Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Amigurumi Pattern: Penny The Penguin

Hello, I am Penny the penguin who enjoy sunbathing with my bunny-eared hat =)

The purple bunny hat fits her just nice

Penny the penguin can be an Easter bunny too!

And this is Penny being herself, without the cute hat. 


This is a free amigurumi pattern that I have shared on my Etsy listing ages ago. Decided to post it over here so that I do not have to keep re-list the free pattern.


Materials:
  • Acrylic yarn - White (turquoise or blue, white, pale yellow or orange, grey)
  • Stuff of your choice (I normally prefer polyfill)
  • One pair of black beads / plastic eyes (size of your choice)
  • Black embroidery floss (for attaching the black beads as eyes)


Tools:

  • Crochet hook size C (or any crochet hooks suitable for the yarn you use)
  • Tapestry needle & Sewing needle for yarn


Finished Size: 
Approximately 11cm tall. (I use a Clover size C crochet hook.)
*Your finished doll might finish in bigger or smaller than mine depending on your tension and
the yarn you use.*

Abbreviation:
R = Round
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
inc = increase (2sc in a stitch)
dec = decrease (2sc off together)
sl st = slip stitch(es)
* = repeat directions between * and * as many as indicated
() = number of stitches in each round

NOTES:
1) Work in continuous spiral round; do not join rounds unless otherwise stated. Mark first stitch of each round.
2) To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. 

Penguin x 1 (blue & white colour)
Start with blue color; make adjustable rings
R1: 6 sc in rings (6)
R2: inc 6 (12)
R3: *sc 1, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: *sc 2, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (30)
R6: *sc 4, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (36)
R7: *sc 5, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (42)
R8: 1 sc in each stitch (42)
R9: *sc 6, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (48)
R10: 1 sc in each stitch (48)
R11: *sc 7, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (54)
R12 - R15: 1 sc in each stitch (54) 

Everything is in blue from R1 to R15. You need to change colour for the remaining rounds.
R16: sc 18 (blue), sc 18 (white), sc 18 (blue) (54)
R17: sc 17 (blue), sc 20 (white), sc 17 (blue) (54)
R18 - R22: sc 16 (blue), <sc 22 (white)>, sc 16 (blue) (54)
R23: <dec 1,sc 7, dec 1, sc 5> (blue), <sc 2, dec 1, sc 7, dec 1, sc 9> (white), <sc 1, dec 1, sc 4, dec 1, sc 7> (blue)(48)
R24: <sc3, dec 1, sc 6, dec 1, sc 2> (blue), <sc 4, dec 1, sc 6, dec 1, sc 5> (white), <sc 1, dec 1, sc 6, dec 1, sc 3> (blue) (42) 
R25: <dec 1, sc 5, dec 1, sc 5> (blue), <dec 1, sc 5, dec 1, sc 7> (white), <sc 2, dec 1, sc 1, dec 1, sc 5> (blue) (36)
R26: <sc 3, dec 1, sc 4, dec 1, sc 1> (blue), <sc 3, dec 1, sc 4, dec 1, sc 3> (white), <sc 1, dec 1, sc4, dec 1, sc 1> (blue) (30)
R27: <dec 1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 3> (blue), <dec 1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 3, dec 1> (white), <sc 3, dec 1, sc 3> (blue) (24)

Change to white:
R28: *sc 2, dec 1*, repeat 6 times (18)
R29: *sc 1, dec 1*, repeat 6 times (12) <start stuffing polyfill>
R30: *dec 1*, repeat 6 times (6)

Close with sl st, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave tail through last round and gather tightly. Knot to secure. 

Edit: 21/12/2012 - There is slight error in R2 which i amend it. Will post up either photo tutorial / video soon! thanks! Beak: (orange color)
We are going to crochet an oval and fold into half before sew & attach it to the body of penguin. Click here for the extra helpful video tutorial about how to crochet an oval. (Note: the number of sc in my pattern & the video tutorial is different)
Start with orange color, make 11 ch, (last chain is a 'turning chain' which will not be worked into later)
R1: sc 9, inc 2, sc 8, inc 1, sl st (22)
R2: Ch 1, inc 1, sc 8, inc 5, sc 8, inc 3, sl st (28)
R3: Ch 1, inc 1, sc 9, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 9, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, sl st (34)
R4: Ch 1, inc 1, sc 10, inc 1, sc 2, inc 1, sc 2, inc 1, sc 10, inc 1, sc 2, inc 1, sc 2, sl st (40) 


Fasten off & leave a long tail for sewing. Remember to fold into half before sewing & attach it to the R15 of the penguin.





