Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Pocket Pet Duckling
Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: BK4K-0506004-C This tiny stuffed animal is fun to play with or to use as a bookmark or to decorate a backpack. Makes a great addition to an Easter basket! It is lesson 1 from our series of 'learn to crochet' pocket pet projects

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
5 inches [approximately 10 cm]

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

320-157 Fun Fur Yarn: Soft Yellow Pale lemon-sherbet yellow
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99

Black & white Wrap
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 0.00


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30

Additional Materials
Scrap yarn for eyes, approximately 4 inches [10 cm] black Small quantity orange felt for feet and bill Sewing needle and matching thread 1 oz polyester stuffing 3 types of blue rick-rack for tail (optional), approximately 12 inches [approximately 35 cm]
GAUGE:
24 scs x 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



DUCKLING
Chain 21.
Row 1 Sc (single crochet) in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across - 20 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row 12 more times, or until piece is square.

End off.

Cut yarn.

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Fold square in half and stitch as shown
Turn the fabric and open it -- it will be a cone.

Put the stuffing into it.

Position stuffing with your finger to make the duck the shape you'd like (you can always adjust this later, as well)
Fold down the flap at the top of the cone.

Sew the open edges closed.
To put eyes on the duck pull the crochet hook all the way through the duckling's 'head' and use it to pull the black and white yarn through together.

Tie it off securely on one end (use several knots).

Pull it tight and tie off on the other end (use several knots).

Trim closely.












Cut 2 feet and 2 bills from felt, per pattern:


Using needle and thread, position and sew bill (hold both together for top and bottom bill) and feet (sew on opposite sides) to the duck.


If this duck will be used as a bookmark, cut three strands of rick-rack and sew on underside of duck.







Adjust position of stuffing so duck is the shape you want.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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