This is my first commissioned project!  A penguin which *I think* is the Linux penguin!  I was shown a random picture of a penguin and I proceeded to sketch a rough design and think of the different parts that I needed.  I ended up doing a head/body piece, flippers, and webbed feet.  I added a scarf into the design because it's so cold out!

I hope the pattern is easier to read this time around - I apologize if not but I only recently started publishing my designs!  Leave a comment if you would like to give me some hints or suggestions on how I can improve!

Materials:
2 balls of Lions brand Wool-Ease thick and quick yarn in black
1 ball of Loops & Threads Charisma yarn in yellow
Some white yarn, medium weight
*optional scarf - I used Lions brand Wool-Ease thick in quick yarn in Raspberry
White felt
Black felt
2 big black buttons
Yarn needle and regular needle
Black embroidery thread
White embroidery thread
7mm crochet needle
6mm crochet needle
3.5mm crochet needle
A good amount of polyfill (at least half of an 8 oz bag)

Instructions:

Head + Body (Use a 7mm crochet needle and black yarn)
R1:  ch2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
R2:  2sc in each st around (12 st)
R3:  *1 sc in next st, 2sc in next st, *repeat 6 times (18 st)
R4:  *1 sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st,  *repeat 6 times (24 st)
R5:   *1 sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st, *repeat 6 times (30st)
R6:   *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, *repeat 6 times (36 st)
R7:   *1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, *repeat 6 times (42 st)
R8-R13:  sc in each st around (42 st in each round)
R14:  *1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st,  sc in each st around (48 st)
R15:  *1 sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st, *repeat 6 times (54 st)
R16-R24:   sc in each st around (54 st in each round)
R25:  *1 sc in next 7 st, sc2tog, *repeat 6 times (48 st)
R26:  *1sc in next 6 st, sc2tog, *repeat 6 times (42 st)
R27:  *1sc in next 5 st, sc2tog, *repeat 6 times (36 st)
R28:  *1 sc in next 4 st, sc2tog, *repeat 6 times (30 st)
R29:  *1 sc in next 3 st, sc2tog, *repeat 6 times (24 st)

Stuff tightly with polyfill

R30:  sc in each st around in the outer loop only (24 st)
R31:  *1 sc in next 2 st, sc2tog, *repeat 6 times (18st)
R32:  *1 sc in next st, sc2tog, *repeat 6 times (12 st)
R33:  sc2tg in next st, *repeat 6 times (6 st)

Finish off by weaving the tail through and pulling the opening shut.

Stomach (use a 3.5mm crochet hook and white yarn)
I'm not very good at describing how I crochet in ovals so hopefully you can follow along!
R1:  ch 15
R2:  turn and dc in the second chain from the hook in each st of the chain
R3:  turn and continue to dc in each st until you reach the end..  sl st in the next st, ch1
R4:  2 dc in the next st, 15 dc, 2 dc in next 2 st, turn, 15 dc until you reach the end.  sl st in the next st, ch1
R5:  2 dc in next 2 st, 15 dc, 2 dc in next 4 st, 15 dc until you reach the end.  sl st in the next st and fasten off.

Beak (use a 6mm crochet hook and yellow yarn)
R1:  ch 13, sl st in the first st to make a loop
R2:  sc in each st around (13 st)
R3:  sc2tg, sc in next 9st, sc2tg (11 st)
R4:  sc2tg, sc in next 7 st, sc2tg (9 st)
R5:  sc2tg, sc in next 5 st, sc2tg (7 st)
R6:  sc2tg, sc in next 3 st, sc2tg (5 st)
R7:  sl st to close off and pull tightly to close. Weave in ends

Flippers (use a 7mm crochet hook and black yarn)
R1:  ch 12
R2:  turn, and double crochet in each st starting from 2nd ch from hook.  At the end of the chain of stitches, sl st in the next st.
R3:  turn, and double crochet in each st starting from 2nd ch from hook.  Slip stitch at the end and fasten off leaving a tail.

Webby feet x 2 (use a 6mm crochet hook and yellow yarn)
R1:  ch2, 6 sc in 2nd st from hook
R2:  2sc in each st around (12 st)
R3:  *ch 6, sl st in 2nd chain from hook. 
         sc in next chain
         hdc in next chain
         dc in next chain
         treble in last chain
Skip one sc, sl st in next sc
R4:  *ch 6, sl st in 2nd chain from hook. 
         sc in next chain
         hdc in next chain
         dc in next chain
         treble in last chain
Skip one sc, sl st in next sc
R5:  *ch 6, sl st in 2nd chain from hook. 
         sc in next chain
         hdc in next chain
         dc in next chain
         treble in last chain
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Scarf (use a 7mm crochet hook and raspberry yarn)
R1:  ch40
R2:  turn and sc in each st starting from 2nd ch from hook.  Fasten off and weave in the end.

Eyes (use white and black felt)
Cut 2 big ovals using the white felt
Cut 2 smaller oval using the black felt
Using a needle and embroidery thread, embroider the black eyes onto the white felt.
Sew the finished eyes on to the 'head' portion of the penguin

Assembly:
1)  After the eyes have been sewn on, you can sew the beak right underneath.
2)  Take the stomach piece and sew onto the body.
3)  Attach the feet to the bottom of the penguin's body.
4)  Sew 2 buttons on either side of the penguin, slightly below it's eye level.
5)  Take the flipper and attach on using the buttons.
6)  Tie the scarf underneath the beak and you're done!

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