Free Pattern Friday: Penguin Friend

26 Nov

Dearest Readers,

I fully intended to awe and inspire you with the most delectable of Thanksgiving themed crochet projects, but instead I ate turkey, drank wine, and freaked out about my upcoming craft show next Saturday.  You’ll forgive me, won’t you?  Pretty please?

I’ve put a moratorium on new patterns for awhile – just until I get through the busy season – so instead I’m going to share the pattern for this super awesome little amigurumi penguin friend (which I made awhile ago and which is waiting patiently for its forever home come Christmas).

remember me? oh yeah, i'm still adorable!

I found this pattern on Ravelry, and it was written by the fabulous Melissa Mall.  Here’s the text:

Body:

Rnd 1: With black, ch 2; make 6 sc in 2nd ch
from hook.
Rnd 2: [Sc inc] around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: [Sc in next st, sc inc in next st] around.
(18 sc)
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sts, sc inc in next st]
around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc inc in next st]
around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6: [Sc in next 4 sts, sc inc in next st]
around. (36 sc)
Rnds 7-22: Sc in each st around.
To finish, sl st in next st; finish off.
Base:
With black, work rnds 1-6 of body. Sl st in
next st, finish off.
Wings: (make 2)
Rnd 1: With black, ch 14. Join to first ch with
sl st to form a ring. Ch 1, sc in each ch around.
(14 sc) Join rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join rnd. (14
sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc dec, sc in next 5 sts] 2 times;
join rnd. (12 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, [sc dec, sc in next 4 sts] 2 times;
join rnd. (10 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join rnd.
Rnd 6: Ch 2; dc dec around; join rnd.
Finish off leaving a tail of yarn; weave yarn
through last 5 sts, pull tight to close.
Front:
Row 1: With white, ch 13; sc in 2nd ch from
hook and each ch across. (12 sc) Turn.
Rows 2-8: Ch 1; sc in each st across. (12 sc)
Turn.
Row 9: Ch 1; sc dec, sc in next 8 sts, sc dec.
(10 sc) Turn.
Rows 10-12: Ch 1; sc in each st across. (10 sc)
Turn.
Row 13: Ch 1; sc dec, sc in next st, hdc inc in
next st, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc in next st, sc
in next st, sc dec. (10 sts) Turn.
Row 14: Ch 1; sc dec, sc in next st, hdc in next
4 sts, sc in next st, sc dec. (8 sts) Finish off.
Beak:
Rnd 1: With orange, ch 2. Make 6 sc in 2nd ch
from hook.
Rnds 2-3: Sc in each st around.
To finish, sl st in next st; finish off.
Feet: (make 2)
Rnd 1: With orange, ch 2. Make 6 sc in 2nd ch
from hook.
Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3-4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 4: Flatten foot so that you can work
through front stitches and back stitches of
your round at once (to close top). This gives
you 6 doubled-up stitches to work with. Sc in
first pair, hdc in next pair, dc in next 2 pairs,
hdc in next pair, sc in last pair. Finish off.
Finishing:
1. Sew front to body.
2. Sew buttons to front for eyes.
3. Sew beak to front.
4. Sew wings to body, aligning tip of wing
with the bottom of the body.
5. Sew feet to body.
6. Stuff body; sew base to body opening to
close.
7. Weave in all ends; enjoy!

 

Happy Hooking, everyone, and try not to spend too much time shopping today, eh?  There are more important things than…er… things.  })i({

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One Response to “Free Pattern Friday: Penguin Friend”

  1. auntbethany November 26, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    He’s adorable! I wish I knew how to knit!

    I also drank wine…lots and lots of wine…then passed out in a food coma for about 30 minutes, only to be awaken by my 8-year old cousins screaming about the living room. It’s definitely time for the holidays!

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