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20-Minute Panda Bear · Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I've been on a kick with making fast amigurumis!  I recently designed the 10-Minute Baby Birds, and then shared my 15-Minute Bunny. Now, meet the 20-Minute Panda Bear! 


The 20-minute Panda Bear is a no-sew amigurumi pattern that works up very fast! This panda can easily be customized to be a teddy bear by using different yarn colors, such as brown for the entire project. You can also turn it into a keychain by sewing a keyring to the top of its head.  

About the Pattern

  • No-sew
  • Easy / beginner-friendly
  • Works up quickly (takes me less than 20 minutes for one!)
  • Stashbuster project; great for using up leftover yarn scraps
  • Can be turned into a keychain
  • Available as a FREE video tutorial


There are many ways to make use of this pattern, such as: 
  • Keychain: add a keyring
  • Class Valentine's Day Present: with only 20 minutes needed for each bear, you can whip up a little crew for your child's entire class in no time!  
  • Easter Gift: perfect as a non-candy surprise to hide in plastic Easter eggs, or to add to your little one's Easter basket
  • Gift: for family and friends as a birthday gift, Christmas holiday gift
  • "Pocket pal" or fidget: suitable as a portable therapy aid or security toy for kids
  • Craft fair product: sell it at markets; it's the perfect market prep pattern to work up because it's quick and easy. Add it to your bargain basket or claw machine! 


    This pattern is designed with super bulky weight chenille velvet yarn. I used Hobbii's Honey Bunny yarn, which produces a plush amigurumi! If you'd like a smaller version of this pattern, you're welcome to use thinner yarns and a smaller hook. 

    Other Keychain Patterns

      I'm making a whole series of these quick, no-sew animals!  So far, I have the 10-Minute Baby Bird as well, which is a free PDF pattern download on my blog.  Be sure to check it out if you'd like to make a cute dove, chick, duck, or other bird!  There's also the 15-Minute Bunny, which is another free no-sew pattern.

      Want more? Be sure to check out my Free Keychain Amigurumi Pattern Roundup for quick and easy patterns suitable to turn into keychains.  I also have a separate roundup exclusively for free amigurumi patterns that take less than 20 minutes to whip up.  

      PDF Pattern

      The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, includes LOTS photo references, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

      You can get the PDF pattern from my storeRavelry, or Etsy.


      Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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      Crochet Pattern Information


      Height: 2.5 inches (6.4cm)

      Level of Difficulty:

      ★☆☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, and attaching yarn.

      Stitches/Terms Used:

      • FO = fasten off
      • YO = yarn over
      • ch = chain
      • sc = single crochet
      • inc = increase (insert 2 sc in same st)
      • dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together)
      • FLO = back loops only


      Crochet Instructions

      The free version of the written pattern instructions will be added here within 6 months of the pattern release. Meanwhile, if you'd like to learn how to start making this panda now, check out the video tutorial below! 

      Video Tutorial

      Want to crochet this project with me? Follow the step-by-step video tutorial below!

      Want to share your finished baby panda? I'd love to see it on Instagram, @SweetSofties!

      Thank you for reading, and hope you had a fun time crocheting this project!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

      You might like my other designs if you enjoyed this one!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.


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      Best wishes,