I feel very sorry I came little bit late with this post and pattern but thinking as this is so very easy one, and fast one to do, you might still have time to make at least one little duck and make someone randome happy tomorrow.
What is the Little Yellow Duck Project?
The Little Yellow Duck Project involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as random acts of kindness that are left in public places for others to find. A special tag on each one invites the finder to take their gift home to brighten their day and to visit this website to register where they found their gift. We hope that the stories and information found here will encourage them to pledge their own random act of kindness by registering to donate blood, bone marrow, organs tissues.”
Last year I have introduced Quack Quack parents. Hope you still remember them. They were accepted very well and have seen many of them done for the past few months.
One of the nice blog followers who is with me since the first day I started here is dear friend Amanda Turner. She came up with completely new pattern using the Quack one I made. She made duckling and drake first, but then was missing the baby. In order to do that she cut the original pattern in half; rows, stitches….and came up with baby duckling. Miniature, miniature duckling to make and add to duckling family.
Amanda sent me the pattern to try out and I was thrilled the way duckling was coming out. First one I made was with 5 ply cotton yarn and 2 mm hook and it ended up not bigger than 6 cm (2 1⁄2″). Being so sweet and huggable decided to try to make one even tinier than that. Grabbed 1,5 mm hook and thread no.10 and made little baby duckling of 4,5 cm (2″) tall.
What can I tell you except Amanda did great job. Pattern is easy to follow, easy to make and duckling is more than adorable.
Here are two of my little baby ducklings
I have already added the .pdf of the pattern you can find here, under Free Patterns page.
Hope you will enjoy these little ones as much as I did!
All thanks to Amanda and her great job done making this pattern available for us.
Today learned that female duck is duck! 🙂 It is male who is called the drake! We’ll call these little two just simple ducklings 😉
Yes, that is the lovable couple! I love old photography, and just had to make them in b&w 🙂
Was thinking the other day how I haven’t seen that many ducks made as crocheted toys or amigurumi. So gave it a try. Really enjoyed working on them and hope you will like them as much 🙂
Here they come in color
Hope you like them, because the pattern is already done.
Everything is done in continues rounds. Head was started as an oval, while the rest of the pieces out from magic ring. Legs are done little bit different. Used triangle shape instead of round. Everything I could think of I have explained in the pattern. In advance I apologize for my bad english or any misunderstandings caused because of it. If you will find any mistakes, please let me know and will correct them immediately.
Here is the pattern for all duckling lovers or those that will become one!
Sc: single crochet US (double crochet UK)
Inc: increase, two stitches in one stitch
Inc+: increase, three stitches in one stitch
Inv.dec: invisible decrease
Dec+: use invisible decrease through 3 stitches (or 3sctog)
8 ply cotton yarn (pastel yellow, orange, pink)
bits and pieces of left over yarn for details (bows, neacklace….)
2 mm crochet hook
4 mm round black beads for the eye
needles for sewing up the eyes and body parts
R1: sc4, inc3, (continue around the chain), sc3, inc. (12 sts)