Stuffy The Christmas Penguin – Free Pattern

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I am so excited to bring you my second pattern for the Holiday Blog Hop! I love making stuffies and I thought that a cute Christmas penguin would be perfect for this blog hop series. Stuffy The Christmas Penguin is a great little amigurumi stuffy that is perfect as a gift for your little one or he would make a cute mantle decoration. Add a string and turn him into an ornament! I hope you enjoy him as much as I do. If you missed any of the other patterns in the Holiday Blog Hop series, click the button below! Happy crocheting!
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Stuffy The Christmas Penguin

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

BPhdc – back post half double crochet
ch
– chain
FPhdc – front post half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc dec – half double crochet decrease
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
WS – wrong side
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

4 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch

Finished Size:

11″ around, 5″ from crown to foot, excluding hat

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • Parts of this pattern are worked in a continuous round. This is where the stitch marker comes in handy. Move the stitch marker along at the end of every round to keep your place.
  • This pattern utilizes a pom pom maker. If you do not have a pom pom maker or do not feel comfortable using a pom pom, you can see how to make a small crochet ball here, for the top of the hat.
  • This pattern also utilizes safety eyes. If you do not feel comfortable using safety eyes, you can embroider the eyes onto the face with yarn or embroidery floss.

Tutorials:

Instructions:

Body:

With I Hook and Color A, working in the round:

Magic circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 sc into magic circle. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12)
Round 3: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (18)
Round 4: *1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (24)
Round 5: *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (30)
Round 6-15: 1 sc into each st around. (30)
Round 16: *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, sc dec; Repeat from * around. (24)
Round 17: 1 sc into each st around. (24)
Round 18: *1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, sc dec; Repeat from * around. (18)

Fasten off, weave ends.

Bottom:

With I Hook and Color A, working in the round:

Magic circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 sc into magic circle. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12)
Round 3: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (18)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Wing (Make 2):

With I Hook and Color A:

Ch 2,
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. (1)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, turn. (2)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, turn. (3)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st, turn. (4)

Ch 1, sc evenly around the entire wing, placing 2 sc sts in each corner. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Face:

With I Hook and Color B:

Ch 6,
Row 1: 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn. (5)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the last st, turn. (7)
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st across, turn. (7)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the last st, turn. (9)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st across, turn. (9)
Row 6: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, turn. (4)
Row 7: Ch 1, sk first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, sl st last st, fasten off (3)
Row 6 cont’d: Join yarn with a sl st in Row 6 St 6, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st and in each of the next 3 sts, turn. (4)
Row 7 cont’d: Ch 1, sk first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, sl st in last st, turn. (3)

Ch 1, sc evenly around entire face. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Feet (Make 2):

With G Hook and Color C:

Magic Circle, ch 1
Row 1: 6 sc into the magic circle, turn. (6)
Row 2: Ch 1, *2 dc in next st, sl st in next st; Repeat from * 2 more times. (9)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Beak:

With G Hook and Color C:

Ch 4,

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook,  1 sc in next st, 3 sc in the last st,
Row 1 cont’d: Working down the opposite side of the ch, sc in next st, 2 sc in the last st, join in the beginning sc. (8)

Scarf:

With H Hook and Color D:

Ch 51
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across. (50)

Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Hat:

With I Hook and Color B:

Ch 19, without twisting, sl st to form a ring. Leave a long tail at the beginning to sew the hat on later.
Round 1: 1 hdc each st around. Join in beginning hdc with a sl st. (18)
Round 2: Ch 1, *FPhdc around the next st, BPhdc around the next st; Repeat from * around. Join in beginning hdc with a sl st. (Join Color D in the last yarn over of the last st) (18)
Round 3-4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Join in beginning hdc with a sl st. (18)
Round 5: *1 sc in the next st, 1 sc dec; Repeat from * around. Join in beginning hdc with a sl st. (12)
Round 6-7: 1 sc in each st around. Join in beginning hdc with a sl st. (12)
Round 8: Sc dec around. Join in beginning hdc with a sl st. (6)
Round 9-11: 1 sc in each st around. Join in beginning hdc with a sl st. (6)
Round 12: Sc dec around. Join in beginning hdc with a sl st. (3)

Finish:

  • Fasten off, weave ends.
  • Create a small pom pom using your pom pom maker. Use the tail end of the pom pom to sew it onto the top of the hat. Alternatively, you can crochet a small ball to attach to the top if you are not comfortable with making a pom pom or do not have a pom pom maker. You can see how to make the ball here.
  • Assembly:

Start by finishing off the scarf. Cut 6 strands of Color B to about 4″ in length. Fold the strands in half. Using a small hook, pull the strands half way through one end of the scarf. Pull the strands through the loop and pull on the strands to tighten. Repeat with the other side and set the scarf aside.

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Now start to assemble the face. Place the beak on the face so that it is centered and close to the top but not too close. Using the tail end and yarn needle, sew the beak onto the face.

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Start stuffing the body with fiber fill. Don’t over-stuff just yet. We just want it to take some shape so that we can sew the face and extremities on.

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Position the face onto the body. Decide where you want it to go and make sure it is even and centered. Use pins to secure the face onto the body so that it does not move when you are sew it on. Using the tail end of the face and yarn needle, sew the face onto the body.

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Next we are going to attach the eyes. If you do not feel comfortable using safety eyes, you can always embroider the eyes using yarn or embroidery floss.

Position the safety eyes where you want them, so they look even and centered. Attach the backing of the safety eyes, making sure to not get any of the fiber fill stuck in between the inside of the body and the backing. (Don’t mind my ugly ring finger tan )

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Now you are going to stuff the body with fiber fill until it is full and firm. If you think you have enough, add just a bit more. Fiber fill can flatten out over time so it’s better to over-stuff.

Now take the bottom circle that you made earlier and position it at the bottom of the body. It looks like it might not fit but don’t worry, it will once you start sewing it on. Using the tail end from the bottom and yarn needle, sew the bottom onto the body using a whip stitch (see tutorial above.)

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To attach the wing, position the wing onto the side of the penguin body, with the WS facing out and tip of the triangle pointing towards the face. Sew the wing on with a whip stitch using the tail end of the wing and yarn needle. Repeat with the other side.

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Position the first foot with the WS facing upwards (this photo angle shows the RS facing down.) Using the tail end of the foot and yarn needle, sew to body. Repeat with other side.

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Now you can leave Stuffy just like this and he would be perfectly cute and cuddly. But, we want to dress him up for Christmas! Plus, we already made a hat and scarf for him. Let’s sew the hat on.

Position the hat slightly off center. Using the tail end of the hat and yarn needle, sew the hat on.

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Wrap the scarf around your penguin and using the tail, stitch it together so that it doesn’t fall off.

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And that’s it! You have the most adorable little penguin who is dressed up and ready for Christmas!

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