Finn the Koala

Finn the Koala

Hi fellow crocheters! This ragdoll koala bear is made entirely of single crochet and it’s a pretty simple and fun project that you can stitch up watching a movie or your favorite TV show. I have gotten much positive feed back from my last ragdoll project, Sverre the lamb, where many of you find the explaining photos that I add in my patterns helpful. Therefore I also took many photos this time to make it easier for you guys to follow. If you like my patterns, I would really appreciate if you follow me on Facebook! Then I know that you guys out there like my content and it helps me grow! Thank you!

 

It has been a busy week for me and my family since we have all been sick! So it took me a bit to prepare my new Koala pattern, but I hope it was worth waiting. This time, I have to admit it was really not easy to get the design right. I had to make several attempts before I was happy, but now I am really pleased with the result! I also got a little help from my husband and a good friend who gave me constructive feedback and suggested how I could improve him. Thank you for the help! Without you he wouldn’t have turned out so darn cute!

I also want to thank all of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Many of you who sent me pictures of your finished projects and it’s so much fun and rewarding to get all this positive feedback! Thank you!

Now, let’s start with the pattern!

Skill level – beginner friendly

Abbreviations used:

ch – chain

yo – yarn over

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

inc – Increase ( single crochet increase, two single crochet in one stitch)

dec – Decrease ( to single crochet together)

Rnd – round

Materials

Paris 100% cotton, you’ll need about 80 g/2,82 oz of grey and 10 g/0,35 oz of white

Left over from dark grey and black.

Yarn Group:  C (16 – 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted

Weight/yardage:  1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 82 yds (75 m)

Gauge: 4″ x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows

Crochet hook 4,5 mm/US 7,5

Safety eyes 12 mm

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Filling material

Notes.

The pattern is written in US terms.

The body, the head  and the back leg is made of two separate parts which are stuffed and crocheted together. The ears, front feet are made of continuous rounds. Please read the instructions carefully.

Head, make 2 panels. Color grey

Row 1) Ch 7, turn, 1 sc in each chain. Ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Row 2) Inc, 4 sc, 2 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (8 sc)

Row 3) Inc, 6 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 4) Inc, 8 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (12 sc)

Row 5 – 9) 1 sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn ( for total of 4 rows)  (12 sc)

Row 10) Dec, 8 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. ( 10 sc)

Row 11) Dec, 6 sc, dec, Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)

At the end, ch 1 and cut the yarn. Fasten safety eyes on the one side that you want for the front face.

 

Nose. Color dark grey 

Row 1) 5 ch, turn. 1 sc in each stitch. Ch 1 turn. (4 sc)

Row 2) 1 sc in each sc. (4 sc)

Cut the yarn. Leave a long strand to sew on the nose on the face.

After you have made the nose. Put the two panels of the face on top of each other and sc around.Remember to stuff lightly before you close. Sl st in the first sc and cut the yarn. Weave in ends.

 

Ears, make 2. Color grey

Worked in rounds. Use a stitch marker.

Rnd 1) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2) Inc in each sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) *1 sc, inc*. (18 sc)

Rnd 4) *2 sc, inc*. (24 sc)

Rnd 5-6) 1 sc in each sc. Repeat for 2 rounds. (24 sc)

Rnd 7) *2 sc, dec* (18 sc)

Rnd 8) 1 sc, dec* (12 sc)

Rnd 9) 1 sc in each sc. (12 sc)

Sl st in the first stitch. Leave a long strand, cut the yarn. Weave in ends.

Ear patch, make 2. Color white.

Worked in rounds. Use a stitch marker.

Rnd 1) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2) Inc in each sc. (12 sc)

Sl st in the first stitch, Leave a bit of strand to sew the patch on the ears.

Sew the ears to the head. I found that the best way to do this was to sew the ear on like this. Put the ear behind the head and sew it on using small stitches. Ba accurate here, otherwise the result won’t look pretty.

Body, make 2 panels. Color grey.

Worked in rows.

Row 1) Ch 7, turn, 1 sc in each chain, turn (6 sc)

Row 2) Inc, 4 sc, 2 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (8 sc)

Row 3) Inc, 6 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 4) Inc, 8 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (12 sc)

Row 5) Inc, 10 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (14 sc)

Row 6 )Inc, 12 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (16 sc)

Row 7) Inc, 14 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (18 sc)

Row 8) Inc, 16 sc, inc. Ch 1, turn (20 sc)

Row 9- 19) 1 sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn (for total of 10 rows)  (20 sc)

Row 20 ) Dec, 16 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. ( 18 sc)

Row 21) Dec, 14 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. ( 16 sc)

Row 22) Dec, 12 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. ( 14 sc)

Row 23) Dec, 10 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. ( 12 sc)

Row 24) Dec, 8 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. ( 10 sc)

Row 25) Dec, 6 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. ( 8 sc)

Row 26) Dec, 4 sc, dec. Ch 1, turn. ( 6 sc)

Row 27 – 30) 1 sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat for 4 rows. (6 sc)

Ch 1, cut the yarn.

Put the two panels of the face on top of each other and sc around. Remember to stuff lightly before you close. Sl st in the first sc and cut the yarn. Weave in ends.

Stuff the body before closing. Where you did the decreases will be the neck.

Front feet. Make 2. Color white and grey.

Worked in rounds. Use a stitch marker.

Start with white.

Rnd 1) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2) Inc in each sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) 1 sc, inc. (18 sc)

Rnd 4) 1 sc, dec. (12 sc)

Rnd 5) Dec. 6 times (6 sc) Change color to grey.

Rnd 6 – 9) 1 sc in each stitch. (6 sc)

Bind off and sew to the body.

Back feet. Make 2 panels. Color grey.

Worked in rows.

Row 1) Ch 13, turn, 1 sc in each stitch. (12 sc)

Row 2) 1 sc in each stitch. Turn ch 1.  (12 sc)

Row 3 -4) 1 sc in the next 7 sc, turn, chain 1. Do this for total of 2 rows. (7 sc)

Row 5) Dec, 1 sc in the next 3 sc, dec. Chain 1 turn. (5 sc)

Row 6 )Dec, 1 sc in the next 2 sc, dec. Chain 1 turn. (3 sc)

Row 7) Dec, 1 sc. Chain 1. (2 sc) Fasten off.

Make one more like this. Sc them together like we did with the body and the head.

Paw, make 1 color white. 

Worked in rounds. Use a stitch marker.

Rnd 1) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2) Inc in each sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) 1 sc, inc. (18 sc)

Rnd 4) 1 sc, dec. (12 sc)

Rnd 5) Dec. 6 times (6 sc)

Fasten the paw to the foot with a Tapestry needle. Fasten the foot to the body.

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Sew the head on the body.

Hold the head a little tiled. Try to position the head, front feet and the back feet to make it look like he is sitting. Try to make the head as stable as possible sewing back and forth many times.

 

 

 

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