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Christmas Penguin ornament amigurumi pattern

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We’re on Day 12 of our Christmas Ornaments series. This adorable Penguin will bring joy and warmth to your Christmas celebrations.

Day 12: Penguin ornament

Let’s dive into the process!

Christmas penguin amigurumi pattern

Christmas penguin amigurumi pattern


Before we delve into the intricacies of the pattern, let’s gather the necessary materials. You’ll need the following:

  • Yarn: Cotton 8/4
  • Crochet Hook: Size 2.5 mm
  • Stuffing (fiberfill)
  • Markers, needle and scissors

Abbreviations (US)

This pattern uses US crochet terminology. Here’s a quick run-through of the abbreviations you’ll find in the pattern:

R – round/row
sc – single crochet
inc – increase (2 sc in same stitch)
dec – invisible decrease
ch – chain stitch
slst – slip stitch
fpsc – front post single crochet
st (sts) – stitch (stitches)
[…] – repeat instructions within […]
(…) – total number of sts per round

The pattern


Start by creating the head of the penguin with black yarn. Follow the pattern below:

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
R4: [sc, inc, sc] x 6 (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x 6 (30)
R6: [2 sc, inc, 2 sc] x 6 (36)
R7: [5 sc, inc] x 6 (42)
R8: 17 sc, 3 sc in color white, 4 sc, 3 sc in color white, 15 sc (42)
R9: 16 sc, 5 sc in color white, 3 sc, 4 sc in color white, 14 sc (42)
R10: 16 sc, 6 sc in color white, sc, 6 sc in color white, 13 sc (42)
R11-14: 16 sc, 13 sc in color white, 13 sc (42)
R15: [5 sc, dec] x 2, 2 sc, [3 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec, sc] in color white, 4 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (36)
R16: [2 sc, dec, 2 sc] x 2, 2 sc, [dec, 4 sc, dec, 3 sc] in color white , sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 2 sc (30)
R17: [3 sc, dec] x 2, 2 sc, [sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, sc] in color white , 2 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec (24)
R18: [sc, dec, sc] x 6 (18)


R19: [sc, dec] x 6 (12)
R20: dec in all (6)

Fasten off

Flippers (make 2)

Once the head is completed, it’s time to create the flippers. Make two flippers using black yarn.

R1: [ch 1, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in magic ring (5)

Fasten off and sew to the body between rounds 12 and 13.

Feet (make 2)

Next, craft the feet. Again, you’ll need to make two feet using orange yarn.

R1: 3 sc in magic ring, turn (3)
R2: ch 1, 3 sc, turn (3)
R3: ch 1, inc, sc, inc, turn (5)
R4-5: ch 1, 5 sc (5)
R6: sc all around (9)

Fasten off

Finishing touches

The penguin is starting to take shape! Now, add some personality. Embroider the nose between rounds 10 and 11 using orange yarn – the length should be approximately 4 stitches long. Then, embroider the eyes in round 10 and cheeks between round 11 and 12.


No penguin would be complete without a cozy scarf. Crochet several chains until it’s around 60 cm long. Wrap it around the body and knot the ends.

Ear warmers (make 2)

Now, let’s add some ear warmers to keep our penguin warm during the chilly Christmas season! Make two ear warmers using green yarn.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: inc in all (12)
R3: sc in all (12)
R4: fpsc in all (12)

Fasten off and stuff lightly. Chain 17 and sew each end to the side of the head. Lastly, sew the ear warmers on top of the chain ends.

And there you have it! A cute, handmade penguin ornament for your Christmas celebrations. Happy crocheting!

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