Make a mini Monty the Penguin!

Make a mini Monty the Penguin!
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Materials and equipment:

  • Crochet hook size 2.00mm (US B-1, UK 14)
  • No. 3 crochet cotton – 1 ball of white and 1 ball of black
  • Small amounts of yellow, blue and silver metallic yarn
  • Sewing needle and threads to match the yarn
  • Small amount of stuffing

Measurements:

  • The penguin is approximately 3in (8.5cm) tall, including his hat.

Instructions:

Using white crochet cotton, make 2 ch, work 6 sc (UKdc) into 2nd ch from hook then join with sl st into a ring.
Round 1: work 2 sc (UKdc) into each sc (UKdc) to end then join with a sl st.
Round 2: *1 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc), 2 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc),* repeat from * to * all around then join with a sl st as before.
Round 3: *1 sc (UKdc) into each of next 2 sc (UKdc), 2 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc),* repeat from * to * all around then join with a sl st as before.
Round 4: *1 sc (UKdc) into each of next 3 sc (UKdc), 2 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc),* repeat from * to * all around then join with a sl st as before.
Round 5: 1 sc (UKdc) into each of next 4 sc (UKdc), 2 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc),* repeat from * to * all around then join with a sl st as before.
Work 4 rounds in sc (UKdc) with no increase.
Change to black and work 4 rounds of sc (UKdc).
Now shape the top, stuffing the penguin as you go.
Next round: *1 sc (UKdc) into each of next 4 sc (UKdc), sc (UKdc) 2 tog,* repeat from * to * all around then join with a sl st as before.
Next round: *1 sc (UKdc) into each of next 3 sc (UKdc), sc (UKdc) 2 tog,* repeat from * to * all around then join with a sl st as before.
Next round: *1 sc (UKdc) into each of next 2 sc (UKdc), sc (UKdc) 2 tog,* repeat from * to * all around then join with a sl st as before.
Next round: *1 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc), sc (UKdc) 2 tog,* repeat from * to * all around then join with a sl st as before.
Next round: sc (UKdc) 2 tog all around. Fasten off and run thread through the last row of sts; draw up and fasten off.

Feet (make two)

Using yellow, make 7 ch.
Row 1: 1 sc (UKdc) into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc (UKdc) into each ch to end, turn [6 sts].
Row 2: 1 ch, work 1 sc (UKdc) into each sc (UKdc) to end, turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, sc (UKdc) 2 tog, work to last 2 sts, sc (UKdc) 2 tog.
Row 4: work as row 3.
Rows 5–6: work in sc (UKdc) on these 2 sts.
Row 7: 1 ch, work 2 sc (UKdc) into first and last st.
Row 8: work as row 7.
Work 2 rows in sc (UKdc) on these 6 sts then fasten off.

Beak

Using yellow, make 7 ch.
Row 1: 1 sc (UKdc) into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc (UKdc) into each ch to end, turn [6 sts].
Row 2: 1 ch, sc (UKdc) 2 tog, work to last 2 sts, sc (UKdc) 2 tog.
Row 3: work as row 2.
Rows 4–5: work in sc (UKdc) on these 2 sts.
Rows 6: 1 ch, 2 sc (UKdc) into first and last st.
Row 7: work as row 6.
Work 1 row in sc (UKdc) on these 6 sts then fasten off.

Wings (make two)

Using black, make 2 ch.
Row 1: 2 sc (UKdc) into 2nd ch from hook, turn.
Row 2: 2 sc (UKdc) into first sc (UKdc), 1 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc), turn.
Row 3: 2 sc (UKdc) into first sc (UKdc), 1 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc), 2 sc (UKdc) into last sc (UKdc).
Rows 4–7: work sc (UKdc) on these 5 sts.
Rows 8–9: work in sc (UKdc), decreasing 1 sc (UKdc) at each end of row. Fasten off.

Eyes (make two)

Using white, make 2 ch, work 6 sc (UKdc) into 2nd ch from hook then join with a sl st into a ring.
Round 1: 1 ch, work 2 sc (UKdc) into each sc (UKdc) all around, join with a sl st.
Round 2: 1 ch, *1 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc), 2 sc (UKdc) into next sc (UKdc),* repeat from * to * all around, join with a sl st to beg of round. Fasten off.
Pupils (make two)
Using black, make 2 ch. Work 6 sc (UKdc) into 2nd ch from hook then join with sl st into a circle.

Hat

Using blue, make 21 ch loosely.
Row 1: work 1 dc (UKtr) into 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc (UKtr) into each ch to end, turn.
Row 2: 3 ch [counts as 1 dc (UKtr)],
1 dc (UKtr) into each dc (UKtr) to
end, turn.
Rows 3–5: 3 ch [counts as 1st dc (UKtr)], dc (UKtr) 2 tog to last st, 1 dc (UKtr) in last st. Fasten off.
Join silver metallic yarn to start of hat and work 1 row of sc (UKdc) all along the starting ch edge, fasten off.

Hat bobble

Using silver metallic yarn, make 3 ch. Work 12 dc (UKtr) into 3rd ch from hook, join with a sl st. Fasten off. Run thread through row of dc (UKtr) and draw up tightly into a little ball. Fasten off.

To make up

Work in all ends. Fold each foot in half and sew up the sides – the wide end is the front of the foot. Sew the feet to the base of the body, angling them outwards slightly. Sew a pupil to each eye then work a French knot in white in the centre of each eye. Place the eyes on the body, using the photograph as a guide, and sew in place. Fold the beak in half and sew the sides. Add a little stuffing to pad slightly. Sew the wide end of the beak to the head. Sew a wing to each side of the body. Sew the side seam of the hat and turn back a brim. Sew the bobble to the top. Pop a little stuffing in the hat then stitch it on to the penguin’s head.

Extract from Little Christmas Decorations to Knit and Crochet, published by Search Press, £8.99.

 

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