Amigurumi Penguin - A Free Crochet Pattern



Welcome to the 2nd pattern in the Christmas in July series! If you missed Ray the Reindeer (our first pattern) you can still find his pattern here!

I'm excited to introduce you to Penn the Penguin! He is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer measuring in at 7 inches tall. 

This pattern is also great for beginners and only uses a few stitches. To make this pattern you will want to be familiar with a magic circle, invisible decrease, and sewing on parts.

If you are new to amigurumi be sure to check out my tips page to help you get started! I go over each topic above in mini photo tutorials.



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Want more Christmas patterns, I've gathered all of the free patterns in one easy to find spot right here!

Pattern

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Materials
  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn 
    • 60g color of choice for body, head and wings 
    • Small amount of 
      • Black and white (eyes) 
      • Yellow or orange (nose and feet) 
      • Choice of color for the scarf 
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle (I love the bent tips for amigurumi!) 
  • Stuffing - PolyFil or Morning Glory both work great! 
  • Stitch markers 
Abbreviations - US terminology

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.

Body

With color of choice

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, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Rounds 9-15: SC around (48 SC)

Round 16: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 17-18: SC around (42 SC)

Round 19: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Rounds 20-21: SC around (36 SC)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Rounds 23-24: SC around (30 SC)

Round 25: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Rounds 26-27: SC around (24 SC)

*Note: If you are making the head and body a different color, complete round 27 with the same color as your head, this will make sewing more seamless with the different colors*

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing



Head

With color of choice

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, rep around (18 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (24 SC)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rep around (48 SC)

Rounds 9-15: SC around (48 SC)

Round 16: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42 SC)

Round 17: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36 SC)

Round 18: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30 SC)

Round 19: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24 SC) *Continue to stuff the head firmly

Round 20: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18 SC)

Round 21: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12 SC)

Round 22: INV DEC around (6 SC)

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

Eyes 

Make 2

Starting with black

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC, change to white

Round 2: SC INC around (12 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing



Nose 

With yellow or orange

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Rounds 3-5: SC around (12 SC)

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing

Wings 

Note: Stuffing the wings are optional, I left mine unstuffed.

Make two with color of choice

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, rep around (18 SC)

Rounds 4-6: SC around (18 SC)

Round 7: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12 SC)

Rounds 8-16: SC around (12 SC)

Pinch flat and make 6 SC across the top, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing



Feet

With yellow or orange

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12 SC)

Rounds 3-7: SC around (12 SC)

Pinch flat and make 6 SC across the top, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. With your tapestry needle pass your yarn through to outside of the bottom as show in the picture. The portion you made the SC across will be the front of the feet.



Scarf

With color of choice

Chain 62, DC in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain across

Fasten off and weave in ends

Assembly

1. Sew the eyes on the head, I placed mine centered covering 4 rou
nds with 4 stitches in between

2. Next, sew the nose in between the eyes and lightly stuff as you go



3. Sew your head onto the body making sure to stuff the neck firmly as you go

4. Sew the wings onto either side at an angle, I started at round 26 and ended at round 21, see pictures below for example

5. Time for the feet, place them evenly at the bottom starting at the 2nd round and ending at the 5th round as pictured below. I sewed the bottom portion and then slightly up each side for added strength



6. Lastly place your scarf around the neck and tie


You're penguin is done! Be sure to share a picture on Facebook, I'd love to see it!

2 comments

  1. I recently came across your website and I'm glad I Did!your amigurumi dolls and animals are sooo adorable! I'm going to try to make them all. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You’re welcome! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed them!

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