Kenny the Mini Koala Pattern

Updated: Apr 29

When I was asked to make a koala keychain I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to make it small enough because I’m not great at crocheting small things, but this turned out to be the right size to be a chunky keychain. I honestly think it’d be super cute as an accent piece on a backpack, so here’s my koala pattern, just in time for back to school! This is totally a beginner friendly pattern, so you dont need to worry if you’re koala-fied to make it or not! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist making a cringey pun!)

I’ve also made it as a kawaii shelf decoration, because I just love decorating with mini plushies!

If you have any questions about the pattern, or you just want to send me a picture of your finished project please contact me at or on Instagram @cutiepie_crochet! Feel free to make and sell these, but please do not mass produce! If you would like to share this pattern, please link to this page, but please do not reprint it on your site. Also, please credit me when using this pattern. Thanks, and have lots of fun making your new plushie friend!~


  • 3.75mm crochet hook

  • Worsted weight yarn in the colors of your choice

  • Felt for the eyes or safety eyes

  • Felting needle (if using felt)

  • Fiber fill

  • Stitch markers

  • Yarn needle


  • mr- magic ring

  • st- stitch

  • sc- single crochet

  • dc- double crochet

  • inc- increase

  • dec- decrease

  • ch- chain

This pattern can be made as a keychain or a mini plush! If you decide you want it to be a keychain you will need a keychain and a jump ring!


Round 1: mr 6 (6)

Round 2: inc x6 (12)

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 (18)

Round 4: (sc 2, inc)x6 (24)

Round 5: (sc 3, inc)x6 (30)

Round 6: (sc 4, inc)x6 (36)

Round 7-12: Sc around (36)

Between rows 10 and 11 attach safety eyes 6 stitches apart

Round 13: (sc 4, dec)x6 (30)

Round 14: (sc 3, dec)x6 (24)

Round 15: (sc 2, dec)x6 (18)

Round 16: (sc 1, dec)x6 (12)

Round 17: decx6 (6)

Fasten off.


Round 1: mr 6 (6)

Round 2: inc x6 (12)

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 (18)

Round 4: (sc 2, inc)x6 (24)

Round 5-6: sc around (24)

Round 7: (sc 2, dec)x6 (18)

Round 8: sc around (18)

Round 9: (sc 1, dec)x6 (12)

Fasten off, leave extra yarn for sewing. Attach to head.

Tummy Patch:

Round 1: mr 6 (6)

Round 2: sc 2 (6)

Fasten off, leave extra yarn for sewing. Attach to center of body.

Arms (x2):

Round 1: mr 6 (6)

Round 2-4: sc around (6)

Sew opening in half, leave extra yarn for sewing. Attach to sides of body.

Legs (x2):

Round 1: mr 8 (8)

Round 2-3: sc around (8)

Fasten off, weave in ends so the hole is closed, pull yarn through middle of piece (round 2), leave extra yarn for sewing. Pinch in half, so the leg is now an oval, and attach to body on either side of lower part of tummy patch.

Outer Ears (x2):

Round 1: mr 6 (6)

Round 2: inc x6 (12)

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 (18)

Round 4: (sc 2, inc)x6 (24)

Round 5-6: sc around (24)

Fasten off, leave extra yarn for sewing.

Inner Ears (x2):

Round 1: mr 3 (3)

Round 2: ch 1, flip work, inc x 3 (6)

Round 3: ch 1, flip work (sc 1, inc)x3 (9)

Fasten off, attach to outer ear.

Now pinch the outer ear in half with the inner ear on one side and sew in half, being careful not to pull main color thread through the inner ear patch. Then attach to either side of the head, again being sure not to overlap the main color yarn on the patch on the inner ear. This can be difficult, but if you go slow it’ll totally be worth it!


Round 1: ch 3

Round 2: starting in 2nd ch from hook, (sc 1, inc)x2 (6)

Fasten off, attach to head, between eyes.

Enjoy your new plush friend! I would totally love to see your finished projects, so tag me on Instagram @cutiepie_crochet!