Create Your Own Symbol of Friendship with these 20 Crochet Panda Patterns

by craftyclub

The panda is an unmistakably beloved animal around the world. Pandas are great beasts with gentle demeanors, making them a symbol of peace and friendship in their native China.

While they live in mountain forests and adhere to a strict diet of bamboo, you can welcome a panda into your home with a crochet book and some black and white yarn.

Here are some of the best crochet panda patterns that you can create yourself.

1. Standing Panda Amigurumi

Amigurumi Panda Free Crochet Pattern
Amigurumi Panda Free Crochet Pattern (via Stella’s Yarn Universe)

Intermediate

This amigurumi pattern puts a focus on all the things that are to love about the panda.

From it’s precious white face with black ringed eyes to its adorably fluffy tail, this amigurumi can be a wonderfully warming gift of friendship.

2. Hungry Panda Crochet Pattern

Panda Bear Crochet Pattern
Panda Bear Crochet Pattern (via Dream Store Design)

Beginner

For beginners, this is a great and easy-to-follow panda crochet pattern. The ease of the pattern doesn’t mean you won’t be wowed by the result.

The pawprints and the bamboo on the side really make this panda one to love.

3. Ying the Panda

Ying the Panda | Free Crochet Pattern
Ying the Panda (via Hooked by Kati)

Intermediate

This cuddly little bear is named for its intelligence. That being said, it will take a fair bit of crochet knowledge to complete.

However, for those looking for a panda that’s true to form as opposed to more of a teddy bear, then this is the crochet pattern for you.

4. Polly the Crochet Panda

Polly the Crochet Panda
Polly the Crochet Panda (via Chai Coffee Crochet)

Intermediate

For those who do want to crochet a panda that’s more cartoonish, look no further than Polly. Polly stands up on two legs, wears a pink skirt and a bow in her ear.

Nailing the details will call for a somewhat experienced crocheter.

5. Cuddly Crocheted Baby Panda

Crocheted Panda
Crocheted Panda (via 5 Little Monsters)

Beginner

The process of crocheting this bear doesn’t take much. You work on the pieces of the body separately, then sew them together.

While it isn’t much in the way of watching your project come alive, it’s a project that certainly all comes together to a pleasing finished result.

6. Prepared for the Tea Party Panda Pattern

Crochet Panda Pattern
Crochet Panda Pattern (via Grace and Yarn)

Beginner/intermediate

Well dressed and groomed, this crochet panda would be a welcome guest at any tea party. Although she is detailed, beginners will find that the individual parts are easy to follow and sew together for the end result.

7. Onigiri the Panda Bear Amigurumi

Free Onigiri the Panda Bean Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
Free Onigiri the Panda Bean Amigurumi (via ollie+holly)

Beginner

Pandas in the wild aren’t tiny, but somehow they don’t lose any of their tell-tale characteristics when they’re turned into a bean.

This is one of those patterns you’ll want to make in every color!

8. Cute and Friendly Little Panda Bear

Cute Panda Bear
Cute Panda Bear (via Monoxa Crochet Toys)

Intermediate

This smiling panda bear looks like it jumped straight out of a storybook. There are some more advanced stitches involved with getting it just right, but if you know your way around the hook you can successfully stitch up a whole panda bear family!

9. Free Baby Panda Amigurumi

Baby Panda Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern
Baby Panda Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern (via StringyDingDing)

Beginner

Sure, this pattern would make for a great gift for a baby. With its big round belly and oversized round head, it’s the perfect cuddle buddy for almost anyone.

10. Mini Panda Amigurumi

Mini Panda Crochet Pattern
Mini Panda Crochet Pattern (via Supergurumi)

Beginner

This bite-sized panda crochet pattern fits in the palm of your hand, making for a very quick project. The pattern helps you follow along properly with the colors that make it unmistakably a panda – plus it throws in a bamboo leaf for good measure!

