It’s been so hot lately. I sought refuge in my air conditioned workspace and created some cute penguins!
I used some needle felting techniques to perfect my penguins. You can always just forego these steps if that’s not your thing.
This pattern uses some intermediate techniques like tapestry crochet. If you’re a beginner, try watching my video tutorial before giving the pattern a go.
A Crochet Pattern From Picotpals.com
- 2.75 mm crochet hook
- gray worsted weight yarn
- white worsted weight yarn
- black worsted weight yarn
- orange yarn scrap
- tapestry needle
- wire bristle brush
- needle felting pad (I just used a sponge instead.)
- needle felting needles (unfortunately there are no substitutes for these.)
Abbreviations (US terms)
BLO – back loop only
dec – single crochet decrease
inc – single crochet increase
mc – magic circle
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
- worked in joined rounds
- Save your yarn scraps to felt on later.
Row 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Row 2: 6 inc (12)
Row 3: *sc, inc* repeat from *to* 6 times (18)
Row 4: *BLO 2 sc, BLO inc* repeat from *to* 6 times (24)
Row 5: 6 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc, 6 sc (26)
Rows 6-9: 22 sc (26)
Row 10: 5 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec, 5 sc (24)
Row 11: *2 sc, dec* repeat from *to* 6 times (18)
Row 12: *2 sc, inc* repeat from *to* 6 times (24)
with black and white
Row 13: 9 sc black, 7 sc white, 8 sc black (24)
Row 14: 9 sc black, 3 sc white, sc black, 3 sc white, 8 sc black (24)
with black only
Row 15: sc, *3 sc, dec* repeat from *to* 4 times, sc (19)
Row 16: *dec, sc, dec, 2 sc* repeat from *to* 2 times, dec, sc, dec (13)
Row 17: 6 dec, skip last st (6)
Wings (make 2)
Row 1: 4 sc in mc (4)
Row 2: *sc, inc* repeat from *to* 4 times (6)
Rows 3-4: 6 sc (6)
Use orange yarn to embroider a beak around a white stitch between rows 13 & 14.
Stitch the wings on either side of the penguins face between rows 14 & 15.
Brush white and black yarn scraps until you have some fluff to felt onto the penguin’s face.
Use white fluff to outline the face.
Make 2 small balls of black fluff. Felt these onto the face as the eyes.
Now your penguins are complete!
Thanks so much for reading! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments bellow.
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