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Don’t be such a negative panda!

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When I was still learning how to crochet a few years back, I promised a couple of friends that I would crochet an amigurumi for them as a gift. Years have passed and I almost forgot that promise, until one of them started dropping hints all over my facebook – bless him. Since I’ve made them wait for a long time, and I was being a naughty friend, I decided to make the gift extra special by making the amigurumi ‘functional’.

At the time of the promise, one of my friends was crazy for pandas. She also often claims that she is a bit of a pessimist. With that in mind, I crocheted her a negative panda box!

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I’m a negative panda…

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Look at my cute lil’ tail.

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And I can store things!

I thought it was a pretty clever idea 🙂

I used Tamie Snow (Roxycraft)’s fuzzy panda pattern for the head. The pattern for the box and limbs are provided below.

UPPER BODY (LID)

Row 1: Ch 2, sc 6 in second chain from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts).

Row 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (18 sts).

Row 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (24 sts).

Row 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (30 sts).

Row 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (36 sts).

Row 7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (42 sts).

Row 8: *sc 6, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times ( 48 sts).

Row 9: *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (54 sts).

Row 10: Working through back loops only, sc 54.

Row 11-13: sc 54. Fasten off and weave in ends.

LOWER BODY (BASE)

Row 1: Ch 2, sc 6 in second chain from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts).

Row 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (18 sts).

Row 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (24 sts).

Row 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (30 sts).

Row 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (36 sts).

Row 7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (42 sts).

Row 8: *sc 6, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times ( 48 sts).

Row 9: Working through back loops only, sc 48.

Row 10 – 21: sc 48. Fasten off and weave in ends.

LIMBS (Make 4)

Ch 9, sc in second chain from hook. Sc 8.

On other side of base chain, slpst in the same stitch you are in. Sc 8. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

TAIL

Ch 2, sc 6 in second chain from hook. Weave in yarn around crochet circle. Pull to make a ball. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

You can also substitute the panda head with the head of your favourite amigurumi. Be creative and have fun with it!

Ram