Editor’s Inspiration: koala crochet pattern by Stacey Trock
This week, Angie’s inspiration lies with a peculiar little marsupial! This koala crochet pattern by Stacey Trock is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I come from a family with far flung roots. While some landed in my hometown of Chicago, another large chunk landed on the shores of Australia – and it was those cousins who first nurtured my love of koalas. They sent me a huge stuffed koala when I was about 6 years old, and it was about as big as me. I named him John, for reasons I probably won’t ever remember.
I love these little marsupials – and in a world with a changing climate, their existence has been threatened. Luckily, there have been many sanctuaries and refuges built for them, and their numbers have started to recover.
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This koala crochet pattern includes a photographic tutorial and round by round instructions so you won’t get lost. Using worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm (US H) crochet hook, they stand about 5.5 inches tall.
To make this pattern, you have to be able to single crochet (UK double crochet), increase, decrease, and an optional loop crochet stitch to make the fluffy looking ears.
The designer (Stacey Trock) recommends using Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted for this koala crochet pattern. With a high twist and a veritable rainbow of colors, it’s a perfect choice for this project. You’ll need one ball of each color: a main color, black, and white.
I love the idea of whipping one of these little ones up for a loved one this Valentine’s Day – or at any time during the year for a sweet reminder of how much you care.
Will you be making this koala crochet pattern? Tell me in the comments!
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