Mini Panda – Amigurumi Small Panda – Free Crochet Pattern

My Mini Panda pattern is my newest animal free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

The cutest mini munchkin!

I’m absolutely obsessed with mini animals (as you can see by my Starfish, Toasty Teddy, and Strawbeary patterns) so when I wanted to make a tiny panda, this was the result!

It was tough to get all the limbs positioned correctly on the small, munchkin sized body, (as well as the mini heart), but once I got everything in place it was so worth it!

I love adding little items for my amigurumi to hold on to, and this little heart was just what my mini panda needed.

This pattern is a little more advanced because there’s a lot of sewing and small pieces. Also, the tiny heart can be a little fiddly if you’ve never made a heart with this technique before. If you’ve never made a crochet heart I recommend starting with this basic heart pattern or my Mini Heart Cactus pattern.

After making either of those this tiny heart will be a piece of cake!

Tips for making this pattern!

This Mini Panda pattern is a good third or fourth project to make after you’ve gotten your amigurumi bearings about you. If you’re a complete beginner, I always recommend my Easiest Amigurumi Whale as the best first project for anyone new to crocheting.

This project has some smaller pieces and sewing, so if you’re eager to practice some more advanced techniques, this is a great place to be!

I have a great tutorial all about how to sew amigurumi pieces together – it’s a method that you can apply to most amigurumi pieces you encounter, so it’s definitely well worth a read.

There’s also a tiny bit of embroidery on this pattern for the nose. It’s pretty straightforward, but in case you’re new to embroidery and want an in depth tutorial, I would recommend this tutorial on how to embroider easy faces on amigurumi. The last tutorial on the article about embroidering blush is identical to the process that I used to embroidery this “-” shaped nose.

And that’s all folks! Scroll down for the written pattern and be sure to refer back up if you get stuck somewhere 🙂

More blog posts for amigurumi beginners:

The Pattern

  • If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!


This mini panda pattern is an adorable munchkin sized panda holding a miniature heart. This is the perfect project to make as a gift for a special someone or as a self-love gift!


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  • Hobbii Amigo (sport weight)
  • (<1 skein) Delicate Rose
    • light pink
  • (<1 skein) White
  • (<1 skein) Wisteria
    • light purple


  • Size D 3.25mm Clover Amour hook
  • 4.0mm safety eyes
  • brown embroidery thread
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers


  • BLO: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • CC: contrast color
  • dec: decrease
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • RS: right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip
  • x sc: work x number of single crochets
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • WS: wrong side
  • (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
  • (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times

Technical Notes

  1. Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  1. When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
  2. To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
  3. Stuff the head and the body firmly at the openings so that the neck is stable upon completion.
  4. Use sewing pins to secure parts of the amigurumi before you sew them. This is especially important on this mini panda since it is so little, so if you’d like more tips on sewing, check out this article here!

Color Coding

In this pattern, the MC is white, CC1 is purple, and CC2 is pink.

Final Size

2″ x 1.5″

BODY (in MC)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
  • Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x6 (24 sts)
  • Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x6 (30 sts)
  • Round 6: 2 sc, (4 sc, inc) x5, 2 sc, inc (36 sts)
  • Round 7: (5 sc, inc) x6 (42 sts)
  • Round 8-19 (12 rnds): sc around (42 sts)
  • Round 20: (5 sc, dec) x6 (36 sts)
  • Round 21: (4 sc, dec) x6 (30 sts)
  • Round 22: (3 sc, dec) x6 (24 sts)
  • Round 23: (2 sc, dec) x6 (18 sts) Stuff.
  • Round 24: (sc, dec) x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 25: dec x6 (6 sts)
  • Finish off and weave in end (fig. 1).

FACE MARKINGS (in CC1, make two)

  • Begin: chain 5
  • Round 1: beginning from second chain from the hook, work 3 single crochets.
  • Work 3 hdcs in the last chain, then turn work one sc into each of the next two stitches. Work 2 hdcs into the last chain, and slst to the first single crochet in the round. Invisible finish off (see Special Stitches). (10 sts)
  • See fig. 2 for a crochet chart and this tutorial for working around a foundation chain.
  • Make two (fig. 3).


  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
  • Round 4: sc around (18 sts)
  • Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Using brown embroidery thread, embroider a short line across the middle (fig. 4). Shape the muzzle into a triangular shape and sew it between rnds 8-13 (counting from top) of the head, stuffing lightly as you go.
  • Pin the two face marking pieces to the left and right as shown, and then sew them down (between rnds 7-13, counting from the top). Insert 4.0mm safety eyes into the middle of the face markings and glue them down (fig. 8).

EARS (in CC1, make two)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 3: sc around (12 sts)
  • Do not stuff. Invisible finish off (video tutorial here), leaving a tail for sewing. Make another identically (fig. 5). Sew them to the top of the head between rnds 4-8 (counting from top).

ARMS (in CC1, make two)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2-4 (3 rnds): sc around (6 sts)
  • Stuff lightly. Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Make another identically (fig. 6). Sew them to the left and right sides of the body between rnds 13-15 (fig. 8).

LEGS (in CC1, make two)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: (sc, inc) x3 (9 sts)
  • Stuff lightly. Invisible finish off, leaving a tail for sewing (fig. 7). Sew them to the body between rnds 17-20.

TOP HALVES OF HEART (in CC2, make two)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
Round 2: (sc, inc) x3 (9 sts)
Round 3: sc around (9 sts)
Finish off, and make another identically but do not finish off.

Connect the halves (video tutorial here): Place them together with the opening facing up (fig. 9). Using one of the tails, seam together two stitches from each half, as shown at the red line. After seaming them together, sc around all the other stitches, skipping the ones that you seamed together. (14 sts)

Continue to bottom half.


Round 5: (5 sc, dec) x2 (12 sts) Begin stuffing
Round 6: (4 sc, dec) x2 (10 sts) Round 7: (3 sc, dec) x2 (8 sts) Finish stuffing.
Round 8: dec x4 (4 sts)
Finish off and bury the tail in the back so that the bottom of the heart is seamless (fig. 10). Using the tail, sew it to the body of the panda between the arms.

Your Mini Panda amigurumi is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished amigurumi, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.