Amigurumi Duck - A Free Crochet Pattern





My daughters love themed animals and are a big inspiration to my patterns. After making my amigurumi cow, I knew I wanted to create a farm theme. 

The next installment is here, these sweet little ducks! (Funny enough, when I started designing them they were chicks. 

After frogging and trying to get the details to match what I pictured in my head, they started to look more and more like ducks. My awesome pattern testers helped me pinpoint which animal they should be!)

If you are new to amigurumi be sure to check out my tips and materials page to help get you started!


By including or excluding the bow and eyelashes this pattern is easily adaptable to make in a boy or girl version! 

Equally fun is deciding the colors to make them in. Both work up to be about 13 inches tall, perfect cuddling size!


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In most of my patterns I use plastic safety eyes, they are easy and fast to install. However, they are not recommended for children under 3. 

If you are making this for a little one or don't have the size needed on hand, I recommend using my crochet thread eyes as an alternative!



You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern!



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Materials:



US Abbreviations: 

MC- Magic circle
SC- Single crochet
SC INC- Single crochet increase
INV DEC- Invisible decrease
DC- Double crochet


*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Legs and Body-

Make 2: Using orange
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)
Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 6: SC around in the back loops only (30 SC)
Rounds 7-8: SC around (30 SC)
Round 9: SC in the first 9 stitches, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 9 stitches (24 SC)
Round 10: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 6 stitches (18 SC)
Rounds 11-22: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off (When you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten. At the end of Round 22 on the 2nd leg, complete a SC in each of the next 6 stitches, this will line up your legs to be straight when we join. 
Round 23 joins the legs together and starts the body.) 

Round 23: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC (be sure both feet are facing the same direction), SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (42 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.





Round 24: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (48 SC) Change to body color
Round 25: SC around (48 SC)
Round 26: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (54 SC)
Rounds 27-38: SC around (54 SC)
Round 39: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (48 SC)
Round 40: SC around (48 SC)
Round 41: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (42 SC)
Round 42: SC around (42 SC)
Round 43: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (36 SC)
Round 44: SC around (36 SC)
Round 45: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)
Rounds 46-47: SC around (30 SC)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Head-

NOTE: This head will be worked from the top down, meaning the first few rounds will be the top of the head and our closing rounds at the end will be the bottom of our head.

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (36 SC)
Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (42 SC)
Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (48 SC)
Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (54 SC)
Rounds 10: SC in the first 8 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (60 SC)
Rounds 11-20: SC around (60 SC)

NOTE: Here is where we will attach the safety eyes. Place them 6 stitches apart between rounds 15-17 (If you would like eyelashes you will want to sew them on before securing your safety eyes)






Round 22: SC in the first 8 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (54 SC)
Round 23: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (48 SC)
Round 24: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (42 SC)
Round 25: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (36 SC)
Round 26: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 27: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)

 *Continue to stuff the head firmly
Round 28: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 29: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 30: INV DEC around (6 SC)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end

Beak-

With orange
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)
Rounds 4-7: SC around (18 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew centered between the eyes, stuffing lightly. Options: you can flatten the beak to make a more rectangular bill (example on the white duck) or leave as a circle for a rounded beak (as on the yellow duck). 




Wings- 

Make 2
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)
Rounds 6-8: SC around (30 SC)
Round 9: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)
Rounds 10-12: SC around (24 SC)
Round 13: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)
Rounds 14-22: SC around (18 SC)

At the end of round 22 pinch the wing flat and make 8 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body




Tail-

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Rounds 3-4: SC around (12 SC)
Round 5: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 6: SC around (18 SC)
Round 7: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next 6 stitches, SC in each of the last 6 stitches (24 SC)
Round 8: SC around (24 SC)
Round 9: *SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next 3 stitches*, repeat from * one more time, SC in the last 6 stitches (30 SC)
Round 10: SC around (30 SC)
Round 11: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next 3 stitches, SC in the next 12 stiches, SC INC in the next 3 stitches, SC in the last 6 stitches (36 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Attaching everything together- 

Sew the head onto the body, making sure to have the facial features centered. Add extra stuffing as you go to keep it firm and less wobbly. 

Next sew the wings onto the body centered with the head at round 46. Sew the tail centered on the back of the body, lightly stuffing as you go.



Optional Bow-

Working in a magic circle make 7 DCs, slip stitch, 7 DCs, and slip stitch again, pull your string tight and wrap it around the middle of the bow 4 times. 

Tie/secure in the back and cut your string leaving a long section to sew with. Sew onto your favorite side of the head! 




Your duck is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. 


Let me know if you have any questions with this pattern or any of my other patterns, I would be happy to help.





So, what farm animal would you like to see next in the series?

2 comments

  1. Súper lindos... y muy bien explicados!!! Gracias!!
    Luisa Angel

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  2. MERCI BEAUCOUP POUR SE MODÈLE, JE NE L’AVAIS ENCORE PAS
    JE FAIT BEAUCOUP DE PERSONNAGES POUR DES ENFANTS QUI SONT À. L’HOPITAL 😉

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