• Elisa

Baby Penguin Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019


There are so many reasons to love penguins!

First of all they are so cute, especially baby penguins…they have this fun way to walk that makes them look a bit clumsy… when they find their mate they stay together for all their life… they love to cuddle…

It's impossible not to love penguins!


Today I want to share with you all a very fun and quick crochet project: a Baby Penguin amigurumi doll.


The finished doll is approximately 4 inches tall and it can work perfectly as a crib mobile attachment! Wouldn’t be adorable a baby penguins mobile for your little one?!


If you'd love to create a bigger penguin instead, just use a bigger size hook and a chunkier yarn!


***You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE. The formatted PDF includes the step-by-step pictures!


Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Black, Gray, White, Pink and Yellow

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; 9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

HOOK SIZES: E/3,50 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed.



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HEAD and BODY (black, white and gray yarn)

1) start working with black yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc *, repeat ** around (32)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc *, repeat ** around (40)

6-8) sc even (40)

9) *4 sc, 1 sc inc *, repeat ** around (48)

10) 17 sc with black yarn, 4 sc with white yarn, 6 sc with black yarn, 4 sc with white yarn, 17 sc with black yarn (48)

11) 16 sc with black yarn, 6 sc with white yarn, 4 sc with black yarn, 6 sc with white yarn, 16 sc with black yarn (48)

12) 15 sc with black yarn, 8 sc with white yarn, 2 sc with black yarn, 8 sc with white yarn, 15 sc with black yarn (48)

13) 15 sc with black yarn, 8 sc with white yarn, 2 sc with black yarn, 8 sc with white yarn, 15 sc with black yarn (48)

14) 15 sc with black yarn, 18 sc with white yarn, 15 sc with black yarn (48)

15-16) 15 sc with black yarn, 18 sc with white yarn, 15 sc with black yarn (48)

17) keep working with black yarn, *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice, 3 sc, switch back to black yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (40); start stuffing the head

18) keep working with black yarn, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 1 sc dec, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice, 3 sc, switch back to black yarn, 1 sc dec, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (32): insert plastic safety eyes between rounds # 13-14

19) switch to gray yarn, *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (40)

20-25) sc even (40); keep stuffing the doll as you go

26) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (32)

27) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

28) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (16); finish stuffing the doll

29) sc dec around (8); F/O and close the hole


BEAK (yellow yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the beak to the penguin’s head.


CHEEKS (pink yarn)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn

to attach the cheeks to the penguin’s head.


WINGS (gray yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3) sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the wing to the side of the body.

Do not stuff the wing, flatten it instead before attaching it between rounds #19-22.


FEET (black yarn; make two)

1) 4 ch, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc, 2 sc inc in the last ch, keep working on the opposite side of the foundation chain, 1 sc, 1 sc inc in the last st that already contains 2 sc (10)

2) sc even (10)

5) flatten the feet and work through both layers now, 5 sc (5); ch1 and turn

6) 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc dec (3); F/O and close the hole; leave a long tail of yarn to attach the feet to the bottom of the body.


TAIL (gray yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10); F/O and leave a long string of yarn to sew the tail to the back of the body. Stuff the tail lightly before attaching it.


I can't wait to see your version of my BABY PENGUIN! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

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