Free Crochet Koala Pattern – Coco the Koala!

Hello! Welcome to Coco the Koala and his free crochet pattern!

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot in the news about the terrible forest fires in Australia, and their devastating impact on the environment.

Well of course that spurred me on to get my crochet hook out and do something to help!

So here he is – Coco the Koala – a lovely, cuddly koala with the fluffiest ears who will do whatever he can to help out his friends across the world.

If you use Coco’s pattern could I ask that you consider making a small donation to WIRES or another charity that is helping those affected by the fires? Or maybe you’re planning to sell the koala you make. How about donating a small amount of your profits?

Of course if you’re looking for an easy way to donate then you could buy the premium version of Coco’s pattern. 50% of the profits from sales of this will be donated to WIRES to help the australian wildlife that has been injured or left without habitat by the fires.

Free Amigurumi Koala Pattern - Coco the Koala 3

Tools & Materials

Crochet Hooks:

2.5mm – (You can use whichever hooks you have to hand but I like to use the Clover Amour hooks – they’re lovely to hold and super light so that you can keep crocheting for longer without your hands getting tired!)

 

Yarn:

Ricorumi 004- Pearl Grey- 75g (3 balls)

Ricorumi 002 – Cream – 25g (1 ball)

Ricorumi 060 -Black- 25g (1 ball) – (You actually only need a tiny bit of this colour yarn so if you have any left over from a previous make then feel free to use than instead of buying a whole new ball!)

 

Alternative Yarns & Colours:

If you prefer to use a different yarn then go right ahead and use whichever you like! Just remember, that using a different yarn will probably result in your cloud turning our at a slightly different size to mine.

If you want your cloud to look as close as possible but can’t get hold of Ricorumi then I’ve listed the colour alternatives for Sirday Happy Cotton and  Scheepjes Catona here. The colours won’t be an exact match, but they are pretty close!

Ricorumi 004 (Pearl Grey) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 759 (Pebble) = Scheepjes Catona 406 (Soft Beige)

Ricorumi 002 (Cream) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 761 (Dolly) = Scheepjes Catona 105 (Bridal White)

Ricorumi 060 (Black) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 775 (Liquorice) = Scheepjes Catona 110 (Jet Black)

 

Other:

Stuffing

10mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

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Abbreviations

sc – Single Crochet

inc – Increase

dec – Decrease (using the invisible decrease is the best option for amigurumi)

ch – Chain Stitch

3dcps – 3 Double Crochet Puff Stitch

… tbl – Through the Back Loops Only

*….* rep x … – Repeat the instructions between the stars the stated number of times

(number) – Number of stitches in the round

Step 1 - Coco the Koala's Legs

Round 1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle

Round 2 – *inc* rep x 6 (12)

Round 3 – *inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (18)

Round 4 – *sc 1, inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (24)

Round 5 – *inc, sc 3* rep x 6 (30)

The next round is slightly different for each leg:

Round 6 Left Leg –  sc 10, *3dcps, sc 2* rep x 4, sc 5, 3dcps, sc 2

Round 6 Right Leg – sc 2, 3dcps, sc 7, *3dcps, sc 2* rep x 4, sc 8

Round 7-9 (3 rounds) – sc 30

Round 10 – *dec, sc 13* rep x 2 (28)

Rounds 11-12 (2 rounds) – sc 28

Round 13 – *sc 6, dec, sc 6* rep x 2 (26)

Rounds 14-16 (3 rounds) – sc 26

Round 17 – *sc 3, dec, sc 8* rep x 2 (24)

Rounds 18-19 (2 rounds) – sc 24

Round 20 – *sc 8, dec, sc 2* rep x 2 (22)

Rounds 21-23 (3 rounds) – sc 22

Round 24 – *dec, sc 9* rep x 2 (20)

Rounds 25-26 (2 rounds) – sc 20

Round 27 – *sc 4, dec, sc 4* rep x 2 (18)

Round 28-30 (3 rounds) – sc 18

At this point stuff the leg

Round 31 – *sc 2, dec, sc 5* rep x 2 (16)

Rounds 32-34 – sc 16 – Mark stitches 7 and 16 in the final round of both legs

Cut the yarn, leaving around a 20cm tail, and pull through the final stitch. Finish off neatly with a false stitch before securing the yarn and cutting off any excess.

