Amigurumi Pattern: St. Valentine’s Koalas – Gina & Dante

Once again, St. Valentine arrives at Tarturumies …
As every year, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with all of you trying to give back to you all the love that you transmit to us every day ♥ ♥ ♥

Since the beginning of Tarturumies we have had the pleasure of sharing different designs for Valentine’s Day.
The first shared love project was in 2016 with the Special “Love is in the air” where our protagonists were the most adorable couple that you can meet <Agatha and Argus> for us they are very special, since they accompanied us at the beginning of this beautiful project … Agatha and Argus have been loved from all corners of the world, many of you have shown us versions and told beautiful stories that you have shared with them.
In 2017, a year later arrived our tender Sweet Heart Bears <Donna – Francis – Romeo> … what we can say about them? … you have adored them as much as we do and today they are one of the most beloved designs for all of you.
We’re already in 2018 and we continue accompanying you with all the enthusiasm and hoping to share many more moments together. Today, we present a new version of love as our hearts feel, this time we have thought of making another couple based on an animal that could transmit what is tenderness and love just by looking at it … Who has not melted ever with see a little koala? … If they are sooooo cute! … Well, to not extend much more, that’s how we decided on our adorable Koalas!!!

Gina and Dante enjoy their days together with their favorite eucalyptus tree, they have marked it so that their love is eternal, all a sweetness of a couple …
We hope you fall in love with them as much as we do … HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

 ♥  Welcome Gina & Dante ! ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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Pattern St. Valentine’s Koalas

    ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch = chain stitch
  • cm = centimeter
  • dec = decrease
  • FO = fasten off
  • inc = increase
  • mm = millimeter(s)
  • mr = magic ring
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd(s)= round(s)
  • * * x…= repeat instructions in asterisks … times 
  • BLO = Instead of inserting your hook underneath the entire stitch, the hook enters the center of the stitch, and exits underneath the back loop.
  • Continuous round = Crochet all followed, without closing the rounds.
  • Joined round = Go closing every rounds and climb to the next turn with a chain.
  • Worked in Rows = Crochet in a base of chains and turning the crochet at the end each row.

    MATERIALS

GINA

  • Yarn (for crochet hooks 3 – 3.5 mm/ 1mm wide)
    Colors: Off White – Light Pink – White – Light Gray
  • Scarf Yarn  (for crochet hooks 3 – 3.5 mm/ 2mm wide)
    Color: Dusty Pink
  • Hairy Yarn (for inner ear – for crochet hooks 4.5 – 5.5mm/ 7mm wide) 
    Color: White
  • Felt
    Color: Light Pink
  • Thread (for sew the button)
    Color: choose color similar to button that use.
  • Fiberfill  (to stuff)
  • Textile glue (for glue some parts of felt)
  • 10mm Safety eyes 
  • Heart Decorative Button: 27mm diameter approx. 

DANTE

  • Yarn (for crochet hooks 3 – 3.5 mm/ 1mm wide)
    Colors: Light Gray – Light Blue – White – Dark Gray
  • Scarf Yarn  (for crochet hooks 3 – 3.5 mm/ 2mm wide)
    Color: Turquoise 
  • Hairy Yarn (for inner ear – for crochet hooks 4.5 – 5.5mm/ 7mm wide) 
    Color: White
  • Felt
    Color: Light Pink
  • Thread (for sew the button)
    Color: choose color similar to button that use.
  • Fiberfill  (to stuff)
  • Textile glue (for glue some parts of felt)
  • 10mm Safety eyes 
  • Heart Decorative Button: 27mm diameter approx. 

    TOOLS

  • 2,5mm Crochet Hook (Clover Amour – UK 12)
  • 3,5mm Crochet Hook (Clover Amour – US E/4 – UK 9)
  • 4,5mm Crochet Hook (Clover Amour – US 7 – UK 7)
  • Yarn Needle(for sew amigurumi parts)
  • Thread Needle (for sew the buttons)
  • Scissors – Pencil – Ruler

NOTE: The pattern is the same for both Gina and Dante; we will use Dante as an example in colors for the pattern, if you want to make Gina you will follow the same instructions only by making the corresponding color change.

