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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Kal The Koala pattern

Kal The Koala

Pattern written and designed by Ashley Turck


This is a very easy pattern that's worked from the bottom up and you can make the small one or bigger one with just changing the yarn and hook size. You will need to know how to attach legs together. Please read over the entire pattern before starting just to get an idea of how it's done.
Most of all just Have fun!

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Materials for larger koala

Gray and black  worsted weight yarn (I used knitpicks Brava Worsted in dove Heather and black) a small amount of white and green
3.5 mm hook
12 mm safety eyes
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Fiber fill

Materials for small koala

3.25 mm hook
Gray and black sport weight yarn(I used knitpicks Comfy Sport Yarn in whisker, black, and white) and a small amount of green yarn
9 mm safety eyes
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Fiber fill


Terms

Sc- single crochet (for my sc I insert hook yarn under pull through, then yarn over and pull through)  you may get a slightly larger amigurumi when using the normal yarn over for the entire stitch.
Mc- Magic circle
Inc- increase
Dec – decrease (recommend invisible decrease)
Sl st- slip stitch
FO- finish off
Dc- Double crochet
HDC- half double crochet 
Tr-triple crochet
Ch- chain
Sc2tog- single crochet two together (decrease)
*-repeat


Important please read:  You will be working in continuous rounds so do not join. Use a stitch marker to keep track of each round.

 Make sure you leave long tails after each body part so you can sew on to the body. Be sure to crochet tightly so there are no holes, or try going down a hook size.

 To change color:  You can insert your hook into the last stitch of the round, yarn over and pull through, then yarn over in new color and pull through. Slip st into next stitch.  You can  sc over  yarn tails a  few  stitches then  tie  and tuck  in the back. Don’t forget to count the sl st in the next round.


We will be starting with the legs and attaching them to each other then working the body and head all in one piece. 



Leg 1 (using Gray or main color)

1. Mc 6 Sc 
2. Inc * (12)
3. Sc
4. Sc
5. Sc
6. Sc
7. Sc
8. Sc
9. Sc
10. Sc 5, inc*(14)
11. Sc
12. Sc 6, Inc*(16)
13. Sc
14. Sc 

Finish off leg one and weave in tail

For leg 2 you will do same as leg one but Don't finish off

Now take a scrap yarn in same color and tie the legs together in one stitch from each leg,  then you single crochet around both legs and this will connect them. 

15. (Attaching legs) sc around both legs (16 stitch per leg) at the end of this round you will have 32 total stitches.

 Now we continue on with the body
Stuff the legs and body as you go and be sure to not over stuff 

16. Sc
17. Sc
18. Sc 14, dec*(30)
19. Sc
20. Sc
21. Sc
22. Sc 13, dec*(28)
23. Sc
24. Sc 12, dec*(26)
25. Sc 11, dec*(24)
26. Sc 2, dec*(18)
27. Sc
28. Sc 1, Dec*(12)
29. Sc

Now we start the head
30. Inc around (24)
31. Sc 3, Inc*(30)
32. Sc , inc*(36)
33. Sc 5, inc*(42)
34. Sc 6, inc*(48)
35. Sc
36. Sc 
(for sport weight koala I placed eyes between 36-37 10 stitches apart
37. Sc
38. Sc
(For worsted koala I placed eyes here 10 stitches apart)
39. Sc
40. Sc
41. Sc
42. Sc 6, dec*(42)
43. Sc 5, dec*(36)
44. Sc 4, dec*(30)
45. Sc 3, dec*(24)
46. Sc 2, dec*(18)
47. Sc 1, dec*(12)
48. Dec* (6)
Finish off and weave in yarn tail

Ears (make 2)
With main color
1. Mc sc 6
2. Inc*(12)
3. Sc 1, inc*(18)
4. Sc 8, inc*(20)
5. Sc 9, inc*(22)
6. Sc 10, inc*(24)
7. Sc 11, inc*(26)
8. Sc 12, inc*(28)
9. Sc 12, Dec*(26)
10. Sc 11, dec*(24)
11. Sc 10, dec*(22)
12. Sc 9, dec*(20)

Don't stuff
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Inside of ears (make 2)
Using white
1. Mc sc 6
2. Inc*(12)
3. Sc 1, inc*(18)
4. Sc 5, chain 1 and turn 
5. Sc 5 back across the stitches you just did on round 4
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing 

Arms (make 2)
Using main color
1. Mc sc 6
2. Sc 1, inc*(9)
3. Sc 2 , inc*(12)
4. Sc 4, dec*(10)
5. Sc
6. Sc
7. Sc
8. Sc
9. Sc
10. Sc
11. Sc
12. Sc
13. Sc
14. Sc

Lightly stuff the arms (stuff hands really good and lightly stuff top of arm) 

Nose
With black we will be working in rows 

Chain 3
1. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and single crochet in last stitch (2)
2. Sc increase in each stitch  (4)  Ch 1, turn
3. Sc increase, Sc 2, sc inc (6) Ch 1, turn
4. Sc in each stitch across (6) Ch 1, turn
5. Sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog (4) Ch 1, turn
6. Sc2tog , sc2tog (2) Ch 1, turn
7. Sc2tog (1) Ch 1
8. Now we will Sc around the entire outside of nose. Placing stitches evenly (about 6-7 on each side and then slip stitch to first stitch. 
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing 

Leaf scarf 
With green 
Ch 8
1. Sc in 2nd chain from hook (now we will start the leaf)
Do one hdc in next stitch, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc  (7 stitches total)
Now we need to work on the opposite side of chain doing the same sequence  
2. Chain 1 and Sc into opposite of the chain 
Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc 
Slst to first Sc (you should have a leaf shape that you just worked in the round)

Now we make the chain part of the scarf 

3. Chain 35
( now we need to make another leaf with the same stitches as first leaf) 
4. Sc into 2nd chain from hook,  hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc 
Now we need to repeat that sequence on the opposite side of the stitches you just did. What I did was slip stitched into the opposite side of the chain 
Sc , hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc  
Slip stitch into first sc
You should have a complete leaf on each side of the scarf 
Finish off and weave in tails 



Sew on the white part to the ears and then sew the ears to the head. Pin the nose in place and sew around. Then I placed arms right at neck to sew on.




Please don't share this pattern or the photographs in this pattern as your own. Thank you for choosing this koala pattern and please feel free to message me with any questions. 

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