Free Amigurumi Penguin Pattern

I also made this little penguin for my friend Darlene. It is the simplest pattern available on my site thus-far. She decided to name him Olie the Penguin, so Olie is approximately 4 1/2 inches tall.

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Have fun!

Materials needed:

Yarns-

(I use Redheart super saver yarns for Amigurumi)

  • White
  • black
  • Orange yarn -OR- orange embroidery thread

Materials-

  • Black felt
  • Fiberfill of your choice

Tools-

  • Size G hook
  • Wide eyed needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Glue gun (optional)

Things you will need to know:

Abbreviations used:

  • SC- Single Crochet
  • DEC- Decrease
  • ST/STS- Stitch/Stitches
  • CH/CHS- Chain/Chains
  • HK- Hook
  • SL ST- Slip Stitch
  • F/O- Fasten Off

Body:

(in black)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (30)

Rounds 6- 9: sc around (30)

Round 10: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (36)

Rounds 11-14: sc around (36)

Round 15: sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (42)

Round 16: sc around (42)

Round 17: sc in next 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (36)

Round 18: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)

Round 19: (in back loops only) sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)

Round 20: sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (18)

Round 21: sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts, around (12)

Round 22: dec 6 times

F/O weave in ends

Beak in embroidery thread:

(in orange. The beak on my penguin is done in embroidery thread, because I had no orange yarn. Note: it is much smaller than the one done in yarn)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Rounds 2-4: sc around (6)

Round 5: 2 sc in each st around (12)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to body

-OR-

Beak in yarn:

(in orange. Note: in my picture of all the completed pieces, this beak is done in blue because I had no orange yarn to work with)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Rounds 2-3: sc around (6)

Round 4: 2 sc in each st around (12)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to body

Tummy:

(in white)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Round 25: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts

F/O leaving long tail to attach to body

Eye whites:

(in white, make two)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to body

Arms/flippers:

(in black, make two)

Ch 5

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk and across (4)

Rows 2-3: ch 1, sc across (4)

Row 4: ch 1, dec 2 times (2)

Row 5: ch 1, sc across (2)

Row 6: ch 1, dec over 2 remaining sc (1)

F/O weave in ends

Assembly:

At this point, these are the pieces your should have:

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Now you can start to put things together. First, I attached the tummy:

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Followed by the eye whites:

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I then attached the beak and arms. For the pupils, I used a glue gun to attach small circles cut from a sheet of black felt. and tada, your penguin should be finished!

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and I do plan to make a more detailed and realistic penguin in the future, but cute is good too ^_^

-RoboTrish

11 Comments

  1. Iris · December 22, 2010 Reply

    I like your penguin. Thanks for providing a free pattern. I’ll be making one for my sister just in time for Christmas.

  2. addie · January 11, 2011 Reply

    Love this pattern. It was super easy and super cute thank you for posting it =)

  3. PenguinChild · April 7, 2011 Reply

    This is super cute!!! Do you recommend any site or youtube video that teaches you amigurumi?

    • RoboTrish · April 8, 2011 Reply

      Honestly, none come to mind… I know I watched a few in order to learn myself, but I don’t really remember. I’d recommend just searching for videos on youtube until you find one that suits you. Were you looking to learn how to create your own patterns?

      • PenguinChild · August 4, 2011 Reply

        no I’m just a really visual person, but I’ve finally come across some time to do this and its actually coming out great! Its for a friend whose just as penguin obsessed as me! Thanks for the amazing pattern! Its easy, fast, and fun!

  4. ady · April 28, 2011 Reply

    This is so sweet.I will make this for my baby. :)

  5. Veronica · May 15, 2011 Reply

    This is so cute… I will be doing one as soon as I finish my current projects… I like your blog, I will be visiting it in the future… If you wish to check on mine it is: http://yarn-over-hook.blogspot.com/

    ok bye… happy crocheting!

  6. Morgan · January 22, 2012 Reply

    Cute! I made this for my boyfriend’s nephew for Xmas. Here’s a photo of mine:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/morganmorgan/6744809861/in/photostream
    Thanks for the pattern!

  7. Veronica · May 31, 2012 Reply

    This is so sweet! And tanks to free patterns, i made one to my little syster.
    I talk about your patterns in my blog http://dalboschettodellamiafantasia2.blogspot.se/!

  8. Janice Kerby · August 3, 2012 Reply

    This one is soooo cute. Thank you for sharing. I am a friend of Tessa, she directed me to your site.

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