Free crochet patterns: Nesting Penguins
You will need...
Cascade 220 -- Desired color for body, yellow, and pink for bow
Size D/3.25 mm
Black safety eyes 6mm
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: triple crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 st together (decrease)
Starting at top of head, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, and sc 6 into the ring. Pull closed.
R1: Work 2sc into each st (12)
R2: (2sc into next st, sc into next 3 st)* rep to end of round (15)
R3-7: sc into each st (15)
R8: (sc2tog, sc into next 3st)* rep to end of round (12)
*Insert safety eyes as shown and stuff firmly.
R9: sc2tog around (6)
Fasten off. Use yarn tail to sew opening closed.
Wings (make 2):
With main color yarn, ch 6. Hdc into 3rd ch from hook, sc into next 2 ch, and sl st into last ch. Cut yarn and weave in ends. Use yarn tail to sew wings to body. The top should be at eye level.
Cut a small oval from white felt, using the penguin’s body to help measure the size. Sew to penguin’s body with white thread.
With yellow yarn, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, and sc 3 into ring. Fasten off and use the yarn tail to sew beak to penguin’s face just above the tummy.
With yellow yarn, ch 6. 2hdc into 3rd ch from hook, sl st into next ch, 2hdc into next ch, and join with a sl st to first ch. Fasten off and use yarn tail to sew to the bottom front of penguin.
With pink yarn, ch 8. Dc into 4th ch from hook, ch 1, sl st into next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc into next ch, ch 1, sl st to first ch. Fasten off and use yarn tail to sew to top of penguin’s head.