Crochet a Baby Penguin Amigurumi




Introduction: Crochet a Baby Penguin Amigurumi

This is a pattern to crochet this baby pengiun amigurumi. This assumes you know how to crochet, and know the basics of assembling amigurumi animals.

If you need some pointers getting started, here are a couple:
Crochet stitch tutorials

Tips for crocheting with fun fur yarn

This is the first time I've written a pattern; let me know if there are any questions.

Step 1: Abbreviations and Materials

Lion Brand Fun Fur yarn, "Lava" (black/gray/silver eyelash fun fur yarn)
Worsted Weight white or cream yarn
Worsted weight black yarn
4.0mm crochet hook
fiberfill stuffing

ch = chain
dec = decrease (1 sc in two stitches)
dc = double crochet
inc = increase (2 sc in one stitch)
sc = single crochet
ss = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tc = triple crochet
  • = repeat directions between * * as many times as indicated

Step 2: Body

I did this in a spiral, use a marker to keep track of each row.

Using Fun Fur yarn:
1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook
2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
3: *1 sc, inc 1*, x 6 (18 sts)
4: *2 sc, inc 1*, x 6 (24 sts)
5: *3 sc, inc 1*, x 6 (30 sts)
6: *4 sc, inc 1*, x 6 (36 sts)
7: *5 sc, inc 1*, x 6 (42 sts)
8-10: sc in each st around (42 sts)
11: *5 sc, dec 1*, x 6 (36 sts)
12: sc in each st around (36sts)
13: *4 sc, dec 1*, x 6 (30 sts)
14: sc in each st around (30sts)
15: *3 sc, dec 1*, x 6 (24 sts)
16: sc in each st around (24sts)
17: *2 sc, dec 1*, x 6 (18 sts)
18: sc in each st around (18sts)
19: *1 sc, dec 1*, x 6 (12 sts)

now is a good time to stuff the body with fiberfill!

Step 3: Head

Here you will switch back and forth with the black and white yarn. Hide the extra color inside the head to carry. You will want to fill the head with fiberfill right before closing it up.

black: *sc, inc 1* x 6 (18 sts)
white: *sc, inc 1* x 3, inc 1, sc, inc 1
black: *sc, inc 1* 5, sc, sc
white: sc x 3
black: sc x 3
white: sc x 3
black: sc x 17
white: 1sc, dec 1
black: sc x 3
white: dec 1, sc
black: *sc, dec 1* x 5, sc, sc
white: sc, ss
black: sc x 3
white: ss, sc
black: *sc, dec 1* x 4, sc x 2, dec 1, sc x 3, dec 1 x 10, finish off.

Step 4: Beak

black yarn:
ch 2 and crochet into first ch, (or magic ring)
1sc, 1dc, 1sc, 1dc, join tog.
Shape into a triangle, and use the tail to sew onto the face.

Step 5: Feet

This is actually a base that includes feet.

Using black yarn:
1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook
2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
3: 2 sc in each sc around (24 sts)
4: *1 sc, inc 1*, x 6 (36 sts)
5: ch2, turn. tc x 1, sc x 10, ch 2, tc x 1, sc x 1
6. ch1, turn. 4sc around foot, slip stitches across to other foot, sc around foot. Finish off, and use the tail to sew onto the base of the body.

Step 6: Wings

Wings, make two:
ch6, 2 tc in 2nd ch, tc x 4, ch 1, sc around the whole wing, finish off.
Use tail of yarn to sew onto body.

Step 7: Eyes

Sew eyes into place, either sew thread eyes or use beads.

And you're finished!
Depending on the tension, yours may look a little different.



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45 Discussions

can i adopt him......please (cute penguin very creative)

I want to make this for my grandson's birthday in December. However, there are no amounts listed for the yarns. Can you help?


2 years ago

Is this arumigurmi


2 years ago

Is this arumigurmi

I would love to make your baby penguin amigurumi, which was listed as a FREE pattern on Crochet Pattern Central. But I can't get the pattern without becoming a Pro member, which has a fee.

Is this pattern free or not?

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I posted this tutorial a couple of years ago, and it was always free at that time. As a regular member myself, I have no idea how Instructables has changed their settings for viewing items. I can see the whole pattern, so I THINK when people log in (even without a Pro membership) they should be able to see it. You can't see all steps at once or download it as a PDF, but you should be able to click "Next Step" to see each additional step.

But aside from that you would need to talk to the Instructables administrators if there's an issue.

Hello! I'm the admin for yet another blog, The Penguin Perspective ( where we'd like to use your photo and will credit your website. Please do take a look if you have time! You've crafted a wonderful project here, and I hope it spreads. As the previous commenter said, if you don't want the image used, just let me know and I'll take it down -- but it's perfect. Thank you! Beth

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Hello! I´m an admin of the blog Amigrumi´s eden ( and I want to use this photo to ilustrate an article on our blog. We will put your web address on this entry. In case you don´t want that the photo was loaded to our blog, please, feel free to say it to me and I will retire it asap. Again, thank you for all!! ^_^

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Darn! I wish I could crochet like that! Does anyone know where I can find a place that can teach you lots of techniques and shows me what the abbreviations are, like sc or dec? also nice instructable!

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I'm working on it now, but shouldn't [*2 sc, dec 1*, x 6] (body row 15) result in 18 sts, not 24 like the pattern says?  And likewise for the other body dec rows?  I can't tell if you're missing a dec row or if the numbers are just off - not sure if I should just dec to 12 sts or dec down to 6 sts.

Anyway, I'm comfortable enough with crochet and amigurumi to figure this out on my own...just wanted to point out a potential issue with the pattern.

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Ooh, good catch. It's been so long since I did anything with this! Looks like the final numbers are what's right on these... so I just updated it. Let me know if you catch anything else!

Very, very cute...........I was wondering if the above pattern is the corrected one?

Thank you,

I was logging out heading off line and in doing so the home page had the B&W picture of your Penguin... dang thing is cute enough to have me log back in just to say that it's cute enough to say so... ;0)

nice work

Crocheting is awesome. Penguins are awesome. That makes this DOUBLEY AWESOME! I probably sound like I have no grammar skills, WELL I DO!