Saturday, 23 February 2013

Wubberducky Crochet Duck: A free pattern

 

 

This was a really quick little make and uses only a small amount of yarn.

The pattern is worked amigurumi-style in continuous spirals, so you'll need to mark the beginning of each round.

 

You will need:

Yarn of your choice and a hook to match

(I used RICO Creative Cotton, main colour 63 [light yellow] and bill colour 74 [orange] and a 4mm hook)

Stitch Marker

Toy stuffing

Embroidery thread (to coordinate with face and bill colours) and needle

Tapestry (blunt needle)

Felt (for face, optional)

2x 9mm black safety eyes

1x 12mm safety eye if you want a moving head (optional)

 

Stitches and Abbreviations:

I use US terms, so single crochet is the same as UK double crochet here.

Chain (ch)

Single crochet (sc)

Stitches (sts)

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

 

To single crochet 2 together:

Insert hook into next stitch.

Yarn over, pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)

Insert hook into next stitch.

Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)

Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

 

PATTERN

Head (beginning with neck and working up)

1. 5sc in magic ring OR

ch2, 5sc in 2nd chain from hook.

2. 2sc in each sc (10)

3. 2sc in each sc (20)

4. Sc 20

5. (3sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (25)

6. Sc 25

7. (4sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (30)

8-9. Sc 30

10. (4sc, sc2tog) repeat around (25)

11. (3sc, sc2tog) repeat around (20)

12. Sc 20

Measure 2 arm lengths of yarn and cut. You'll finish the head in a bit...

 

Body (neck down)

1. 5sc in magic ring OR

ch2, 5sc in 2nd chain from hook.

2. 2sc in each sc (10)

3. 2sc in each sc (20)

4. Sc 20

5. (1sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (30)

6. Sc 30

7. (5sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (35)

8-11. Sc 35

12. Sc 10, 2sc in each of next 5 stitches, sc10, sc2tog over next 10 stitches (35 sts)

13. Sc 35

14. (3sc, sc2tog) repeat around (28)

15. Sc2tog around (14)

Attach the body to the head (if using safety eye): push the eye shank into the bottom of the head and into the neck of the body and attach the collar tightly.

Stuff firmly.

16. Sc2tog around (7)

Sew closed.

 

Bill:

1. 6sc

2. (2scs in each of next 2 sts, Sc, 2scs in each of next 2scs, Sc) (10sts)

3. Sc 10

4. Sc 10

Fasten off

 

Finish Head:

Make small slits in the felt 'face' and push safety eyes through. Push eye shanks into crochet face and attach collars behind.

Sew on felt face

Attach beak

Stuff firmly

13. Sc2tog around (10)

14. Sc2tog around (5)

Sew closed.

And that should be it!

Enjoy making

Xxx

 

20 comments:

  1. EEEEEK!!!! I WISH I understood. I am thinking spring/summer, on the beach, kids playing, you teaching me step by step. We eat cake, we catch a little tan, we spy a kite surfer.....
    Could it get any better??!
    Lots of love
    PS The husband gets his new rota this week, watch this space xx x x

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  2. Oh how adorable is this little duck. I love the way you've made the face too with the fabric. Gorgeous, and thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

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  3. Love that you shared this! Thank you!

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  4. Clever you and a freebie - thanks. Will show once done x

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  5. So cute, Sarah you are the best.
    Meredith

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  6. So, so very cute ! I can't wait to try one .... Maybe for a spring basket :)
    Thank you for the pattern Sarah.

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  7. very cute!
    I am currently working on a doll for the Little Girl inspired by your Cal pattern, so thank you for sharing that too.

    Love, Pauline

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  8. Hi there ,

    what a superb little ducky and excellent pattern , I've just discovered this type of crocheting and love it
    Bev

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  9. Wubberducky adoration!

    got to try it not that I haven't got loads of wips on the go but I'm bored and wubberduck is going to lift my spirits.
    thanks for this.
    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  10. What a great pattern and just in time for Easter - thank you x

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  11. That is so cute. Thanks for the pattern, x

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  12. he is so cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  13. I may well be having a go at this. Thanks for sharing!
    Carly
    x

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  14. This is SO CUTE Sarah!
    How sweet of you to share the pattern, Thanks!
    Danette

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  15. Ty.. Its sweet!!!
    Janice

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  17. I absolutely LOVE this pattern it is incredibly cute! Came across your blog via cosmos and cotton blog, and so glad I did, your hooky is wonderful!
    I have a question.....may I (attic24/yarndale) use your ducky pattern as part of our yarnbombing exploits here in North Yorkshire? We're planning on bombing the canal bridge with blue stripes topped with yellow duckies, and yours would be oh so perfect.
    Look forward to hearing from you xx

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