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What does amigurumi means?
The word Amigurumi comes from Japanese. The Japanese call handicrafts knitted with crochet and needle as Ami. The Japanese call the toys that are filled with objects such as fibers or cotton as Nuigurumi. The word Amigurumi is derived as a combination of these two words.
Amigurumi knitting techniques are very easy. You can find many handcrafts prepared with these techniques on my site. What is Amigurumi for beginners in Amigurumi handwork? How to knit amigurumi? In this blog, where you can find the answers to the questions with pictures, you will be able to learn about Amigurumi in all details.
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Also I’m sharing new amigurumi free patterns every day.
Todays daily new amigurumi free crochet pattern is Penguin
I want to give you some informations about this pattern;
Yarn – I would recommend using yarn of the same brand (or that you know will work up to the same size) for the body and coat to avoid a poor fit. Even if two yarns are listed as the same weight / size, there is quite often a big difference between different brands.
For the purple penguin I have used:
– Colour (A), Made by Penguins, DK / Light Worsted Baby Alpaca, Blackberry, approx. 25g
– Colour (B), Novita DK Baby Merino, Cream, approx. 20g
– Colour (C), Ricorumi DK Cotton, pale yellow, approx. 10g
– Small amount of black and yellow thread for embroidery
– Recommended hook size: 2.5mm (the example penguin was made with a 2.5mm hook)
– Safety eyes: 6 mm x 2 – safety eyes are not recommended for young children.
– Toy stuffing
– Tapestry needle for construction and embroidery
– Stitch marker
– Size: approx. 5 inches tall when made with a 2.5mm hook
MR. Magic Ring
SS. Slip stitch
Sc. Single crochet
Sc inc. Single crochet increase
Sc dec. Single crochet invisible decrease BLO. Back loops only
FLO. Front loops only
Use yarn A.
1. Work this round in BLO, Sc in 2nd Ch from your hook, Sc x 10, (Sc x 3) in the last Ch
Now work down the other side of your foundation chain.
Sc x 10, Sc inc (26)
Work in continuous rounds.
2. Sc inc, Sc x 10, Sc inc x 3, Sc x 10, Sc inc x 2 (32)
3. Sc, Sc inc, Sc x 10, (Sc, Sc inc) x 3, Sc x 10, (Sc, Sc inc) x 2 (38)
4. Sc x 2, Sc inc, Sc x 10, (Sc x 2, Sc inc) x 3, Sc x 10, (Sc x 2, Sc inc) x 2 (44)
5. Sc x 3, Sc inc, Sc x 10 (Sc x3, Sc inc) x 3, Sc x 10, (Sc x 3, Sc inc) x 2 (50)
6. Sc x 4, Sc inc, Sc x 10, (Sc x 4, Sc inc) x 3, Sc x 10, (Sc x 4, Sc inc) x 2 (56)
7. Sc inc, Sc x 15, (Sc inc, Sc x 5) x 3, Sc x 10, (Sc inc, Sc x 5) x 2 (62)
8-16. Sc x 62 (62) 9 rounds
17. Sc x 8, Sc dec, Sc x 10, Sc dec, Sc x 2,
Mark the stitch just made with a stitch marker.
Sc x 5, Sc dec, Sc x 8, Sc dec, Sc x 10, Sc dec, Sc x 7, Sc dec (56)
SS, break yarn & pull through. Leave a long tail for sewing later.
Attach yarn A where you placed your stitch marker on round 17 of the coat. Now place your stitch marker 1 stitch back from where you have just joined your yarn.
This section is worked in rows. We will Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row.
Ch 1. Your first Sc will be made in the same St where you have just joined your yarn
1. Sc x 14 (14)
2. Sc dec, Sc x 10, Sc dec (12)
3. Sc dec, Sc x 8, Sc dec (10)
4. Sc dec, Sc x 6, Sc dec (8)
5. Sc dec, Sc x 4, Sc dec (6)
6. Sc x 6 (6)
7. Sc dec, Sc x 2, Sc dec (4)
8. Sc x 4 (4)
9. Sc dec x 2 (2)
10. Sc x 2 (2)
11. Sc dec (1)
12. Sc x 1 (1) Do not Ch 1 & turn here.
Break yarn & pull through. Weave in the loose end.
