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For me, one of the top 5 cutest things in the world are the pandas. Adorable, black and white, giant bears... Damn! They're so fluffy I could- Ungh! ^^I seriously wouldn't mind suffocating to death in their crushing bear hugs. Hahaha! ^^ Look at those sweet, innocent, little eyes. Awww.... 
So for my next project I had to do a panda and I found the perfect pattern in TheHarley's deviant page. She posted a finished amigurumi of Tare Panda and linked a blog where you can find the pattern. Okay, the Good news is  not only can you download the pattern for a regular Tare Panda but you can also have the pattern for the tiny version. Awesome, yes? Not entirely... The bad news is the whole thing's in Japanese.

(Click for Pattern)

Total let down I know, but one thing I learned from my short experience is that amigurumis cannot and will not be created without persistence and patience. As in you need a ton loads of both. Hehehe! Also it doesn't hurt to ask for a little help... TheHarley was very nice to assist me on how to crochet the panda. ^^ 

Anyway, it took a while to translate but I finally did it. Those who know how to read Japanese amigurumi patterns, please correct my mistakes if you find any. I'd really appreciate it. ^^

For now, I'll only post the pattern for the regular Tare panda. I didn't like how the tiny version came out and had to go back to the drawing board to fix the kinks. No worries, will be posting soon. 

Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Raven (3-4 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (5-6 skeins)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)

Felt cloth:
           - Black
           - White
Fiberfill stuffing

*3sc1 = 3sc in 1st
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*3dc1 = 3dc in 1st

Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, 12sc, 3sc1, 12sc, inc (30)
Rnd 2: inc, 12sc, 3inc, 12sc, 2inc (36)
Rnd 3: inc, 13sc, [inc-1sc] 2x, inc, 13sc, [inc-1sc] 2x (42)
Rnd 4: 2sc, inc, 14sc, [inc-2sc] 2x, inc, 14sc, inc, 2sc, inc (48)
Rnd 5: sc around (48)
Rnd 6: inc, 15sc, [inc-3sc] 2x, inc, 15sc, 
[inc-3sc] 2x (54)
Rnd 7-8: sc around (54)
Rnd 9: 2sc, inc, 16sc, [inc-4sc] 2x, inc, 16sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 2sc (60)
Rnd 10 - 14: sc around (60)
Rnd 15: 4 sc, dec, 16sc, [dec-4sc] 2x, dec, 16sc, dec, 4sc, dec (54)
Rnd 16: 3sc, dec, 15sc, [dec-3sc] 2x, dec, 15sc, dec, 3sc, dec (48)
Rnd 17: 2sc, dec, 14sc, [dec-2 sc] 2x, dec, 14sc, dec, 2sc, dec (42)
Rnd 18: 1sc, dec, 13sc, [dec-1sc] 2x, dec, 13sc, dec, 1sc, dec (36)
Rnd 19: dec, 12sc, 3dec, 12sc, 2dec (30)
Rnd 20: dec, 11sc, 2dec, 11sc, dec (26)

*Stitch the gap closed
FO, weave in ends
*Cut out black and white felt for facial features

Rnd 1:
sc on 2nd ch from hook, 10sc, 3sc1, 10sc, inc (26)
Rnd 2: inc, 10sc, 3inc, 10sc, 2inc (32)
Rnd 3: inc, 1sc, 3hdc, 4dc, 3hdc, 1sc, inc, hdcinc, 3dc1, hdcinc, 12sc, hdcinc, 3dc1, hdcinc (42)
Rnd 4: 2hdc, hdcinc, 3hdc, 4dc, 3hdc, hdcinc, 2hdc, inc, 2sc, inc, 18sc, inc, 2sc, inc (48)
Rnd 5: inc-7sc (54)
Rnd 6-10: sc around (54)
Rnd 11: 7sc-dec (48)
Rnd 12-14: sc around (48)
Rnd 15: 6sc-dec (42)
Rnd 16-17: sc around (42)
Rnd 18: (
Snow) dec, 4sc, [dec-5sc] 2x, dec, 4sc, dec, 1sc, (Raven) 6sc, (Snow) dec, 5sc (36)
Rnd 19: (
Snow) 23sc, (Raven) 8sc, (Snow) 5sc (36)

Rnd 20: sc around (36)
Rnd 21: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 22: sc around (30)
FO, leave tail for sewing

EARS (2x)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

ARMS (2x)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc-1sc (9)
Rnd 3: inc-2sc (12)
Rnd 4-7: sc around (12)
Rnd 8: 3sl, 6sc, 3sl (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (2x)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc-1sc (9)
Rnd 3: sc around (9)
Rnd 4: inc-2sc (12)
Rnd 5: sc around (12)
Rnd 6: inc-3sc (15)
Rnd 7: inc-4sc (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing

Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

I actually created the panda twice and the pictures I posted are the result of my second attempt. The first one was given to one of my bffs as a gift before she left for her mission in Davao. Too bad I wasn't able to take a pic. Anyway, She loved it and said it reminded her of me... Not exactly sure if that's a compliment but I'll take it. Pandas are after all one of the cutest things in the world. Hehehe! ^^

Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

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