Little Penguin Pip by Irene Strange

Little Penguin Pip

July 2018
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches
in sc in round for body section (chunky yarn)
4.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
292 - 295 yards (267 - 270 m)
11inch/28cm tall made with 4.5mm hook/chunky textured yarn
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Little penguin Pip is here to welcome in first snow! Emperor penguins chicks have got to be the fluffiest and cutest of all penguins, with a soft fluffy grey body that’s just asking for a cuddle - but got to catch (or crochet) one first!

The instructions are written in US crochet terms, with step by step photos detailing how to make the pieces and finish the toy.

The body is made in chunky chenille-type fluffy yarn with a 4.5mm hook, with the DK-weight cotton details added over the top. Made in matching yarn and hook the finished penguin will measure about 28cm/11 inch tall.

You’ll need to know how to:

  • make a Magic Ring (visit my Instagram feed to see how to make a quick magic ring)
  • work in a round
  • start an oval piece with a chain
  • single crochet
  • increase / decrease
  • invisible decrease / invisible sc3tog
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch

You will need:

This pattern uses 2 different weights of yarn - a chunky fluffy texture for the body and wings and a DK-weight cotton for the rest. These are the yarns I used:

1 ball James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky (100g/175m)
in Pale Grey (B29) (or any chunky chenille-type fluffy yarn)
Ricorumi DK Cotton (25gr/57.5m)
1 ball in Black (060)
1 ball in White (001) - uses approximately 15gr/35m
Small amount of grey yarn for embroidery
4.5mm hook
3.5mm hook
12mm black safety eyes
Darning needle
Toy Stuffing
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