Free crochet pattern : baby penguin

Baby penguin amigurumi

For my third free crochet pattern (oh my… already the 3rd ! and here I was thinking that I wasn’t’ able to write even one ahah), I’m sharing with you guys… a baby penguin.

I LOVE it ! He’s so damned cute and super easy to make, especially if you’re already familiar with color changing. If you’re not : just give it a try ! I guarantee you it’s pretty simple once you’re used to it ; it’s really just like changing yarn when you’ve finished your ball.

Ready… Let’s go !

Just before you grab your crochet hook…

Crocheted baby penguin : materials

  • 100 % cotton yarn. Colors needed : off-white, black, charcoal grey and ligh grey
  • Crochet hook : 3 mm / C
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Embroidery scissors (any tiny scissors will do just fine)
  • Black safety eyes – 4 mm (optional : you can easily embroider the eyes instead)
  • Stuffing

Abreviations used in the pattern

  • rd : round
  • st : stitch
  • s.c : single crochet
  • inc : increase
  • dec : decrease

Pattern reading and notes

  • [xx] : the number between the square brackets instructs of the total of stitches you should have at the end of the row/round.
  • (xxx) x 2 : the instructions between brackets should be repeated across the round a certain number of times (in this instance : twice).
  • When you have to change of yarn color : use the new the color on the last yarn over of the last stitch of the previous color.

Crocheted baby penguin

Amigurumi baby penguin : the beak

In charcoal grey :

  • Rd 1 : start 5 sc in a magic ring [5]
  • Rd 2 : inc in all sts [10]
  • Rd 3 : sc in all sts [10]
  • Rd 4 : (1 sc, 1 inc)*5 [15]

Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew the beak on the baby penguin’s face afterwards. The beak doesn’t need to be stuffed. Flatten it before the assembly step.

Little penguin amigurumi

Body of the baby penguin

The first 13 rounds of the crocheted baby penguin are crocheted in black :

  • Rd 1 : start 6 sc in a magic ring [6]
  • Rd 2 : inc in all 6 [12]
  • Rd 3 : (1 sc, 1 inc)*6 [18]
  • Rd 4 : (2 sc, 1 inc)*6 [24]
  • Rd 5 : (3 sc, 1 inc)*6 [30]
  • Rd 6 : (4 sc, 1 inc)*6 [36]
  • Rd 7 : (5 sc, 1 inc)*6 [42]
  • Rd 8 : (6 sc, 1 inc)*6 [48]
  • Rd 9 : (7 sc, 1 inc)*6 [54]
  • Rd 10 : (8 sc, 1 inc)*6 [60]
  • Rds 11 – 13 : s.c in all sts [60]

We’re now starting the baby penguin’s face white motif.

  • Rd 14 : 20 s.c in black, 6 s.c in white, 8 s.c in black, 6 s.c in white, 20 s.c in black [60]
  • Rds 15 – 16 : 19 s.c in black, 8 s.c in white, 6 s.c in black, 8 s.c in white, 19 s.c in black [60]
  • Rds 17 – 18 : 18 s.c in black, 10 s.c in white, 4 s.c in black, 10 s.c in white, 18 s.c in black [60]
  • Rds 19 – 20 : 17 s.c in black, 12 s.c in white, 2 s.c in black, 12 s.c in white, 17 s.c in black [60]
  • Rds 21 – 23 : 16 s.c in black, 28 s.c in white, 16 s.c in black [60]

Color change : switch to light grey.

  • Rds 24 – 44 : sc in all sts [60]

After round 30, insert the safety eyes and sew the beak :

  • Insert the eyes between round 18 and 19, 3 stitches from the central black strip.
  • Sew the beak in the middle of the face, between the central black strip and the beginning of the light grey body.

Just a few more rounds and the body will be done :

  • Rd 45 : (8 s.c + 1 dc)*6 [54]
  • Rd 46 : (7 s.c + 1 dc)*6 [48]
  • Rd 47 : (6 s.c + 1 dc)*6 [42]
  • Rd 48 : (5 s.c + 1 dc)*6 [36]
  • Rd 49 : (4 s.c + 1 dc)*6 [30]
  • Rd 50 : (3 s.c + 1 dc)*6 [24]
  • Rd 51 : (2 s.c + 1 dc)*6 [18]
  • Rd 52 : (1 s.c + 1 dc)*6 [12]
  • Rd 53 : dc in all sts [6]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. With a tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and tightly pull to close the baby penguin’s body.

Little crocheted penguin

Free crochet pattern little penguin

Baby penguin free crochet pattern

Amigurumi baby penguin : the wings

Make 2 wings in light grey :

  • Rd 1 : start 5 sc in a magic ring [5]
  • Rd 2 : inc in all sts [10]
  • Rd 3 : sc in all sts [10]
  • Rd 4 : (1 sc, 1 inc)*5 [15]
  • Rd 5 : sc in all sts [15]
  • Rd 6 : (2 sc, 1 inc)*5 [20]
  • Rds 7 – 10 : sc in all sts [20]
  • Rd 11 : (2 s.c + 1 dc)*5 [15]
  • Rd 12 : sc in all sts [15]
  • Rd 13 : (1 s.c + 1 dc)*5 [10]

Stuff lightly.

Wings amigurumi baby penguin

Baby penguin’s crocheted feet

Make 2 in charcoal grey :

  • Rd 1 : start 5 sc in a magic ring [5]
  • Rd 2 : inc in all sts [10]
  • Rd 3 : sc in all sts [10]
  • Rd 4 : (1 sc, 1 inc)*5 [15]
  • Rds 5 – 6 : sc in all sts [15]

Stuff lightly. Pinch and make 6 s.c to close each foot.

Tail of the amigurumi

Make the baby penguin’s tail in light grey :

  • Rd 1 : start 5 sc in a magic ring [5]
  • Rd 2 : sc in all sts [5]
  • Rd 3 : inc in all sts [10]
  • Rds 4 – 5 : sc in all sts [10]
  • Rd 6 : (1 sc, 1 inc)*5 [15]
  • Rd 7 : sc in all sts [15]

Stuff lightly.

Feet and tail baby penguin amigurumi

Amigurumi baby penguin : assembly

To complete your baby penguin, you still have to sew the tail, the feet and the wings :

  • Tail : sew the tail between rounds 42 and 46, centered in the back.
  • Feet : 4 stitches between each foot, on the rounds 47/48, on the front of the baby penguin.
  • Wings : sew them between rounds 25 & 26, on each side of the body (count 1 round below the white area of the head).

Congratulations, your baby penguin is now done !

Free crocheted penguin pattern

I hope you’ll enjoy this free pattern. Don’t hesitate to share your awesome creations with me on Instagram (notifying me : @lafabriquedessonges), to share where you got this pattern from, and mostly, to give me some feedback if something is not crystal clear or if you notice a mistake in the pattern.

Thank you so much and have fun !

5 Replies to “Free crochet pattern : baby penguin”

  1. thank you so much for sharing your cute and adorable patterns!! Love them.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment ! I would love a photo of your creation if you get a chance to make one of my amigurumis 😉

  2. Wonderful !!

    I really like it, I’m in love with mine adorable penguin
    Many thanks

    1. Thank you so much for your so sweet comment 🙂
      Do not hesitate to share a pic of your creation, I’m so curious !

  3. Very good blog post. I certainly love this website. Thanks!

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