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  • This little duck is worked in

    double crochet (US single crochet)

    throughout. The big duck was

    made with double knitting weight

    yarn and a 3.5mm / size F hook

    and is about 7cm / 3" from chest to

    tail do ducks have chests? The

    duckling was crocheted with 4ply

    yarn and a 2.5mm / size E hook

    and measures only 5cm / 2".

    It is important to work to a tight tension so that the stuffing doesnt

    show through the finished duck, so choose your hook and yarn

    accordingly.

    Before You Begin

    All rounds are started with a single chain. This does not count as a

    stitch. Rounds are finished with a slip stitch into the first double

    crochet of the round to join.

    Decreases, which will appear as dec in the pattern, are worked

    over two stitches as follows:

    1) hook through first dc, yoh and pull through (2 loops on hook)

    2) hook through second dc, yoh and pull through (3 loops on hook)

    3) yoh and pull through all 3 loops

    Frankies Knitted Stuff

    Crochet Duck

  • The Body

    This is worked in the round.

    Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch into a ring.

    R 1: Ch 1, 6 dc into ring, sl st to join.

    R 2: Ch 1, 2 dc into every dc, sl st to join (12 sts).

    R 3: Ch 1, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) all round, sl st to

    join (18 sts).

    R 4: Ch 1, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) all round, sl st to

    join (24 sts).

    R 5: Ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc) all round, sl st to

    join (30 sts).

    R 6-9: Ch 1, dc in every dc, sl st to join.

    If you have not done so already, use the beginning tail to close the

    hole in the centre.

    R 10: Ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, dec) all round, sl st to join (24 sts).

    R 11: Ch 1, (dc in next 2 dc, dec) all round, sl st to join (18 sts).

    R 12-14: Ch 1, dc in every dc, sl st to join.

    R 15: Ch 1, dec three times, dc in every dc to end, sl st to join

    (15 sts).

    Now stuff the duck firmly.

    The last few rounds will be a bit fiddly as

    you try to avoid crocheting through the

    stuffing.

    R 16: Ch 1, dc in every dc, sl st to join.

    R 17: Ch 1, dec, dc in every dc to end, sl st to join (14 sts).

    Add a bit more stuffing and youre ready to work the tail.

  • The Tail

    The tail is worked in rows through both sides of the round at the

    same time, thus closing the gap. To make a dc like this, put the

    hook through the next dc and the one behind it, yoh and pull

    through both sts, then yoh and pull through the remaining two

    loops as normal.

    Row 1: Ch 1, work 5 dc across both sides of the round, sl st into

    the last two sts to join.

    This is what it should look like after Row

    1, with the tail end of the duck closed.

    Now turn and work the rest of the tail in

    normal rows.

    Row 2: Ch 1, dc into next 4 dc, sl st into last dc.

    Row 3: Ch 1, dec twice and fasten off.

  • By running the end along both sides of the tail and into the body

    you can pull the tail up so that it sticks up in a jaunty fashion

    like this.

    The Head

    Begin at the top of the head and work in rounds in the same way as

    for the body.

    R 1: Ch 1, 6 dc into ring, sl st to join.

    R 2: Ch 1, 2 dc into every dc, sl st to join (12 sts).

    R 3: Ch 1, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) all round, sl st to

    join (18 sts).

    R 4-6: Ch 1, dc into every dc, sl st to join.

    Use the beginning tail to close the hole in the centre.

    R 7: Ch 1, (dc into next dc, dec) all round, sl st to join (12 sts).

    R 8: Ch 1, dc into every dc, sl st to join and fasten off.

    Stuff the head firmly and sew it to

    the rest of the duck, a little way in from

    the front of the body.

  • The Wings (make 2)

    Chain 6.

    Row 1: Beginning with the 2nd chain from the hook, work 5 dc

    into the starting chain.

    Row 2: Ch 1, dc into every dc.

    Row 3: Ch 1, dec, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in last dc.

    Row 4: Ch 1, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dec.

    Fasten off. The starting chain is the top edge of the wing and the

    cast off end is at the bottom of the front edge.

    Sew the wings to the body along the top and front edge. You may

    find that one wing curls up and the other doesnt. You can make

    them match by running yarn through the back edge of the wing to

    gather it slightly.

    Hes starting to look a bit more duck-like.

    The Beak

    Chain 2.

    Row 1: 2 dc in the 2nd chain from the hook.

    Row 2: Ch 1, dc in each dc.

    Row 3: Ch 1, dec and fasten off.

  • Run the two ends through opposite sides to the middle to tidy the

    beak up a bit. Now sew it to the ducks head through the middle.

    Embroider the eyes with a few tiny stitches and your duck is

    finished.

    Abbreviations

    ch chain

    dc double crochet (US single crochet)

    dec decrease (explained at start of pattern)

    yoh yarn over hook

    sl st slip stitch

    sts stitches

    Frankie Brown, 2011. My patterns are for personal use only and should not be used to make items for sale.