds.

R9: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)

R10: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)

FO with a long tail for sewing to the head later. Sew the arms to R10 of the body.


EARS (x2)

Use grey yarn.

R1: Insert 6 sc in MR. Pull ring tight. (6 sts)

R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts)

Sl st in next st, then FO with a long tail for sewing to the head later.


Use white yarn.

R1: Insert 6 sc in MR. Pull ring tight. (6 sts)

R2: Inc around. (12 sts)

R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)

R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)

R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)

R6-R8: Sc around. (30 sts)

Sew the ears to top of the head.

R9: (Sc 9, inc) x 3. (33 sts)

R10: Sc around. (33 sts)

R11: (Sc 9, dec) x 3. (30 sts)

R12: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)

Attach 7mm eyes between R8-R9, 6 sts apart.

R13: Dec around. (12 sts)

FO; you will weave this yarn tail in later.

  1. Using pink embroidery thread and a needle, sew a mouth to the panda’s face. 
  2. Make sure the legs and arms are sewn to the body already, and that the ears are sewn to the head.  
  3. Stuff the head and body well. Using the grey yarn tail from the body, sew the body and head pieces together.

Congratulations on finishing your Petite Panda!

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