Penguin Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Crochet Penguin Brooch

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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Penguin Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Penguin Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
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Materials

Yarn and Colors Must Have Mini– White
Yarn and Colors Must Have Mini– Sea
Yarn and Colors Must Have Mini– Sun Glow – Just as scrap required

(Must Have is a 4 ply cotton)

Brooch finding
2 x 3 mm safety eyes
2.5 mm crochet hook
Bodkin

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Pattern notes

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]

Size
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.

Penguin Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Penguin Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Instructions

Head
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)

Peak
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.

Penguin Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
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Penguin Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Assembly

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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Penguin Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

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