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Crochet Koala Amigurumi Pattern

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I found a Crochet Koala Amigurumi Pattern in the Woman’s Day website and I have some off-white and gray organic cotton yarns on hand, so I made a pair of these small little stuffed koalas for my kids in reverse color.

crochet koala amigurumi pattern

[Update: Sorry that Woman’s Day has removed the pattern link, please get the pattern here.]

Some ideas to make it differently:
1. This adorable little crochet koala is about 3-5″ tall only (depending on your yarn and the matching hook size), install a key ring on its head and turn it into a key chain, hang it to the bag’s zipper pull.
2. If we sew the limbs closer to the center of the body and insert 4 small strong magnets to the tip of each limb, you can make it “huggy” and hug on a tree branch or at the edge of your curtain or your pencil, ruler, etc…
3. And, and…. instead of poly-fills, stuff beads into the body to weight it down, and with the magnets of its limbs, it can be a cute memo holder on your desk too 🙂
4. Use a chunkier yarn and a bigger hook, crochet a giant version to become a soft toy.

amigurumi koala crochet pattern


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  • If you are new to crochet amigurumi, we have a comprehensive crochet guide and amigurumi guide for beginners.
  • Browse more free crochet patterns to make, particularly the crochet animal amigurumi patterns.

Happy crochet!

Crochet Koala Amigurumi Pattern

crochet koala

Follow the crochet Koala Amigurumi pattern to crochet all the parts of the koala, which consist of:
1 head (stuff firmly and complete)
1 body
1 nose
2 ears
4 limbs
Remember to leave a long yarn end (about 6-8″) for every part so that you will have enough yarn to sew.
You need 2 black beads (I used about 5.5mm or 7/32″ to match the size of the head I crocheted).
Tapestry needle and scissors.

crochet koala

Find the appropriate positions for the ears, approx at the center of the vertical cross-section of the head, middle of the height.

crochet koala

Sew to attach the nose in the center between the 2 ears.
Sew eyes 2 stitches away from the nose.

crochet koala

Stuff the body firmly and sew it to the bottom of the head.

Crochet Pattern for Amigurumi Koala Bear

Lastly, stuff and sew the limbs to the body. ~~Done~~

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Amélie tremblay

Monday 6th of July 2020

What does it mean when it's write mm in the end of the line Thanks

Craft Passion

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

It means "move marker".


Sunday 23rd of February 2020

I am having a little problem with the nose. I have crocheted it over and over and pulled it out over and over because it doesn't look right. I followed the pattern exactly (at least I thought I did) and it still turned out weird. Maybe I just don't understand how to do it. It isn't my first project by far but it has stumped me flat. Any way you could explain how to do it a little clearer than the original pattern? Thanks for your time :)

Craft Passion

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Hi Marie, do you mind to email a clear close-up photo of the nose piece so that I could see where the problem is. Please email to [email protected]. Thank you.

Alexander Jacques Sabucido

Monday 16th of September 2019

This tutorial would be a huge help. Thanks for sharing this great article.

Melanie ogle

Monday 19th of August 2019

Try as I may, I can not. For the life of me make a magic circle, don't know why I can't comprehend how to make it, I've watched video's on youtube6 with no success, plz help, what did people do 25 yrs ago,was this around?


Tuesday 29th of October 2019

Make 3 chaîne and make 6 sc in the second chain fom hook, you'll have a circle


Friday 10th of February 2017

I love this pattern so much my koala is so cute! I was just wondering if I could sell these on Etsy as long as I use my own photos and give you credit for the patten. Please let me know whenever you can, thanks! :)