Free Crochet Penguin Ornament Pattern

Welcome to week 1 of our 2020 Christmas In July event! Today I'm super excited to share these mini penguin ornaments with you!

They work up super fast and use up leftover yarn quite nicely! They're the first of four patterns that Amanda with Loops and Love Crochet and I will be sharing with you this month.

We have teamed up to bring you a new free pattern each Tuesday for the month of July! All four patterns are perfect for getting a head start on your gift list or plans for stuffing stockings this Winter!

Head over to this post here to check out all of the awesome patterns we'll be sharing and the dates they'll be released! Be sure to also check out our giveaway at the end of the post. Three lucky winners will receive a PDF copy of all four patterns!

New to amigurumi? Check out these tips and tutorials to get you started!

Tips to Amigurumi

How to Stuff Your Amigurumi

How To Crochet A Magic Circle

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Materials -

Abbreviations - US terminology
MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

HDC – Half double crochet

DC – Double crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

Sl st – Slip stitch

St(s)- Stitch(es)

Finished penguin ornament measures approximately 4 inches across.

Face Piece –

With white, chain 10

Row 1: HDC in the 2nd chain from your hook and in each chain across. Ch 1 and turn (9)

Row 2: SC, HDC, 2DC, Sl st, 2DC, HDC, SC, ch 1 and turn (9)

Row 3: Repeat row 2, ch 1 but do not turn (9)

Row 4: SC down the side, across the bottom and up the 3rd side placing 2 SC into each corner. Sl st into the next st to secure. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Next, insert your safety eyes into the middle portion of each rounded section on your face piece.

Do not place the backs onto your safety eyes just yet. We will save this piece to sew on during assembly.

Body – Make 2

Round 1: With black, create a magic circle with 8 HDC, join with a sl st and Ch 1 (8)

Round 2: HDC INC in each stitch around, join with a sl st and Ch 1 (16)

Round 3: HDC in the first st, HDC INC in the next, repeat around, join with a sl st and Ch 1 (24)

Round 4: HDC in the first 2 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around, join with a sl st and Ch 1 (32)

Round 5: HDC in the first 3 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around, join with a sl st and Ch 1 (40)

Round 6: HDC in the first 4 sts, HDC INC in the next, repeat around, join with a sl st (48)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bow/ Bow Tie –

With color of choice and working in a magic circle, make 3 DC, slip stitch, 3 DC, and slip stitch again. Fasten off leaving a long tail, pull your string tight and wrap it around the middle of the bow 3-4 times. Tie/secure in the back and cut your string leaving a long section to sew with.

Feet –

With yellow make 2

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC (do not join)

Round 2: Ch 1 and turn, SC into each of the next 6 sts (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly –

- Sew your face piece centered onto the top half of one of your body pieces making sure to push the backs of your safety eyes through.

- Add eyelashes/eyebrows to your liking and secure the back piece of your safety eye in place.

- With yellow yarn create a ‘V’ between the eyes for the beak. Pass through across your ‘V’ to create a reverse triangle. Continue to pass across your beak to fill completely.

- With pink or red yarn create the cheeks by passing your yarn through 1-2 sts just below your eyes.

- Sew your feet onto the bottom half of your body piece with 2 sts in between.

- Next, sew your bow or bow tie in desired placement.

- Lastly, place both body pieces with wrong sides facing each other. With your tail sew your pieces together stopping ¾ of the way to add stuffing before finishing.

- Fasten off and weave in all ends. Attach a piece of yarn or string (approximately 6 inches long) through the top to hang your ornament.

Your penguin ornament is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. Stay tuned next week for the 2nd Christmas in July release!

Thanks so much for stopping by,


  1. I have made a number of the Penguin Ornaments and they are oh so cute. Thank you for the pattern.

  2. Thank you for the free pattern and being a part of Marly's 24 days of quickies. These ornaments are adorable.

  3. Thank you. These are so C U T E!!!


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