crochet duckling

Beautiful Ducklings

When I first started out as an indie crafter I did custom orders. My business name then was Beautiful Ducklings after my 3 beautiful children. It was during this journey that I found my true passion of designing.


One of my very first designs was a mascot for my business; a fun stuffed duck.


And so I named the design “Beautiful Ducklings”. The response to it just about knocked my socks off! I couldn’t believe how many people wanted one of their own! It was definitely the item I sold the most of! 

Eventually I wrote the pattern down and it became the very first pattern I sold! How exciting is that?!


Today I have decided to publish it right here as a FREE pattern!!


These ducks work up so quickly, you can make several in one day!!!

MATERIALS

Worsted Weight Yarn

  *Main Color

 *Accent Color 

G Hook

Fiberfill

Felt

  *White

  *Black

Yarn Needle

Optional: Hot Glue Gun

STITCH GUIDE

arnd = around

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease

hdc = half double crochet

mr = magic ring

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

trc = treble crochet

Final Measurement: Approx. 7”

Gauge: Not important

Skill Level: Easy

Written in US terms


NOTES:

    *These Ducks were made using Red Heart Super Saver in Pretty ‘n Pink, Spring Green,  Delft Blue, and Pumpkin. 

 *The head/body is worked up in continuous rounds; no joins or chains unless indicated 

HEAD&BODY (One Piece) 

Magic ring 

1. 6 sc in ring—(START OF HEAD) 

2. 2 sc in each st around (12) 

3. *sc, 2 sc* around (18) 

4. *2 sc, sc x 2* around (24) 

5. *2 sc, sc x 3* around (30) 

6. sc around 

7. hdc around 

8-9. Repeat rnds 6 & 7 

10. *dec, sc x 3* around (24) 

11. hdc around (24) 

12. *dec, sc x 2* around (18) 

13. hdc around (18) 

14. *dec, sc* around (12) 

15-18. sc around (12)—(NECK) 

STUFF

19. *sc, 2 sc* around (18)—(START OF BODY)

20. *2 sc, sc x 2*around (24) 

21. hdc around (24) 

22. sc around (24) 

23-28. Repeat rnds 21 & 22 

29. *dec, sc x 2* around (18) 

30. hdc around (18) 

STUFF

31. *dec, sc* around (12)

32. dec around (6) 

33. dec around (3) Fasten. 

WINGS (Make 2)

Magic ring 

1. 6 sc in ring 

2. 2 sc in each st around (12) 

3. *hdc, 2 hdc* around (18) 

4. *2 hdc, hdc x 2* around, join with sl st in 1st hdc (24) 

5. Fold in half; there should be 11 sts on each side, join these stitches together by working: sc x 9, (trc, dc, sc) in ea of last 3 sts. Fasten.

BEAK 

Magic ring 

1. 6 sc in ring 

2. 2 sc in each st around (12) 

3. *hdc, 2 hdc* around (18) 

4. *2 hdc, hdc x 2* around, join with sl st in 1st hdc (24) 

Fold in half & sew one st in each corner (through both layers) to hold. 

FEET (Make 2)

Magic ring 

1. 6 sc in ring 

2. 2 sc in each st around (12) 

3. 2 dc x 2, sc x 3, (trc, dc, dc, sl st)3X, sc x 3, 2 sc x 2 sts, sl st in next st. Fasten. 

FINISHING

Attach the beak over rnds 10 & 11. 

For eyes, use White & Black felt. Cut to preferred shape and size and attach over beak.

Attach the tip of the wings (with rounded side of wing facing front of Duck) at rnd 20. 

Angle the backs of the feet towards each other to leave a small gap between the fronts and attach them so only the toes are sticking out of the front. 

Optional: Add Bowtie to make “boy” ducks or hair bow to make “girl” ducks using felt. 

I hope you love it as much as I do! Let me know what you think in the comments! You can also share your finished items with me on Facebook or upload them to projects on Ravelry! Join my Blackstone Designs Crochet Community group on Facebook to stay up to date, receive special offers, pattern support, and so much more!


Written Pattern © 2012 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.

4 thoughts on “Beautiful Ducklings”

  1. How cute and what a great story. I have yet to try Amigurumi but I think I will try your duck. Thanks for the free pattern.

  2. The ducks are so beautiful. I have 2 new grand babies on the way who would love one of each. Thank you you for sharing to those of us who could never design a pattern. God Bless.

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