Did you know that the panda bear eats between 10-16 hours a day? A bear after my own heart! Pandas are very popular as they appear as a cute and cuddly creature; they were also popularized as a symbol of the conservation of endangered species since the 1960s. People around the world love panda bears, children and adults alike; so I have rounded up 10 adorable panda patterns for you that are free and beginner friendly!
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1. Panda Hooded Baby Afghan
How adorable is this afghan? Not only can you use this as a blanket, but it has a hood on it with the face of a panda, perfect for wrapping up any little loved ones in your life.
2. Panda C2C Crochet Blanket
Most Panda Bear patterns that you will find are strictly black and white (otherwise it wouldn’t look like a panda bear!) but you can have fun and add color to the background of the blanket with this fund corner-to-corner style blanket. This pattern is provided as both written and as a graph so it is easy to read and follow.
3. Crochet Panda Backpack
Have you ever seen a cuter backpack?! It is both cute, functional, and will be a hit with everyone you know. This pattern does involve a little hand sewing, to attach the backpack straps and drawstring to the bag, but the final product is so worth it!
4. Panda Baby Booties
Another pattern for the little ones in your life is the Panda Baby Booties. These cute booties are available in two sizes 0 – 6 months and 6 – 12 months (but let’s be honest they should be available in adult sizes too, right!?). This pattern will be worked up in no time, so that you can make even more pairs for any newborns you know.
5. Pocket Panda
What can be more adorable than a pocket-sized panda! This pocket panda is made using two flat pieces that are joined and stuffed, rag-doll style.The pattern is easy to read, however, because of the colorwork involved it is most likely categorized as advanced beginner.
6. Panda Sleep Mask
I couldn’t wait to include this panda pattern as it is so much fun and unique! This sleep mask is made in six simple pieces that are then stitched together. Plus the sleeping eye, with eyelashes, just scream relaxation. This panda is part of a series of creative face masks that includes a fox, sloth, cat, and owl.
7. Panda Boot Cuffs
Place these panda boot cuffs on the top of your winter boots to add warmth and a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe. This pattern is available for free and as a kit on the Yarnspirations website.
8. Red Panda Amigurumi
I couldn’t not throw in a pattern of a Red Panda, the GIant Panda’s (very very distant) relation. Especially with the popularization of the red panda with the recent movie, Turning Red. This cutie, if using a DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, is approximately 6 inches tall and just makes you want to say Awwwww.
9. Panda Bear Hat
This pattern is able to be made in 7 sizes, ranging from newborn to adult! It is literally for all ages! The hat itself is worked in white (or red, if you want to make a red panda!), and the black accents of the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth are added after.
10. Panda Hand Puppets
How fun is this hand puppet! The panda hand puppet is worked in the round, from the top down. It is made to be one size fits all. When finished, this panda is approximately 9” tall. This pattern is available for free on EKAYG’s blog or as a kit through The Hook Nook.