Hello everyone! This will be my last post before Easter, and it is chock-full of special offers. These adorable smiling ducks will brighten up your kitchen for the holiday, especially if you have a farm animal theme in your home.
I Love This Cotton yarn –
1 oz. yellow or white
6 yards orange
4 yards black
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Approximately 5.5” wide by 6” tall
Row 1: With a double strand of yellow (or white), ch 10 (9 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st (11 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in last st (13 sc).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in last st (15 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in last st (17 sc).
Rows 6-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Rows 12-17: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in remaining sts (11 sc at end of Row 17).
Rows 18-20: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc across, dec over last 2 sts (5 sc at end of Row 20).
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sec over first 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, sl st in 5th ch, sc in same st as last sc, dec over last 2 sts of top. Working down the side of the potholder, sc in each row end. Working across bottom (unused loop of foundation ch), 2 sc in first loop, sc across foundation ch, 2 sc in last loop. Working up the other side of the potholder, sc in each row end.
Join with sl st in first sc.
Row 1: With double strand of orange yarn, ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc across (4 sc at end of Row 3).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (8 sc).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (16 sc). Fasten off orange leaving 12” length for sewing. Sew bill to face with bottom at Row 6 of head.
With double strand of black yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st.
Fasten off black leaving 6” length for sewing.
Sew eyes to face at Rows 11-13.
Add-free PDF version is available at Smiling Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern
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