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FREE Amigurumi Pattern: Mini keychain-sized Mallard Duck

Hello fellow crocheters!


This pattern was very highly requested over on instagram so here is the pattern for Ducky (I haven't been able to think of a good name for him so I'm just sticking with Ducky).


Since we've been social distancing we have been going on walks to the park almost daily to get some fresh air and exercise. The ducks have never failed to put a smile on my face during these stressful and uncertain times, I love seeing them dive for food with their butts in the air and sleep with their heads in their feathers. So I hope that making your own Ducky puts a smile on your face as well.

Mini Keychain-Sized Mallard Duck

*Note: this pattern is for personal use only. Please credit the designer (yurigurumi or Christina from yurigurumi) should you post photos of finished products.


Difficulty: Easy

Skills Required

o Foundation chain

o Single crochet in the round

o Colour changes

o Magic ring

o Increasing and decreasing number of stitches

o Sewing pieces together

o Fastening off

Size of finished product: Approximately 5.5 x 5 x 7 cm (LxWxH)

Materials needed:

o 3mm crochet hook

o DK or light weight yarn in green, white, dark brown, grey, yellow

o Yarn needle

o Scissors

o Stitch marker (optional)

o Polyester stuffing

o 6mm black safety eyes

o Nickel ball chain (10 cm length or more recommended) or split key ring


Stitches used and abbreviations (pattern written in US terms):

o MR = magic ring

o ch = chain

o st/sts = stitch/stitches

o sc = single crochet

o inc = increase (2 sc in one st)

o dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together)

o (…) = repeat instructions in brackets given number of times

o [..] = total number of stitches in the round


Head

In green

R1) 8 sc in MR [8]

R2) inc in all 8 sts [16]

R3) (sc in next st, inc in next st) x 8 [24]

R4-8) sc in all 24 sts [24]

Place 6mm safety eyes between Rows 6 and 7, approximately 7 sts apart as shown in the pictures below.

R9) (sc in next st, 1 dec) x 8 [16]

R10) (sc in next 2 sts, 1 dec) x 4 [12]

Fill with polyester stuffing

Switch to white

R11) sc in all 12 sts [12]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


Beak

In yellow

R1) Ch 5. Starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next 3 chs, 3 sc in next ch. On the other side of the ch, sc in next 2 chs, inc in next ch, skip last ch [10]

R2-3) sc in all 10 sts [10]

Fill with polyester stuffing. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


Body

In dark brown

R1) 7 sc in MR [7]

R2) inc in all 7 sts [14]

R3) (sc in next st, inc in next st) x 7 [21]

R4-6) sc in all 21 sts [21]

Switch to grey

R7-8) sc in all 21 sts [21]

R9) (sc in next 5 sts, 1 dec) x 3 [18]

R10-11) sc in all 18 sts [18]

R12) sc in next 4 sts, 6 dec, sc in next 2 sts [12]

Fill with polyester stuffing

R13) sc in next 2 sts, 5 dec [7]

Fasten off and close the body by looping the yarn through each of the sts from Round 13 and pulling tight.


Wings (make 2)

In grey

R1) 4 sc in MR [4]

R2) (sc in next st, inc in next st) x 2 [6]

R3) (sc in next st, inc in next st) x 3 [9]

R4-5) sc in all 9 sts [9]

R6) (sc in next st, dec) x 3 [6]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Filling with polyester stuffing is not necessary.


Feet (make 2)

In yellow

R1) Ch 3. Starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch. On the other side of the ch, 2 sc in next ch, skip last ch [6]

R2-3) sc in all 6 sts [6]

Fasten off and close by looping the yarn through each of the sts from Round 3 and pulling tight. Leave a long tail for sewing. Filling with polyester stuffing is not necessary.


Attaching the head to the body

Sew the head onto the body between Rounds 3 and 9. Make sure the body is oriented such that the "round" side (where you made all the decs) is the bottom side. The pattern has been written such that the body colour change will be hidden underneath the head, so use that as a guide!


Attaching the beak, feet and wings

Sew the beak between they eyes between Round 6 and 9. Sew the wings and the feet flat against the body as shown. Finally, attach the split key ring to the very top of the head and tie tightly so it doesn't come loose.


I hope you enjoyed this pattern and that you take the time to take a socially distanced walk to the park to visit the ducks in your neighborhood!


Until next time,


Christina


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