Miles the Mallard Free Crochet Pattern




Hello my crafty friends! How is your week going so far?

I hope you are in the mood for a new fun crochet project!


Many animals live around my house...and I'm so lucky to get to see them almost every day. Squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, deer, coyotes and geese are pretty easy to spot from my backyard!


There is also a cute mallard couple that likes to stop by from time to time and often flies above our home!


Here's my crocheted version of this adorable duck!


Have fun with me and crochet along!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) - Green, Beige, Brown, Gray, Yellow, Orange; Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

DIMENSION: 6” x 4”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner SEAMLESSLY COLOR CHANGE: Work in the color A until two loops of the last stitch remain on the hook. Use the color B to complete the stitch.



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BODY (green, beige, brown and gray yarn)


Rnd 1: starting off with green yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: sc even (24)

Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 6 - 11: sc even (32)

Place the safety eyes between rnds # 5-6, 9 stitches apart.

Rnd 12: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 13: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18)

Rnd 14: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (16)

Rnd 15: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (14)

Rnd 16: sc even (14); start stuffing the body

Rnd 17: switch to beige yarn, sc even (14)

Rnd 18: sc even (14)

Rnd 19: switch to brown yarn, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21)

Rnd 20 - 21: sc even (21)

Rnd 22: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28)

Rnd 23 - 24: sc even (28)

Rnd 25: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35)

Rnd 26: switch to gray yarn, sc even (35)

Rnd 27: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42)

Rnd 28 - 32: sc even (42)

Rnd 33: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (35)

Rnd 34 - 35: sc even (35)

Rnd 36: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28)

Rnd 37: sc even (28)

Rnd 38: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (21)

Rnd 39: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (14)

Rnd 40: sc even (14)

Rnd 41: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (12)

Rnd 42: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8); finish stuffing the body firmly

Rnd 43: sc dec around (4)


F/O, cut the yarn, close the hole and wave in end.


BEAK (yellow yarn)


Rnd 1: 5 ch, 1 sc inc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 sc, 2 sc inc into the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation chain, 2 sc, 1 sc inc into the last ch that already contains 2 sc (12)

Rnd 2 - 5: sc even (12); do not stuff the beak


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the beak to the head of the mallard.


Embroider the NOSE marks with black cotton thread.


Embroider the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread, between rnds # 7-9, 7 sts apart.

WINGS (brown yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9)

Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12)

Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (15)

Rnd 5: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 6 - 9: sc even (18)

Rnd 10: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15)

Rnd 11: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12)

Rnd 12: sc even (12)

Rnd 13: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10)

Rnd 14: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8); do not stuff the wing

Rnd 15: flatten the wing and crochet through bot layers now, 3 sc, 1 sl st (4)


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the wings to the side of the body, between rnds # 25-26.


FEET (orange yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc even (8)

Rnd 3: flatten the foot and work through both layers, 4 sc (4)


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the first rnd of the feet to the body, between rnds # 36-37.





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


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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