Pocket Sized Puffin

I recently finished up my first ‘batch’ custom order– a bunch of cute tiny puffins!

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I tried to keep them as identical as possible by making them in what I’d refer to as an assembly line. I made each piece first, then decided precisely where it would go. They aren’t entirely perfect, but each one is one of a kind! I think that’s where the magic of a handmade item lies.

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While I was designing the pattern, I made sure to document my entire process. I’d like to publish a few pattern design worksheets sometime soon!

One of my first steps involves quickly sketching out a few thumbnails of the animal I want to create.

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And now onto the pattern!

You can get the printable PDF of this pattern, including a printable carton for packaging and selling your puffins HERE ON ETSY.


Pattern Overview

skill level

finished size

                               yardage                                                                                                                                      

other details

intermediate

2 inches [5 cm] x 3.5 inches [9 cm]

This uses less than 100 yards of gray yarn. You can use yarn scraps for all other colors.

  • The body, wings, and feet are joined with a slip stitch after each round. (see this tutorial)
  • The wings and beak are worked as an oval.
  • The beak is worked in continuous rounds (see this tutorial)

Materials

Abbreviations

ch

dec

inc

sc

sl st

*instructions* x times

chain

single crochet decrease

increase

single crochet

slip stitch

Repeat instructions between * * as many times as specified.

Pattern Instructions

body with grey yarn

Round 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Round 2: 6 inc (12)
Round 3: sc, inc 6 times (18)
Round 4: 2 sc, inc 6 times (24)
Round 5: 3 sc, inc 6 times (30)
Rounds 6-19 (14 rounds): 30 sc (30)
Round 20: 3 sc, dec 6 times (24)
Round 21: 2 sc, dec 6 times (18)
Round 22: sc, dec 6 times (12)
Start stuffing
Round 23: 6 dec (6)
Finish off. Leave a long tail. Stitch round 23 closed.

wings make 2 with grey yarn

Round 1: ch 8, skip first ch from hook, 6 sc, 3 sc in next st, 5 sc, inc (16)
Round 2: inc, 5 sc, inc, inc, inc, 5 sc, inc, inc (22)
Finish off. Leave a long tail.

beak with orange

Round 1: ch 3, turn, skip first ch from hook, sc, 3 sc in next st, inc (6)
Round 2: *inc, 2 sc* 2 times, Finish off (8)
Round 3: With blue, sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 2 sc Finish off. (10)
Round 4: With yellow, 10 sc (10)

Finish off. Leave a long tail.

feet make 2 with orange

Round 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Round 2: *2 sc, inc* 2 times (8)
Round 3: 8 sc (8)
Round 4: *3 sc, inc* 2 times (10)
Round 5: *4 sc, inc* 2 times (12)
Finish off. Leave a long tail. Flatten the foot. Stitch the opening together.

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Assembly

  • Stitch on the nose starting between rows 6 and 7.
  • Use felt to create an oval from row 6 to row 11.
  • Use black yarn to create the eyes. Pass the needle through each stitch 4 times.
  • Use yellow yarn to create blush. Pass the needle across each stitch 1 time.
  • Stitch the feet and wings on according to the illustrations below.
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Now your puffin is complete!


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FREE crochet puffin amigurumi pattern and photo tutorial. 
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FREE crochet puffin amigurumi pattern and photo tutorial. 
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