Cute crocheted duck

Amigurumi -- stylized animals and objects crocheted in the round -- are huge in Japan. You can work this pattern in a single colour, or in stripes for a more playful finished toy.

By Alicia Bergin

Getting started on your crocheted duck

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You need:
• Colour A: 20 g / 60 yds purple in sport weight
• Colour B: 20 g / 60 yds pink in sport weight
• Colour C: 20 g / 60 yds green in sport weight
• Colour D: 20 g / 60 yds white in sport weight
• Colour E: 20 g / 60 yds coral in sport weight
• Colour F: 20 g / 60 yds yellow in sport weight
• 1 yd dark brown or black embroidery thread
• Crochet hook size D-3 (3.25 mm)
• Yarn needle or curved upholstery needle
• Cotton batting

Take a look at a larger image of the finished craft


To make:

Base
Using colour A, ch 4.
1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (3 sc). Ch 1, turn.
2: Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st (4 sc). Ch 1, turn.
3: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st (6 sc). Ch 1, turn.
4-5: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
6-9: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st across, ending 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn.
10-14: Sc in each st across (14 sc). Ch 1, turn.
15: Work dec sc over first 2 sts. Sc in each st across (13 sc). Ch 1, turn.
16-17: Work dec sc twice over first 4 sts, sc in each st across to last 4 sts, dec sc twice over last 4 sts. Ch 1, turn.
18: Dec sc over first 2 sts, sc in next, dec sc over last 2 sts (3 sc). Ch 1.

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