It’s about time I added a new Pocket Pet to the collection, hey? And with Spring here and Easter just around the corner, some sweet little ducks fit the *bill* (:D) perfectly.
Interested in more Pocket Pets? Check out some of the others in the collection: Pocket Fox, Pocket Bunny, Pocket Raccoon, Pocket Pug, Pocket Bear, Pocket Panda.
As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as all my patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. This amigurumi has just 5 separate pieces, not including any accessories you may want to add.
Also, there is no colour-work in this pattern! So it works up very quickly.
The finished measurements are approximately 10cm/4″ from top to bottom.
Your tension will be quite tight, which will result in your panels curling a bit or being curved. This is normal!
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- 2.75mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
- Loops & Threads Capri in the following colours (or any light worsted):
- For the yellow duck: Yellow, Apricot, Turquoise (less than 50g of each);
- For the purple duck: Purple, yellow and Apricot (less than 50g of each);
- For the green duck: Mint, Apricot and Yellow (less than 50g of each);
- 12mm Safety Eyes or black crochet thread ;
- Tapestry needle.
Reading this Pattern:
Make sure to always drop your yarn on the WRONG side of your panel! This will be different depending on whether you’re working an odd or even row. So, for the front panel, whenever you are working an odd-numbered row (row 1, 3, 5, etc), the right side of your panel will be facing you. When you’re working an even-numbered row, the wrong side will be facing you.
Terms and Stitches:
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slip stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase
Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease
Sc3tog – Single crochet 3 together. Work a decrease across 3 stitches.
You will make 2 panels using a 2.75mm hook. Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row unless specified otherwise.
Row 1: Ch 11, starting in second ch from hook, sc across (10 sts)
Row 2: Inc, sc 8, inc (12 sts)
Row 3: Inc, sc 10, inc (14 sts)
Rows 4-6: Sc across (14 sts)
Row 7: Inc, sc 12, inc (16 sts)
Row 8: Inc, sc 14, inc (18 sts)
Row 9: Sc across (18 sts)
Turn your work so that the starting yarn tail is on the right. Reattach your yarn into the 5th stitch from the right.
Rows 10-11: Sc 10 (10 sts)
Hint: You should now have 4 unworked stitches on each side from row 9, with 10 sc sts in the middle (see third picture above).
Row 12: Inc twice, sc 6, inc twice (14 sts)
Row 13: Inc, sc 12, inc (16 sts)
Row 14: Inc, sc 14, inc (18 sts)
Row 15: Inc, sc 16, inc (20 sts)
Row 16: Inc, sc 18, inc (22 sts)
Rows 17-22: Sc across (22 sts)
Row 23: Dec, sc 18, dec (20 sts)
Row 24: Sc across (20 sts)
Row 25: Dec, sc 16, dec (18 sts)
Row 26: Sc across (18 sts)
Row 27: Dec, sc 14, dec (16 sts)
Row 28: Dec twice, sc 8, dec twice (12 sts)
Row 29: Dec, sc 8, dec (10 sts)
Tie off. Repeat rows 1-29 for back panel. Set panels aside for assembly later.
Using 2.75mm hook.
Row 1: Ch 2, sc 1 (1 st), ch 1, turn
Row 2: 3sc into the same st, ch 2, turn
Row 3: Dc into st at base of ch 2, slst in next st, dc in last st, ch 1, slst into same st as last dc.
Tie off. Leave a long tail for stitching. Repeat for second foot. Set aside for assembly later.
Using 2.75mm hook.
Row 1: Ch 7, starting in second ch from hook, slst, sc, dc, sc, slst in each of last 2 sts (6 sts)
Tie off. Leave a long tail for stitching.
Using 2.75mm hook.
Collar: Ch 30, slst in each ch across (29 sts). Tie off. Leave a long tail for stitching.
Tie: Ch 13, slst in each ch across (12 st). Tie off. Weave in ends.
Using 2.75mm hook in colour of your choice. Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row.
Row 1: Ch 4, starting in second ch from hook, sc across (3 sts)
Rows 2-3: Sc across (3 sts)
Row 4: Sc3tog (1 st)
Row 5: Sc 1 (1 st)
Row 6: 3sc into same st (3 sts)
Rows 7-9: Sc across (3 sts)
Tie off. Repeat rows 1-9 for second panel. Place both panels together and crochet around. Stuff each side lightly as you crochet around. Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off and weave in ends.
