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Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Case Pattern


| Original: March 06, 2023

Did you know that Tamagotchis are still in production and going strong? The most popular toy from the 90s made a comeback when Pixar's Turning Red was released!

Turning Red has become one of my family's favorite movies of all time! As a Chinese Canadian kid who grew up in the 90s, this movie brought back so many memories. The moment I saw Meilin Lee (aka Mei, the main character) marching onto the screen with a Tamagotchi strapped to her backpack, I knew it was going to be good.

Fluffy Red Panda Ears/Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

I love the movie so much, I even crocheted a pair of fluffy red panda ears for myself last year just for fun!

Growing up, I longed for a Tamagotchi, but because they were so popular, they were ridiculously priced at the time. I didn't have a Tamagotchi. Instead, I had a different digital pet toy called Dinky Dino, which is just as cute, to be honest.

Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Case Pattern

Tamagotchis have come out with so many different versions since my day. In fact, the Tamagotchi community is very much alive! There are many serious collectors out there who are willing to pay hundreds if not thousands for discontinued Tamagotchis.

Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Case Pattern

The best part about growing up is that I actually have money now to live out my childhood dreams. So... I got myself a brand new Tamagotchi Pix.

This Red Panda Tamagotchi Case is inspired by Pixar's Turning Red. I wish they had a red panda Tamagotchi, but they don't. I guess the only way to get one is to make my own! It also kind of reminds me of the Raccoon Mario from Nintendo as well.

Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Pix Case Pattern

This adorable Tamagotchi case is made to fit the Tamagotchi Pix with a camera hole in the back. It is a simple crochet pattern that is suitable for beginners as long as you know how to crochet in the round.

Red Panda Tamagotchi Pix Crochet Case Pattern

It uses worsted-weight yarn which can easily be found in local craft stores, but you may need to adjust your tension or the size of the hook to make sure it fits your Tamagotchi Pix. Some sewing is required.

Red Panda Tamagotchi Pix Crochet Case Pattern

Because it had a place to put a charm strap, I decided to crochet a fluffy red panda tail to add to my Tamagotchi! The best part about it is that it can also act as a stand to prop up your Tamagotchi.

Red Panda Tamagotchi Pix Crochet Case Pattern

I hope the Tamagotchi company will come out with a Red Panda Tamagotchi to commemorate the movie one day because this movie brought the Tamagotchi back into my life!

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Red Panda Tamagotchi Case Crochet Pattern


What You Need / Materials


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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • ch - chain
  • slst - slip stitch
  • sc - single crochet
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochets in one stitch
  • sc dec - single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 stitches together
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • BLO - back loops only


Notes


  • Simple beginner-friendly crochet pattern.
  • This crocheted Tamagotchi case is made to fit the Tamagotchi Pix.
  • You may need to adjust your tension or the size of the hook to make sure it fits your Tamagotchi. 
  • I made this amigurumi doll using the "Yarn Under Single Crochet" technique. This technique makes the stitches tighter and appears more aligned.
  • Sewing is required to assemble together.


Crochet Instructions


Tamagotchi Case


Using a 4.0 mm crochet hook and pumpkin yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc
Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 3: [Sc, sc inc] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [Sc, sc inc, sc] x 6 times (24 sts)

Round 5: [3 sc, sc inc] x 3 times, ch 6, sk 2, hdc into the next st, sc inc, [3 sc, inc] x 2 times (34 sts)

Red Panda Tamagotchi Pix Crochet Case Pattern   Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Pix Case Pattern
Round 6: 15 sc, make 8 sc into the large ch space, 13 sc (36 sts)

Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Case Pattern   Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Case Pattern
Round 7-8: Sc in each st around (36 sts)

Round 9: 9 sc (or however many you need to get to the charm strap slot), ch 2, sk 3 and continue to sc in each st around (35 sts)

***Alternative Round 9: If you don't want the opening for the charm strap, sc in each st around without chaining or skipping (36 sts)

Round 10: 9 sc, make 3 sc into the ch sp, sc in each st around (36 sts)

Round 11: [5 sc, sc dec, 5 sc] x 3 times (33 sts)
Round 12: [9 sc, sc dec] x 3 times (30 sts)
Cut and fasten off invisibly.


Ears (x 2)


Using a 4.0 mm crochet hook and white yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 3 sc (3 sts)
Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (6 sts)
Round 3: [Sc, sc inc] x 3 times (9 sts)
Round 4: [Sc, sc inc, sc] x 3 times (12 sts)
Round 5: Sc in each st around (12 sts)

Cut and fasten off with a tail to sew onto the Tamagotchi case.

Tail


Using a 4.0 mm crochet hook and pumpkin yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 5 sc (5 sts)
Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (10 sts)
Round 3: [Sc, sc inc] x 5 times (15 sts)

Change to brown color...
Round 4: Sc in each st around (15 sts)

Change to pumpkin yarn...
Round 5-6: Sc in each st around (15 sts)

Change to brown color...
Round 7: Sc in each st around (15 sts)

Change to pumpkin yarn...
Round 8-9: Sc in each st around (15 sts)

Change to brown yarn...
Round 10: [Sc, sc dec] x 5 times (10 sts)
Round 11: Sc dec in each around (5 sts)
Cut and fasten off with a tail to close up the opening.

Optional: I used a slicker brush to brush out the tail to make it more fluffy, but this is more of a personal preference.

Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Case Pattern   Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Case Pattern
Use some scrap yarn to create a small loop for the lobster clasp to attach to.

Red Panda Crochet Tamagotchi Case Pattern

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





This is an original crochet pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this crochet pattern as your own. If you wish to share this crochet pattern, you may link to this blog post, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for personal use, but please DO NOT sell or distribute the crochet pattern.

You may sell products made from this crochet pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio, and provide a link to my blog www.OnceUponaCheerio.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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