Penguin Amigurumi Toy Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written for people who already know how to crochet.

If you’re completely new to crochet or amigurumi, buy the Penguin Crochet Kit. It includes an in-depth tutorial on how to get started with crochet, and comes with all the materials you need. After going through the kit, you’ll be on your way to being able to make all The Woobles patterns!

Penguin next to balls of yarn

Materials

These are the exact materials I used to create the penguin. I make a commission for purchases made through the following links.

Rather not assemble the materials yourself? Buy a Penguin Crochet Kit instead.

Notes

This pattern is written in US terminology, and crocheted in the round.

While pins are optional, they are recommended since it makes it much easier to plan and sew on the amigurumi pieces,

If you use worsted-weight yarn and a 4.0mm hook, the penguin will come out to 3.5 in (8.9 cm) tall. It’ll nestle quite nicely in the palm of your hand!

Terminology

  • sc: single crochet
  • inc: increase stitch (2 sc in the same stitch)
  • dec: (invisible) decrease
  • magic loop: also known as a magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • [sc, inc] x 3: 1 sc followed by 1 inc, repeated 3 times
  • (6 sts): 6 total stitches in the round

Pattern

Head & Body

Use blue yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic loop (6 sts)

⚠️To keep track of where you are, use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each rnd. Each time you start a new rnd, move the stitch marker to the first stitch of that rnd.

Rnd 2: inc x 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18 sts)
Rnd 4: [inc, 2 sc] x 6 (24 sts)
Rnd 5: 24 sc (24 sts)

⚠️Your work might start curling at this point. For a neater final look, flip it inside out so that the “right side” faces out.

Rnd 6: [5 sc, inc] x 4 (28 sts)
Rnd 7-9: 28 sc (28 sts)
Rnd 10: [6 sc, inc] x 4 (32 sts)
Rnd 11-13: 32 sc (32 sts)
Rnd 14: [2 sc, dec] x 8 (24 sts)
Rnd 15: 24 sc (24 sts)
Rnd 16: [sc, dec] x 8 (16 sts)
Rnd 17: 16 sc (16 sts)

Egg-shaped penguin body with safety eyes

Insert the safety eyes between rnds 6 & 7, with 6 stitches between them. Stuff your piece, shaping it like an egg.

Rnd 18: dec x 8 (8 sts)

Sewing hole closed through back loops only

Fasten off. To close the remaining gap, use a tapestry needle to sew through the front loops of each stitch in a clockwise order.

Belly

Use white yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic loop (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc x 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18 sts)
Rnd 4: [inc, 2 sc] x 6 (24 sts)

Fasten off. Attach the top of the belly to the body between rnds 9 & 10.

Beak

Use yellow yarn.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic loop (4 sts)
Rnd 2: [sc, inc] x 2 (6 sts)

Fasten off and don’t stuff. Attach the beak between rnds 7 & 8, starting at the middle of the eyes and ending right above the belly.

Wings

Use blue yarn. Make two.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic loop (4 sts)
Rnd 2: inc x 4 (8 sts)
Rnd 3: 8 sc (8 sts)

Fasten off and don’t stuff. Flatten the wing and single crochet the stitches closed:

Flatten wing and insert hook through first 2 stitches across from each other
1. Flatten wing, and insert hook under the first 2 stitches across from each other. Sc.
Single crochet wing edge closed
2. Continue to sc together the next 3 pairs of stitches. This is what it should look like at the end. Fasten off.

Attach the wings between rnds 8 & 9, where the beak and belly meet.

Penguin amigurumi 3/4 view
Penguin amigurumi back view

Hope you enjoyed making your own weebly penguin! I’d love to see what you’ve made – post a pic on Instagram, tag me @thewoobles, and use the hashtag #thewoobles! If you want to spread the joy of creating and crocheting with someone else, snag a Penguin Crochet Kit.

Penguin amigurumi photo for Pinterest

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