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Amigurumi Penguin pattern

Amigurumi penguin will be a happy friend for yourself or a perfect gift for someone you love! This small cutie is now available as a free pattern in two languages, English and Finnish.

The pattern requires intermediate crafting skills (I assume you know how to crochet and knit, the basic techniques are not explained there). It contains a plenty of pictures to help you with the details.


You can download the pattern as pdf here:

amigurumi penguin (in English)
amigurumi-pingviini (in Finnish)


Feel free to use these patterns under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. You would make me very happy if you could send me a note (leave a reply on this post or email me at anu(at) if you find these patterns useful. I would also like to see a picture of your finished project.


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30 comments to Amigurumi Penguin pattern

  1. susanne says:

    Hi, what a nice penguin!!! Is it ok if I translate your pattern for our crochet club to dutch? I’ll mention your site and your name as the source and wont chance a thing to the pattern!!!!

    Greetz Susanne

  2. Anu says:

    Hi Susanne!

    Of course you translate the pattern to your language! If you publish the translation online, please send me a link so I can add it to this article. Have fun crocheting in your club!

  3. susanne says:

    Thnx!!!! When it’s online i’ll send you the link!!

  4. Jossu says:

    Mistä noita granulaattirakeita voi ostaa?

  5. Anu says:

    Niitä löytyy askartelukaupoista ja nukke- ja nallemateriaaleja myyvistä kaupoista. Itse olen ostanut niitä Helsingin Kampintorilla sijaitsevasta Hobby Pointista, mutta olen nähnyt niitä myytävän verkkokaupoissakin, esimerkiksi tuolla:

    (En ole itse tilannut tuosta kaupasta, mutta tuon näköistä tavaraa granulaattirakeet siis ovat.)

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  7. Vicki Luker says:

    I love this little penguin. His eyes are what drew me to him. This will be my first amigurmi although I have crocheted for years. My grandson loves penguins. If I can figure out how to send a picture when I finish I will. I really like your art.

  8. Anu says:

    Vicki Luker, thank you and good luck with your first amigurumi! You can always ask for more instructions if there’s something in the pattern that you don’t understand. I will wait for your picture. :)

  9. Kelly says:

    Hi, I have finished the 7 rounds (circle), and did 8 more rounds of sc, trying to figure out now if I am to work the rest in rows, turning at each ean of row??? Your pattern says rds(rounds), but if I keep going in rounds I am just going to end up with a ball. Please let me know.

  10. Anu says:

    Hi Kelly, and thank you for your question!

    Just keep going straight forward in rounds, a ball is just what you need! That way you can create three-dimensional shapes without having to crochet several pieces and sew them together. Look for example at the head of the penguin in the picture, it’s almost a round ball with an open end (which you will attach to the body).

    Please let me know if this answer was helpful, or if you need more instructions.

  11. Amanda Cintron says:

    i would really like to crochet this penguin, however I am having trouble with the instructions. working in the MC i am not getting the right amount of sc??

  12. Anu says:

    Hi Amanda, and thank you for visiting my site! Could you give me a bit more information about your problem – which part are you trying to make and what do you mean by “MC”?

  13. Amanda says:

    ok so i made the Magic loop and was able to continue through step 1, however in rnd 2 when you say 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc do you mean to first do 1 sc in the first sc and then do 2 sc in the next sc and continue around? I am asking because i keep coming up with the wrong count. pls help I really want to make this. thanks
    pls see below

    Make a magic loop, sc 6. Pull loop closed.
    rnd 1: 2 sc in each sc around = 12 sts
    rnd 2: 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around = 18 sts
    rnd 3: 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around = 24 sts
    rnd 4: 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around = 30 sts
    rnd 5: 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around = 36 sts
    rnd 6: 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around = 42 sts
    rnd 7: 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around = 48 sts

  14. Amanda says:

    btw could you reply to my email address above otherwise it takes me longer to look at your post. or you could send me a heads up and i will look at it. thanks again

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  16. camilla says:

    Is this pattern to be find in norwegian?
    Is it hard to do? My son is 2 and loves this penguin :) but i’m not that good at knitting :/

  17. Rachel Mebberson says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the pattern, this penguin is so cute. Took me ages to finish him because i got stuck at the part where you attach his front to his back, I left it for months and finally came back to it yesterday:) I just sewed him up any old way and you can tell when you look closely haha but at least he is finished now.

    Anyway thank you for the pattern, really appreciated!!

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  19. Rani says:

    I really love this penguin!!
    I would like to know if you agree that I translate to Spanish and publish the pattern in my blog? Obviously I put your name and a link to your web … Thanks for all! sorry for my english…

  20. Anu says:

    Rani, of course you can translate the pattern, if you publish the Spanish version with the same CC license I use in my patterns. Thank you for doing that, it’s great to inspire people in different countries!

  21. Artmorixe says:

    Hello, thank you very much for de pattern. I really liked this penguin so I did and tomorrow I’ll post on my blog, I will put a link to your website, I hope you like it. Sorry but I’m Spanish and I can not speak much English. Thank you very much!
    MI blog:

  22. Olivia says:

    Hi I really love your design but was wondering how tall it is. You see I'm making it as a stuffed animal for a friend and I want it to be big enough for a teen to hug. Thank you so much for creating this pattern and I hope you get this.

  23. Olivia says:

    whoops! What I meant to say was if I wanted to make it larger would I double all the measurements cause I want it to sit at about 30cm.

  24. Terry says:


    I can’t seem to download this pdf. Can it be emailed to me?

    Thank you so much!

  25. Anu says:

    The download link was broken, my apologies. I have fixed it and you should be able to download it now.

  26. Ellisen says:

    Thank you, thank you for the delightful penguin. So kind of you to share it with us.

  27. Maria says:

    Hi Anu. Im not being able to download the pattern. Can you please help or email it to me?

  28. Louise says:

    can you please explain the body part pattern.. it is working in the rounds and the picture shows it is a piece made lengthways on the front and the back alike?? have i missed something in the instructions? I made it up as directed but it comes out similar to a head pattern instead? I cannot see how two pieces that shape make the front and back. it is all I need to finish the little penguin and I am at a loss learning with this one part, could you clarify for me please

  29. Dawn says:

    I have the same query as Louise. It’s a lovely penguin but I’m struggling to work out how the body goes :(

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