It’s relatively easy to do, but beginners should be sure to brush up on their technique to nail it.

11. Easy Little Panda Amigurumi

Easy Little Panda Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
Easy Little Panda Amigurumi Crochet Pattern (via Lovelycraft)

Easy

For another bite-sized little friend, this easy pattern is a breeze. Beginners will feel very comfortable putting it together, and the end result is as adorable as any panda!

12. Tiny Panda Crochet Pattern

Cute Panda Crochet Pattern
Cute Panda Crochet Pattern (via Toristory Creations)

Easy

There’s something about our favorite big animals in hand-held form that makes for very exciting amigurumi projects.

We include this panda pattern in that. Anyone with a hook can make this happen. Be warned, you’ll likely want to make more than one!

13. Piper the Panda Amigurumi

Piper: Free Crochet Panda Pattern
Piper: Free Crochet Panda Pattern (via The Walnut Grove)

Beginner

Piper the panda is like your very own care bear. Even with a bright rainbow bursting from her belly, she’s surprisingly easy to do even for beginners!

14. Poppy The Panda

Poppy The Panda
Poppy The Panda (via Yarn Society)

Intermediate

Poppy, like Piper, is a little bear with a lot of personality. This sweet little design is relatively easy to make, but beginners should be sure they’re familiar with the magic ring and slip knots to really nail this tiny amigurumi.

15. Toshi The Panda

Toshi The Panda
Toshi The Panda (via Petite Balcony)

Beginner/intermediate

The old world meets the new in this panda amigurumi pattern. Toshi is decked out in winter gear from head to toe, making for a panda bear who seems to have made its way into Nordic territory!

16. Pangu the Panda

Amigurumi Pattern - Pangu the Panda
Amigurumi Pattern – Pangu the Panda (via IlDikko)

Intermediate

Some panda bears just belong in the wild, and no one is quite as wild as Pangu the panda.

He’s perfectly content with his matted hair that truly evokes the panda’s calm nature, even in the wild.

17. Cuddly Panda Teddy

How To Crochet A Baby Panda
How To Crochet A Baby Panda (via Yarn Over)

Beginner

This panda pattern is a great project to undertake if you truly want that teddy bear feel. It’s surprisingly easy, and it still keeps its panda identity, even if you get creative with the colors.

18. Moody Panda Bear Crochet Pattern

Panda Bear amigurumi free pattern
Panda Bear amigurumi free pattern (via AmiguWorld)

Beginner

This panda crochet pattern is just as cuddly as any, but what he wears on his face is totally up to you!

This is a great chance to have fun with making several and truly giving them their own personalities.

19. Pocket Panda Crochet Pattern

Pocket Panda Free Crochet Pattern
Pocket Panda Free Crochet Pattern (via Spin a Yarn Crochet)

Intermediate

For a friend that’s always by your side. This is a great crochet pattern for a pocket panda who is just looking to become your everyday companion.

This would also be a great crochet pattern if you wanted to make amigurumi keychains.

20. Pretty Pastel Pandas

Pretty Pastel Pandas
Pretty Pastel Pandas (via Keep Calm and Crochet)

Intermediate

Smiling faces and huggable arms are the hallmark of this panda crochet pattern.

Great for babies to play with or adults to admire, this pattern is wonderful, no matter the color you make it in.

Extra

Red Panda Baby Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Free Baby Red Panda Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
Free Baby Red Panda Amigurumi Crochet Pattern (via Baby Crochet Designs)

Beginner

We promised you panda crochet patterns, and that means we want to deliver all that we can. That includes the red panda. Equally as adorable with a warmer hue, you’ll love stitching up this love-filled red panda pattern.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re looking to fill a snowy evening or you want to wow your friends and family with your skills, a panda crochet project won’t steer you wrong.

These patterns are accessible for all skill levels, so no matter where you are in your crochet journey, you’ll be equipped to make yourself a black and white (or pink or blue or red…) friend to come along for the ride.

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