#30 Amigurumi Time! Cute crocheted stuffed penguin

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It’s been a week now that EVERYTHING has been covered with snow up here in the North and it’s freezing cold!! I decided to try for the very first time to make a small stuffed animal and experiment a little bit with my crocheting skills. So I got inspired by the white scenery here and went for a little penguin. Isn’t it a cutie? It only needs an afternoon to be finished!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Black, white and yellow yarn

A 4mm-sized crochet hook

A pair of scissors

A sewing needle

Stuffing material

HOW TO:

EYES (make 2)

Take the white yarn and chain 2.

 Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch.

 Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (you end up with 12 sc).

 Fasten off.

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BODY

Take the black yarn and chain 2.

 Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch. Place a marker and move the marker up each time you complete a round.

 Round 2: 2 sc  in each sc around (12 sc).

 Round 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around (18 sc).

 Round 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around (24 sc).

 Round 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around (30 sc).

 Round 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around (36 sc).

 Round 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around (42 sc).

 Rounds 8-11: Sc in each sc around; change to B in last st of last round.

 Rounds 12-17: Sc in each sc around.

 Round 18: *Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around (36 sc).

 Round 19: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around (30 sc).

 Round 20: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around (24 sc).

 Sew Eyes to Body. Attach safety eyes through center of each crocheted eye.

Round 21: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around (18 sc). Stuff piece.

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Round 22: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around (12 sc).

Round 23: (Sc2tog) around (6 sc).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through last round and gather tightly. Knot to secure.

 FEET (make 2)

 Take the yellow yarn and chain 2.

 Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch. Place a marker and move it up as each round is completed.

 Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc).

Rounds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.

 Fasten off.

 WINGS (make 2)

 Take the black yarn and chain 2.

 Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch; place a marker and move it up as each round is completed.

 Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc).

Round 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around (18 sc).

 Round 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around (24 sc).

 Fasten off.

 BEAK

Take the yellow yarn and chain 2.

 Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch. Place a marker and move it up as each round is completed.

 Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc).

Round 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around (18 sc).

 Fasten off.

 FINISHING

 Fold Beak in half to make a half-circle and sew closed. Sew straight edge of Beak to Body. Sew Feet to Body. Finally, sew about 1/3 of outside circumference of Wing to Body. Weave in ends.

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Glossary

sc: single crochet

ch: chain

sc2tog: decrease

TIP: The best decrease in crochet by far is the invisible one. In order for you to do that you have to insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (2 loops on hook). Do not yarn over. Swing the hook down a little bit and insert the hook into the front loop of the next stitch. You will end up having 3 loops on your hook.  Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook. Then, yarn over once more and draw through both loops on the hook. There you go!

P.S.: In this project I used the lovely pattern of Lion Brand Yarn here. I just skipped stuffing the beak and the feet and used regular small buttons for the eyes instead of safety eyes, which are typically used in amigurumi projects.

 

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So…how do you like it?

Denise 🙂

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