Penguin pattern

15 Feb

Mr. Penguin is my first self-made pattern! I think he’s quite adorable . Mc stands for magic ring; sc2tog is for single-crochet two together. The color changes are up to your own judgement. Have fun!

Head: rounds:  

1: mc. 6 sc in mc

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc*x6 (18)

4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5:*sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30)  

6: sc in each sc (30)

7: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (36)

8: sc in each sc (36)

9: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (42)

 10: sc in each sc (42)

 11: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (36)

12: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

13: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)  if using plastic eyes, put in now. stuff, do not bind off. continue with body.

14-18: sc in each sc (24)

19: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30) 

20-23: sc in each sc (30)

24: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (36)

25-27: sc in each sc (36)

28: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

29: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

30: *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (18) stuff body.

31: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12) 

32: *sc2tog* x6 (6) bind off. sew hole closed. work in thread.

wings: rounds:  

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5-10: in each sc (24)

11: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x3 (21)

12:sc in each sc (21)

13: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x3 (18) 

14: sc in each sc (18) do not stuff. bind off. repeat for the second wing.

feet rounds:

1:mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc*x6 (18)  

4: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12) stuff LIGHTLY.

5: *sc2tog* x6 (6) sew hole closed. repeat for second foot.

beak rounds:

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (9)

3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (12)  

4: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (15)

5: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (18) stuff and flatten lightly when sewing on to make it look beak-like.

Putting it all together:

Do not stuff wings. Sew on really close to neck.  Stuff beak and sew on, stuff feet and sew on, and give him some eyes.  You’re done!



10 Responses to “Penguin pattern”

  1. tygger428 April 21, 2010 at 5:45 am #

    Can you explain what magic ring is? Or is there a website for showing how it is done?

    • Femke May 3, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

      I’ve tried to answer through wordpress, but it didn’t go through for some reason. So try two:go to
      this will give you the general idea. a change for the penguin would be to chain one, and not join at the end of the round. keep a stitch marker (or my favorite, a bobby pin) to keep track of where each row ends and begins.

  2. SHirley April 21, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    Cute pattern. How big is the penguin and what materials did you use? Thanks for sharing!

    • kittilia May 3, 2010 at 2:19 am #

      it’s about six or seven inches tall, and my favorite yarn for these types of projects is Simply Soft. This one is made in black, white, and orange, but I made one with a blue beak and feet (I ran out of orange), and it’s quite fun to mix up colors for something truly unique.

  3. Clotilde M. April 21, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    He’s really cute and lovable! Good job.

  4. hgyjk November 23, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    When do I change colors

    • kittilia November 23, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

      You can start changing colors around line 6. It’s a personal preference on when to change colors, but if you’re a total noob at the color-changing thing, or just don’t have a real sense of what to do, start line six doing 9 black, 4 white, 5 black, 4 white, 8 black. The next line you’ll increase to 36, so the color counts would be 11 black, 6 white, 3 black, 6 white, 13 black. keep on increasing whites and decreasing black slowly throughout the pattern, until around line 29, where it should be all white. do whatever looks good to you! (I hope that helps ^_^)

  5. ADH_Animals January 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    can you explain what single crochet two together means? are you just skipping a stich?

    • kittilia February 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

      Woah sorry for late reply! Haven’t updated in a long while. Sc2tog is when you pull up a loop in the next two stitches, then pull one loop through both of them to connect them together. It’s a little weird to explain, but luckily we have YouTube for that. Try this link:

      • ADH_Animals February 11, 2013 at 7:47 am #

        Okay I understand now! The book I have explains it differently they call it a single crochet decrease. I understand what you mean now thanks I can’t wait to make this!

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