** Alternatively, if you are still clueless on how to crochet an oval, you could try this pattern for making the beak.
Start with orange yarn, make adjustable rings
R1: 6 sc in rings (6)
R2: inc 6 (12)
R3: *sc 1, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: *sc 2, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc 1*, repeat 6 times (30)
Fasten off & leave a long tail for sewing. Remember to fold into half before sewing & attach it to the R15 of the penguin. **

Edit: 21/12/2012 (the pattern for the wings was written wrongly. It's for another penguin that is now shown here. Thanks EV MC for pointing this out =)) Wings: (Make 2, blue colour)
Start with adjustable rings
R1: 6 sc in rings (6)
R2: inc 6 (12)
R3: *sc 3, inc 1*, repeat 3 times (15)
R4: 1 sc in each stitch (15)
R5: 1 sc in each stitch (15)
R6: *sc 3, dec 1*, repeat 3 times (12)
Fasten off & leave a long tail for sewing. Remember to fold into half before sewing & attach it to the R17 on each side of the penguin.

Feet: (Make 2, orange colour)
Start with adjustable rings
R1: 6 sc in rings (6)
R2: *inc 1, sc 1*, repeat 3 times (9)
R3: *inc 1, sc 2*, repeat 3 times (12)
R4: **sc 2, dec 1*, repeat 3 times (9)
R5: *sc 1, dec 1*, repeat 3 times (6)
Fasten off & leave a long tail for sewing.

*Sew all parts together & a pair of platic eyes*

Ta-dah!! You are done!!!

***This is my very first time writing pattern. Feel free to convo me if you are stuck in the middle or you find some error in the pattern***


Do leave me a comment if you like to have the pattern for making the bunny hat =) Happy crocheting!

Update: Click here for the bunny hat pattern =)

** This pattern is for personal use only. Copyright is reserved. You may not use this pattern or doll produced from this pattern for retail or commercial purposes. ** 

58 comments:

  1. I would love to have the pattern for the bunny hat. I have a doll that would love it.

    sndrwheeler@yahoo.com

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    1. bunny hat pattern: http://happie-scrappie.blogspot.sg/2012/09/amigurumi-pattern-bunny-hat-for-penny.html

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  2. Half way through with Penny. Enjoying the pattern so far. Would very much like the bunny hat to finish. Thank you.
    froggeechik @ gmail.com

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    1. http://happie-scrappie.blogspot.sg/2012/09/amigurumi-pattern-bunny-hat-for-penny.html

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    2. The link for the hat goes to a page that says this blog doesn't exist! I'm so close to finishing this adorable penguin!

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  3. I think the pattern is very nice. I will enjoy making it. I would like bunny hat pattern to go with please. my email is superspeed124@yahoo.com

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    1. bunny hat pattern: http://happie-scrappie.blogspot.sg/2012/09/amigurumi-pattern-bunny-hat-for-penny.html

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    2. Hi, I really wanted to make the bunny hat, but it seems that the pattern has been taken down. I'm really very interested in making it. Sailorjager@gmail.com

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  5. Hi~
    I love this penguin~~so cute ;D
    Could you send the bunny hat for me,please~
    I want to make it~
    My email is....lifun1028@gmail.com
    Thank you so much :D
    Have a nice day~

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    1. http://happie-scrappie.blogspot.sg/2012/09/amigurumi-pattern-bunny-hat-for-penny.html

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    1. hi there, i haven't gotten time to write and post up the hat pattern, been busy with my wedding stuffs. thanks for your patience =) maybe you could send me pics of your completed penguin ?

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  7. I'd really enjoy giving this a go - congrats on writing such a cutie for your first written pattern :)
    I'd love the hat too when you do get time!

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  8. ok so I'm a total noob at crochet as i only been doing it for a week or so and have only made 3 things one of which being a very simple amiguamri pig (can't spell it lol) so i think i may give this a go i love it it's so cute and my sister in law wants a penguin for her birthday from me so a few of these are in order to get it right lol, ok i'm off to create my army will post when done xx thank you so much for sharing your pattern with the world xx

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  9. I'd love to receive the pattern for the Bunny hat :)

    sabina72@ziggo.nl

    Thanks so much for this oh sooooo Cute pattern!

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  10. just finished this and tturned out perfectly no flaws in your pattern u did very well for your first one cant wait to see any more u share thank u for this i love it x

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    1. Do share the pics of you penguin with me =) thanks!

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    2. Oh so now I can reply to ur reoly lol I had to do a new comment oh well .

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  11. Im confused in R16 and R17..
    For R16 i did the sc 18 blue, sc 18 white, but when we do sc 18 black again does it go pass the R17 mark?

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    1. sorry for the late reply JAne. no it won't go pass the R17 mark. once u completed, the white and blue color will form a straight line. if you get what i mean. I will take close up pictures of the penguin when I am back in November. =)

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  12. I'm making this right now, this is the cutest penguin pattern I found on the internet, Thankyou! I'd love to have the pattern for the bunny hat :] It just makes it a hundred times cuter. >.< Thanks again~

    valeriebeltran04@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Valerie,

      Thanks for the lovely comment. You can find the bunny hat pattern here: http://happie-scrappie.blogspot.sg/2012/09/amigurumi-pattern-bunny-hat-for-penny.html

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  13. I realllllly would love the bunny hat pattern, making this for a new born baby <3 Email is aimanmalik@hotmail.co.uk

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  14. That is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cuteee!!!! 太可爱了!

