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Free Crochet Duck Pattern

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Free Crochet Duck Pattern

February 27th, 2009 · 23 Comments

Crochet Duck

Here’s a cute little crochet duck for you to make!  She’s wearing a scarf in beautiful spring colors to keep her warm in these last days of winter and thinking about maybe showing up in some Easter baskets.  (My daughter named her duck Lily.)

This is another small, easy and quick project so you can make a flock of them if you want to!

Here she is without her scarf!

Here she is without her scarf!

Crochet Duck

Pattern created by Gayle www.planetmfiles.com

Size: Approximately 4 inches long

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn.  I used off-white for the duck.  I don’t know what specific brand or color it is.  I got it in a bargain bin! Also a small amount of yellow yarn for making the beak. And, I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the color Monet for the scarf.
  • Stitch marker (I use a small piece of a contrasting color of yarn)
  • Crochet Hook – Size G
  • Fiberfill Stuffing
  • 6 mm half round Darice eyes – 2  Note: If you are giving this to a child, use black yarn and embroider eyes, don’t use the plastic eyes that little fingers can pull off!
  • Glue for gluing on eyes, if you are using the Darice eyes

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, sc dec = single crochet decrease,  sc inc = single crochet increase, sl st = slip stitch, st = stitch, dc = double crochet

Notes: Rounds are worked in continuous spirals, do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

Body

  1. chain 2.
  2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
  4. *sc inc, 1 sc in next 2 sc* around – 16 sc.
  5. sc in each sc around for 4 rounds – 16 sc in each round.
  6. *sc dec, 1 sc in next 2 sc* around – 12 sc.
  7. *sc dec, 1 sc in next 4 sc* around – 10 sc.
  8. sc in each sc around for 2 rounds – 10 sc in each round.
  9. *sc dec, 1 sc in next 3 sc* around – 8 sc.
  10. *sc dec, 1 sc in next 2 sc* around – 6 sc.
  11. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing opening closed.
  12. Stuff with fiberfill.
  13. Flatten opening and sew it closed flat. (See photo below for flattened opening.)
Crochet Duck - Body Tail Flat Closing Detail

Crochet Duck - Body Tail Flat Closing Detail

Head
  1. chain 2.
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. *sc inc, sc in next sc around* – 12 sc.
  4. *sc inc, sc in next 2 sc* around – 16 sc.
  5. sc in each sc around - 16 sc.
  6. *sc dec, sc in next 2 sc* around – 12 sc.
  7. sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
  8. *sc dec, sc in next 4 sc* around – 10 sc.
  9. At end of last round work a slip stitch and finish off leaving a long tail.
  10. Don’t stuff yet.
Beak – not worked in rounds
  1. ch 4
  2. dc in 3rd ch from hook.
  3. dc in next ch
  4. ch 4
  5. dc in 3rd ch from hook.
  6. dc in next ch
  7. finish off leaving a long tail.
Beak Half Done

Beak Half Done

Finished Beak

Finished Beak

First Wing – Not worked in rounds
  1. ch 4, turn
  2. sc inc, sc, sc inc, ch1, turn
  3. sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc, sc inc, ch 1, turn
  4. sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc, do not turn
  5. Without turning, do 7 sc’s along the top edge of the wing.
  6. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body during assembly.
I made each wing slightly different so that the “right side” of each wing would be facing out from the duck body.  If this doesn’t matter to you, just make two of the “First Wing”.
Second Wing – Not worked in rounds
  1. ch 4, turn
  2. sc inc, sc, sc inc, ch1, turn
  3. sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc, sc inc, ch 1, turn
  4. sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc, sc inc, sc, do not turn
  5. Without turning, do *1 dc, ch 2, sc* in first space on the top edge of the wing. Do 1 sc in the next 4 spaces along the top edge of the wing. Do *1 sc, 1 sl st* in the next space.
  6. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body during assembly.

