Sunday, November 6, 2011

Amigurumi Penguin

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed creatures. They're usually made of single crochets and smaller hooks to achieve a tighter gauge which keeps in the stuffing. I followed Lion Brand's Amigurumi Penguin pattern (below with a couple modifications). Have fun! Once you start, it's hard to stop! Think of all the creatures who will dance upon your Christmas tree!





Worsted Weight Yarn:
A: Black
B: White
C: Gold

Crochet Hook H 5.00mm

EYES (make 2) Note: I used 2 black plastic pearl beads and strung them on while crocheting the white part of the eyes.
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Fasten off.

BODY
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around – 36 sc.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around – 42 sc.
Rnds 8–11: Sc in each sc around; change to B in last st of last rnd.
Rnds 12–17: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 18: *Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around – 36 sc.
Rnd 19: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnd 20: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Sew Eyes to Body. Following package directions, attach safety eyes through center of each crocheted eye.
Rnd 21: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Stuff piece.
Rnd 22: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 12 sc.
Rnd 23: (Sc2tog) around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through last rnd and gather tightly. Knot to secure.

FEET (make 2)
With C, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around. (I did a fifth row)
Fasten off.

WINGS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Fasten off.

BEAK
With C, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2:2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Fold Beak in half to make a half-circle, stuff lightly and sew closed. Sew straight edge of Beak to Body. Stuff feet and sew to Body. Sew about 1/3 of outside circumference of Wing to Body. Weave in ends.

2 comments:

  1. I found a pattern today, it'll come to life soon I'm sure :o)

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