Hello, friends! A couple of weeks ago I released this Spring Duck Pattern. Before releasing it, I was waiting on some oval safety eyes from Amazon that I thought would be perfect for this design but sadly, they did not arrive in the mail in time, so I embroidered the eyes instead (which I ended up absolutely loving!)
Fast foward a couple of weeks and I now have the safety eyes! I still really wanted to try them with this design so I decided to make it again but with some small changes; I used the base pattern of the Spring Duck to make a Goose! With just a small change to the shape of the bill and substituting a bonnet instead of a rain hat, it was so easy and the result is so precious! I opted to not make the legs for this one, so it’s an even quicker make. I also used a slightly smaller hook (5.5mm instead of 6.0mm) so it is slightly smaller as well.
Read on for a little bonus modification pattern for the Spring Duck design!
Let’s get into it!
The finished measurements are approximately 20cm/8″ tall.
- The duck is worked in separate pieces (body, wings, bill and bonnet), which are stitched together.
- The body and bill are worked in continuous rounds. The wings and bonnet are worked in turned rows.
Let’s get started! (Or Pin/Shop for later!)
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- 5.5mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
- 2.75mm hook;
- Hobbii Honey Bunny (or any Super Bulky Size 6 yarn) in the following colours:
- White (#01), 100g;
- Light Blue (#75), less than 50g;
- Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/6 (or any Fine Size 2 yarn) in Color 101 (orange), less than 50g;
- 14mm safety eyes;
- Tapestry needle.
Terms and Stitches:
Ch – Chain
MR – Magic Ring
Slst – Slip stitch
Sk – Skip a stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc3tog – Single crochet 3 stitches together
Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase
Dec – Decrease. When working in the round, always use the invisible decrease method.
FLO – Front loops only
Invisible finish – after working the last st, cut yarn and pull through the loop. Thread tail onto a tapestry needle. Skip the st to the left of the yarn tail and insert tapestry needle into the next st from back to front, then insert needle down through centre of the last st of the round (the finishing st you just made). Pull tail until the stitch is the same size as the stitches on either side. Weave end.
Body and Head (make 1):
Follow the Body and Head pattern in the Spring Duck pattern, except using white yarn and a 5.5mm hook.
Wings (make 2):
Follow the Wings pattern in the Spring Duck pattern, except using white yarn and a 5.5mm hook.
Bill (make 1):
Rnd 1: With orange and a 2.75mm hook, ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, work 4 sc in last ch, continue working on opposite side of ch, sc 2, work 3 sc in last ch (12 sts)
Rnds 2-3: Sc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 4: *Sc 5, inc in next st, repeat from * one more time (14 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around (14 sts)
Rnd 6: *Sc 6, inc in next st, repeat from * one more time (16 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around (16 sts)
Tie off, leaving a long tail for stitching. Stuff lightly. Stitch onto the head between and slightly below the eyes at rows 7 and 8.
Bonnet (make 1):
Row 1: With Light Blue and a 5.5mm hook, ch 9, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across (8 sts), ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-4: Sc in each st across (8 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Dec, sc 4, dec (6 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc in each st across (6 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Dec, sc 2, dec (4 sts).
Tie off. Reattach yarn at the lower right corner of the panel. You will now be working in rows around three sides of the panel in a rainbow shape.
Row 8: Sc 18 sts evenly around three sides of the panel, leaving the bottom of the panel unworked (18 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 9: *Sc 5, inc in next st, repeat from * two more times (21 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 10: Sc in each st across (21 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 11: *Sc 6, inc in next st, repeat from * twice more (24 sts), ch 1, turn.
Rows 12-14: Sc in each st across (24 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 15: Work 3 sc into each st across (72 sts).
Do not tie off. Now we will start the ties.
Row 16: Ch 20, starting in 2nd ch from hook slst in each ch across, then continue by sc evenly across the bottom of the bonnet until you reach the other side, ch 20, starting in 2nd ch from hook slst in each ch across.
Tie off. Place the bonnet on the head and tie a bow with the ties. Stitch in place if you wish.
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