Crocheted Penguin Ornament

Category: Crochet

This cute little crocheted penguin ornament is the perfect size of hanging on your Christmas tree. It is about 5 inches tall and matches, in size and shape, the Crocheted Santa Ornament also available on this site. The head and body are crocheted in one piece in the round. The other pieces are crocheted separately and sewn on. The penguin is wearing a scarf and striped winter hat with a pom pom on top.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil ® Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
worsted weight yarn in the following colors: black, white, orange, red, light teal, dark teal
G crochet hook
crochet thread
yarn needle
scissors

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Instructions

Step One

The first part you will crochet is the body and head portion. It is crocheted in one piece and stuffed as you go. You will crochet in the round without joining the rounds.

With black yarn
Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: [1 sc in first 3 stitches, 2 sc in next]repeat around (30 sc)
Rounds 6-9: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)
Round 10: [1 sc in first 3 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (24 sc)
This is a good point to start stuffing, continue stuffing as you crochet
Round 11: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 12: [1 sc in first stitch, sc2tog] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 13: 2 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 14-16: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 17: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 18:[1 sc in first stitch, sc2tog] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 19: sc2tog, repeat around (6 sc)
Finish off

  • body shape penguin

Step Two

Make white circles for belly and face

For belly circle-
Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

For face circle-
Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] x4 (12 sc)

Sew the circles on the face and belly, the face circle is actually a little bit of an oval and should be sewn on so that the wider direction goes across the face.

  • penguin wings

Step Three

Make 2 wings

With black yarn

ch 6
in 3rd ch, [2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc], slip stitch to last ch

Sew along the top of the wing to each side of the penguin, just below the neck

  • penguin feet

Step Four

Make the feet

With orange yarn
ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across (6 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, skip first sc, 3 dc in next sc, slip stitch in next sc, slip stitch in next sc, ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, slip stitch in next sc
finish off leaving long tail for sewing

Sew the feet to the bottom of the penguin

  • penguin scarf
  • penguin scarf on

Step Five

Make the scarf

The scarf is made in two pieces, the longer piece will wrap around the neck, the shorter section is the end piece and will be folded over the long piece to create the scarf ends.

With red yarn:
ch 21
sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (20 sc)
finish off leaving long end for sewing

ch 13
sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (12 sc)
finish off, weave in ends

Cut 6 pieces of yarn, about 3 inches long, attach 3 to each end of the shorter piece with a larks head knot (fold in half and pull the folded end slightly through then pull the cut ends through the loop that created, pull the ends to tighten) to create a fringe

Fold the short piece in half over the long piece, then wrap the long piece around the neck so that the ends meet in the back, stitch the ends together, be sure that the ends are positioned where you want them, then stitch through to secure.

  • penguin hat

Step Six

Make the hat

Do not cut yarn between stripes, carry the yarn inside the hat

Start with light teal yarn
Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc, switch to dark teal (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch, switch to light teal(12 sc)
Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around, switch to dark teal (18 sc)
Round 4: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around, switch to light teal (24 sc)
Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch, switch to dark teal (24 sc)
Round 6: 1 sc in each stitch, switch to light teal (24 sc)
Rounds 7-9: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
finish off leaving long tail for sewing

Make the pom pom

Wrap the light teal yarn several times around 2 fingers, tie tightly around the center, cut loops, trim, sew to the top of the hat

Fold the bottom of the hat up to create a brim, add a little bit of stuffing the hat and sew to the top of the head.

  • up close penguin

Step Seven

Make the face

Make the beak
ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Stitch 2 eyes with black yarn
Sew beak on below the eyes

  • penguin christmas ornament

Step Eight

Add hanger

Cut a 8-9″ length of crochet thread, loop through the hat, tie a knot and pull through so that the knot is on the inside

That’s it, now your little penguin is ready to be hung on the Christmas tree.