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Spring Ducks

Update: 18 June 2017, pattern has been updated to reflect correct stitches!

So it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post any patterns up. I have made a few things, but I just haven’t had the time to sit down and type it all out. It’s been busy, and it’s been crazy these past few months!  I know I’ve been MIA. Apologies! I do have some exciting news to share, because that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t been able to post anything lately. This was meant to have posted in March..! Oh were have the days gone!

Our little pumpkin will be here in October. Exciting! On wards to other things, I did make this duck pattern around Easter. It was meant for an Easter post, it also should have been a chicken as well for the Chinese New Year, but because of everything that’s happening and driving me crazy!!! I didn’t get to post this in time and decided I wanted to make a duck instead! So today’s post will be a cute spring duckling/duck. Whichever you decide to call it. Spring is still around, although I know in some parts it’s winter, like it is here. Better late then never!

We also shifted to a new place, so with packing and unpacking it has been a bit chaotic around the house. The internet provider that we went with also took their lovely time trying to get our net setup.. so that added onto the wait as well.. It’s good to say though that we have finished unpacking and have settled, so we are now trying to focus on other things.

Well, enough about my boring life.

You can purchase this spring ducking in my shop!

Spring Duckling

This pattern is worked in rounds, do not join rounds.

Materials

2.0mm Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn – 4Seasons Acrylic Yarn
12mm safety eyes
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Embroidery thread/yarn
Pink felt
Scissors
Hot glue/ hot glue gun
Ribbon
Bell

Size

Size may vary depending on the hook that you use.

Terms

MC – Magic circle
SC – Single crochet
ST – Stitch
CH- Chain
Inc – Increase – 2 single crochets in 1 stitch
Dec – Decrease – skip a stitch
HDC – Half double crochet
Slip stitch – Pull the yarn through the chain stitch and the stitch on your hook.
FO – Fasten (finish) off by securing the stitch, drawing yarn through the stitch.

Head

Row 1: MC with 7 sc  (7)
Row 2: Inc all around (14)
Row 3: Inc, Sc – repeat around (21)
Row 4: Inc, 2sc – repeat around (28)
Row 5: Inc, 3sc – repeat around (35)
Row 6: Inc, 4sc  – repeat around (42)
Row 7: Inc, 5sc – repeat around (49)
Rows 8-17: SC all around (49)
Row 18: Inc, 6sc – around (56)

Eyes insert here with 10 spaces between – 12 mm safety eyes

Row 19: 6hdc, 16sc, 12hdc, 16sc, 6hdc (56)
Row 20: 6hdc, 16sc, 12hdc, 16sc, 6hdc (56)
Row 21: 3hdc, dec, 4sc, dec, 6sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 6hdc, dec, 4sc, dec, 6sc,  dec, 4sc, dec, 3hdc (48)
Row 22: 2hdc, decx2, 13sc, decx2, 3hdc, decx2, 13sc, decx2, 1hdc (40)
Row 23: SC around (40)
Row 24: hdc, decx2, 10sc, decx2, 2hdc, decx2, 10sc, decx2, hdc (32)
Row 25: 3sc, decx6, 3sc, decx7 (19)
Row 26: 3sc, dec – around x3, sc, dec (14)

Begin stuffing the head here.

Row 27: 2sc, dec – around x3, sc, dec (10)
Firmly stuff the head

Row 27: Sc, dec – around x3, dec (7)

FO and leave tail for sewing onto body.

Body

Row 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)
Row 2: Inc around (14)
Row 3: Inc, SC – around (21)
Row 4: Inc, 2 sc – around (28)
Row 5: Inc, 3 sc – around (35)
Row 6: Inc, 4 sc – around (42)

This is the tail bump, if you want it to be wider, I suggest putting more hdc. If you want the tail bump to be bigger, I suggest putting more rows.

Rows 7-8: 6hdc, 39sc – around

Row 9: 4dec, 3sc, dec, 5sc, dec, 5sc,  dec, 3sc, dec, 5sc, dec, 3sc, 2dec (35)
Rows 10-14: SC around (35)
Row 15: Dec, 3sc (28)
Rows 16-17: SC around (28)

Begin stuffing the body here, firmly stuff the body. Don’t forget to stuff a bit more towards the tail bit.

Row 18: Dec, 2sc (21)
Row 19: SC around (21)

Finish stuffing the body and FO with a long tail for sewing onto the head.

Beak

With orange yarn:
Step 1: Chain 8
Row 2: Starting from 2nd st from hook, 6sc around, 3sc in last st, 6sc, 2 sc last st, slst to first ch (16)
Rows 3-4:  SC around (16)

Fold the beak in half and lightly stuff the beak. Do NOT over stuff or you will not be able to bend the beak.

FO, and leave a tail for sewing onto the head.

Feet – make 2

With orange yarn:
Row 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)
Row 3: inc, sc, repeat 5 times (15)

Rows 4-5: SC around (15)

Lightly stuff the feet and flatten the piece in half.

Row 6: Sc across both sides, (7st)

Step 7: Going across; CH 2, sc in the same stitch, slip stitch in the next sc, 3hdc in the next sc, skip 1, slip stitch in the next sc, sc in the next sc, chain 2, sc in the same stitch, slip stitch in the next sc. (You should have 3 bumps that resemble the webbed foot.)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. Weave the yarn to the bottom centre of the feet.

Wings – make 2

Row 1: MC with 6 sc (6)
Row 2: Inc around (12)
Row 3: Inc, SC – around (18)
Row 4: SC around (18)

Fold the piece in half and lightly stuff the piece.

Step 5: Pinch the opening and make 9sc across the top.

Step 6: CH 4, slst into next st, 3hdc in the next st, sc next st, 3sc, slip st to the end.

FO and leave a long tail for sewing onto the body.

Assembling

Once you’ve created all the required parts, see the below photos for what the parts should look like.

Sew the beak onto the head. I find it’s easier to use pins to hold the beak in place. Lightly stuff the beak. Make sure to sew the beak into an arch to match a real beak.

Next, sew the wings and feet onto the body. Then sew the head onto the body.

After sewing the head onto the body, hot glue the pink blush felt onto the face, I placed it right under the eyes. I also put some hair onto the duckling’s head. Also hot glued the bow onto the body.

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I wrote this after I already made it. I may have forgot some along the way when I’m typing it now. There may be mistakes on the pattern, and if you find any, please let me know by commenting below.


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