Search This Blog

Monday, 18 July 2011

Little Duckie

Hi I said I would share the instructions
for the little duck. So here it is.x

This duck is worked in continuous rounds.
They aren't joined at the end of the round.
You just continue on to the next round.
The instructions are also written in UK terms.
(double crochet = single crochet in US terms)
I used 6mm safety eyes. But you could
embroider the eyes if you wanted.
I used a 3.5mm hook and DK yarn.


To start make a magic ring.
R1. Work 5 double crochet (dc) into the ring
 =5 st at end of round.

R2. work 2 dc into each stitch (st).
Repeat all around = 10 st at end of round.

R3. Repeat the following 5 times 
work 1 dc into the first st then 2 dc into the next st. 
= 15 st at end of round.

R4.Repeat the following 5 times
 work 2 dc then 2 dc into the next stitch.
 = 20 st at end of round.

R5-R8  Dc 20 in each round.

If using safety eyes I inserted mine below
round 6 with approx 4 st spaces in between
each eye.

Now you will begin to decrease your stitches in
each round to shape the ducks neck.

R9.Repeat the following 5 times
 Dc 2 dc 2 together (dc2tog).
 = 15 st at end of round.

R10. Repeat the following 5 times
Dc 1 dc2tog. .
=10 st at end of round.

Increasing  stitches once again for the body.

R11.Repeat the following 5 times
Work 1 dc into the first st then dc 2 into the next st.
 = 15 st at end of round.

You might want to stuff the head now.

R12-R14 . dc 15 in each round.

(Decreasing stitches now)

R15. Repeat the following 5 times.
 dc1 dc2tog.
= 10 st at end of round.

Stuff body lightly

R16. Repeat 5 times
dc2tog  =5 stitch.

Fasten off leave a long tail to weave end closed.


For the legs I used a different shade of yarn.
With a piece of yarn approx 6 inches in length
fold it in half. Double knot one end of the yarn.
Pull the yarn through the bottom of the ducks
body. Then double knot the other end to form
little feet.

WINGS Make 2

Now I hope the following makes sense.

Ch 2  then complete 5dc into 2nd ch from hook
as if to form a round. But don't join to form a circle.

Ch 1 then dc into the same space as the 5th dc.
Dc into middle (the 2nd ch from hook).
Finish off by 1 dc into same space as 1st dc made.
It should look a little like a semi circle.
Fasten off leaving long tails to be able to sew wings to
the sides of the ducks body.


To make the hair I cut small pieces of yarn.
Attached them to the top of the ducks head by using
the latch hook method.


For the Beak I used the same colour yarn as I used for the feet.
Working in rows now.

Ch 5. Dc into 2nd ch from hook. Dc along row = 4 dc
*Turn ch 1 dc into each st along. = 4 dc in each row.*
Repeat ** 2 more times.
Fasten off leave a long tail.
You should now have a little rectangle/square shape.

Fold your piece in half. Then sew the open end closed.

Sew the top edge of your folded square shape to your
ducks face. Placing it between his eyes. Then fold the
shape again and sew along the bottom to form a ducks bill.

That's it finished. I hope that made sense please do
let me know how you get

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Update at last :0)

Well I've finally done a little more
work on my year of projects.
I've taken some pics but well
quite frankly they aren't the best.
It's been raining here all day on and off.
It's gloomy outside and not very light in.

But I shall post them anyway.

I've made about eight squares for the
French nanny lapghan.
All my dolls now have clothes.
"Woohoo no more nakedness"
(it's them shouting that honest!!)

Finally I made a little duck.
I think I will share the instructions to make him.
But it will be another day as dinners nearly
Everyone else has been super busy with their lists.
At least this week has something to show.x