Free Pattern: Other Brother Darryl – a duck

Other Brother Darryl - a duck

Free Crochet Pattern for Other Brother Darryl – a duck

To celebrate Little Yellow Duck Day (which was officially yesterday), I am finally posting the patterns for Larry, Darryl, and Other Brother Darryl. They all work up in an hour or less and are great for The Little Yellow Duck Project. Hopefully you’ll make a bunch and spread them all over the world.


A little worsted weight yarn in 2 colors. (The head and body are worked in one color. The beak is in another color and needs very little yarn.)
12mm black safety eyes
G crochet hook (4.0 mm)
Tapestry Needle
Polyfill Stuffing

Abbreviations (US Terms):

CH: Chain
dec: Single Crochet Decrease
inc: Single Crochet Increase
SC: Single Crochet
SC3tog: Single Crochet 3 Together
SS: Slip Stitch


This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

Head and Body (make 1 in main color):

Round 1 - Other Brother Darryl

After Round 1

Round 1: Ch 11, Starting with second chain from hook, 9SC, 3SC in last chain, now crochet back up the other side 8SC, 2SC in last chain (22)

Round 2: 10SC, inc, 11SC (23)

Round 3: 11SC, inc, 11SC (24)

Round 4: 12SC, inc, 11SC (25)

Round 5: 12SC, inc, 12SC (26)

Round 6: 13SC, inc, 12SC (27)

Round 7: 13SC, inc, 13SC (28)

Round 8: 15SC, inc, 12SC (29)

Round 9: 15SC, inc, 13SC (30)

Round 10: SC3tog, 12SC, SC3tog, SS9 through both sides, stuff (not a full round, you will be slip stitching the top together through both sides to finish the body, there will be a few stitches left unworked, that is where you will be working the head in the next round)

After round 10

After completing Round 10

Slip Stitch through both sides

Slip Stitch through both sides

Round 11: (SC, inc) 4x (The last inc will be in the SS connecting the 2 sides) (12)

After Round 11

After Round 11

Round 12: inc around (24)

Rounds 13-16: SC around (24)

After Round 16

After Round 16

Round 17: (2SC, dec) 6x (18)

Round 18: (SC, dec) 6x (12)

Add plastic safety eyes 4 rows down from the top, 8SC apart.

Round 19: dec 6x (6)

FO leaving long tail

Stuff head

Weave tail through front loop of Round 19 and pull tight. Tie knot and pull into head.


Beak (make 1 in contrasting color):

After Beak Round 2

After Beak Round 2

Round 1: CH 4, (2SC, inc), repeat up the other side of the chain (8)

Round 2: (3SC, inc) 2x (10)

FO leaving long tail

Sew beak onto head on row below eyes.

You’re done!


Queue this pattern on Ravelry


14 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Ellen Elizabeth
    Apr 18, 2016 @ 13:00:50

    It is not clear how to download this pattern. 😦


    • Can't Stop Crocheting
      Apr 18, 2016 @ 20:46:20

      I do not have a PDF available for download, but you should just be able to print the webpage.


    • Can't Stop Crocheting
      May 03, 2016 @ 21:59:13

      Hi Ellen, if you’re still having problems printing, I’ve added a Print & PDF button at the bottom of my posts. That will open another screen with a print friendly layout where you can print or save the post as a PDF. I have checked a few more browsers and while Chrome prints very well, some versions of Internet Explorer do not. This resolves that issue.


  3. Katherine
    Apr 18, 2016 @ 22:26:08

    What worked for me (because printing whole page didn’t) was to copy and paste into blank word-processing document.


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  5. Carol Janes
    Sep 28, 2018 @ 10:39:22

    I would love a print friendly version tomuse for the little yellow duck project.


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  7. byafecta
    Aug 30, 2019 @ 23:15:32

    Hi there!
    We’re a big group of Danes crocheting for the same cause!
    I’d very much like for your permission to translate this pattern
    into Danish, and publish it on my Danish website,

    I will – naturally – credit you, and the pattern will remain free. I might make a few changes though 🙂

    Marie Dalgaard,


  8. Lydia sexton
    Sep 26, 2019 @ 21:08:34

    These are so cute can’t wait to try making them.


  9. refcat2002
    Feb 01, 2021 @ 18:58:51

    I was wondering if I could use this pattern to do a tutorial video for a college class? Thanks!


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