Crochet Duck - Free Crochet Pattern

 


This is a crochet pattern to make this super cute little duck! 



Yarn used

Hobbii Baby Snuggle
- Baby duck colour (body)
- Curry colour (feet, bill)

Rainbow Cotton 8/4
- Black (eyebrows)
- White (whites of eyes)

Other Items used

- US G/4.5mm Crochet Hook
- 9mm safety eyes
- Yarn needle
- 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) 

• Sl st: Slip Stitch

• Ch: Chain Stitch

• SC: Single crochet 

• Inc: Increase (Stitch 2 SC into the stitch) 

• Dec: Decrease using the invisible method

• (...) x n: Repeat instructions in brackets n times

**This pattern uses US Crochet Terms**


Pattern

Body/ head

- Light yellow
R1: 8 SC in a MR
R2: 8 inc (16)
R3: (SC, inc) x 8 (24)
R4: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
R5: (4SC, inc) x 6 (36)
R6-10: 36 SC (5 rounds of 36)
R11: (4SC, dec) x 6 (30)
R12: 30SC
R13: (3SC, dec) x 6 (24)
R14: 24SC
R15: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
Stuff
R16: (SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R17: 12 SC
Move directly on to head

Head

R18: 12 inc (24)
R19: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
R20: (4SC, inc) x 6 (36)
R21-24: 36 SC (4 rounds of 36)

Eyes: between R22 and R23, 4 or 5 sts apart

R25: (4SC, dec) x 6 (30)
R26: (3SC, dec) x 6 (24)
R27: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
Stuff head and neck
R28: (SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R29: 6 dec (6)
Close and cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the hole closed.

Wings (make 2)

- Light yellow
R1: 4 SC in a MR
R2: 4 inc (8)
R3: (SC, inc) x 4 (12)
R4. 12SC
R5: (2SC, inc) x 4 (16)
R6: 16 SC
R7: (2SC, dec) x 4 (12)
R8: (SC, dec) x 4 (8)

Flatten top of wing. SC across top of wing to close.
Close and cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.

Feet (make 2)

- Orange/ darker yellow
R1 : 6SC in a MR (6)
R2 : 6 inc (12)
R3: 12 SC
R4: (2SC, dec) x 3 (9)
R5: (SC, dec) x 3 (6)
Fold flat, SC along top to close.

Close and cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bill

- Orange/ darker yellow
Ch 5
R1: SC in 2nd ch from hook (mark this st), 2SC, 3SC in last ch
Underside: 2SC, inc, sl st into 1st marked SC (10)
The next round starts in the st after the sl st

R2: 10 SC
R3: (4SC, inc) x 2 (12)
R4: 12 SC
Sl st to close. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly


- Sew the wings at the side of body, one round below the neck

- Sew the feet under the body, starting at R3 or R4 (roughly in line with the eyes, facing outwards slightly)

- Sew the bill on to the front of the face, just under the eyes (as close to the eyes as possible)


Tail

Use either darker or lighter colour 
Attach the yarn at the back of the duck where the tail should go. Ch 8, sl st back into a st right next to the starting st on the duck .
Repeat for as many loops as you prefer (the duck pictured has 3 tail loops). 
Close and cut the yarn. Tie the tails together and use the yarn tails to pull the knot into the body. 


Hair

Use either lighter or darker colour
Attach the yarn at the top of the head. Ch 8, sl st back into a st right next to the starting st.
Repeat for as many loops as you prefer (the duck pictured has 2 hair loops)
Tie the tails together and use the yarn tails to pull the knot into the head

Finishing Details

- Embroider whites of eyes using white yarn
- Embroider eyebrows using black yarn



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