Violet the Duck Crochet Pattern

This crochet duck will be a cute friend for your little one- but don’t let her in the bath!

You probably know that ducks have waterproof feathers, but did you know that they’re so good at repelling water that they keep the underlayer of feathers that sits right next to their skin completely dry- even if the duck dives underwater?

Unfortunately, I don’t know the secret of their waterproof feathers, so ___ is not at all waterproof, but wouldn’t it be cool if he/she could be?!

A duck might not be the first thing you think of when thinking of woodland animals- in fact, due to the popularity of the all-white breed of duck used in farming (the Pekin duck), you would likely think of ducks as more of a farm animal.

But after taking a walk in the park and seeing a ton of ducks just enjoying the rivers and ponds, I think they definitely belong in the Woodland Animals Crochet Series!

Like some of the other animals (especially the bunny), this duck could easily be made in other colors. Brown, black or even a mallard pattern would look amazing for this little guy/gal!

Violet the Duck Crochet Pattern

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Yarn and Hook

For this squirrel, I used about 40 yards of I Love This Yarn in White and about a yard of I Love This Yarn in Burnt Pumpkin. 

I used a 4.5 mm crochet hook for this duck.

Other Notions

Some other things that you will need will be:

Measurements

When finished, Violet measures 4.5 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches back to front. Gauge is not super important for this amigurumi duck, but my gauge measures 5 stitches and 5 rows in 1 inch.

Abbreviations

ch        chain

dec        decrease

inc         increase

Rd        round

rep        repeat

sc        single crochet

Additional pattern notes:

 [] denote a group of stitches that repeats as many times as directed

Pattern Instructions

Violet is worked in the spiral round. First you will work her two legs, but DO NOT fasten off the second leg! You will join the first leg and continue to work the body without fastening off (which means less sewing!). The body will then go to the head, also without seaming. This is your first major piece.

Legs/Body/Head

Using your worsted weight yarn, you will start with a magic ring and chain 1, then single crochet 6.

Continue working in a spiral as follows, being sure to mark your first stitch of each new round with your stitch marker:

Rd 2: inc 6 (12)

At this point, fasten off the first leg and weave in ends. Repeat Rds 1 and 2 for the second leg, but DO NOT fasten off the second leg.

Weave in starting end for both legs. The ending end of the first leg can either be woven in or crocheted over in the next round.

Continue as follows:

Rd 3: sc 6 on first leg, beginning in first stitch of the last round of the first leg, sc 12, sc 6 on second leg (24)

Rds 4-6: sc 24 (24)

Rd 7: [sc 2, dec], rep [] five more times (18)

Rds 8-9: sc 18 (18)

At this point, you will need to stuff your legs with fiber fill, being sure to stuff them firmly, but not over stuff to where the stitches are pulled too tightly and the fiber fill is spilling out.

Rd 10: [sc, dec], rep [] five more times (12)

Rd 11: sc 12 (12)

Now is the time to stuff the rest of the body with fiber fill

Rd 12: dec 6 (6)

Rd 13: sc 6 (6)

Rd 14: inc 6 (12)

Rd 15: [sc, inc], rep [] five more times (18)

Rd 16: [sc 2, inc], rep [] five more times (24)

Rd 17: [sc 3, inc], rep [] five more times (30)

Rds 18-19: sc 30 (30)

If you will be using safety eyes, add them in row 18 in stitches 15 and 18.

Rd 20: [sc 3, dec], rep [] five more times (24)

Rds 21-22: sc 24 (24)

Rd 23: [sc 2, dec], rep [] five more times (18)

Rd 24: [sc, dec], rep [] five more times (12)

Stuff the head with fiber fill, making sure to add some extra fiber fill and stuff it firmly into the neck space. I often use the end of my crochet hook, but a stuffing tool or the eraser end of a pencil would also work here.

Rd 25: dec 6 (6)

Fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail. Sew the tail through the front loop on all 6 scs and pull tight. Weave in the remaining end.

Wings

The next pieces to work are the wings. Be sure to make 2!

Still using your worsted weight yarn, you will start again with a magic ring and chain 1, then single crochet 6.

Continue working in a spiral as follows, being sure to mark your first stitch of each new round with your stitch marker:

Rd 2: inc 6 (12)

Rd 3: sc 12 (12)

Rd 4: [sc 2, dec], rep [] twice more (9)

Rds 5-6: sc 9 (9)

Fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail to sew onto the body. 

Bill

Still using your worsted weight yarn, you will start again with a magic ring and chain 1, then single crochet 5. Please note that this is different from how most other pieces start!!

Continue working in a spiral and work an increase into each single crochet from round 1 for a total of 10 single crochets in round 2.

Fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail to sew onto the body.

Eyes

If you are using safety eyes, be sure you insert them where noted in the Legs/Body/Head section above. 

If you need another eye solution, check out my Crochet Eyes for Amigurumi post

Assembly

Press the wings flat and sew them onto the body from row 7 to row 10, straight on the side of the body.

Press the bill flat and sew onto the head, in the middle of the face from row 14 to row 18 (if you used safety eyes, center the bill between them, then sew from rows indicated).

If applicable, sew eyes onto the head, from row 18 to row 20, centered around the muzzle with two stitches between the eyes when eyes are sewn on.

And the best part about this crochet duck? You don’t have to worry about Violet trying to fly South for the winter!

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2 thoughts on “Violet the Duck Crochet Pattern”

  1. Hi i’m a super beginner and want this to be my first project but i’m having trouble understanding how to do it all just by reading. I’m a visual learner and have been using youtube for all my previous crochet projects. Do you by chance have a video that i can follow?

    1. Hi Katrina, I’m sorry I do not have a video up yet, but it is something that I hope to have up soon. Since you are specifically requesting this, I will work to have it up within the next week! You can check out some of my Complete Beginner Guide to Crochet to learn some of the skills you will need to complete this pattern in the meantime!

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