Cut a length of yarn in the same colour and wind tightly around the centre. Tie a knot to secure, leaving long yarn tails for stitching it on later.
Move on to final assembly below!
Step 1: Face, Feet and Beak
Here are the pieces you should have at this step (accessories are not pictured because those are added after assembly). It’s totally normal for your panels to be a little curly and curved.
First, we need to attach and stitch on our features to the front panel.
Stitch the feet onto the bottom of the front panel. I positioned them so that the heart-shaped tops of the feet were pointing slightly away from each other.
Next, stitch on the beak in the middle of the front panel, about 4 to 5 rows up from the neck.
Insert 12mm safety eyes onto the front panel about 4 stitches in from each side of the panel. The eyes are located between the 7th and 8th rows counting up from the neck.
Alternatively, you could stitch on some happy or sleepy eyes using black crochet thread. Check out my video tutorial here on how I do it.
Next, stitch some pink yarn around a stitch underneath each eye for the cheeks.
Step 2: Body
Place the two body panels together, matching up all sides.
Make sure the front is facing you as you crochet around the outside.
Starting on the left side, at the top of the head, begin attaching the panels together by single crocheting around the outside of the panels.
(Sc, ch 1, sc) into the tips of each wing.
Crochet down and around the bottom and up to the other wing. Stop here for now. Stuff the body section; use the handle of your crochet hook to push stuffing into the tips of each wing.
Continue crocheting up and around the head. Stop at the top of the head, Stuff the head firmly. Use your crochet hook to push the stuffing into all areas and to even it out.
Continue crocheting across the top of the head. Stop after every 2 or 3 sts to push more stuffing into the top of the head.
When you are satisfied with the stuffing, close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.
Step 3: Accessories
Lastly, stitch on your accessory! If you are using a bow or bow tie, use the yarn tails from the bow to stitch it in place. Tie a knot and hide the yarn tails inside the body on the back.
For the kerchief, wrap the collar around the neck and stitch in place. Hide the yarn tails inside the body. Then fold the tie in half and stitch on top of the collar in the centre. Stitch down the ends as well.
Finish the piece with some needle sculpting for the eyes.
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14 thoughts on “Pocket Duck Free Crochet Pattern”
I love your patterns and cant wait to make these chicks. gloria
All your pocket pets are so cute and fun to make. I have made several of your patterns. Is there any way that a cat pattern will be in your collection, I do hope so as I’m sure it would be lovely.
I love this so much i was just wondering if you could tell me how big the finished sized is supposed to be? I used the right hook and yarn but my duck seems like twice as big. Obviously this just doubles the cuteness but i really wanted to try to make a keychain version. Do i just go lower in a hook or what do you recommend?
The measurements for my finished ducks is approximately 10cm/4″ from top to bottom. Yes, you can definitely size down in hook or yarn size or both to make a smaller version!
Is there a way to calculate how much bigger a project will be depending on hook size? E.g a 2.75mm hook makes it 10cm tall, how big would it be with a 5mm, 6mm etc.?
Unfortunately, I don’t think there is any concrete way to calculate that. I would think it’s mostly trial and error.
I used crochet thread which is the only available here with me at the moment and used a 1mm steel crochet hook and it worked! It’s much smaller and perfect for keychains! 🙂 I also did this on the Pocket fox and they absolutely fit on my pocket! 🙂
Awesome work!!! I enjoy looking all the oaterns.
The duck is so lovely,I can’t wait to start crocheting it. Congratulations!!! 🌹🌹💕💕💕💕
Thank you so muchr for all this little pocket guys
These are really cute, thank you:)
Love this. Perfect little treats for the Easter baskets!
I always love your patterns. Thanks you so much
Thank You so much for sharing. I have 6 grandchildren now and my hands aren’t so good anymore, but I do my best. I love your pocket doll patterns. ❤❤❤
the animals are just cute. Unfortunately, everything is in English. I translate everything with the translation program. It is good that you have illustrated everything.
I need a little longer, but I can do it.
Thanks for the nice particles, it’s a lot of fun.
best regards Dagmar (65 years)
Hola Amo tu técnica y quisiera aprender a realizarla ya que es muy hermosa