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Amigurumi Koala

Ralph the Koala
There are two options for the ears for this guy. If giving to a child, be cautious of using the fluffy ears. 





You will need:
  • Yarn needle
  • Soft toy filling
  • 6mm safety eyes 
  • 3mm crochet hook (This pattern can be made with any size yarn and hook. I recommend using a hook 1 size smaller than suggested on the yarn)
  • DK Yarn – Approx. 120m
    • Main colour - Wendy Fleur DK – Stephanotis (Grey)
    • Second Colour - Wendy Fleur DK – Jasmine (Cream)
    • Small amount of black DK yarn.
    • Optional – Luxe Fur King Cole – Silver Fox (for fluffy eared version)
Stitches and abbreviations used: (US terminology is used)
  • MR - Magic ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • ST - Stitch                               
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - Finish Off
Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track.
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round.
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches.
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product. This is done by using the FLO of the stitches while making the decrease.
  • Changing colour - complete the stitch before the colour change by working the last yarn over of the stitch with the new colour. 
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch.
  • Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work.
Head and Body – Grey  
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2.
*Inc * x6 (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * x6 (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * x6 (24)
5.
*3sc, inc * x6 (30)
6.
*4sc, inc * x6 (36)
7.
*5sc, inc * x6 (42)
8-15.
Sc (42) – (8 rounds)
16.
*5sc, dec * x6 (36)
17.
*4sc, dec * x6 (30)
18.
*3sc, dec * x6 (24)
19.
*2sc, dec * x6 (18) – Place safety eyes between approx. R 9-10,  9 stitches apart.
20.
*1sc, dec * x6 (12)
21.
*2sc, inc * x4 (16) Stuff the piece and continue stuffing until end
22.
*3sc, inc * x4 (20)
23.
*4sc, inc * x4 (24)
24.
*5sc, inc * x4 (28)
25.
Sc (28)
         26.
*6sc, inc * x4 (32)
27.
*7sc, inc * x4 (36)
28-36.
Sc (36) – (9 rounds)
37.
*4sc, dec * x6 (30)
38.
*3sc, dec * x6 (24)
39.
*2sc, dec * x6 (18)
40.
*1sc, dec * x6 (12)
41.
*dec * x6 (6)

FO – Close hole.

Arms x2 – Grey 
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2.
*Inc * x6 (12)
3.
*2sc, inc * x4 (16)
4.
*3sc, inc * x4 (20)
5.
*3sc, dec * x4 (16)
6.
*2sc, dec * x4 (12)
7-13.
Sc (12) – (7 rounds) – Stuff hand firmly and arm lightly.
14.
*dec * x6 (6)

FO – Close hole, leaving yarn tail.


Legs x2 – Starting in Cream    
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2.
*Inc * x6 (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * x6 (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * x6 (24)
5-7.
Grey - Sc (24) – (3 rounds)
8.
4sc, *dec, 1sc * x6, 2sc (18)
9.
7sc, dec, 1sc, dec, 6sc (16)
10-17.
Sc (16) – (8 rounds) - Stuff the piece and continue stuffing to end.
18.
*2sc, dec * x4 (12)
19.
*dec * x6 (6)

FO – Close hole, leaving yarn tail.


Outer Ears x2 – Grey    
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2.
*Inc * x6 (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * x6 (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * x6 (24)
5.
*3sc, inc * x6 (30)
6-10.
Sc (30) – (5 rounds)
11.
*dec, 1sc * x10 (20)

FO – leaving yarn tail. Fold flat and leave unstuffed.


Inner Ears x2 – Cream  (worked in rows)
1.
4sc into MR (4) – Do not join the magic ring.
2.
Turn, ch 1, *Inc * x4 (8)
3.
Turn, ch 1 , *1sc, inc * x4 (12)
4.
Turn, ch 1, *2sc, inc * x4 (16)
5.
Turn, ch1, sc (16)

FO – leaving yarn tail. Sew patch onto the outer ear lining up the open edge of the outer ear to the flat side of the inner ear. Assure you only sew through one side of the outer ear to stop the cream yarn showing on the back.


Assembly:
Sew arms to front sides of the body where the neck is. There should be approx. 5st between the two.

Sew legs to either side of the body in a seated position between R 35-37. Have the MR part of foot facing forwards and the decreased stitches from R 8-9of leg pointing upwards.

Sew ears to either side of the head at approx. R 5-15.

Nose – Black
Starting between the eyes at approx. R 10, embroider the nose. Start sewing over approx. 2-3 stitches and increase to 4-5 stitches as the nose gets wider in the middle, before narrowing in again at the bottom. The nose ends approx. R 15.
(R 10-11 will cover 2-3 stitches, R 12-13 will cover 4-5 stitches, R 14-15 will cover 2-3 sticthes)

Fluffy ears – Silver Fox
Join yarn to the edge of the outer ear and sc evenly around entire edge.