Monday, March 25, 2013

Amigurumi Duck Free Crochet Pattern

crochet yellow duck
Oh so cute Spring time Baby Duck! Fill up those Easter baskets with this cute little one using my free pattern and tutorial...




Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
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st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off

What I used to make the Duck:

worsted weight yarn medium #4
7.5mm safety eyes (8mm will work fine too)
4.00 or  4.25 mm hook
yarn needle

red felt marker for cheeks

Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 4.00 mm hook and worsted weight yarn. The duck came out to about 5.9 or so inches tall and I also used a 4.25 mm hook which gave me a slightly taller duck. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below. It helps to pin all pieces in place before sewing!


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1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)

3) 1sc in next st then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)

5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in each st
7) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
8-10) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
11) 1sc in next 10st, 2sc in next 5st, 1sc in next 6st, 2sc in next 5st, 1sc in next 10st (46)
12-14) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
15)
1sc in next 3st then 2tog (1sc in last st of the row) (37)
16) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (1sc in last 2st of the row) (30)
17) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)

*put safety eyes in between the 10th and 11th row and have about 7st between them. Also make sure you are putting the eyes in the right side of the head. Refer to the video if you are having difficulty. I find it also helps to stuff the head and then decide where the eyes will go, push them in to make a little hole or dot the spot with a pen then take out the stuffing and put in the eyes.



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*stuff and shape as you stuff and making sure to stuff those cheeks! Put your thumb in between the cheeks, this will help you shape the face as you stuff. Don't worry about completely stuffing the face now because you can stuff more in as you continue to close up the hole. Refer to video for help with stuffing.
18) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)

19) 1sc in next st then 2tog (12) 
20) 2tog 6 times (6) 

f/o and hide the yarn tail inside the head. Check over the face and make sure you are happy with the way it looks. Using a stuffing stick, put more stuffing into the cheeks if need be.

Body:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)

3) 1sc in next st then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)

5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7-11) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
12) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
13) 1sc in each st
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24) 
15) 1sc in each st
16) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)    * stuff body
17) 1sc in next st then 2tog (12)      
f/o and leave a long tail for sewing

You can now sew the head and body together.


Wings make 2:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)

2) ch1 and turn, 2sc in each st (12)
3) ch1 and turn, 1sc in each st        
f/o and leave a long tail for sewing

Sew the flat edge of the wing to the top of the 12th row. Count the rounds counting up from the magic circle you started the body with.

Tail:


1) magic circle with 6st (6) 
2) 1sc in next st then 2sc in next st (9) 
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (12)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

*stuff the tail and lightly stuff the tip of the tail. You can bend the tip of the tail upwards after you sew the tail onto the body. Sew the tail so the under side of the tail is level with the bottom of the body. This will help the Duck stand up right. 



Tuft of Hair:


1) ch 6

2) starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (5)
3) ch 5 
4) starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (4)
5) ch 4
6)
starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (3)
f/o and sew the 2 ends together then sew to the top of the head


Beak:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 3sc in next st then 1sc in next 2st, repeat (10)


sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold beak in half and sew in between the cheeks. You can shape the beak more once it's in place. Refer to the video if you have difficulty.

Cheeks:

I used red felt marker to paint the cheeks on but you can use whatever will stain the yarn, something that won't rub off.
 

This pattern was courtesy of Sharon Ojala of Amigurumi To Go. Free for all to enjoy! You may sell finished products. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help fund amigurumi making supplies for future free patterns. So far over 80 free patterns & video tutorials and many more to come. Happy Crafting everyone!