Crochet penguins have been all the rage this Winter. And not wanting to be behind the curve for long, I made this little crochet pengiun brooch. But then life got busy with Christmas and the Winter Jewels Lapghan, and he just stayed in my WIP basket, cutely looking up at me. It was not until this week that I have finally got round to writing up the pattern. And so slightly late, though February is not too late for penguins I think, here is the free crochet pattern for the penguin brooch.
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(Must Have is a 4 ply cotton)
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link. [Stitches written in brackets like these are worked into the same stitch]
The head is approx. 7cm by 5.5cm.
It is possible to use other yarn to make this penguin brooch but the size will differ. When using other yarn please use a crochet hook 1 or 2 sizes smaller than is recommended on the yarn pack in order to get the neat tight appearance. Also the 4 ply cotton gives a sturdy head when sewn together, but when you use other yarn you may need to insert an oval piece of plastic (e.g., from a milk flagon) to ensure the head keeps its shape.
Make 2. 1 in white and 1 in glass.
Join each round with a slip stitch and chain 1 to start each new round. This chain does not count as a stitch.
Foundation: Mc with 6 dc. (6)
Round 1: [2dc] in each stitch around. (12)
Round 2: 1dc, [2dc]. 6 times. (18)
Round 3: 2dc, [2dc]. 6 times. (24)
Round 4: 3dc, [2dc]. 6 times. (30)
Round 5: 4dc, [2dc], 4dc, [2dc], 4htr, [1htr, 1dc]. 2 times. (36)
Round 6: 5dc, [2dc], 5dc, [2htr], 5tr, [2htr]. 2 times. (42)
The peak is worked back and forth in row. At the end of each row, chain 1 to turn and move to next row. This chain does not count as a stitch.
Foundation Row: Chain 2.
Row 1: [2dc] in second chain from hook. (2)
Row 2: 2dc. (2)
Row 3: [2dc], [2dc]. (4)
Row 4: 4dc. (4)
Row 5: [2dc], 2dc, [2dc]. (6)
Row 6: [2dc], 1dc, [2dc], [2dc], 1dc, [2dc]. (10)
Row 7: [2dc], 3dc, [2dc], [2dc], 3dc, [2dc]. (14)
Row 8: [2dc], 5dc, [2dc], [2dc], 5dc, [2dc]. (18)
Row 9: [3dc], 16dc, [3dc]. (22)
Row 10: [3dc], 9dc, [2dc], [2dc], 9dc, [3dc]. (28)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the peak on to the head later.
Position the peak piece over the head piece and sew into place using colour 2. Position the safety eyes either side of the nose and attach. Using the scrap of yellow, sew on the beak at the bottom of the peak.
Whip stitch the two head pieces together both using sea and whit so that the colours match on the face. If you want to us a plastic piece to strengthen the shape, insert it while sewing the two head pieces together.
Finally sew the brooch finding in the centre of the back.
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