HEAD 

Worked in continuous round with light gray color and 2,5mm Hook.
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x6 (18)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x6 (24)
Round 5.- *3sc, 1inc* x6 (30)
Round 6.- *4sc, 1inc* x6 (36)
Round 7.- *5sc, 1inc* x6 (42)
Round 8.- *6sc, 1inc* x6 (48)
Round 9.- *7sc, 1inc* x6 (54)
Round 10.- *8sc, 1inc* x6 (60)
Rounds 11 – 13.- 1sc in each st (60)
Round 14.- *9sc, 1inc* x6 (66)
Round 15.- *10sc, 1inc* x6 (72)
Round 16.- *11sc, 1inc* x6 (78)
Rounds 17 – 19.- 1sc in each st (78)
Round 20.- *11sc, 1dec* x6 (72)
Rounds 21 – 22.- 1sc in each st (72)
Round 23.- *10sc, 1dec* x6 (66)
Round 24.- *9sc, 1dec* x6 (60)
Round 25.- *8sc, 1dec* x6 (54)
Round 26.- 1sc in each st (54)
Round 27.- *7sc, 1dec* x6 (48)
Round 28.- 1sc in each st (48)
Round 29.- *6sc, 1dec* x6 (42)
Round 30.- *5sc, 1dec* x6 (36)
Round 31.- *4sc, 1dec* x6 (30)
Round 32.- *3sc, 1dec* x6 (24)
Put the eyes in the head between the rnds.21/22, counting from the top and leaving 13sc distance between themStuff the head as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail. 

BODY 

Worked in continuous round with colors: light gray and light blue – 2,5mm Hook.
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x6 (18)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x6 (24)
Round 5.- *3sc, 1inc* x6 (30)
Round 6.- *4sc, 1inc* x6 (36)
Round 7.- *5sc, 1inc* x6 (42)
Round 8.- *6sc, 1inc* x6 (48)
Round 9.- *7sc, 1inc* x6 (54)
Round 10.- *8sc, 1inc* x6 (60)
Rounds 11 – 15.- 1sc in each st (60)
Round 16.- 29sc gray – 1sc l.blue – 30sc gray (60)
Round 17.- 28sc gray – 3sc l.blue – 29sc gray (60)
Round 18.- 27sc gray – 5sc l.blue – 28sc gray (60)
Round 19.- 26sc gray – 7sc l.blue – 27sc gray (60)
Rounds 20 – 23.- 25sc gray – 9sc l.blue – 26sc gray (60)
Round 24.- 25sc gray – 4sc l.blue – 1sc gray – 4sc l.blue – 26sc gray (60)
Round 25.- 25sc gray – 3sc l.blue – 3sc gray – 3sc l.blue – 26sc gray (60)
Round 26.- *8sc, 1dec* x6 (54)
Round 27.- *7sc, 1dec* x6 (48)
Rounds 28 – 29.- 1sc in each st (48)
Round 30.- *6sc, 1dec* x6 (42)
Round 31.- *5sc, 1dec* x6 (36)
Round 32.- *4sc, 1dec* x6 (30)
Round 33.- *3sc, 1dec* x6 (24)
Round 34.- 1sc in each st (24)
Stuff the body as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

ARMS x2

Worked in continuous round with colors: light gray, white and dark gray – 2,5mm Hook.
Start with dark gray color
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x6 (18)
Continue with white color
Round 4.- 1sc in each st (18)
Continue with light gray color
Rounds 5 – 9.- 1sc in each st (18)
Round 10.- *4sc, 1dec* x3 (15)
Rounds 11 – 19.- 1sc in each st (15)
Round 20.- *3sc, 1dec* x3 (12)
Round 21.- 1sc in each st (12)
Stuff the arms as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

