Hatching Duckling amigurumi crochet pattern, velvet yarn from Hooked by Kati
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Hatching Duckling | Free Crochet Pattern

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A fluffy, velvet duckling is the perfect symbol of Spring. This pattern is fast and easy and makes a great baby shower gift or decoration for an Easter celebration. You can even make his egg in a nice pastel color to embrace the season.

Hatching Duckling amigurumi crochet pattern, velvet yarn from Hooked by Kati

Construction

The best part about this duckling is that he is almost completely no-sew! that’s right! His beak and wings are worked straight onto the body, so no sewing is required!

The only stitch you may want to add is one tacking down the broken shell on his head.

There is something really cool about the mix of velvet yarn and the worsted weight too. It makes the duckling look even fluffier, if that’s possible!

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Hatching Duckling | Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

You Need to Know

Chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), treble crochet (tr), increases and decreases. Be eager to learn and ready to have fun!

For a quick refresher of these basic skills, go to www.hookedbykati.com/basics

You Will Practice Basic Techniques:

  • How to make a 3-dimensional object in crochet
  • How to shape using increases and decreases
  • How to attach flat amigurumi parts without sewing

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, Carrot (CAR), < 1 ball; Soft White (WHT), < 1 ball.
  • Bernat Velvet yarn, 100% acrylic, bulky weight, 315 yds/10.5 oz/300 g, Soft Sunshine (VEL), < 1 ball.  
  • G (4.00 mm) Furls hook
  • Two 15mm black safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins (optional)

Measurements

8” tall x 6” wide

Gauge

7 sts x 9 rows in sc (worsted weight) = 2” x 2”

6 sts x 7 rows in sc (bulky weight) = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Weave in attachment end at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.

Special Stitches

Picot – Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Instructions

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Wings

(Make 2)

With VEL, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnd 5: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnd 6: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Rnds 7-10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: [2 sc, dec] 4 times. (12)

Rnd 12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: [4 sc, dec] twice. (10)

Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends. Flatten.

Beak

With CAR, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (16)

Rnds 3-5: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends. Flatten.  

Head/Body

With VEL, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnds 6-10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: Working through both layers of last rnd of beak and next st, 8 sc, 22 sc.

Rnd 12: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 13: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 14: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 15: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 16: 11 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of 1st wing and next st, 5 sc, 9 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of 2nd wing and next st, 5 sc.

Insert safety eyes between Rnds 8 and 9, 4 sts apart, evenly spaced over beak.

Rnd 17: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 18: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 19-28: Sc evenly around.

Stuff head.

Rnd 29: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 30: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 31: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 32: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff body.

Rnd 33: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 34: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Cracked Egg

With WHT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (16)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 8 times. (24)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 8 times. (32)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 8 times. (40)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 8 times. (48)

Rnd 7-15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: [3 sc, hdc, dc, (tr, picot (see Special Stitches), tr) in next st, dc, hdc] 6 times. (6 points)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Egg Shell Hat

With WHT, ch 2.

Leave long starting tail for sewing.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [Sc, hdc, dc, (tr, ch 1, tr) in next st, dc, hdc] 5 times. (5 points)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Use starting tail to sew cracked egg to head at a slight angle.

Stretch the egg over the bottom half of the duckling and stitch into place if desired.

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Hatching Duckling amigurumi crochet pattern, velvet yarn from Hooked by Kati

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