Final tweaks made and Darryl is finally ready to be posted! Darryl is the second duck from Duck Evolution and works up in an hour or less. I’m making a few more this morning getting ready to release them at the Rubber Duck Derby in Tarrytown, NY today as part of The Little Yellow Duck Project. Seems like the perfect event to be releasing crocheted ducks into the wild.
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 12, Starting with second chain from hook, 10SC, inc, now crochet back up the other side, inc, 9SC, inc (25)
Round 2: 11SC, inc, inc, 11SC, inc (28)
Round 3: 26SC, inc, SC (29)
Round 4: inc, 26SC, inc, SC (31)
Round 5: inc, 28SC, inc, SC (33)
Round 6: inc, 30SC, inc, SC (35)
Round 7: inc, 32SC, inc, SC (37)
Round 8: inc, 16SC, 3SCtog, 16SC, 3SCtog (you’ll include 1 stitch from next round in your last 3SCtog) (35)
Round 9: Flatten in half, SS13 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 7 stitches left unworked, that is where you will be working the head in the next round)
Round 10: inc, inc, SC, inc, inc, SC, inc (12)
Round 11: (SC, inc) around (18)
Rounds 12-15: SC around (18)
Round 16: (SC, dec) 6x (12)
Add plastic safety eyes 3 rows down from the top, 6SC apart.
Round 17: (dec) 6x (6)
FO leaving long tail
Weave tail through front loop of Round 17 and pull tight. Tie knot and pull into head.
Beak (make 1 in contrasting color):
Round 1: CH 4, (2SC, inc), repeat up the other side of the chain (8)
Round 2: (3SC, inc) 2x (10)
Round 3: (4SC, inc) inc (12)
FO leaving long tail
Sew beak onto head.
P.S. Keep an eye out for more sizes of Darryl still being developed.