Thursday, 27 August 2015

Keyring Duckling




Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour, yellow, orange + small amounts of black for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too big for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Body and Head

Start with coat colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
R2: inc in each  (12)
R3: (inc, 1) x 6  (18)
R4 & 5: sc in each          (18)
R6: (dec, 4) x 3  (15)
R7: sc in each          (15)
R8: (dec, 3) x 3  (12) cc to yellow
R9: sc in each          (12)
R10: (dec, 2) x 3  (9)
R11: inc in each  (18)
R12: (inc, 2) x 6  (24)
R13-16: sc in each          (24)
Insert safety eyes between R14 and R15 (2 rounds below the current one), ~ 5 sts apart. 
R17: (dec, 2) x 6  (18)
Stuff body and head. Add extra stuffing as you go. 
R18: (dec, 1) x 6  (12) 
R19: dec x 6           (6)
FO leaving long tail for sewing to the keyring. 

Beak

With orange yarn
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3  (9)
R3 & 4: sc in each          (9)
Sl st. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing. 

Wings (make 2)

With yellow
R1: 4 sc in magic ring.  (4)
R2: (inc, 1) x 2 (6)
R3, 4 & 5: sc in each  (6)
Sl st. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing. 

Feet (make 2)
With orange
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
R2, 3 & 4: sc in each  (6)
R5: sl st, close by doing 2 sc through both thicknesses. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing

Finishing

Sew beak to head. 
Sew wings and feet to body.
Embroider face features (see photos for guidance). 
Attach duckling to keyring. 

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