Crochet Chubby Penguin - Free Crochet Pattern

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Full Youtube tutorial available here
This is a crochet pattern to make this cute chubby penguin. You can make it in whatever colour you like!

Yarn used

- James C Brett Flutterby Chunky
- Small amount of medium orange yarn for beak

Other Items used

- US G/4.25mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- 9mm safety eyes
- Poly fill
- Stitch markers (optional)
*Please note that safety eyes are NOT recommended for children under the age of 3 years.

Abbreviations and stitches

• MR: Magic ring
• St(s): Stitch(es)
• SC: Single crochet
• Sl st: Slip stitch
• HDC: Half Double Crochet
• DC: Double Crochet
• Inc: Increase (Stitch 2 SC into the stitch)
• Dec: SC decrease using the invisible method
• (...) x n: Repeat instructions in brackets n times

**This pattern uses US Crochet Terms**



R1: 6 SC in a MR
R2: Inc x 6 (12)
R3: (SC, inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4SC, inc) x 6 (36)
R7: 36 SC
R8: 13SC Pink, 3SC White, 4SC Pink, 3SC White, 13SC Pink (36)
R9: 12SC Pink, 5SC White, 2SC Pink, 5SC White, 12SC Pink (36)
R10-13: 12SC Pink, 12SC White, 12SC Pink (36)

Eyes: Between R10 and R11

R14-16: 13SC Pink, 11SC White, 12SC Pink (36)

Pink: (4SC, dec) x 2, 1SC
White: 3SC, dec, 4SC, dec
Pink: (4SC, dec) x 2

Pink: (3SC, dec) x 2, 1SC
White: 2SC, dec, 3SC, dec
Pink: (3SC, dec) x 2

Pink only from now on:
R19: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
Stuff the body
R20: (SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R21: Dec x 6 (6)
Close and cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.
Sew the hole closed.

Wings and Feet

(2 x yellow and 2 x blue)

In a MR:
SC, 2 HDC, 3 DC, 2 HDC, SC
Close with a sl st. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.


Sew wings to side of body
Sew feet under body
Embroider the beak using orange yarn


  1. I don't understand the wings an feet all it says is In a mr sc,2hdc,3dc,2hdc,sc am i supposed to just do a sc,2hdc,3dc,2hdc,sc in the mr or do i go around with scs and then sc,2hdc,3dc,2hdc,sc

    1. You do all the stitches in the Mr, you do NOT go around

  2. You do all the stitches inside the Mr, you do NOT go around

  3. Im pretty sure this means do the magic ring and then do the pattern.
    Have you done this pattern? How did it turn out?

  4. Hello, thank you very much for this pattern

  5. is there any pattern to this penguin but double the size