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New Pennie the Penguin Pattern

Updated: Mar 9

Around this time last year I designed the original Pennie the Penguin. After making a couple I realized that the original pattern is a lot less beginner friendly than I initially thought. It's also just really tedious to switch back and forth between colors that many times. So, I went back to the drawing board and came up with this new, way more beginner friendly pattern!

You'll notice that I only changed a couple things in this pattern and those are the tummy section and the beak. I prefer the pointier looking beak and the tummy patch that doesn't slope off to the side like the old one did!

Another thing you might notice is that even though the two penguin patterns were done just about a year apart my crocheting has gotten much, much better! I always thought that I had reached the point where my crocheting is as good as it's going to get, but seeing the difference a year can make excites me so much! So, if you're feeling a little low about how your craft is looking, just remember that practice WILL help! Even if it doesn't feel like it at all!

Now, let's get to the pattern, shall we?


Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cutiepie_crochet, so I can see your adorable creations!



Materials:

  • 3.75mm crochet hook

  • Worsted weight yarn in the colors of your choice

  • Safety eyes

  • Fiber fill

  • Stitch markers

  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • mr- magic ring

  • st- stitch

  • sc- single crochet

  • inc- increase

  • dec- decrease



Body:

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 9-29: sc around [48]

*Place eyes between rows 16 and 17, about 8 stitches apart.

Round 30: (sc 6, dec)x6 [42]

Round 31: (sc 5, dec)x6 [36]

Round 32: (sc 4, dec)x6 [30]

Round 33: (sc 3, dec)x6 [24]

Round 34: (sc 2, dec)x6 [18]

Round 35: (sc 1, dec)x6 [12]

Round 36: dec around [6]

Fasten off , weave in ends.




Tummy:



Round 1: mr 3 [3]

Round 2: ch 1, turn, inc x3 [6]

Round 3: ch 1, turn, (sc 1, inc) x3 [9]

Round 4: ch 1, turn, (sc 2, inc) x3 [12]

Round 5: ch 1, turn, (sc 3, inc) x3 [15]

Round 6: ch 1, turn, (sc 4, inc) x3 [18]

Fasten off.

Row 7: Sc across flat end, dispersing stitches evenly.

Row 8-13: Ch 1, turn, sc across

Fasten off, sew to body about 1-2 rows under the eyes


Wings (x2)

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: Fold in half and crochet the sides together to form a half circle. Fasten off and attach to the body



Feet (x2)

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3-7: sc around [12]

Round 9: flatten and sc sides together [6]

Round 10: ch 1, turn, (sc, dc, sc in one st, slip stitch in next st)x3

Fasten off. Attach to bottom of body.



Beak (Two Pieces)

Round 1: mr 3 [3]

Round 2: ch 1, turn, inc x3 [6]

sc across flat part

*make sure both pieces have same number of stitches on flat part

Fasten off. Sew together outer (round) edges of beak. I used a running stitch so that the edges remain neat and clean.






Tail

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]

Sew opening in half.







Fasten off and attach to the body so that it keeps the penguin standing up straight.


Now you have a cute, Christmas themed, cuddly friend! Be sure to share your pictures with me on Instagram, so I can see your wonderful creations!!


And if you needed a little motivation, heres last year's Pennie and this Year's side by side! Pattern for the hat and scarf coming soon, so make sure you're subscribed so you can be the first to see it!




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