Duck, Duck, Goose! Baby Blanket

This adorable blanket, which commemorates the iconic childhood game, Duck, Duck, Goose, is sure to make your little one smile. Get ready for the most adorable tummy time session to date!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approx. 27” across at the widest point.

Gauge: 9 hdc rnds = 3” [7.5 cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps (100% Acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/124 grams): 9930 Binky Print (MC, 2 balls), 9600 White (CC1, 1 ball)

Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium (100% Acrylic; 247 yards [225 meters]/127 grams): 4201 Sunny (CC2, 1 ball), 4255 Orangie (CC3, 1 ball), 4012 Ink (CC4, 1 ball)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 12 removable stitch markers or safety pins

Special Stitches

Small Shell (sm shell): Work 3 dc in indicated st.

Large Shell (lrg shell): Work 5 dc in indicated st.

Pattern Notes

Where indicated, join with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

When working into a large shell, work into the third double crochet of the shell.

Pattern

Blanket

Rnd 1: With MC, make a magic circle (adjustable ring), ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, tighten yarn tail to close ring, join in beg sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, work 2 hdc in rem sts around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (12 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (18 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (24 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (30 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (36 hdc)

Rnd 7: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (42 hdc)
Rnd 8: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 6 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (48 hdc)
Rnd 9: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 7 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (54 hdc)

Rnd 10: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 8 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (60 hdc)

Rnd 11: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 9 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 9 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (66 hdc)

Rnd 12: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts; rep from * around, change to CC1, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (72 hdc)

Rnd 13: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *work 2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts; rep from * around, do not join, place marker. (78 dc)

Rnd 14: *Work sc in next st, sk next st, lrg shell in next st, sk next st; rep from * 17 more times, sc in next st, sk next st, shell in next st, sc in next st, shell in next st, sk last st, join in beg sc. (20 sc, 20 lrg shells)

Rnd 15: Sk first st, sl st in first 2 dc of next lrg shell (do not count as sts), sc in 3rd dc of same lrg shell, ch 6, sk next st, sc in next lrg shell, *ch 6, sk next st, sc in next lrg shell; rep from * 17 more times, ch 6, join in beg sc, change to MC. (20 ch-6 sps, 20 sc)

Rnd 16: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), work 5 hdc in next ch-6 sp, *hdc in next st, work 5 hdc in next ch-6 sp; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (120 hdc)

Rnd 17: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 11 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (130 hdc)

Rnd 18: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (140 hdc)

Rnd 19: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 13 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (150 hdc)

Rnd 20: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 14 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (160 hdc)

Rnd 21: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 15 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 15 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (170 hdc)

Rnd 22: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 16 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 16 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (180 hdc)

Rnd 23: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 17 sts, *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 17 sts; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (190 hdc)

Rnd 24: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in rem sts around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (190 hdc)

Rnd 25: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in rem sts around, change to CC1, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (190 hdc)

Rnd 26: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in rem sts around, do not join, place st marker. (190 dc)

Rnd 27: Sc in first st, *sk next st, work lrg shell in next st, sk next st, sc in next st; rep from * 45 more times, lrg shell in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, lrg shell in next st, sk last st, join in beg sc. (48 sc, 48 lrg shells)

Rnd 28: Sk first st, sl st in first 2 dc of next lrg shell (do not count as sts), sc in 3rd dc of same lrg shell, ch 6, sk next st, sc in next lrg shell, *ch 6, sk next st, sc in next lrg shell; rep from * 46 more times, ch 6, join in beg sc, change to MC. (48 ch-6 sps, 48 sc)

Rnd 29: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), work 4 hdc in next ch-6 sp, *hdc in next st, work 4 hdc in next ch-6 sp; rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (240 hdc)

Rnds 30-38: Rep Rnd 24. At end of Rnd 38, change to CC1. (240 hdc)

Rnd 40: Rep Rnd 26. (240 dc)

Rnd 41: *Work sc in next st, sk next st, lrg shell in next st, sk next st; rep from * around, join in beg sc. (60 sc, 60 lrg shells)

Fasten off.

Goose

Body

Rnd 1: With CC1, make a magic circle (adjustable ring), ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, tighten yarn tail to close ring, place st marker. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: *Work 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join in beg sc, turn. (36 sc)

Row 7: Now working in rows, ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (3 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (3 sc)

Row 9: Rep Row 8. (3 sc)

Rnd 10: Now working in rnds, ch 1, sc in end of each row on side of neck, sc around entire Body, sc in end of each row on side of neck, sc in sts on Row 9, join in beg sc. (42 sc)

Fasten off, leaving a 30” length of CC1.