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  15. Hi. Everything has been going well until the wings. i made then exactly as the directions but i cannot see any way for the wing to attach to the penguin. My wing looks so different than the wing in your pictures... Even when folded in half, It still looks really weird.

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    1. Hi Ev MC, do you wanna send me pictures of your wings and lets see how i could help? I will take a closer picture of my penguin wings and if i do have time, i will do a detailed tutorial for u =)

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    2. yea sure ok http://25.media.tumblr.com/fea773f2c10dd12b19392802f717ca5e/tumblr_mfam3qwec31r7mhe6o1_1280.jpg

      this is one wing flat. I folded it in half but couldn't figure out what way or whatever. The feet and everything else is great! one last thing. Im confused about the oval. If you are too busy then its ok. I'm working on the rabbit ears now :) Also I called my penguin Mercury lol

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    3. Mine looks the same too! I dunno what to do?

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    4. Hi EV MC, i noticed the pattern was written wrongly. I have edited the pattern. Give it a try now! and do show me your end results! <3

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    5. Awesome! thanks! i have finished the wings and attached them. Will share pictures when I'm done with beak and the hat =)

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  16. Sam sam just looking through the coments seen that u wanted too see pic of my penny how do I do that I'm making my second one now I love this patern soo simple to make yet verry cutee x

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  17. my local comuinty centre were I used to volenteer is having a fate to raise money for the centre in april and I'm gonna make loads of fast projects to donate to help if its ok with you id like to throw in a few of these plz not to worry if ud rather I didn't its your pattern after all xx

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    1. nono =) i am totally fine! send pics of your penguins to me : waisam.ho@gmail.com? thanks Dee!!

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  18. Thank you for posting the cute pattern. :D

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  19. Gah! Thank You So Much! People Love Them.(:

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  20. Hi,I'm varanese_w from instagram =) all ur dolls so so so cute !! May I have some tutorials of those ?? Where do you conduct your crochet class ?

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  23. Thank you.
    Your penguin is so cute!!
    Now, I am going to crochet an oval for penguin's beak!
    But, I think that pattern is wrong.

    R1: sc 9, inc 2, sc 8, inc 1, sl st (22)

    Here~ sc9 +inc2+sc8+ic1 than totall 23 number of stiches in R1.
    I think this is just typographical error. So I can do R1

    But R2 is so difficult for me.
    I couldn't understand R2, R3....

    R2: Ch 1, inc 1, sc 8, inc 5, sc 8, inc 3, sl st (28)

    inc1+sc8+inc5+sc8+in3 than total stiches is 34!!!(2+8+10+8+6= 34)
    Not, 28. so I can't doing R3 because R3 inc 1, sc 9, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 9, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1 than R2's extra stiches remain........OTL extra stiches is 34-28= 6



    R3: Ch 1, inc 1, sc 9, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 9, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, sl st (34)


    Help me please..ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

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    1. summary : R2 → R3 I can't do that
      I need your advise...pleas..ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

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  24. It comes out correctly if you consider inc 5 = 6 stitches. My problem is just that I have too many empty spaces before the row is finished if I do it like that. Can you explain what exactly inc 5 means?

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  26. can i have the pattern for the bunny hat please. Can you email it to me? my email is sweet_baboo1990@yahoo.com Thank you so much for the pattern! the penguin is adorable^_^

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  27. It keeps saying the page for the hat does not exist!!!!

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  28. I'm doing the beak at the moment(oval one) and it seems the pattern is still incorrect. Would you please revise it. It'd be much appreciated. Thank you

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  29. I've started working on Penny, but now I can't finish her. The pattern for the beak isn't working for me and I'm not sure how to fix it and Penny's bunny hat is showing up as not existing on blogspot. I was wondering if it is possible for you to fix the beak pattern and reupload the hat pattern.

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  30. Hi! I'm kinda confused on the beak. You say to slip stitch, then chain 1 for the end/beginning of each round, but the video you posted shows her just continuing to sc (like with the body). Also, I guess I'm getting confused with the inc 5 and inc 3 in R2 of that and how it's supposed to all fit in the 22 stitches.

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  31. The link for the bunny hat doesn't work. Could I have the pattern?

    Anne_Vinken@hotmail.com

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  32. I'm a bit confused on the changing color for round 16-27, sorry I'm still a bit of an ameture ��

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  33. Hiya! I'm making this penguin as a gift... The bunny hat blog says it doesn't exist anymore!!! Help!!! Please can you put it up again please. Thank you so much for your pattern x

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  34. started making the penguin for my niece for xmas.. very sad that the hat isnt available to make... would love to complete the little guy... this pattern is great!

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