Penguin Christmas Decoration

 

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This pattern uses red, white, black and orange 8 ply wool and a 4 mm hook. It is written in American crochet notation. The finished festive penguin is 10 cm tall.

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Head

With black wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 4: sc in each stitch (18 stitches)

Round 5: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

Round 6: decrease around (6 stitches)

Stuff

Body

Round 7: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 8: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 9: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Rounds 10 – 13: sc in each stitch (24 stitches)

Round 14: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 15: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

stuff

Round 16: decrease until the hole closes.

Fasten off, weave in end.

 

Wings (make two)

With black wool

Row 1: attach the wool to round 8 of the body and sc 4 stitches (4 stitches)

Rows 2 – 5: sc in each stitch (4 stitches)

Row 6: decrease the first and second stitches together, decrease the third and fourth stitches together (2 stitches)

Row 7: decrease the remaining two stitches together (1 stitch)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Tummy patch

With white wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Slip stitch, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Feet (make two)

With orange wool

Attach the wool down the bottom of the body, chain 2, dc in the same spot, dc in the next spot, fasten off, weave in ends

 

Hat

With red wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (9 stitches)

Round 4: sc in each stitch (9 stitches)

With white wool

Round 5: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (15 stitches)

Slip stitch, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

For the white bobble at the top, attach white wool to the top of the hat and sc 5.

 

Hanging loop

With white wool

Attach the wool to the white bobble at the top of the hat and chain 30, attach the end to the bobble, fasten off, weave in ends

 

Assembly

Sew the wings and tummy patch to the body. Sew on googly eyes and embroider the beak. Sew on the hat.

Merry Christmas 🙂

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