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Step 2 - Coco the Koala's Arms

Round 1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle

Round 2 – *inc* rep x 6 (12)

Round 3 – *inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (18)

Round 4 – *sc 1, inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (24)

The next round is slightly different for each arm:

Round 5 Left Arm- sc 7, *3dcps, sc 2* rep x 4, sc 3, 3dcps, sc 1

Round 5 Right Arm- sc 1, 3dcps, sc 5, *3dcps, sc 2* rep x 4, sc 5

Round 6-8 (3 rounds) – sc 24

Round 9 – *sc 8, dec, sc 2* rep x 2 (22)

Rounds 10-12 (3 rounds) – sc 22

Round 13 – *dec, sc 9* rep x 2 (20)

Rounds 14-17 (4 rounds) – sc 20

Round 18 – *sc 4, dec, sc 4* rep x 2 (18)

Rounds 19-21 (3 rounds) – sc 18

Round 22 – *sc 2, dec, sc 5* rep x 2 (16)

Rounds 23-26 (4 rounds) – sc 16

At this point stuff the leg

Round 27 – *sc 4, dec, sc 2* rep x 2 (14)

Rounds 28-30 (3 rounds) – sc 14 – Mark stitches 5 and 12 in the final round of both arms

Cut the yarn, leaving around a 20cm tail, and pull through the final stitch. Finish off neatly with a false stitch before securing the yarn and cutting off any excess.

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Step 3 - Coco the Koala's Body

Start: ch 13

Round 1 Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook sc 11, 3 sc in the final ch, then continuing down the other side of the foundation chain sc 10, 2 sc in the final ch (26)

Round 2 – *inc, sc 10, inc 2* rep x 2 (32)

Round 3 – *inc 2, sc 11 inc 2, sc 1* rep x 2 (40)

In the next 2 rounds you will attach the legs as follows:

Round 4 – sc together the 8 stitches at the back of the left leg (from 1 marked stitch to the next)and the next 8 stitches of the body, sc 3, sc together the 8 stitches at the back of the right leg (from 1 marked stitch to the next) and the next 8 stitches of the body, sc 1, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 13, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 1 (44)

Round 5 – sc 10 around the front stitches of the Left leg (from 1 marked stitch to the next), sc 3, sc 10 around the front stitches of the Right leg, (from 1 marked stitch to the next), sc 4, inc, sc 15, inc, sc 4 (50) – Remove the stitch markers

Round 6 – sc 14 – New rounds will start from here (just to the Left of the middle of the front of your Koala)

Rounds 7-16 (10 rounds) – sc 50

Round 17 – *sc 11, dec, sc 12* rep x 2 (48)

Rounds 18-19 (2 rounds) sc 48

Round 20 – *sc 9, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 9* rep x 2 (44)

Round 21 – sc 44

Round 22 – *sc 10, dec, sc 10* rep x 2 (42)

Round 23 – sc 42

Round 24 – *sc 8, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 7* rep x 2 (38)

Round 25 – sc 38

Round 26 – *sc 9, dec, sc 8* rep x 2 (36)

Round 27 – sc 36

Round 28 – *sc 7, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 5* rep x 2 (32)

Round 29 – sc 32

Round 30 – *sc 8, dec, sc 6* rep x 2 (30)

In the next 2 rounds you will attach the arms as follows:

Round 31 – sc 5,  sc together the 8 stitches at the inside of the right arm (from 1 marked stitch to the next, with the fingers pointing forwards) and the next 8 stitches of the body, sc 7, sc together the 8 stitches at the inside of the left arm (from 1 marked stitch to the next, with the fingers pointing forwards) and the next 8 stitches of the body