Looking for a crochet penguin pattern? This round-up of10 free crochet penguin patterns is sure to have one that will fit the bill!
I love penguins. They look like they are all dressed up! One thing I love about making penguins is that they don’t always have to be black and white – you can use your imagination and create them in any color you like and they are still adorable. I have rounded up 10 free crochet penguin patterns that I think you will love.
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Tips for Perfect Crochet Penguins
For most amigurumi, you will need to learn and master the magic ring technique. This intimidates some people (I used to be in that list!), but once you get it down it is so easy!
Next, keep in mind that you will likely be using a much smaller hook than the one called for on your yarn label. This produces a much tighter fabric and keeps the stuffing in.
Use stitch markers to keep track of your rounds, especially if working in single crochet with no joins (in a spiral). This is extremely important, as it is hard to figure out which stitch is the first if you haven’t marked it.
Finally, to ensure even stuffing, I recommend shredding the stuffing before inserting it instead of grabbing a large wad of fiberfill and lumping it in. This keeps you from getting uneven sections. You can also place your stuffing into pantyhose if you want to make sure it doesn’t poke out.
What are the best yarns for crochet penguins?
You will see a variety of yarns used in the following patterns. I recommend wool or acrylic, as both of these hold up well.
If you know you are going to be washing your little penguin sometime in the future, I would recommend against the wool, as it can easily felt. A good quality acrylic will hold up to a good wash (although the stuffing can become lumpy if thrown in the washing machine).
Whatever yarn you choose, keep in mind you will be working with it during the crochet process and it will be rubbing against your fingers. I’ve had some scratchy yarns actually rub my skin raw before, so choose carefully. There are plenty of affordable yarns that will work very nicely.
Crochet Penguin Patterns
You could store so many things in this cute little pouch – or even use it as a gift bag. This project uses basic stitches including single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet to craft this adorable penguin pal. Created with Caron Simply Soft yarn.
A cute stuffed penguin – and I love that she used teal for the body and added the scarf, which is different from the common black and white penguin. This little one is made entirely of single crochet stitches and is crafted from a variety of different worsted weight yarns.
I really love the tiny hat and scarf for this adorable crochet penguin!! This little one is crafted with worsted weight yarn and is great for using up small bits of yarn from other projects.
This is a unique idea! Take the penguin applique pattern, use smaller yarn – and you have earrings! I couldn’t resist putting these little cuties in our round up of crochet penguin patterns!
I love all the patterns at Repeat Crafter Me. This penguin hat is no exception! Add a bow for a “penguinette”! This pattern is constructed with worsted weight yarn and a variety of basic stitches.
Another adorable penguin in a color other than black. I think this colorful penguin would make a great small project to use up scrap yarn. The adorable hat and scarf complement the look.
Modeled after one of the penguins from Madagascar, you can find several other penguins at this site.
This penguin applique would look great on a holiday card, bag, as a coaster, or even on the tree! It is created with worsted weight yarn and works up in a flash using basic stitches.
This Penguin Hat is too cute. I love the large eyes – it reminds me of Peso from the Octonauts (my boys love that show!) This is worked up with bulky yarn, but there is also a link to a worsted weight version.
Crochet Penguin Patterns from Love.Life.Yarn
This free crochet pattern includes a cute little penguin pal that fits in a pocket. Pattern includes the hoodie in child’s sizes.
This adorable baby rattle has a wooden teething ring covered by a crochet penguin body and a head with a jingle bell inside for baby-safe fun.
This cute little guy is made with Red Heart Buttercup yarn and works up super quickly.
I hope you have enjoyed this round-up of 10 free crochet penguin patterns, plus a few more from my own blog!
Happy crocheting. 🙂