10.15.2012

Free Pattern - Crochet Penguin

Yes, you saw that right, a crochet pattern.  So here goes (be gentle!)

I used 3.5mm hook and dk yarn.  English terms and standard abbreviations (i think, please correct me if I'm wrong). 

Body:
The body is worked in continuous rounds, no joining.
Using black, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6dc in 2nd chain from hook
Rnd 2: 2dc in each st to end of rnd - 12 sts.
Rnd 3: (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st) to end - 18 sts.
Rnd 4: (2dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts) to end - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: (2dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts) to end - 30 sts.
Rnd 6: (2dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts) to end - 36 sts.
Rnds 7-16: 1dc in every st (10 rnds)
Rnd 17: (1dc in next 4 sts, 2dctog over next 2 sts) to end - 30 sts.
Rnds 18-21: 1 dc in every st (4 rnds)
Rnd 22: (1dc in next 3 sts, 2dctog over next 2 sts) to end - 24 sts.
Rnds 23-25: 1dc in every st (3 rnds)
Rnd 26: (1dc in next 2 sts, 2dctog over next 2 sts) to end - 18 sts.  Stuff body round about now.
Rnd 27: (1dc in next st, 2dctog over next 2 sts) to end - 12 sts.
Rnd 28: (2dctog) to end - 6sts.

Front
Using white, ch 3.
Row 1: 2dc in 2nd chain from hook, and next chain also - 4 sts. Ch1 to turn
Row 2: 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in last st - 6 sts. Ch1 to turn.
Row 3: 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in last st - 8 sts.  Ch1 to turn.
Rows 4-15: 1dc in each st, and ch1 at end of each row to turn, except for last row.
Bind off yarn.  This straight edge will be the bottom of the front piece.
Sew front onto body.

Beak:
Using yellow, ch 5.
Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in next 3 sts - 4 sts.  Ch1 to turn
Row 2: (2dctog) twice - 2 sts.  Ch1 to turn.
Row 3: 2dctog - 1 st.
Bind off.  Fold beak in half and sew.  Position on front of body and sew in place.

Wings (make 2):
Using black ch 6
Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in next 4 sts - 5 sts.  Ch1 to turn
Rows 4-8: 1dc in each st (5 rows).  Ch1 to turn at end of each row.
Row 9: 2dctog, 1dc in next st, 2dctog - 3 sts. Ch1 to turn
Row 10: 3dctog and bind off.
Sew wings to side of body.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Squeee, thank you