It’s finally here! Part 3 (the FINAL part!) of Art the Arctic Puffin from the Adorable World of Arctic Animals CAL!
Art the Arctic Puffin Part 3
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Just a reminder, here are the pattern notes for the pattern
- This pattern uses US terminology.
- ( )- denote a group of stitches worked in the same stitch.
- [ ]- denote a group of stitches that is repeated as many times as stated.
- If the number follows the abbreviation (such as “inc 5”), you will work the instructed stitch that many times over successive stitches (in the example, increase in each of the next 5 stitches).
- Rounds are worked in spiral rounds without joining, unless otherwise stated. A stitch marker is helpful to keep track of rounds (mark the first stitch in each round).
And the materials you will need for this part are black, orange, red and turquoise yarn (weight 4/aran), a 4.5 mm crochet hook, a stitch marker, scissors and a tapestry needle.
And lastly, the abbreviations you will need to know for today are
- sc- single crochet
- inc- increase
- st(s)- stitch(es)
- dc- double crochet
- tr- treble crochet
- sl st- slip stitch
- ch(s)- chain(s)
- dec- decrease
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We will begin with completing the eye pieces, followed by the feet and legs (which are one piece, so no sewing feet onto legs, woohoo!) and finishing with the beak. Then we will put everything together and you will be off on your arctic (or non-arctic) adventures!
Eye (2 pieces- make 2 of each)
Using black, create a double magic ring and sc 6 into the ring. Sl st to first st and fasten off, leaving a 6-8 inch tail.
Round 1: create a double magic ring, sc 8 into ring
Round 2: inc in each st
Round 3: change to black, sc 4, fasten off, skip 4 sts, reattach black, ch 2, dc in same st, tr in next 2 sts, dc, sl st in same st.
Fasten off, leaving 8-10 inch tails on both the orange and black yarn. Weave in starting ends for both colors.
Feet and Legs (Make 2)
Round 1: create a double magic ring and sc 8 into the ring
Round 2: inc in each st (16)
Round 3: sc in first 4 sts, [inc in next, ch 1, inc in next, sl st in next], repeat [ ], inc in next, ch 1, inc in next, sc in last 4 sts (25) This starts to shape the three toes Round 4: sc in first 6 sts, sc in ch-sp, sc in next 2 sts, sl st into sl st, [sc in next 2 sts, sc in ch-sp, sc in next 2 sts], sl st, repeat , sc in last 4 sts (25)
Weave in starting end.
Round 5: sc in first 4 sts, [dec, sc in next st, dec, sl st into sl st], repeat , dec, sc in next st, dec, sc in last 4 sts (19)
Round 6: sc in first st, dec, [sc, dec], repeat  four more times, sc (13)
Round 7: dec evenly around, sc (7)
This creates the foot.
Rounds 8-10: sc in each st (7)
Fasten off, leaving an 8-10 inch tail to sew to the body.
Round 1: Create a double magic ring and sc 4 into the ring (4)
Round 2: inc in each st (8)
Round 3: sc in first 2 sts, inc in next 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts (12)
Rounds 4 and 5: sc in each st (12)
Weave in starting end.
Round 6: sc in first 4 sts, inc in next 4 sts, sc in last 4 sts (16)
Round 7: sc in each st (16)
Round 8: sc in first 6 sts, inc in next 4 sts, sc in last 6 sts (20)
Change to red
Round 9: sc in each st (20)
Change to blue
Round 10: sc in each st (20)
Fasten off, leaving a 18 inch tail to sew onto the head.
Let’s put him together and finish him up!
Sew the white belly patch onto the body first, as it will make lining the other pieces up easier.
Next, sew the beak onto the head, using the belly patch to center it. I didn’t use any stuffing in the beak and lined the top of the beak up to the 11th row down from the top of the head.
Next, assemble the eyes by sewing the small black circle onto the orange portion of the second eye piece, making sure that more orange shows on the bottom side. Sew the eye onto the white eye patch, closer to the rounded side so that the pointed end points to the opposite side. Be sure to use the orange tail for the orange sections and the black tail for the black sections. You can weave through to come out the other side where the colors are separated, or use a long stitch through the eye patch to reach the second side. Make sure that you rotate the eye patch when sewing the second eye, so that they are mirror images.
Next, sew the eyes on either side of the beak, using the beak to help align them. Sew the legs/feet onto the body, trying to space them where you like around the belly patch evenly. I didn’t use any stuffing in the feet or legs so that the feet can flatten more like a real puffin’s webbed feet.
Sew the wings on each side of the middle of the belly patch (around rows 11-13). I made sure to sew about an inch back along both edges of the wing and through the middle to anchor it really well.
Last, sew the tail onto the back side, using the belly patch to center it. Check the placement to be sure the puffin can sit before sewing the tail on. I didn’t stuff the tail so that it would lay flatter.
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