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Percy Penguin- A Crocheted Christmas Ornament

Crocheted Christmas OrnamentPercy Penguin-Crocheted Christmas Ornament

Crocheted Christmas Ornament, Percy Penguin- whilst we hope that this free crochet pattern works out well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims all responsibility.

Materials: Crochet hook 3.75mm,
Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran yarn (16-20 stitches to 4 inches) in 1 ball in black,off white,beige and red.
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
2Black 1/2" Buttons
Black Thread
Sewing Needle
Stuffing

Crochet Gauge: 22 sc = 4; 24 rows = 4"

Finished Size: Measurement: 5" tall


Instructions for Percy Penguin, a Crocheted Christmas Ornament

Notes Special Abbreviations:
Sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

PLEASE NOTE all TERMINOLOGY is US, TRANSLATION can be FOUND HERE...

Special Technique:
Adjustable loop: Wrap yarn around two fingers to make a ring, hold ring and tail firmly. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring. After the first round of stitches is worked, pull tail to close the ring.

NOTES:
Do not join rows or rounds unless otherwise stated.
Component pieces are worked separately and sewn together using yarn tails or sewing thread and needle.

Penguin Head and Body:
Round 1: With Black, 6 sc in adjustable loop 6 sts.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st 12 sts.
Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around 18 sts.
Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around 24 sts.
Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around 30 sts.
Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around 36 sts.
Round 7: *Sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around 42 sts.
Rounds 8-20: Sc in each st.
Round 21: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around 36 sts.
Round 22: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around 30 sts.
Rounds 23-32: Sc in each st 30 sts.
Round 33: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around 24 sts.
Round 34: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around 18 sts.
Stuff firmly.
Round 35: *Sc in st, sc2tog; repeat from * around 12 sts.
Round 36: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around 6 sts.
Fasten off using long tail. With yarn needle use tail to close hole.

Chest Piece:
With Of white, ch 13
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1; turn 12 sts.
Rows 2-12: Sc in each st across, ch 1; turn 12 sts.
Row 13: Skip 1st st, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog; ch 1; turn 10 sts.
Row 14: Skip 1st st, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog; ch 1; turn 8 sts.
Row 15: Skip 1st st, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, ch 1; turn 6 sts.
Rows 16-18: Sc in each st across, ch 1; turn 6 sts.
Row 19: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, ch 1; turn 8 sts.
Rows 20 & 21: Sc in each st across, ch 1; turn 8 sts.
Row 22: Sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last st, ch 1; turn 8 sts.
Row 23: Ch 1, sc around entire piece, in side of rows and across top and bottom rows; join with slip st in first st.
Fasten off.

Flippers (make 2):
With Black, ch 10; join with slip st to form ring.
Round 1: 10 sc in ring 10 sts.
Rounds 2-9: Sc in each st 10 sts.
Round 10: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) three times, sc in last st 7 sts.
Round 11: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) twice, sc in last st 5 sts.
Fasten off leaving long 4 tail. Use yarn needle and tail to sew hole closed. Do not stuff.

Beak:
With beige, ch 8, join with slip st to form ring.
Round 1: 8 sc in ring 8 sts.
Round 2: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from *around 6 sts.
Round 3: *Sc2tog; repeat from *around 3 sts.
Fasten off leaving long 4 tail. Use yarn needle and tail to sew hole closed.
Stuff lightly.

Feet (make 2):
With beige, ch 7
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across ch, rotate and sc in each st along underside of beginning ch-7 12 sts.
Rounds 2-5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around 8 sts.
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around 4 sts.
Fasten off leaving an 8 tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Accessories: Scarf
With D, ch 77.
Row 1: Hdc in back ridge of 3rd ch from hook, hdc in back ridge of each ch across 75 sts.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Cut (8) 4 strands of yarn. Using 4 strands per side, attach at the scarf ends to form fringe. Insert hook in row end, lay 4 strands over hook and pull through the st. Loop ends of yarn through and pull tightly to secure. Trim ends evenly.

Hat:
With red, ch 10
Row 1: Sc in front loop only of 2nd ch from hook, sc in front loops only in each ch across, ch 1; turn 9 sts.
Rows 2-17: Sc in front loop only in each st across, ch 1; turn. Fasten off after row 17.
Seam side and crown of hat with yarn needle and matching yarn. Form tassels by cutting (6) 4 strands. Using 3 strands per side insert hook into top corner of hat and lay strands across the hook, pull through and loop ends through. Pull tightly and trim ends evenly. Repeat for other corner.


Crochet Book of Christmas Ornaments, Deck the Halls.

Find Lots of other Christmas ornaments to crochet in the delightful Book, "Deck the Halls."

Finishing:  Pin chest piece onto body and sew securely using matching thread. Attach flippers body using yarn tail. Sew beak onto face as pictured using yarn needle and tail. Sew button eyes on using black thread and sewing needle. Attach feet to the bottom of the penguin as pictured. Weave in ends.


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