2.3.18

Mallard Duck

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FINISHED SIZE:

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


 

Materials:


- worsted weight yarn; green, white, light brown, dark brown, yellow, orange, dark blue, grey

- size G (4mm) crochet hook

- yarn needle

- stuffing




Abbreviations:


MR = Magic Ring

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

Inc = 2 sc in one stitch

Dec = sc2tog or invisible decrease

st / sts = stitch / stitches

F/O = Fasten Off




Instructions:



Crochet beak before crocheting head & body.


BEAK


Use yellow.

Sc 6 into MR. (6 sts)

Round 1: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 2: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 3: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts)twice. (14 sts)

Round 4: Sc in each st around. (14 sts)

Round 5: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts)twice. (16 sts)

Round 6: Sc in each st around. (16 sts)

Round 7: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts)twice. (18 sts)

Round 8: (Inc 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: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts)three times. (24 sts)

Round 11: (Inc 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: *(Dec, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Add stuffing.

Ch 1, press sides together and sc across.

F/O.



HEAD & BODY


Start with green.

Sc 6 into MR. (6 sts)

Round 1: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 2: *(Sc in next st, Inc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 3: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, Inc in next st), repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 4: *(Sc in each of next 3 sts, Inc 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, Inc in next st), repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 7: *(Sc in each of next 5 sts, Inc in next st), repeat from * around. (42 sts)

Rounds 8-11 (4 rounds): Sc in each st around. (42 sts)

Round 12: *(Dec, sc in each of next 5 sts), repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Rounds 13-14: Sc in each st around. (36 sts)

Round 15: *(Dec, 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)

F/O green. Attach white.

Rounds 19-20: Sc in each st around. (30 sts)

F/O white. Attach dark brown.

Rounds 21-24 (4 rounds): Sc in each st around. (30 sts)

F/O dark brown. Attach light brown.

Round 25: *(Inc 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: *(Inc 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: *(Inc 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: *(Dec, sc in each of next 6 sts), repeat from * around. (42 sts)

Rounds 44-45: Sc in each st around. (42 sts)

Round 46: *(Dec, sc in each of next 5 sts), repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 47: Sc in each st around. (36 sts)

Round 48: *(Dec, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Continue to add stuffing to end.

Round 49: *(Dec, sc in each of next 3 sts), repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 50: *(Dec, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 51: *(Dec, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Round 52: Dec around. (6 sts)

F/O, leaving a tail of yarn to weave through remaining sts.



WINGS


Make 2.

Do not stuff wings.

Start with grey.

Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Round 1: (Inc in next st, sc in next st)three times. (9 sts)

Round 2: (Sc in each of next 2 sts, Inc in next st)three times. (12 sts)

Round 3: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)

F/O grey. Attach white.

Round 4: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts)three times. (15 sts)

F/O white. Attach dark blue.

Rounds 5-6: Sc in each st around. (15 sts)

Round 7: Inc in next st, sc in each of next 14 sts. (16 sts)

F/O dark blue. Attach white.

Round 8: (Sc in each of next 7 sts, Inc in next st)twice. (18 sts)

F/O white. Attach light brown.

Rounds 9-14 (6 rounds): Sc in each st around. (18 sts)

Round 15: (Dec, sc in each of next 4 sts)three times. (15 sts)

Round 16: Sc in each st around. (15 sts)

Round 17: (Dec, sc in each of next 3 sts)three times. (12 sts)

Rounds 18-19: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 20: Dec around. (6 sts)

F/O, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.



FEET


Make 2.

Do not stuff feet.

Use orange.

Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Round 1: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts)twice. (8 sts)

Round 2: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts)twice. (10 sts)

Round 3: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts)twice. (12 sts)

Round 4: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts)twice. (14 sts)

Round 5: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts)twice. (16 sts)

Round 6: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts)twice. (18 sts)

Round 7: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts)twice. (20 sts)

Round 8: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts)twice. (22 sts)

Round 9: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts)twice. (24 sts)

Ch 1. 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.

F/O.


 

LEGS


Make 2.

Use orange.

Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Round 1: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)

Rounds 2-9 (8 rounds): Sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Add stuffing.

Round 10: Dec around. (6 sts)

F/O, leaving a tail of yarn to weave through remaining sts.



ASSEMBLY


Sew wings to either side of body.

Sew legs to body.

Stitch eyes on face.

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