Crochet Applique – Penguin

Find here a free pattern to make this adorable penguin appliqué.


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crochet penguin applique


Crochet Penguin Applique

 

Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in orange, white and black (and blue or any other colors if you want to make a hat and a scarf).
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm) for the eyes
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» from Hobby Lobby.





Pattern: How to crochet a penguin applique?


The Body and head

We start at the bottom of the body and finish by the head. The wings will be added later on. We work in rows.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the black yarn

  • ch 6
  • Row 1: turn, working in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 5 st. (5 st)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 inc. (7 st)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 inc. (9 st)
  • Rows 2 to 9: ch1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (9 st)
  • Row 10: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 dec. (7 st)
  • Row 11: ch1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (7 st)
  • Row 12: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dec. (5 st)
  • Row 13: ch1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (5 st)
  • Row 14: ch1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 inc. (7 st)
  • Row 15: ch1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 inc. (9 st)
  • Rows 16 to 19: ch1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (9 st)
  • Row 20: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 dec. (7 st)
  • Row 21: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dec. (5 st)
  • Row 22: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (3 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn.

We are now going to make the wings:

We work in rows.

Left wing:

  • Row 1: Join with the black yarn in the row just below the neck, make 1 sc in the same st where you join, make 3 sc in the 3 following st. (4 st)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 2 sc, 1 dec. (3 st)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc. (3 st)
  • Row 4: ch1, turn: 1 inc, 1 dec. (3 st)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 sc. (2 st)
  • Row 6: ch1, turn: 1 dec. (1 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn.

 

Right wing:

  • Row 1: Join with the black yarn as shown in the picture below (4 st below the neck), make 1 sc in the same st where you join, make 3 sc in the 3 following st. (4 st)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 2 sc. (3 st)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 inc, 1 dec. (3 st)
  • Row 4: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc. (3 st)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn: 1 sc, 1 dec. (2 st)
  • Row 6: ch1, turn: 1 dec. (1 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn.

 

Finishing the body:

Join with the black yarn in a st at the top of the head (it doesn’t matter which one) and crochet evenly 1 sc in each st all around (you don’t want to work too tight, feel free to use a bigger crochet for this part).





The White belly

We start at the bottom of the belly and finish by the top.

We work in rows.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn

  • ch 4
  • Row 1: turn, working in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3 st)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 1 st, 1 inc. (5 st)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st. (6 st)
  • Rows 2 to 9: ch1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (6 st)
  • Row 10: ch1, turn: 3 dec. (3 st)
  • Row 11: ch1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (3 st)
  • Row 12: ch1, turn: 3 inc. (6 st)
  • Rows 13 to 15: ch1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (6 st)
  • Row 16: ch1, turn: 1 sc, 3 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 3 dc in the next st, 1 sc. (10 st)

Do not turn and crochet evenly all around. Stop before row 16. Yarn over and cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing the belly to the body).

Sew the belly to the body.

Place the eyes as shown in the pictures below.

 crochet applique penguin


The feet (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the orange yarn

We work in the round.

  • Round 1: make 6 sc in a magic circle. (6 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

Sew the feet over the bottom of the body.

 crochet applique penguin





The beak

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the orange yarn

We work in rows.

  • ch 3
  • Row 1: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 dec. (2 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

Sew the beak below the eyes.

 


The hat

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the blue yarn

We work in rows.

  • ch 5.
  • Row 1: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 4 st. (4 st)
  • Row 2: ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc. (6 st)
  • Row 3: ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 inc. (8 st)
  • Row 4: ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 6 st, 1 inc. (10 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

Make the pompom: With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn

We work in the round.

  • Round 1: make 6 sc in a magic circle. (6 st)
  • sl st in the first st

Yarn over and cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

Sew the pompom at the top of the hat.

Sew the hat over the penguin’s head.





The scarf

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the blue yarn

We work in rows.

  • ch 3.
  • Row 1: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2 st)
  • Rows 2 to 9: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (2 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

The bottom part of the scarf:

  • Insert your crochet hook at the top left corner of your scarf and join with the same blue yarn. Make 1 sc in the same st where you joined and in the following st.
  • Row 1: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2 st)
  • Rows 2 to 4: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (2 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

Sew the scarf over the neck of the penguin.

crochet applique penguin

Congratulations! Your penguin crochet applique is ready!





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2 thoughts on “Crochet Applique – Penguin”

  1. Je vous remerci ne pas publié. j’aimerais savoir ou puis-je trouver les patrons de ces appliqués sur papier imprimable en francais vos patrons sont tres beau Merci de votre compréhension.
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    1. Je suis désolée d’avoir accepté votre commentaire avec du retard. J’ai été très occupée ces dernières semaines. Je n’ai malheureusement pas encore de version pdf à imprimer de mes patrons.

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