Penguin Poppers by Jill Arnusch

Penguin Poppers

November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
3 - 5 yards (3 - 5 m)
samples are mini ornaments, but by changing yarn & needles a much larger penguin could be born
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

These little guys are super fast & simple enough to make up in an afternoon. Here gauge doesn’t matter…you just don’t want your stuffing to show through. This is also a great project for using up bits of sock yarn leftovers. The greatest amount of yarn you will need is short of 3g of the main color (if making an ornament). These Poppers will end up about 3” tall including the hat. You could also make this little guy larger by using thicker yarn…just go down 1-2 needle sizes than what the label suggests. The sky is the limit! Go ahead…make a waddle of your very own.

Materials & Tools

  • scraps of fingering weight yarn

  • US size 1 circular needle 32” in length or long for Magic Loop

  • Stuffing--littlest bit

  • 2--safety eyes; sample used 6mm size