Percy the Penguin

Percy is a super cute and cuddly Christmas amigurumi penguin, and he’s ready to join your home and help spread some holiday cheer! This easy pattern is quick to work up and involves a small amount of sewing.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 7”/ 18 cm

Gauge: Gauge is not essential for this project

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Rico Designs Creative Cotton Aran (100% cotton; 93 yards [85 meters]/50 grams); #90 Black (A, 2 balls), #76 Tangerine (B, 1 ball), #05 Red (C, 1 ball), #80 White (D, 1 Ball)
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) hook
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, polyester toy stuffing, white and black felt and sewing thread (optional), small amount of white embroidery thread or crochet cotton (optional)

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in continuous spirals and does not need to be joined in the round.
If using a different weight yarn and opting to use felt be sure to alter size of felt circles to fit your penguin.
All pieces (other than the scarf) are started with a Magic Ring.
Make either 1 pair of felt eyes and tummy circle OR 1 pair of crochet eyes and tummy circle.

Pattern

Felt Eyes and Tummy

Using template and the corresponding colour felt, cut out each layer of the eyes and the tummy. Sew the pupils to white of the eyes. Using a small piece of white crochet cotton or embroidery thread, embroider a small white circle onto pupils to make a “shine”.

Crochet Eyes (Make Two)

With A make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into magic ring. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Change to D; 2 sc in ever st. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sts)
Sl st to next st and fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
Using a small piece of white crochet cotton or embroidery thread, embroider a small white circle onto pupils to make a “shine”.

Crochet Tummy

With D make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into magic ring. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in every st. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (36 sts)
Rnd 7: *5 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (42 sts)
Sl st to next st and fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Beak

With B make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into magic ring. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: *1 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 2 more times. (9 sts)
Rnd 3: *2 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 2 more times. (12 sts)
Rnd 4: *3 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 2 more times. (15 sts)
Rnd 5: *4 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 2 more times. (18 sts)
Rnds 6-7: Sc in every st. (18 sts)
Sl st to next st and fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Feet (Make Two)

With B make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into magic ring. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in every st. (12 sts)
Rnds 3-10: Sc in every st. (12 sts)
Sl st to next st and fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Wings (Make Two)

With A make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into magic ring. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in every st. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sts)
Rnds 4-13: Sc in every st. (18 sts)
Rnd 14: *Sc2tog, 1 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (12 sts)
Rnd 15: Sc in every st. (12 sts)
Sl st to next st and fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Head and Body

With A make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into magic ring. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in every st. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (36 sts)
Rnd 7: *5 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (42 sts)
Rnds 8-14: Sc in every st. (42 sts)
Rnd 15: *Sc2tog, 5 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (36 sts)
Rnd 16: *Sc2tog, 4 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (30 sts)
Rnd 17: *Sc2tog, 3 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sts)
Rnds 18-19: Sc in every st. (24 sts)
Stuff Beak and attach to head between rnds 12 and 18.
Attach eyes between rnds 8 and 12. There should be 2 sts between eyes.
Rnd 20: *3 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (30 sts)
Rnd 21: *4 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (36 sts)
Rnd 22: *5 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (42 sts)
Rnd 23: *6 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (48 sts)
Rnds 24-34: Sc in every st. (48 sts)
Rnd 35: *sc2tog, 6 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (42 sts)
Rnd 36: *Sc2tog, 5 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (36 sts)
Rnd 37: *Sc2tog, 4 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (30 sts)
Rnd 38: *Sc2tog, 3 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sts)
Flatten wings and attach to rnd 21. There should be 9 sts between wings at back.
Flatten feet and attach to rnd 38 and 36.
Stuff head and body.
Rnd 39: *sc2tog, 2 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sts)
Rnd 49: *sc2tog, 1 sc; rep from * 5 more times. (12 sts)
Rnd 50: *sc2tog; rep from * 5 more times. (6 sts)
Sl st to next st and fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Close up gap using tail.

Hat

Using C make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into magic ring. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in every st. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (36 sts)
Rnd 7: *5 sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (42 sts)
Rnd 8: * 6sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (48 sts)
Rnd 9: sc in every st. (48 sts)
Rnds 10-13: Change to D; sc in every st. (48 sts)
Sl st to next st and fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
Using D make a pom pom with approx 3.5cm diameter and attach to top of hat.
Position hat on head and sew into place.

Scarf

Using D ch 7.
Row 1: Dc in 3nd ch from hook. Dc 4 sts across and turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc 4, turn.
Rows 3-30: Change to C; ch 2 dc 4, turn.
Rows 21-21: Change to D; ch 2 dc 4, turn.
Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Tie scarf around neck and sew in place with D. yarn ball

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