събота, 7 януари 2017 г.

My son's duck



Crochet Duck AmigurumiCrochet Duck Amigurumi
This is my son's duck. His favorite color is yellow. Another requirement was a toy that can speak and eat. Can you imagine that? It was a challenge to crochet this little guy because of the body. And I'm happy with it. 

The duck is worked in rounds, no joining, like a spiral. It is important to use a marker to mark the end stitch of every round (or scrap of yarn). I used a 3 mm hook and some yellow and orange yarn - 50% acrylic, 50 % cotton. The body has not regular decreases and increases so I recommend that you use acrylic yarn or use one size smaller hook where needed. I used the invisible decrease and it back side of the bird looks neat. For more information about the invisible decrease - see images and explanation in the amigurumi tips and tricks section above. 
I also used safety eyes - 1 cm in diameter. You will need a needle for sewing, and scissorsI like using pins for attaching the parts and then sew. 
The duck is about 18 cm (7 inches) tall - stand up.

Crochet Duck Amigurumi

BEAK
Upper side
  1. 6 sc in magic ring
  2. [inc] rep 6 times (12)
  3. [inc, sc] rep (18)
  4. sc (18)
  5. sc (18)
Finich off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Lower side
  1. 6 sc in magic ring
  2. [inc] rep 6 times (12)
  3. sc (12)
  4. sc (12)
Finich off and leave a long tail for sewing


HEAD
  1. 6 sc in magic loop
  2. inc 6 times (12)
  3. [inc, 1 sc] rep (18)
  4. [inc, 2 sc] rep (24)
  5. [inc, 3 sc] rep (30)
  6. 1 sc in each st (30) for 4 rows
  7. 1 sc in each st
  8. 1 sc in each st
  9. 1 sc in each st
  10. [inc, 4 sc] rep (36)
  11. [inc, 5 sc] rep (42)
  12. 1 sc in each st (42)
  13. [dec, 5 sc] rep (36)
  14. [dec, 4 sc] rep (30)
  15. [dec, 3 sc] rep (24) ----- Stuff the head a little
  16. [dec, 4 sc] rep (20)
  17. [dec, 3 sc] rep (16)
Do not cut yarn. You will continue working in spiral. This is the head. I added safety eyes at this point. The important thing here is that the center of the face - the nose should be exactly over the last stitch of the round. You could crochet 2-3 more rounds and you will get an idea of what I'm talking about as the body will take its shape. I put the eyes between 7-8 row and between them there is 3-4 stitches. I sew the beak between 8 and 12 rows approximately

Most of the rows in the body are custom - counting stitches, less repeating. When you make increases you are shaping the back. And with a few rows you will notice than better. So make the face according to the back side of the body. If you do not put safety eyes, leave that part for later on, crochet the body first. If you do just be more careful, crochet a few rows of the body and then put them :)

BODY
Crochet Duck Amigurumi
  1. 6 sc, 4 inc, 6 sc (20)
  2. sc (20)
  3. 8 sc, 4 inc, 8 sc (24) --- stuff the head
  4. sc (24)
  5. 9 sc, 6 inc, 9 sc (30)
  6. sc (30)
  7. 12 sc, 6 inc, 12 sc (36)
  8. sc (36)
  9. 15 sc, 6 inc, 15 sc (42)
  10. sc (42)
  11. 18 sc, 6 inc, 18 sc (48)
  12. sc (48)
  13. 20 sc, 8 inc, 20 sc (56)
  14. sc (56)
  15. sc (56)
  16. sc (56)
  17. 20 sc, 8 dec, 20 sc (48)
  18.  sc (48)
  19. 18 sc, 6 dec, 14 sc, 2 dec (38)
  20. 4 dec, 10 sc, 2 dec, 16 sc (32)
  21. [dec, 6 sc] rep (28)
  22. [dec, 5 sc] rep (24) -----stuff the body 
  23. [dec, 4 sc] rep (20)
  24. [dec] 10 times (10)
  25. 4 dec and finish off 
FOOT-- make two
  1.  6 sc in magic ring
  2. [inc] 6 times (12)
  3. sc (12)
  4. sc (12)
  5. sc (12)
  6. sc (12)
  7. [slip st  chain 1 and double crochet in the first stitch; double crochet, chain 1, slip st in second stitch] repeat that 6 times
If you imagine this is a flower. Fold the foot in two and sew two by two each petal :)
LEG -- make two
  1. make a knot, chain 8 and slip stitch to form a ring. (Leave a tail here before making a knot for sewing)
  2. single crochet -> work in spiral(forming a tube)- I made 7 rounds appr.  (Finish and leave a tail too)
I didn't stuff the legs.

WING - make two
    Crochet Duck Amigurumi
  1. 6 sc in mr
  2. [inc] 6 times (12)
  3. sc (12)
  4. [inc, sc] rep (18)
  5. sc (18)
  6. sc (18)
  7. sc (18)
  8. sc (18)
  9. sc (18)
  10. sc (18)

[A - sl st, chain 5 in the first st, 2 double cr with 4 loops* together in the second st, chain 5, sl st in third;
B - sl st, chain 3 in first, 2 triple cr (with 2 yo) together in second, chain 3, sl st in third;
C - sl st, chain 1in first, 2 double cr together in second, chain 1, sl st in third;
Repeat C in the next 3 stitches;
Repeat B in the next 3 stitches;
Repeat A in the last 3 stitches]

Now fold the wing and sew two by two those 6 feathers. Finish off.



Use some black yarn to sew eyebrows.
I hope you like your duck! 

Update: I also added ducklings







4 коментара:

  1. Dear Madam,

    Wow! what the duck that you designed is so cool!
    I have translated it into Dutch and then i made it.
    I came across a few mistakes.
    Perhaps you appreciate it when I share this with you so that you can adjust it in your description.

    head
    Rev. 13 - which must be 6 and 7 together hooks (36 fasting)
    Rev. 14 - which have to be together hooks 5 and 6 (30 fasting)
    Rev. 15 - which should be 4 and 5 together hooks (24 fasting)
    Rev. 16 - which must be 5 and 6 hooks together (20 fasting)
    Rev. 17 - which must be 4 and 5 hooks together (16 fasting)

    Body
    touring 19-18 fasting fasting together two hooks 6 x 18 fast (42 fasting)
    touring 20-15 fasting two fast hooks together 6x 15 fasting (32 fasting)

    For the rest everything is fine my compliments to you!
    I only need the eyes then the duck is finished.
    I would like to put a picture of my duck on my blog with the Dutch description. Of course all the credits will be to you. So i’ll put your name and website address as source. Is this fine with you?

    Sincerely Marije van Aken

    (My blog: www.marijecreaties.blogspot.nl)

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    1. I really do not understand your corrections. I will check them later. But I doubt them. Please put a link of my pattern on the top of your page, thank you

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    2. 6 and 7 together hooks - Do you mean I should decrease the 6TH and the 7th stitch? I suppose my English is not so good so that I can figure this out! Sorry about that..

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  2. I mean there with you together hooks every 6th and 7th st. Then again five fast than the 6th and 7th stitch together hooks you come out of this piece repeat. You will arrive on 36 fasting.

    I hope you understand .

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