amigurumi penguin

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.

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You can download the pattern as pdf here:

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

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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)ageingyoungrebel.fi) if you find these patterns useful. I would also like to see a picture of your finished project.

Amigurumi penguin

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54 thoughts on “Amigurumi Penguin pattern

  1. 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. 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. 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:

    http://www.nukkejalahja.fi/tuotteet.html?id=5/1299

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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.
    Thanks!!
    Kelly

  7. 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.

  8. 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??

  9. 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”?

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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 :/

  13. 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!!

  14. Hi!
    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…

  15. 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!

  16. 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: http://morixe.blogspot.com.es/

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

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

  21. Hi, of course you can translate this pattern to Danish. Please share your version using the same Creative Commons BY-NC-SA I have used.

  22. Hi. I am in the process of putting the penguin together and have run into a little snag. I think I have messed up and am a little confused on sewing the black and white pieces of the body together. Can you assist? I am not too sure how to put them together to stuff.

    This is a gift and I want to make sure it is nice!

    Thank you!

  23. Thanks so much for sharing this cute pattern. I want to make a couple of these for my grandchildren for Christmas to keep guard over the advent calendar to stop any unauthorised peeking :0)

  24. Hey,
    I really love the penguin! It’s so cute and I wanna make it for a friend of mine. Is there any possibility to make the penguin in an easy or general way bigger?
    Lots of love

  25. Thanks for this cute pattern 🙂 I`m getting ready to make my second one. My 1st was a cute little purple penguin. I wish I could post a picture for you.

  26. I loved the penguin so much it is a work of art. I was wondering when you do the body if you need to make 2 different parts or just one with 2 colours.

  27. Hi, I’m sorry, I just noticed that there have been some comments pending for approval for quite a long time…

    When you do the body of the penguin, you need to make 2 parts with 2 different colors, then fold them flat and then sew them together as shown in the picture that is included in the pattern. Then you will have one body piece which is half black and half white.

    I guess you could make a bigger penguin by making more increases on the round bottom and then decreasing the same amount of stitches on the upper body, but I have never tried so I don’t know how it would look like…

  28. Hei,

    aloin tekemään pingviinin vartaloa. Ohjeessa sanotaan että pitää tehdä kaksi palaa joista tulee ns. iso pallo, eli esim. musta ja valkoinen. Kun yhdistän nämä palat, tuleeko ne vaan sillain että ne taittaa kaksinkerroin, jolloin pingviinin sisään jää ns. puolet näistä?

  29. Juu, tehdään kaksi samanlaista vartalokappaletta, musta ja valkoinen, taitetaan ne kaksinkerroin ja ommellaan yhteen. Eli puolet kummastakin palasta jää pingviinin sisään ja vartalokappale on ikään kuin kaksinkertainen.

  30. Hi Anu, I really like your patterns.
    Your work is amazing. I“m starting a new blog about crocheting.
    Would you agree if I post there a translated pattern of “Penguin” to Bulgarian.
    I will provide a link to your website.
    Best regards,
    Neli

  31. I am trying to print this pattern, but it will not print off for me

    Can it be sent to me by some other method please. My granddaughter is desperate for two of these.

  32. Hi there! I love this penguin! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I hope you don’t mind, I did a pattern review on my blog. I am making another penguin toy!

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