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Cute Amigurumi Crochet Pattern: Dizzy the Duck

Updated: Apr 22



two crocheted ducks in a bed of rocks
Dizzy the Duck shown with safety eyes and embroidered eyes

I am so excited to introduce you to DIZZY the DUCK! This cute amigurumi crochet pattern was created for my middle grandson who, at 20 months old, is obsessed with ducks! He already has quite the collection, but not one made by his Mimi, so I had to fix that and I am so happy with the outcome.


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Dizzy’s body is worked in one piece with minimal sewing to attach the wings and bill. He is the perfect stash busting project and works up quickly, Most of my testers made him in less than a day.



 

Supplies:


US D / 3.25 mm Crochet hook


Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn, weight (4) medium/worsted, 100% Acrylic, 355 yards / 7 oz per skein Pattern requires 90 – 100 yds of yellow for the body, plus a small amount of Orange for the bill


Stitch Markers


Tapestry Needle


12 mm Safety eyes (or embroidery floss for stitched eyes) **Safety eyes are not recommended for children under 3 years of age


Straight pins (optional)



 

 

Terminology: Written in US terms


bldec: back loop decrease


blsc: back loop single crochet


blo: back loop only


ch: chain


dc: double crochet


dec: decrease (invisible decrease is recommended. See special sts)


FO: Finish Off / Fasten Off


flsc: front loop single crochet


flo: front loop only


hdc: half double crochet


inc: increase (2 single crochet in same st)


pm: place stitch marker


rep: repeat


sc: single crochet


sk: skip


sl st: slip stitch


st(s): stitch


**Indicates the beginning and end of a rep within a row


( ) indicates sts to be repeated followed by the number of times to repeat



 

Special Stitches:

Invisible decrease: when working a decrease (dec) in amigurumi, it is suggested that you use an invisible decrease to prevent holes and give a seamless look. To work an invisible decrease, insert the hook under the front loop only of the first stitch and then under the front loop only of the second stitch, YO and pull a loop through both sts, YO and pull though both loops on the hook.


 


Finished size is 5” (12.5 cm) tall x 4.5” (11.25 cm) long making him the perfect size for small hands, or as a desk companion.


Gauge: 5 sts x 6 rows = 1” x 1” (5 cm x 5 cm)



 

NOTES:

·         Body is worked in continuous rounds without joining. Mark the first st of the round with a stitch marker and move up with each round.

·         The entire body of the duck is worked in one piece from the top of the head down. The bill and wings are worked separately and sewn onto the body with a tapestry needle.



 


Let's get started!


Duck Bill

With Orange

Round 1: ch 4, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, 3 sc in last st, turn to work on the back side of the chain, sc in next st, sc in last st. (8)

Round 2: 3 sc in first st, sc 3, 3 sc in the next st, sc 3. (12)

Round 3: sc 4, (inc) 2x, pm (marks top of bill), sc 6. (14)

Round 4: sc around. FO leaving a long tail, and set aside.



Duck Body

With Yellow

Round 1: work 6 sc into a magic circle, pull tight, do not join. (6)

Round 2: inc in ea st around. (12)

Round 3: (sc, inc) around. (18)

Round 4: (inc, sc 2) around. (24)

Round 5: (inc, sc 3) around. (30)

Rounds 6 – 9: sc around. (30)

Round 10: sc 3, pm, sc 6, pm, sc 21. (30)

Rounds 11 – 12: sc around. (30)

Round 13: (inc) 2x, sc 8, (inc) 2x, sc 18. (34)

Place eyes in marked sts of Round 10.

Round 14: sc 9, pm, sc 25. (34)

Round 15: (dec) 2x, sc 8, (dec) 2x, sc 18. (30)

Round 16: sc 4, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 4, (dec, sc 2) 4x. (24)

Round 17: (sc 4, dec) around. (20)

Round 18: sc 3, dec, sc 2, dec, (sc 3, dec) 2x, sc. (16)

Round 19: (inc, sc) around. (24)

Lightly stuff the head, then lightly stuff the bill. Pinch the top center of the bill to form a point at the increase sts. Position the top of bill (marked side) between the eyes, 1 row below the center of the eye, and line up the bottom of the bill with the round marked in Round 14. Using the tail of the bill and a tapestry needle, sew the bill to the head of the duck until secured. Remove markers and finish stuffing the head.