Head

Rnd 1: With CC1, make a magic circle (adjustable ring), ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, tighten yarn tail to close ring, place st marker. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: *Work 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next st; rep from * 16 more times, work (sc, ch 4, sl st, ch 5, sl st, ch 4, sl st) in last st, join in beg sc. (3 sl sts, 2 ch-4 sps, 1 ch-5 sp, 18 sc)

Fasten off, leaving an 8” length of CC1.

Wings (make 2)

Row 1: With CC1, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. (1 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in next st, turn. (3 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn. (5 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn. (7 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, do not turn. (7 sc)

Rnd 6: Now working in rnds, work 4 sc along side of wing, sc in opposite side of foundation ch, work 4 sc along side of wing, now working in sts on Row 5, sc in first st, sm shell in next st, sl st in next st, sm shell in next st, sl st in next st, sm shell in next st, sc in last st, join in beg sc. (2 sl sts, 11 sc, 3 sm shells)

Fasten off, leaving an 8” length of CC1.

Feet (make 2)

Row 1: With CC3, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch across, turn. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn. (5 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, do not turn. (7 sc)

Rnd 4: Now working in rnds, work 2 sc along side of foot, now working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, work 2 sc along side of foot, now working in sts on row 3, sc in first st, work (dc, tr, dc) in next st, sl st in next st, work (dc, tr, dc) in next st, sl st in next st, work (dc, tr, dc) in next st, sc in last st, join in beg sc. (2 sl sts, 9 sc, 6 dc, 3 tr)

Fasten off, leaving a 12” length of CC3.

Beak

Row 1: With CC3, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch across, turn. (4 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog 2 times, turn. (2 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog. (1 sc)

Fasten off, leaving a 6” length of CC3.

Duck (make 18)

Body

Row 1: With CC2, ch 11, working in back bar of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch across, turn. (10 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn. (12 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (12 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog 2 times, sc in each rem st across, turn. (10 sc)

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in first st, sk next st, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in last 3 sts. (3 sl sts, 5 sc, 3 dc)

Fasten off, leaving a 24” length of CC2.

Head

Rnd 1: With CC2, make a magic circle (adjustable ring), ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, tighten yarn tail to close ring, place st marker. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: *Work 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in each st around, join. (12 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next st, leave rem sts unworked. (3 hdc)

Fasten off, leaving an 8” length of CC2.

Beak

Row 1: With CC3, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in last ch. (1 sc, 1 hdc)

Fasten off, leaving a 6” length of CC3.

Finishing

  1. Assemble Goose: Using the photo as a guide and making sure to leave the 30” length of yarn from the fasten off on Body for sewing the Goose to the Blanket and 6” of the 12” length of yarn from the fasten off on each Foot for sewing the portion of each foot that is not sown directly onto Body to the Blanket, sew Head, Wings, and Feet to Body. Sew Beak to middle portion of Head.
  2. Assemble Ducks: Using the photo as a guide and making sure to leave the 24” length of yarn from the fasten off on Body for sewing the Ducks to the Blanket and 4” of the 6” length of yarn from the fasten off on Beak for sewing the portion of each Beak that is not sown directly onto Body to the Blanket, sew Rnd 4 of Head to the 3 slip stitches on Row 5 of Body. When finished, the Duck’s Head should tilt back slightly towards its Tail. Then, sew Beak, with the foundation chain facing up and the stitches facing down, to the front middle portion of Head.
  3. Sew Goose and Ducks to Blanket: Using the photo as a guide and making sure to keep the yarn used for sewing from showing on the WS of Blanket by sewing through stitches, rather than around or in between them, sew Goose to the Blanket’s center circle. Then, pin six Ducks to the Blanket’s smallest colored ring and sew them into place. Finally, pin twelve Ducks to the Blanket’s largest colored ring and sew them into place.
  4. Make French Knot Eyes: With CC4, place French Knot Eyes on each side of Goose’s Head just above Beak and place a French Knot Eye on the middle portion of each Duck’s Head.

Weave in all ends.

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Comments
  • Reader Last

    This duck, duck, goose pattern is absolutely adorable! And perfect color combinations. Can’t wait to make this one.

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