These little guys love wearing colorful winter hats and scarfs. Crochet your own penguin with our Baby Penguin Amigurumi Pattern!
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To crochet baby penguin amigurumi you need:
- Alize Cotton Gold yarn or Yarnart Jeans
- Some Yarnart Merino De Luxe for pompom
- 2.0 mm crochet hook
- Poly pellets or glass pellets (optional)
- 8 mm safety eyes
- Sewing needle and scissors
Skill level: advanced
The finished crochet penguin is about 12 cm (4.7″) tall. If you use thicker yarn, your amigurumi penguin will be bigger.
Baby Penguin Amigurumi
Free Crochet Pattern
ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (2 sc in one stitch)
dec = decrease (2 sc together)
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
(..) = repeat the instructions in brackets the given number of times
[..] = total number of stitches
Wings, legs and tail are joined to body in the course of crocheting.
Wings (make 2):
Crochet with blue yarn. Don’t stuff.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring 
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times 
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times 
Rnd 4: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 3 times 
Rnd 5-12: sc in all 21 st 
Flatten the edges and close the opening by crocheting 10 sc through the stitches of both layers.
Eye whites (make 2):
Crochet with white yarn.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring 
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times 
Finish with sl st. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.
Insert safety eyes between Rnd 1 and Rnd 2 of the eye whites.
64 thoughts on “Baby penguin amigurumi pattern”
thank you soooo soooo much the penguin is really cute, that’s very nice that you gave it to us free, thanks again.
Use it with pleasure ^-^ )))))))))))))
Thanks a million for the free link !!!z
I will be definitely making this cutie! Thank you for the pattern. 🙂 🙂
Ooooh I was supposed to clean my craft room. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Think I will make one of these first. Thank you so much for the pattern.
Nice choice! 🙂
Such an easy to follow pattern with gorgeous results. Thanks!
thank you so much the lil guy is so cute
Another cute one
Awwwww…. too cute for words! I’m think I’m going to have to make a whole ‘waddle’ of penguins for friends and family this Christmas (yes, that is apparently the collective noun for a group of penguins on land!). Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
Crochet with pleasure! 🙂
Hi Im not sure what it means for rounds 24-34 , sc in each stitch and make even decreases.
Am I decreasing in rounds 24-34? How many per row? Or is that sentence referring to the following rounds
Hi Anna, please crochet rounds 24-34 without decreases. That sentence refers to following rounds.
Hi! How can I get the free Baby Penguin crochet pattern? It is just too cute for words!! Penguins are my Granddaughters favorite animal and I would love to knit her some. Thank you!
Hi Kathleen 🙂 You can use online versions of the patterns for free on our website and mobile app. PDF version itself is not free. Because it takes a lot of time to prepare the patterns. So, in spite of this fact all people who can’t pay for PDF patterns can view them on the website and make wonderful toys. We don’t hide the instructions. Hope for your understanding 🙂
Thank you for this adorable penguin. I already made 4. 🙂
Thank you, Viktoria! 🌷💕
Thank you for making this available for free! These are adorable and larger than I imagined from my first view. That’s a good thing because my grands love them!
Thank you! 🌷💕
How many rows do you do for the hat? It goes to row 3 and nothing after that.
I just made one of these for my penguin-obsessed sister. There are some small changes I had to make to get the penguin to more closely match the picture. Otherwise, the pattern was fairly easy to follow, and I know my sister will adore this little penguin. Thank you for providing this pattern for free!
Thank you, Stephanie 🙂
merci pour ce sympathique modèle que je vais commencer sans tarder!
I love these , they are so cute 🐧🐧,also a very easy patten to follow .Thank you for all you fantastic pattens ❤
I finished this pattern last night and I am so happy with the result. I’ve named my little baby penguin Percy and I am absolutely in love! He turned out much bigger than I was expecting haha. The pattern was well written and easy to follow.
I would like to try making a larger one in the future using chunkier yarn and a bigger hook. For now though I think I will try making little Percy some other clothes! 🙂
Thank you for your amazing work!
Thank you, Kristin! 🌹❤😊
I love the free patterns but there is no print button & it won’t copy & paste. I was hoping to make all kinds of the animals (if not too hard) then donate them for TOYS FOR TOTS at Christmas & some to children in the hospital.
Is this an American pattern or English?
US crochet terms
thanks for your wonderfull free patterns , they are fun to make, the penquin is so adorable that all my children have made requests i just cant crochet fast enough thaks again for easy instuctions
Thank you! 🙂 This made me happy!
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Hello! Thank you for this pattern, I am using it to make a thank you present for my son’s teacher (he is in the Penguin class). I just have one question, the picture in the pattern shows a tail at the back of the penguin however there is no pattern for the tail. Please could you let me know if I’ve missed something. Thank you again!
Thanks so much, cute pattern
The pattern is clear but can you help me to make this in small size ? Like how to reduce rows ?
Please use thinner yarn and smaller hook to make the toys in small size.
Hii!! Thank you so much for this pattern. I’d like to ask: How much yarn does it take to finish this? I’m planning to make one for my friend.
I made a couple of these for my mum – she LOVES them!!!! Thank you x
Hi Candice. It says that the total number of rows for the hats depends on the size of the head, I would assume that you just keep going until the hat sits snuggly on the head, not forgetting the turnup. I hope this helps.
Great pattern BT4 2GQ the way, my granddaughter loves hers.
Mille mercis, c’est formidable ce que vous faites pour nous. En échange, je vous envoie un gros bisou.
Why no instructions for making the pom pom
Do you have any substitutes for the type of yarn? I can’t get that type of yarn in Canada. I’m just wondering what the size of the yarn in so I can get something similar 🙂
Fine (4 ply) semi-cotton yarn
I hope Natalie found the tail pattern, right after the legs near the beginning.
Gorgeous pattern! You are not making my ‘to do’ list any shorter!!
Thanks for such a great, motivating site
Thanks for the pattern I finished mine today 👍
this is darling…thank you so much for this free pattern it comes at a time we need a smile real bad. Thank you again.
This was a fun pattern to make!
Thank you very much for such lovely amigurumi
Little penguin craft is really nice.. i really like this penguin define.
Thanks for the pattern. Super cute!
Just finished it.lately i made a crochet rooster which i found in this site for my uncle’s birthday,wonder if he likes that,he loved it and asked if i can make a pinguin,so i made this baby pingiun for him.guys like cool stuff too 😁 thank you so much for all these easy to follow patterns,i already used 6 of your patterns.
There are a couple of different methods for making the pompom, all easily available online. I’m intending on using the fork method for this one as I think it should be just about the right size.
thanks for this pattern
There are numerous videos on Youtube on how to make Pompoms, in a large variety of ways.
Im a 68yr old man, and 4 yrs ago when our first grandchild came along, I knew I wanted to do something different for her, so I learnt how to crochet using online videos. I made her a beautiful soft blanket, but since then I’ve been making her toys. She will absolutely LOVE a few of these little guys. Great pattern, thank you very much.
I am nearly finished 😀The beanie is taking longer than expected because I am using smaller yarn. Could you please make a chonky Dino
bjr,je suis novice ici
qui sais m expliquer comment télécharger gratuitement les modeles svp??
On the instructions where it says to put poly pellets in the belly, do you mean in the body of the penguin? The belly is just the white circle you sew onto the body. Do I sew it on partially, then put pellets in the “pocket” before sewing it on fully?
Please put poly pellets inside the body.
Is the beginning of the round the back or the front of the penguin? Thanks!
Merci infiniment , c’est trop mignon!