#01 Giant Panda by Ana Paula Rimoli

#01 Giant Panda

April 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in sc using size G-6 (4mm) hook.
4.0 mm (G)
290 yards (265 m)
Head circumference (stuffed) approx 14" / 35.5cm; Height approx 9" / 23cm
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This pattern is available from store.vogueknitting.com for $3.00.
Errata available: web.archive.org

Pattern description from Knit.1, Spring/Summer 2008: “In Chinese, the word ‘panda’ translates to ‘large bear cat,’ and indeed the cuddly-looking creature shares the cat’s vertical-slit eyes. Long a symbol of Chinese diplomacy, the giant panda dines on 25 different species of bamboo. Sadly, the woody plant is becoming increasingly harder for these denizens of China’s mountain ranges to come by as they are squeezed out of their habitat by warmer temperatures and human settlement, making the giant panda one of the world’s most endangered animals.”


  • 1 skein each in #3012 Black and #3116 Ivory Bamboo Wool by Moda Dea/Coats & Clark, 2.8oz/80g skeins, each approx 145yd/133m (rayon from bamboo/wool)
  • Size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook or size to get the gauge
  • 15mm plastic eyes with safety backings, polyester stuffing, black embroidery needle and tapestry needle.

Note: Work in continuous rnds. Do not turn at end of rnd.