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FREE Amigurumi Pattern: Mini Keychain-sized Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb

Updated: May 25

Hello friends!


How is everyone doing? I have *another* pattern to share with you all (woohoo!), this time it's for a keychain-sized platypus. I made a "regular" platypus and of course a Perry the Platypus :) It has now been officially 2 months of working from home and basically going out twice a week to get groceries and ship out orders. I'm really thankful that I have a lot of "indoor" hobbies but it's definitely getting tougher staying at home, so I hope these patterns have been helping you all find something fun to do and keep those creative muscles working!


As I was designing this platypus I couldn't help but fall into a Wikipedia-sized research hole looking up facts about platypuses/platypi/platypodes. As some of you may already know, platypuses are one of very few mammals that lay eggs. However, did you know that males have venomous stingers on their hind feet? Maybe that's how Perry was always able to take down Dr. Doofenschmirtz!


Anyways, here is the pattern! As always, tag me on instagram (@yurigurumi) so I can see your creations or message me there is you get stuck/need help!

Mini Keychain-Sized Perry the Platypus fom Phineas and Ferb

*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 Double crochet

o Magic ring

o Increasing and decreasing number of stitches

o Sewing pieces together

o Fastening off

Size of finished product: Approximately 9.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm (LxWxH)

Materials needed:

o 3mm crochet hook

o DK or light weight yarn in:

o For regular platypus: Medium brown, dark brown

o For Perry: Teal, orange

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 sl st = slip stitch

o sc = single crochet

o dc = double 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


*Note: For clarity, from this point the pattern will refer to colours used for the Perry the Platypus. If you are making the regular platypus, replace colours accordingly.

Body

In teal

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) inc in all 6 sts [12]

R3) (sc in next st, inc in next st) x 6 [18]

R4) (sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st) x 6 [24]

R5-15) sc in all 24 sts [24]

Place 6mm safety eyes as shown below.

R16) (sc in next 2 sts, 1 dec) x 6 [18]

Fill with polyester stuffing

R17) (sc in next st, 1 dec) x 6 [12]

R18) (dec) x 6 [6]

Fasten off and close the body by looping the yarn through each of the sts from Round 18 and pulling tight.


Beak

In orange

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) (sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st) x 2 [8]

R3-4) sc in all 8 sts [8]

R5) 3 dc, sl st in next st, skip the rest of the round.

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


Tail

In orange

R1) 5 sc in MR [5]

R2) inc in all 5 sts [10]

R3-6) sc in all 10 sts [10]

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


Feet

In orange

R1) 3 sc in MR [3]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Note: Leave as a half circle (i.e. do not sl st to the 1st st of the round)


Eye Placement

Place eyes as shown below between Rounds 3 and 4. Make sure the body is oriented such that the platypus is wider than it is tall when placing your eyes.


Beak, Feet, Tail Placement

Sew beak between the eyes as shown below. The side of the beak that is taller (ie the side with the 3 dcs) should be the top of the beak. Sew feet onto the body as shown. Sew the tail to the lower half of the back of the body.


Attaching the Keychain

Using one of your long yarn tails, sew the key ring to the top of the platypus by looping the yarn through the ring multiple times until it's secure. Tie the end tightly so it doesn't come loose.


What did you think of this pattern? Are you going to make a Perry the Platypus or would you rather make one closer to their "natural" colours? Or perhaps you're going to make a completely different colour of platypus? Let me know in the comments or on social media!


Happy crocheting!


Christina


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