12.21.2007

Free Crochet Penguin Pattern











I started making a pair of penguins for my great niece and nephew.
So far it has been really fun. Of course they live about 5 hours away from me and I am planning on mailing them.
Well I always say, "if it is a handmade gift, you have a grace period to get it done and deliver it" now sometimes this "grace period" is quite a bit longer than other times. I have invoked it for up to a year once. Hopefully this time will be only several days. After all it is fun to get gifts after Christmas also. Right?
I did alter the beak sightly, I made 2 rows of sc after the initial increases, I thought the picture looked a little "Mr. Magooish"
I am hoping to get the pair of these done fairly quickly and am shopping for a penguin book to go with it, for them, after all if I'm late after all.....
Pattern follows.....
Since I am not an expert crocheter at all, and usually knit, I did loosly interpret these directions, I like the knitting way of increase 7 stiches over the course of the next 2 rows.
LOL you get the picture..Good luck and if anyone makes it, I would love to see your results.


Keep on knitting....





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1 comment:

  1. Hi! I hope your niece and nephew loved their penguins! I Just wanted to let you know that I made this penguin for my daughter (who is 18 and LOVES all things penguin!) and she absolutely flipped over it! It was really easy and fast to crochet, and came out almost exactly like the picture. It was bigger than I thought it was going to be. I did make a couple of alterations myself, I gave him a little tuft of orange,yellow, and red hair on top of his head to make him look more like a rock hopper penguin. I also tacked his nose down underneath so it sat flatter on his face. I thought it gave him a little more character and a little less as you put it "Mr. Magooish". I would post a photo, but my daughter currently has it with her at college. I'm planning on making her another one in her school colors, so maybe I'll take a photo of that one and post it.
    Happy crochetting! Karen ~

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