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Duckling Pattern

Updated: Jun 22

Hey everyone! It’s time for another free pattern and I think this one is just perfect for Easter! I made this pattern all the way back in 2017 and it kind of just got abandoned in my pattern notebook, mostly finished, but not quite. So, this year I decided I am going to finish it! Now, almost six whole years later I get to share my duckling pattern with you and I am so excited!

This little cute plushie is so cuddly and squishy and I just love it so much! I think it would make a perfect addition to an Easter basket or a pastel-colored room! So, let’s grab our yarn and our crochet hooks and get into this pattern!!

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For this pattern you will need:

-Worsted weight yarn (size 4), I used Big Twist Value in “Varsity Gold”, and Caron One Pound in “Cream” because I just really liked the way they looked together, but you can use whatever you want. -Polyester Fiber Fill

-3.75mm crochet hook

-Yarn needle

-12mm safety eyes

-Scissors

-Sewing pins

-Stitch markers


Abbreviations:

Mr- magic ring

Ch- chain

St- stitch

Sc- single crochet

Hdc- half double crochet

Inc- increase (sc twice in one stitch)

Dec- decrease (sc two stitches together)

BLO- back loops only (sc only in the back loop of each st)

FO- finish off


Head in “Cream”:


Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Round 4: (sc 2, inc)x6 [24]

Round 5: (sc 3, inc)x6 [30]

Round 6: (sc 4, inc)x6 [36]

Round 7: (sc 5, inc)x6 [42]

Round 8: (sc 6, inc)x6 [48]

Round 9: (sc 7, inc)x6 [54]

Round 10: (sc 8, inc)x6 [60]

Rounds 11-21: sc around [60]

*insert safety eyes between rounds 17-18, 14 st apart*

Round 22: (sc 8, dec)x6 [54]

Round 23: (sc 7, dec)x6 [48]

Round 24: (sc 6, dec)x6 [42]

Round 25: (sc 5, dec)x6 [36]

Round 26: (sc 4, dec)x6 [30]

Round 27: (sc 3, dec)x6 [24]

Round 28: (sc 2, dec)x6 [18]

Round 29: (sc 1, dec)x6 [12]

Round 30: dec x6 [6]

FO, make sure the head is firmly and evenly stuffed before fastening off completely.


Body in “Cream”:


Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Round 4: (sc 2, inc)x6 [24]

Round 5: (sc 3, inc)x6 [30]

Round 6: (sc 4, inc)x6 [36]

Round 7: (sc 5, inc)x6 [42]

Round 8: (sc 6, inc)x6 [48]

Rounds 9-14: sc around [48]

Round 15: (sc 6, dec)x6 [42]

Round 16: sc around [42]

Round 17: (sc 5, dec)x6 [36]

Round 18: sc around [36]

Round 19: (sc 4, dec)x6 [30]

Rounds 20-21: sc around [30]

FO, leave long tail for sewing.




Wings in “Cream”:


Round 1: mr 4 [4]

Round 2: inc x4 [8]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x4 [12]

Round 4: sc around [12]

Round 5: (sc 2, inc)x4 [16]

Round 6: sc around [16]

Round 7: (sc 3, inc)x4 [20]

Rounds 8-9: sc around [20]

Stuff lightly, sew the opening in half, and leave a long tail for sewing.



Tail in “Cream”:

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: sc around [12]

Round 4: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Round 5: sc around [18]

Stuff lightly, sew the opening in half, and leave a long tail for sewing.


Beak in “Varsity Gold”:

To begin, ch 12

Round 1: starting in the second ch st from hook sc 10, inc, flip your work so you are looking at the other side of the chain and sc 10, inc. You will now be working in the round. [24]

Rounds 2-3: sc around [24]

Round 4: (sc 10, dec)x2 [22]

Round 5: sc around [22]

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.



Legs in “Varsity Gold”:


Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, hdc x2, sc 1 all in one stitch, sc 1)x3 sc 6 [21]

Round 4: BLO, sc around [21]

Round 5: (sc 1, dec x2)x3, sc 6 [15]

Round 6: dec x5, sc 5 [10]

Rounds 7-10: sc around [10]

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly.




Now that you have all of your pieces, it’s time for assembly! First, attach the head to the body. After that’s finished, I like to add the beak! I like to place it on the row just below the eyes, right in the center, and then pin the beak in just a slightly rounded shape before sewing down. Then it’s time for the legs and the tail so our duck friend can sit up on its own! Add the tail to the bottom of the center back, and the feet to the bottom front, about 8-10 st apart. Make sure you pin everything into place before sewing so you can make sure your duckling is able to sit on its own! And last but not least it’s time to add the wings on the sides of the body. I add them at a slight angle *pictured here*.



After all that sewing, you finally have yourself a cute little duckling! Thank you so much for joining me today for this pattern! If you loved it, please share it with your friends!


If you make this plushie, I would love to see it! Tag me @cutiepie_crochet on Instagram or you can email me at crochet_things@yahoo.com