We will now Sc around the edge of the beak.
Join yarn A where your stitch marker is now placed (this should be one stitch back from where you joined your yarn to start the beak.
Ch 1 and SS on to the side of the beak.
Sc up the edge until you reach the point of the beak.
Make 3 Sc in the final St from row 12 of the beak. This should give you a nice point.
Sc back down the other side of the beak. SS back on to the next stitch on the coat. Break yarn and pull through. Weave in the loose end.
With yellow thread embroider a small triangle on the tip of the beak.
Use yarn B and work in continuous rounds.
1. Sc x 6 in to a MR (6)
2. Sc inc x 6 (12)
3. (Sc, sc inc) x 6 (18)
4. (Sc x 2, sc inc) x 6 (24)
5. (Sc x 3, sc inc) x 6 (30)
6. (Sc x 4, sc inc) x 6 (36)
7. (Sc x 5, sc inc) x 6 (42)
8-25. Sc x 42 (42) – 18 rounds Insert the safety eyes between rounds 14 -15. There should be a 9 stitch gap between the eyes. Stuff the body. Continue to stuff the remainder as you go.
To check you are happy with the position of your safety eyes and the amount you are stuffing you can try the coat on the body now and then. They eyes should be about level with the yellow embroidery on the beak and about half way between this and the sides of the coat.
26. (Sc x 5, sc dec) x 6 (36)
27. (Sc x 4, sc dec) x 6 (30)
28. (Sc x 3, sc dec) x 6 (24)
29. (Sc x 2, sc dec) x 6 (18)
30. (Sc, sc dec) x 6 (12)
31. Sc dec x 6 (6)
SS in to the next stitch, break yarn & pull through. Try the coat on the body again. Ensure you are happy that you have placed enough stuffing. Weave the loose end through the FLO of the final row of the body to close off the end.
With a strand of black thread embroider the eyebrows 3 rounds above the eyes over r 10-11
Use a small amount of blush to create rosy cheeks on the lower border of the eyes.
Use yarn A & make 2. Work in continuous rounds.
1. Sc x 4 in to a MR (4)
2. (Sc, Sc inc) x 2 (6)
3. (Sc x 2, Sc inc) x 2 (8)
4. (Sc x 3, Sc inc) x 2 (10)
5. (Sc x 4, Sc inc) x 2 (12)
6. (Sc x 5, Sc inc) x 2 (14)
7. (Sc x 6, Sc inc) x 2 (16)
8. (Sc x 7, Sc inc) x 2 (18)
9. Sc x 18 (18)
10. (Sc x 7, Sc dec) x 2 (16)
11. Sc x 16 (16)
12. (Sc x 6, Sc dec) x 2 (14)
13. Sc x 14 (14)
14. Sc dec x 7 (7)
Break yarn & pull through. Leave a long length for sewing. Fold the flipper flat and sew the top closed prior to attaching.
Use yarn C and make 2. Ch 7
1. In BLO, Sc in the 2nd Ch from your hook, Sc x 4, (3 Sc) in the last Ch.
Now work down the other side of your foundation chain
Sc x 4, Sc inc (14)
Work in continuous rounds.
2. Sc inc, Sc x 4, Sc inc x 3, Sc x 4, Sc inc x 2 (20)
3. Sc, Sc inc, Sc x 4, (Sc, Sc inc) x 3, Sc x 4, (Sc, Sc inc) x 2 (26)
SS, break yarn & pull through. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Fold the foot in half. Sew around the edges to secure this.
Place the coat on the body. The little yellow beak should sit equal distance between the eyes. Pin in place and sew the coat to the body. You can use either a whip stitch or a mattress stitch for this.
Sew the feet to the body. The flat end of the feet should point outward.
Sew the top of the curved section to the base of the coat.
Sew the flippers to the sides of the coat. The top of the flipper is about level with the eyes.
Congratulations your Cute Penguin is complete!!