While in the middle of little yellow duck mass production yesterday, I couldn’t resist temptation and created a half size of Other Brother Darryl. The pattern worked out just as imagined and Lil Other Brother was born. This one works up in a half hour or less so you can make even more for The Little Yellow Duck Project. Because its smaller, it’s also a great size for a bag clip or keychain.
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.)
9mm black safety eyes
G crochet hook (4.0 mm)
Abbreviations (US Terms):
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: Ch 7, Starting with second chain from hook, 5SC, 3SC in last chain, now crochet back up the other side 4SC, 2SC in last chain (14)
Round 2: 6SC, inc, 7SC (15)
Round 3: 7SC, inc, 7SC (16)
Round 4: 8SC, inc, 7SC (17)
Round 5: 8SC, inc, 8SC (18)
Round 6: SC3tog, 5SC, SC3tog, flatten in half, SS4 through both sides starting by slip stitching through the next stitch and the stitch before the SC3tog you just made, stuff (not a full round, you will be slip stitching the top together through both sides to finish the body, there will be 5 stitches left unworked, that is where you will be working the head in the next round)
Round 7: (SC, inc) 3x (The last inc will be in the SS connecting the 2 sides) (9)
Round 8: inc around (18)
Rounds 9-11: SC around (18)
Round 12: (SC, dec) 6x (12)
Add plastic safety eyes 3 rows down from the top, 6SC apart.
Round 13: dec 6x (6)
FO leaving long tail
Weave tail through front loop of Round 19 and pull tight. Tie knot and pull into head.
Beak (make 1 in contrasting color):
Round 1: CH 3, (SC, inc), repeat up the other side of the chain (6)
Round 2: (2SC, inc) 2x (8)
FO leaving long tail
Sew beak onto head onto bottom row of eyes.
You’re done… now go make some more!