Knitted Penguin

This is a penguin that I knitted for my son. When I found this pattern online, I thought it would make a great gift.

The instructions for this pattern can be found at Although it has a gauge, I didn't worry much about it. I added a tail by knitting 2 rows of 10, then decreasing 1 stitch on each side for 2 rows of 8, then 2 rows of 6, then 2 rows of 4.

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    Cute penguin! Do you have any recommendations of websites or books for a beginner to learn the basics of stitch names and crochet lingo? I crocheted a scarf about 18 months ago (lol) and I am now really interested in amigurumi, especially penguins. I have looked online a lot about this, but I just thought maybe a real person who has done this might have a better recommendation than some website vendor!

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    Sorry, I realize this is a knitted penguin, not a crocheted one. My mom & sister crochet, and they have said that most people do either one or the other, not both. Since I have only crocheted one item, I am not of "an allegiance" to either method of yarn art, but I am willing to try either to make amigurumi!! I do have some supplies for both, given to me by friends. So, to amend my earlier question, do you have any recommendations for learning the stitches & lingo of either method?

    I found an excellent resource, I checked it out from the public library, there is one for Knitting, and one for Crochet.  You can pause, rewind, replay a section over and over till you get it.   I am a visual learner, so for me.... This was the way to go.

    Crochet Made Easy CD-Rom -
    Knitting Made Easy CD-Rom -

    both from Coats and Clark   ( I later found them at a hobby store for around 10 bucks, and just bought them.  But... They are great.  I knit and Crochet, but not at the same time.

    PFKnitQuilter Penguin

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    There is a book that I find very helpful for knitting techniques and guidance. It is the Vogue Knitting Quick Reference. This is a soft cover book. There is a more extensive hard cover version but I have found this to be more than sufficient and portable.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I here by name this in the name of awesomeness! I can crochet really well, but i can't knit things like this for the life of me! Still awesome!


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The extra period at the end of the link is throwing it off. Sorry about that. I am glad that you were able to find the instructions on the Knitty web site. The link in your comment (without the period) works well. Thanks.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    How cute! I love penguins, they're my favorite animals! You did an excellent job! +1 rating. (added to favorites)