Amigurumi, Christmas, Patterns

Alfie the Christmas Koala Amigurumi Pattern

Alfie the Christmas Koala

Can you believe we are almost at the end of 2021? This year went by so fast. Well for me anyway and it will be Christmas time in less than three weeks! With that, let me introduce you to my final design for the year. Alfie the Christmas Koala! Isn’t he charming?

When I sketched my Christmas design this year, I wanted to incorporate my home country of Australia and what better way to represent that than with the most iconic Australian animal! 

Now I know some refer to them as “koala bears” but they are actually not bears. They are in fact marsupials. This means that they are born inside their mother’s pouch and continue to grow and develop there.

I learned so much about Koalas while designing Alfie. For example, did you know they have unique patterns on their nose? It’s what scientists use to identify them! And just like us, they also have fingerprints. Isn’t that interesting?

Alfie has a cute little story about him too. It’s Christmas Eve, and Alfie thinking he’s old enough to be out and about on his own, wanders off into the forest to explore but only to wander off too far!

You can make Alfie today in time for Christmas! The pattern is available on EtsyLoveCrafts and

As I mentioned previously, Alfie is my last design for the year but I have some exciting designs and videos planned for next year including a fun collboration that will be released early next year. Be on the lookout for that!

If you make this little guy, I’d love to see it so make sure to post a picture of your finished Alfie on Instagram with #helloyellowyarn (or you can tag me @maryjcarlos) or post on my Facebook page.

Seasons greetings and happy crafting!

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