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« on: May 17, 2009 03:59:03 PM »

A friend of mine goes to school in the states and brought a university friend back home with her for a week.  Her friend had seen the many trinkets I had made her and requested a penguin.  A blue one, to be specific.

I had a couple long car rides this week, and so I made her Doug.

I'm also in custody of the penguin I crocheted for my boyfriend some 3 years ago, because he's on a trip.  He was the first crocheted thing I made in a long time.  Here they are together.

He's a little squished from years of being slept on, but he's fresh from the laundry and still quite cute, if I may say so myself.

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 04:09:53 PM »

i love penguins so think this is fab they are super cute

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009 05:00:37 PM »

I love the penguinos!

« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009 02:39:30 PM »

It is so cute!
Did you use a pattern?
Although I do already have way too many stuffed penguins...I'd love to make one!
I want to know what a purple one would look like...

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 08:13:22 PM »

Thanks for the replies!  I'm glad Craftster loves penguins too.

I didn't use a pattern, Bellz, I just kinda free-styled it.  I started with a flat circle  and increased/decreased while crocheting in a spiral for the body.  I made an open bottomed ball for the head, stuffed them, and sewed both together. I started the wings at shoulder end, open so that I could fit some stuffing in, and again crocheted in a spiral, decreasing to the tip of the wing.  The beak was done in kinda the same way.  For the feet, I made a chain and crocheted around both sides of it, increasing at the ends sometimes, and folded it so the ends matched, then sewed it together.

I think you should try one in purple!  If you do, post a link so I can find it!

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009 01:21:42 PM »

Just perfect. I totally need a blue penguin for my dd.  She loves the Backyardigans and that would make a great Pablo.

I would love to do a swap!

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