Round 20: (sc, inc) around. (36)

Round 21: (sc 8, inc) around. (40)

Round 22: (sc 7, inc) around. (45)

Round 23: sc 7, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 16, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 8. (45)

Round 24: sc around.

Round 25: inc, sc, inc, sc 16, (inc, sc) 13x. (60)

Round 26: sc around.

Round 27: sc 10, (inc, sc 2) 3x, inc, sc 20, (inc, sc 4) 2x, inc, sc 9. (67)

Round 28: sc around.

Round 29: sc 46, blsc 14, sc 7.

Round 30: sc 46, (dec, sc) 5x, sc 6. (62)

Round 31: sc 12, (dec, sc 2) 2x, dec, sc 40. (59)

Round 32: blsc 43, (bldec, blsc 2) 2x, bldec, blsc 6. (56)

Round 33: (dec, sc 5) 4x, (dec, sc 3) 5x, dec, sc. (46)

Round 34: sc 7, (dec, sc 2) 3x, dec, sc 25. (42)

Round 35: dec, sc 5, dec, (sc 2, dec) 2x, sc 5, dec, (sc 3, dec) 3x, sc 3. (34)

Round 36: (sc 6, dec) 3x, sc 2, dec, dec, sc 2, dec. (28) begin stuffing body. Continue to add stuffing as you work so body is filled firmly.

Round 37: (sc 5, dec) around. (24)

Round 38: (sc 4, dec) around. (20)

Round 39: (sc 3, dec) around. (16) Make sure body is stuffed firmly.

Round 40: sc, (dec, sc) 5x. (11) FO leaving a long tail. Weave tail through remaining sts and pull tight. Weave in the end.

If your duck doesn’t sit flat, push up on the center of the underside where the last row was worked to flatten out the filling. I also like to flatten out the top of the head so it is not pointed.



Tail

With Yellow and working into the loops left by the blsc sts on Round 29

Row 1: sl st into the first st, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 4, hdc 2, sc 2, sl st. (12)

Row 2: ch 1, sk the sl st, sl st in next st, sc 4, (inc) 2x, sc 4, sl st. FO and weave in tail. (12)

 


Wings

With Yellow

Round 1: work 6 sc into a magic circle, pull tight, do not join. (6)

Round 2: inc in ea st around. (12)

Round 3: (sc, inc) around. (18)

Round 4: (inc, sc 2) around. (24)

 


Wing 1

Round 5: ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc 7, sl st in next 2 sts of Round 4, turn. (7)

Round 6: flsc 6, sl st flo, turn. (6)

Round 7: ch 1, sk sl st, sl st blo, blsc 5, sl st in next 2 sts of Round 4, turn. (5)

Round 8: flsc 4, sl st flo. (4)

Round 9: ch 1, sk sl st, sl st blo, blsc 3, sl st in next 2 sts of Round 4, turn. (3)

Round 10: flsc 2, st st flo. (4)

Round 11: ch 1, sk sl st, sl st blo, blsc, sl st in next st of Round 4, FO leaving a long tail to attach wing to the body. (1)

 


Wing 2

Round 5: ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, sl st in next 2 sts of Round 4, turn. (1)

Round 6: inc flo, turn. (2)

Round 7: ch 1, inc blo, blsc, sl st in next 2 sts of Round 4, turn. (3)

Round 8: flsc 2, inc flo. (4)

Round 9: ch 1, inc blo, blsc 3, sl st in next 2 sts of Round 4, turn. (5)

Round 10: flsc 4, inc flo. (6)

Round 11: ch 1, inc blo, blsc 5, sl st in next st of Round 4, FO leaving a long tail to attach wing to the body. (7)

Place wings on either side of the body. I like to hold mine in place with straight pins to make sure they are even. Using the tail of the wing and a tapestry needle, sew the wing to the body. I kept the tips of the wings unattached for a “ruffled feathers” look on the tips.


Crocheted duck sitting in the grass
Dizzy the Duck Crochet Pattern

Tuft

Thread a piece of yellow yarn onto a tapestry needle and insert into the center of the top of the head, and out through any st of next row. Insert needle into the st one over from the one the yarn came out of and back out the center top of the head. Using the tip of the needle, separate the strands of yarn and trim to desired length.


Weave in any loose ends and get ready to make more Dizzy friends!



 


I hope you have enjoyed this pattern as much as I have! I love seeing all of your creations and the colors you choose to make. Please share them with me by tagging me on social media @carol_hladik_designs and use the hashtag #dizzytheduck so I can see them.



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~ Carol



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