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Fluffy Red Panda Ears Crochet Pattern

2022-07-31T21:52:34Z
June 30, 2022 | Modified: 2022-07-31T21:52:34Z

Have you watched Pixar's Turning Red?

I didn't think to watch this movie initially, but I kept seeing the trailers on TV and I couldn't help myself but be curious. The initial reviews of the movie were quite polarized, but then knowing that the movie is about an Asian Canadian teenager, I knew I had to watch it.

Turns out: this movie SPEAKS. TO. ME.

Fluffy Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

All the nostalgia from the movie just brings me back to my early teen years. The Tamagotchis, the boy bands, high school crushes, etc.⁠

I wouldn't say that I had a controlling mother like Mei Mei does, but I do remember back in the day when I started listening to my own music and becoming my own independent person.

Fluffy Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

My mom HATED it because she felt that they were bad influences (I'm talking about the Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, and NSYNC era). I wore her down though -- after I made her listen to it over and over again in the car.⁠

Fluffy Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

Nowadays, I'm having a lot of fun watching my kids singing and dancing to 4*TOWN. ⁠I'm sure there will come a day when they start listening to music that I don't like.⁠ But I'll worry about that when the time comes.

On a side note, they really need to have more Red Panda merchandise and make a Turning Red Tamagotchi, like NOW.⁠ The shopping selection for Turning Red products at Disneyland was just too small.

Fluffy Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

I know that 4*TOWN only has a few songs, but I thought that they were really good. I end up downloading them and listening to them in the car. singing along to it with my kids.

Wouldn't it be so cool to have a 4*TOWN live (but short) concert at Disneyland as a live show? The little kids would LOVE that! C'mon Disney, I'm giving you free ideas here!

Fluffy Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

It's so cute. After watching this movie, sometimes Mui Mui would just walk up to me and whisper, "Release the panda..." 🤣! So let's all release our pandas and make these adorable fluffy red panda ears!

Fluffy Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

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Fluffy Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

What You Need / Materials


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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • sc - single crochet
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochets in one stitch


Notes


  • I made this amigurumi doll using the "Yarn Under Single Crochet" technique. This technique makes the stitches tighter and appears more aligned.
  • You can try using the regular single crochet stitches (yarn over), but I don't know if that would create a steeper slant than mine.


Pattern


Ear #1


Using white yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 4 sc (4 sts)
Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (8 sts)
Round 3: (Sc, sc inc) x 4 times (12 sts)
Round 4: Sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc, sc inc, sc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc (16 sts)
Round 5: 2 sc, sc inc, sc, [change to orange yarn, 3 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc (20 sts)
Round 6: 2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, 4 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 6 sc, sc inc (24 sts)
Round 7: 2 sc, sc inc, 3 sc, [change to orange yarn, 5 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 8 sc, sc inc (28 sts)
Round 8: 2 sc, sc inc, 4 sc, [change to orange yarn, 6 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 10 sc, sc inc (32 sts)
Round 9: 2 sc, sc inc, 5 sc, [change to orange yarn, 7 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 12 sc, sc inc (36 sts)
Round 10: 2 sc, sc inc, 6 sc, [change to orange yarn, 8 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 14 sc, sc inc (40 sts)
Round 11: 2 sc, sc inc, 7 sc, [change to orange yarn, 9 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 16 sc, sc inc (44 sts)
Round 12: 2 sc, sc inc, 8 sc, [change to orange yarn, 10 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 18 sc, sc inc (48 sts)
Round 13: 2 sc, sc inc, 9 sc, [change to orange yarn, 11 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 20 sc, sc inc (52 sts)
Round 14: 2 sc, sc inc, 10 sc, [change to orange yarn, 12 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 22 sc, sc inc (56 sts)
Round 15: 2 sc, sc inc, 11 sc, [change to orange yarn, 13 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 24 sc, sc inc (60 sts)
Round 16: 2 sc, sc inc, 12 sc, [change to orange yarn, 14 sc, sc inc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 26 sc, sc inc (64 sts)

Round 17: 2 sc, sc inc, 13 sc, [change to orange yarn, 16 sc], change back to white yarn, 31 sc, sc inc (66 sts)
Round 18: 2 sc, sc inc, 14 sc, [change to orange yarn, 16 sc], change back to white yarn, 32 sc, sc inc (68 sts)
Round 19: 2 sc, sc inc, 15 sc, [change to orange yarn, 16 sc], change back to white yarn, 33 sc, sc inc (70 sts)
Round 20: 2 sc, sc inc, 16 sc, [change to orange yarn, 16 sc], change back to white yarn, 34 sc, sc inc (72 sts)


Ear #2


Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 4 sc (4 sts)
Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (8 sts)
Round 3: (Sc, sc inc) x 4 times (12 sts)
Round 4: Sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc, sc inc, sc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc (16 sts)
Round 5: Sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 3 sc], change back to white yarn, sc, sc inc, 2 sc (20 sts)
Round 6: Sc inc, 6 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 4 sc], change back to white yarn, 2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (24 sts)
Round 7: Sc inc, 8 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 5 sc], change back to white yarn, 3 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (28 sts)
Round 8: Sc inc, 10 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 6 sc], change back to white yarn, 4 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (32 sts)
Round 9: Sc inc, 12 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 7 sc], change back to white yarn, 5 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (36 sts)
Round 10: Sc inc, 14 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 8 sc], change back to white yarn, 6 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (40 sts)
Round 11: Sc inc, 16 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 9 sc], change back to white yarn, 7 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (44 sts)
Round 12: Sc inc, 18 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 10 sc], change back to white yarn, 8 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (48 sts)
Round 13: Sc inc, 20 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 11 sc], change back to white yarn, 9 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (52 sts)
Round 14: Sc inc, 22 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 12 sc], change back to white yarn, 10 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (56 sts)
Round 15: Sc inc, 24 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 13 sc], change back to white yarn, 11 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (60 sts)
Round 16: Sc inc, 26 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, [change to orange yarn, sc inc, 14 sc], change back to white yarn, 12 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (64 sts)

Round 17: Sc inc, 31 sc, [change to orange yarn, 16 sc], change back to white yarn, 13 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (66 sts)
Round 18: Sc inc, 32 sc, [change to orange yarn, 16 sc], change back to white yarn, 14 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (68 sts)
Round 19: Sc inc, 33 sc, [change to orange yarn, 16 sc], change back to white yarn, 15 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (70 sts)
Round 20: Sc inc, 34 sc, [change to orange yarn, 16 sc], change back to white yarn, 16 sc, sc inc, 2 sc (72 sts)


Base


Ch 8
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook and then in each st across (7 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (7 sts)


Assembly


Fold inside of the ear slightly. Then, sew the small base to the bottom of the ears - only along the dotted lines shown in the photograph.

Crochet Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears- Step 1

Crochet Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears- Step 2

Use a slicker brush and brush it on both the inside and outside of the ears to make it all fluffy. Brush it in all directions to bring up the most hair.

Crochet Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears- Step 3

Crochet Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears- Step 4

Thread your headband through the small hole between the ear and the base and try to anchor the ear onto the headband to the best of your ability. I ended up using a small rubber band to tie down the opposite corner of the ear.

Crochet Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears- Step 5

Crochet Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears- Step 6

Crochet Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears- Step 7

And there you have it: your very own pair of DIY fluffy red panda ears to dress up as Mei Mei from Turning Red!

Did you make your own Red Panda Ears? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.





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