Crochet a Psyduck

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Gotta catch ‘em all! Whip up a couple of crocheted Psyducks, and they’re sure to be a hit. Made with worsted weight yarn, this finished doll measures approximately 6 inches tall.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in aran, white and charcoal. I also used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in mustard.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

10mm safety eyes

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With mustard, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 8-16: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil.

Eyes:

With white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, inc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, inc in last stitch. (12 stitches)

Tie off. Insert safety eye through center. Position onto face and sew or hot glue on. I find it helpful to get the beak done and position before affixing the eyes.

Beak:

With aran, ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Turn and sc in other side of ch. (20 stitches)

 

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 9: Sc in first 2 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches, sc in last 8 stitches. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff lightly. Position and sew onto face.

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Body:

With mustard, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 10-12: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Position and sew head onto body.

Arms:

With mustard, ch 10. Sl st to first ch to create circle.

Row 1: Sc in each ch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-7: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Working through all loops, sc across top to close, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

 

Sc in first stitch, ch 3, sc in next stitch, ch 3, sc in next stitch, ch 3, sc in last stitch. (4 stitches)

Tie off.

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Stuff arms with poly-fil, leaving the top 2-3 rows unstuffed. Position arms so they are up on his face. Sew onto body, then sew onto face.

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Feet:

With aran, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Working through all loops, sc across top to close, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Sc in first stitch, ch 3, sc in next stitch, ch 3, sc in next stitch, ch 3, sc in last stitch. (4 stitches)

Tie off. Position and sew onto bottom of body.

 

Tail:

With mustard, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-8: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Position and sew onto body. Make sure he stands before sewing on.

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Hair:

With charcoal, ch 6, leaving a long starting tail.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (5 stitches)

Tie off, leaving a long ending tail. Make three. Use tails to attach to top of head.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

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