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A Crocheted Duck for Easter!

April 7th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Here’s a reprint of my duck pattern from 2009. Maybe you can whip one up quickly for Easter!

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Happy Easter!

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!

This pattern is my own and is protected by copyright laws.  It is intended for your personal use only.  All other uses are strictly prohibited.  This pattern and items made from it may not be sold or used for monetary gains.

This pattern and all photographs are copyrighted.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Robin // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Just finished a cute little duck – in a “tie-dye” sort 0f cotton yarn. Be happy to send a picture but don’t know how to upload on your site, or if it’s even possible…

  • 2 Kelly @ DTTDidc // Apr 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Oh, I so wish I knew how to crochet so I could make a cute little duck! So adorable, and the scarf has all my favourite colours :-)

  • 3 Tracy // Apr 10, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Oh, my goodness that is just too CUTE, Gayle! LOVE the addition of the scarf on this little cutie. I wish I’d known about this sooner, I’d have tried to knit one for my 3 yr old niece… will try for next year. ;o) Hope you had a good holiday weekend ((HUGS))

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