I can't believe it's taken me this long to finish making my mums Christmas presents! For shame! It was the Panda's fault, I couldn't make him how I wanted him to look, so I gave up in the end and we'll have to live with a funny looking panda. You might think a crochet panda is a strange gift for a mother, but she actually wanted one to go in her new car which is a Fiat Panda. The panda pattern came from the 'Ultimate Crochet Handbook'. I love the rest of the book but the pattern for the bear turns out a lot bigger than the one in the picture, which is disappointing :( I only wanted to make a small one! I actually didn't do as many rounds for the head and body as they recommend and he still turned out giant! This is the first amigurumi I've made so I didn't really know how to make it better and our computer helpfully crashed so I couldn't turn to the internet for help! Oh, well...it's part of his charm. His name is Fred.