Duck Scarf - Not worked in rounds

  1. Ch about 40 (or however long you want the scarf to be.)
  2. dc in the 4th ch from the hook.
  3. dc in the remaining chains.
  4. Finish off and weave in ends.

Scarf

Scarf

Assembly

  • Fold the beak in half and sew it to the head.

    Folded Beak

    Folded Beak

  • If you are embroidering on the eyes do that now.
  • Stuff head.
  • Glue eyes onto head now, if you are using the plastic eyes.
  • Sew wings onto body.
  • Sew head onto body.
  • Using a blunt needle thread all yarn ends into the body. Cut off any excess.

Your duck is finished!  I hope you enjoy this pattern!

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julia @ Hooked on Houses // Feb 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Oh, this is just TOO CUTE. I’ll have to show my daughter. She’ll love that it has the same name as her, too!

    Julia @ Hooked on Houses’s last blog post..Hooked on This Remodeled Craftsman Bungalow

  • 2 Gayle // Feb 27, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Hi Julia!

    Thank you! I didn’t know that was your daughter’s name. I love the name Lily!

  • 3 Shannon // Feb 27, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I have made a promise to myself to learn to crochet someday. I once took a knitting class but it didn’t go well for me. I blame the teacher, hehehe, and not my lack of coordination.

  • 4 Gayle // Feb 27, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Hi Shannon!

    I find knitting harder than crocheting. Maybe crochet is for you! You should definitely try it. It’s so relaxing and when you’re done you’ve got something cool!

  • 5 spread your wings // Feb 27, 2009 at 11:39 am

    this little duck is so cute. i wish i knew how to crochet.

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  • 6 Cass // Feb 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Adorable duckie! I wish I could remember how to crochet, but only knitting stuck in my head.

    Really sweet, and how nice of you to share your pattern. Talent, and generosity!
    Cass

    Cass’s last blog post..Foodie Friday, Hooked On Party, and Last Chance for my Giveaway!

  • 7 Gayle // Feb 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hi spread your wings!
    Try it! I can help if you have any questions and there are great tutorials on the internet.

    Hi Cass!
    Thank you for the nice comment!

  • 8 Maya@Completely Coastal // Feb 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Ohhh, so super cute! What a delightful little project.

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  • 9 ELK // Feb 27, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    you are amazing and so full of ideas Gayle…some day the needle will come out…thanks for sharing my friend! ELK

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  • 10 shelli // Feb 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    What a cute little duck! I have never had any patience to do any kinds of crafts, but I admire people who do.

  • 11 Holly // Feb 27, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I never did learn to crochet. Too bad; that’s a cute pattern!

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  • 12 Gayle // Feb 28, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Maya!
    Thank you!

    Hi ELK!
    Thank you for such a sweet comment!

    Hi shelli!
    I like to do small projects because they don’t require a lot of patience!

    Hi Holly!
    If you ever want to learn, there are so many tutorials on the internet. And, you can ask me any questions you have!

  • 13 anna b-bonkers // Feb 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    That is so cute!!! Looks like a little friend for gumball and what was the name of the froggy dude?

    I just love little things like this! (could never make it, but sooo admire it!)

  • 14 Mary Beth // Feb 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    How absolutely adorable and I am so thankful for the tutorial…if I get brave enough I would love to try this and you have made that doable!

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  • 15 Gayle // Feb 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Hi anna!
    Thank you! Yes! I don’t remember if SAJ ever told us what she ended up naming the frog. (For anyone that wonders who the frog is check out this link! http://secret-agent-josephine.com/blog/2009/01/15/move-over-gumball/

    Hi Mary Beth!
    Thank you for such a sweet comment!

  • 16 Monkey''s Momma // Mar 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Very, very cute!

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  • 17 Gayle // Mar 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Monkey’s Momma!

    Thank you!

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  • 19 Kim @ Forever Wherever // Mar 3, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I could never make this but the scarf is way too cute! You’re so creative Gayle!
    -Kim

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