LEGS x2 

Worked in continuous round with colors: light gray, white and dark gray – 2,5mm Hook.
Start with dark gray color
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x6 (18)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x6 (24)
Round 5.- *3sc, 1inc* x6 (30)
Continue with white color
Round 6.- 1sc in each st (30)
Continue with light gray color
Rounds 7 – 9.- 1sc in each st (30)
Round 10.- *8sc, 1dec* x3 (27)
Round 11.- *7sc, 1dec* x3 (24)
Rounds 12 – 13.- 1sc in each st (24)
Round 14.- *6sc, 1dec* x3 (21)
Round 15.- 1sc in each st (21)
Round 16.- *5sc, 1dec* x3 (18)
Round 17.- 1sc in each st (18)
Stuff the legs as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

EARS x2 

The ears will be composed of two parts. The outer ear and the inner ear.
Start with the Outer Ear.

Worked in continuous round with light gray of 1mm yarn – 2,5mm Hook.
Round 1.-
Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x6 (18)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x6 (24)
Round 5.- *3sc, 1inc* x6 (30)
Round 6.- *4sc, 1inc* x6 (36)
Round 7.- *5sc, 1inc* x6 (42)
Round 8.- *6sc, 1inc* x6 (48)
Round 9.- *7sc, 1inc* x6 (54)
Rounds 10 – 15.- 1sc in each st (54)
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

Continue with the Inner Ear.
Crochet with the white hairy yarn plus 1mm white yarn, crochet with both yarn at the same time to better see the stitches – 4,5mm hook.
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6) < Make like normal ring but do not close it >.
Round 2.- To make this round, turning the crochet when we finish the Rnd.1 and crochet as if in a row .*1inc* x6 (12)
FO, leaving a long tail of the 1mm yarn.

NOSE

Worked in continuous round with dark gray color and 2,5mm Hook.
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1sc, 1inc* x3 (9)
Round 3.- 1sc in each st (9)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x3 (12)
Rounds 5 – 6.- 1sc in each st (12)
Round 7.- *2sc, 1dec* x3 (9)
Round 8.- *1sc, 1dec* x3 (6)
Stuff the nose as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

SCARF

Worked in rows with turquoise of 2mm yarn – 3,5mm Hook.
Start with 40ch + 1ch to climb (41) 
Round 1.- 1sc in each st (40)
Rounds 2 – 5.- 1sc in each st in BLO (40)
FO, leaving a long tail. Sew a decorative button on one of the ends of the scarf and wait until the armed.

 FELT PART 

ASSEMBLE

1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 2 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye. (in case of make Gina, also embroider some eyelashes on the sides of the safety eyes with light gray yarn).
2.- Sew the nose to the head between Rnds.21 and 26 (counting from the top). Sew it centered between the eyes, leaving 3sc to 4sc away to each eye.
3.- Sew the inner ear inside the outer ear. Place the straight base of the inner ear on the Rnd.4 (counting from the edge) of the outer ear and in the center of it. Only pick the straight part, along, on the indicated round, it will remain as if it was half loose.
4.- Sew the ears (already armed) to the head between the Rnds.7 and 24 (counting from the top). To position the upper part of the ear, count 17sc in the central of the Rnd.7 and sew on each side. To position the lower part, count in Rnd.27 from below the nose, about 12sc on both sides and have that reference, at that height approximately but on Rnd.24 sew them.
5.- Glue the cheeks to the head one on each side, under the eyes between the Rnds.23 and 24 (counting from the top).
6.- Sew the legs to the body between Rnds. 2 to 8 (counting from the bottom).
7.- Sew the arms to the body between Rnds. 7 to 9 (counting from the neck seam).
8.- Join the head centered to body sewing the openings of head and body together.
9.- Place the scarf around the neck, overlap one end over the other leaving the button up and sew.
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!


 And you’re done!!! Enjoy your sweet Koalas! 


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