March 2, 2018

Mallard Duck

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FINISHED SIZE:

10-11 in / 25-28 cm tall (head to toes)
9 in / 23 cm (sitting down)


Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver; Hunter Green, White, Oatmeal, Coffee, Gold, Carrot, Navy, Grey Heather
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing


Abbreviations:

MR = Magic Ring
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
Inc = 2 sc in one stitch
Dec = sc2tog or invisible decrease
F/O = Fasten Off


Instructions:

Make beak first.


BEAK

Use Gold.
Sc 6 into magic ring. (6 sts)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 2: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 3: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts)twice. (14 sts)
Round 4: Sc in each st around. (14 sts)
Round 5: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts)twice. (16 sts)
Round 6: Sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Round 7: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts)twice. (18 sts)
Round 8: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts)three times. (21 sts)
Round 9: Sc in each st around. (21 sts)
Round 10: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts)three times. (24 sts)
Round 11: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts)three times. (27 sts)
Rounds 12-13: Sc in each st around. (27 sts)
Round 14: *(Sc2tog, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Add stuffing.
Ch1, press sides together and sc across.
Fasten off.


HEAD & BODY

Start with Hunter Green.
Sc 6 into magic ring. (6 sts)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 2: *(Sc in next st, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 3: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 4: *(Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 5: Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Round 6: *(Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 7: *(Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2sc in next st), repeat from * around. (42 sts)
Rounds 8-11 (4 rounds): Sc in each st around. (42 sts)
Round 12: *(Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts), repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Rounds 13-14: Sc in each st around. (36 sts)
Round 15: *(Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 16: Holding sc edge of beak next to sc edge of next round, work through both sts and sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Rounds 17-18: Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Fasten off Hunter Green. Attach White.
Rounds 19-20: Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Fasten off White. Attach Coffee.
Rounds 21-24 (4 rounds): Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Fasten off Coffee. Attach Oatmeal.
Round 25: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Rounds 26-27: Sc in each st around. (36 sts)
Round 28: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts), repeat from * around. (42 sts)
Rounds 29-31 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around. (42 sts)
Round 32: *(2sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts), repeat from * around. (48 sts)
Rounds 33-42 (10 rounds): Sc in each st around. (48 sts)
Round 43: *(Sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sts), repeat from * around. (42 sts)
Rounds 44-45: Sc in each st around. (42 sts)
Round 46: *(Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts), repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 47: Sc in each st around. (36 sts)
Round 48: *(Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Continue to add stuffing to end.
Round 49: *(Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts), repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 50: *(Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 51: *(Sc2tog, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Round 52: Sc2tog around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn to weave through remaining sts.


WINGS

Make 2.
Do not stuff wings.
Start with Grey Heather.
Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 1: (2sc in next st, sc in next st)three times. (9 sts)
Round 2: (Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2sc in next st)three times. (12 sts)
Round 3: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Fasten off Grey Heather. Attach White.
Round 4: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts)three times. (15 sts)
Fasten off White. Attach Navy.
Rounds 5-6: Sc in each st around. (15 sts)
Round 7: 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 14 sts. (16 sts)
Fasten off Navy. Attach White.
Round 8: (Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2sc in next st)twice. (18 sts)
Fasten off White. Attach Oatmeal.
Rounds 9-14 (6 rounds): Sc in each st around. (18 sts)
Round 15: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts)three times. (15 sts)
Round 16: Sc in each st around. (15 sts)
Round 17: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts)three times. (12 sts)
Rounds 18-19: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 20: Sc2tog around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.


FEET

Make 2.
Do not stuff feet.
Use Carrot.
Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 1: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts)twice. (8 sts)
Round 2: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts)twice. (10 sts)
Round 3: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts)twice. (12 sts)
Round 4: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts)twice. (14 sts)
Round 5: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts)twice. (16 sts)
Round 6: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts)twice. (18 sts)
Round 7: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts)twice. (20 sts)
Round 8: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts)twice. (22 sts)
Round 9: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts)twice. (24 sts)
Ch1. Fold piece in half and work through both sides as follows: (sc, hdc) in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sl st next 3 sts, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sl st next 3 sts, (sc, hdc) in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sl st to finish.
Fasten off.


LEGS

Make 2.
Use Carrot.
Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Rounds 2-9 (8 rounds): Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Add stuffing.
Round 10: Sc2tog around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn to weave through remaining sts.

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