Saturday, 25 November 2017

Hanging Penguin

The Penguin is the last pattern in the rounded hanging trio, but there is still more hanging patterns coming.



You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 10g each
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch      
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • DC – Double crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish off

Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product as you work



Body – Black
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5-8
Sc (24) – if using safety eyes, make and sew the white face patch on before finishing head.
9.
*2sc, dec * (18)
10.
*1sc, dec * (12) – stuff the head adding more to the head and body until closing
11.
*dec * (6)
12.
*inc * (12)
13.
*inc * (24)
14.
*5sc, inc * (28)
15-19.
Sc (28)
20.
*5sc, dec * (24)
21.
*2sc, dec * (18)
22.
*1sc, dec * (12)
23.
*dec * (6)

FO – Close hole.

Face Patch – white
1.
MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to head

Belly Patch – white
1.
MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body

Feet x2 – Yellow Orange
1.
MC (4)
2.
*inc, 1sc * (6)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to bottom of body

Scarf – Red
1.
Ch 25
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 24sc

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body.

Hat – Red 
1.
MC (4) – made up of sc
2.
*[2hdc] * (8)
3.
*1hdc, [2hdc] * (12)
4.
*2hdc, [2hdc] * (16)
5.
Hdc (16)
6.
*3hdc, [2hdc] * (20)
(7).
Check hat fits head, if not do a round of *4hdc, [2hdc] * (24). Skip this step if not needed.
7-10.
Hdc (20)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body


Eyes– French knot
Nose – embroidered on with yarn

Hanging loop – when sewing one of the pieces onto the body, move the yarn to the head and loop round. Hold this loop in place whilst you carry on sewing the rest of the piece on with that strand of yarn. This secures the loop in place.


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