Some ideas to make it differently:
1. This adorable little koala is about 3-5″ tall only (depend on your yarn and the matching hook size), install a key ring on it’s head and turn it into a key chain, hang it to the bag’s zipper.
2. If we sew the limbs closer to the center of the body and insert 4 small strong magnets to the tip of each limb, you can make it “huggy” and hug on a tree branch or at the edge of your curtain or your pencil, ruler etc…
3. And, and…. instead of poly-fills, stuff beads into the body to weight it down and with the magnets of it limbs, it can be a cute memo holder on your desk too
4. Use a chunkier yarn and bigger hook, crochet a giant version to become a soft toy.
Lets get the how-to for the basic koala bear amigurumi:
Follow the crochet pattern at the above pattern link to crochet all the parts of the koala bear, which consist of:
1 head (stuff firmly and complete)
Remember to leave a long yarn end (about 6-8″) for every part so that you will have enough yarn to sew.
You need 2 black beads (I used about 5.5mm or 7/32″ to match the size of the head I crocheted).
Tapestry needle and scissor.
Find the appropriate positions for the ears, approx at the center of the vertical cross section of the head, middle of the height.
Sew to attach the nose in the center between the 2 ears.
Sew eyes 2 stitches away from the nose.
Stuff the body firmly and sew it to the bottom of the head.
Lastly, stuff and sew the limbs to the body. ~~Done~~