I got my start as a designer in the photography prop industry. It was soon after I had my first son I loved anything newborn-related. By the time I had my second son, I had such a passion for newborn photography that I had become a newborn photographer. While I no longer take photography clients, I still enjoy designing newborn props. It’s also nostalgia for when mine were so little. If I could reverse time, I would put my baby boys in this cuddly Newborn Penguin Crochet Outfit outfit.
You don’t have to be little to enjoy this penguin stuffy! He is cute for holiday decor or to just have around. And of course, I think he makes a great gift for all ages.
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Supplies for the Newborn Penguin Crochet Outfit:
• Size US G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
• Removable stitch markers if needed
• Yarn needle to weave in ends
• Fiberfill or stuffing
Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek DK Yarn
Yarn substitutions (check gauge):
• Bernat Baby Sport
• Paintbox Yarns Baby DK
• Plymouth Yarn Deambaby DK
• Advanced Beginner
Bonnet Depth 5” (13 cm)
Bonnet Height 5.5” (14 cm)
Wrap Length 60” (152 cm)
Wrap Width 12” (30 cm)
• ch – chain
• sc – single crochet
• sc2tog – single crochet two together
• st(s) – stitch(es)
• 850 yards (777 m) for each wrap
• 125 yards (114 m) for bonnet
• 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm)
in single crochet stitch
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Notes for the Newborn Penguin Crochet Outfit:
- The Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- To reduce a traveling seam when working in the round, use the hook over method. This occurs when completing the last step of the single crochet. Instead of placing the yarn over the hook, place the hook over the yarn, and complete the stitch.
- An alternative to crocheting the wraps is to purchase a stretchy knit fabric 12 inches wide and 60 inches long.
No More Twisted Chains
Invisible Decrease (sc2tog):
Newborn Penguin Crochet Outfit Instructions:
Penguin Wrap (make two, 1 Cedar and 1 Ivory):
|1||With I hook, Ch 68 sts, sc in 4th chain from hook (these chains will count as first st) *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1; repeat * until end of the row, turn.||66|
|2||Ch 2, sc in chain space from the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1; repeat * until end of row. The last sc will be worked into the space between the ch 2 turning chain and the sc from the previous row.||66|
|3-270||Repeat Row 2 for 270 rows or desired length. Fasten off and weave in ends.||66|
Penguin Bonnet Ivory:
|1||With Ivory yarn and G hook, sc 8 in Magic Circle, join.||8|
|2||Ch 1 (doesn’t count as stitch), 2 sc in each stitch around, join.||16|
|3||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||16|
|4||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around, join.||24|
|5||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||24|
|6||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around, join.||32|
|7||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||32|
|8||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around, join.||40|
|9||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||40|
|10||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 4; repeat * around, join.||48|
|11||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||48|
|12||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 5; repeat * around, join.||56|
|13||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||56|
|14||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 6; repeat * around, join.||64|
|15-34||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||64|
|Fasten off and weave in ends. Set aside until bonnet assembly.|
Penguin Bonnet Cedar:
|1||With Cedar yarn and G hook, ch 11, sc in the second chain from hook and across, turn.||10|
|2||Ch 1 (doesn’t count as stitch), 2sc in first, sc until last st, 2sc in last, turn.||12|
|3-28||Repeat row 2 until stitch count is 64||64|
|29||Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc 6; repeat * across, turn.||56|
|30||Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc 5; repeat * across, turn.||48|
|31||Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc 4; repeat * across, turn.||40|
|32||Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc 3; repeat * across, turn.||32|
|33||Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc 2; repeat * across, turn.||24|
|34||Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 20, sc2tog, turn.||22|
|35||Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 18, sc2tog, turn.||20|
Finishing: Fold the flat row worked in half and seam closed to create the back of the bonnet. Weave in ends
Penguin Bonnet Beak:
|1||With Dijon yarn and G hook, sc 8 in Magic Circle, join.||8|
|2||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around, join.||12|
|3||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||12|
|4||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around, join.||16|
|5||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.||16|
|6||Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around, join.||20|
|7-8||Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join. Leaving a long tail to sew to bonnet, fasten off.||20|
Penguin Bonnet Assembly & Ties:
I find it’s easier to sew the ivory and cedar bonnet pieces together by placing them onto a small ball. Line up the back base of bonnets together and pin it into place. Pull the front edges together and pin them in place at the top center.
Using a yarn needle and cedar yarn, sew the cedar bonnet headpiece onto the ivory bonnet piece. Using the tail end of the beak, stitch to the front top center of the bonnet.
Ties: Using G-hook, attach yarn to one side front bottom corner of the bonnet. Chain 51, slip stitch in the second chain from hook and across. Fasten off and weave in ends. Repeat for the other side.
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