Sumikko Gurashi Penguin?
For many of the Sumikko fan must know, Penguin?, with the question mark, is the name of this little green life creature. Penguin? (ぺんぎん？) resembles a green penguin, but is unsure if it is really one because it has read a lot of penguin book but none of them are in green. It likes eating cucumbers and has vague memories of having a plate on its head because it was lost. The plate indicated that it is indeed a kappa, literally river son. It likes to read and listen to music. And it is the first Sumikko to arrive at the corner.
How to crochet Sumikko Gurashi Penguin?
Light Green (for body and hand)
White (for tummy)
Yellow (for mouth)
Safety eyes (2mm)
I used 4/0 here but any hook that fit your yarn would do
for sewing the parts together
Abbreviations (US terms):
- sl st - slip stitch
- ch(s) - chain(s)
- sc - single crochet
- st - stitch
- sc inc - 2 single crochet in 1 stitch
- sc dec - 1 single crochet in 2 stitch
- dc - double crochet
Sumikko Gurashi Penguin? Amigurumi Pattern Instructions
Penguin? Body Crochet Pattern:
In Light Green yarn, make a Magic Circle with 8sc. Close the circle with sl st. (8st)
In the following rows, start with a sl st and close the round with sl st.
1 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 3 times. (12st)
1 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (18st)
2 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (24st)
1sc in each st. (24st)
3 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (30st)
1sc in each st. (30st)
16 sc in Light Green. Attach White Yarn and 4 sc. Change back to Light Green for the rest of the round. (30st)
15 sc in Light Green. 6 sc in White. Change back to Light Green for the rest of the round. (30st)
1 sc, 1sc dec in next st. 3 sc, 1sc dec in next st. Repeat 1 time. 3 sc. Change to White. 1sc dec in next st. 3 sc. Change back to Light Green. 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 1sc dec, 2sc.(24st)
1sc dec in next st. Repeat 5 times. Chang to White. 1sc dec in next st. Repeat 1 time. Change back to Light Green. 1sc dec in next st. Repeat 4 times. Start stuffing.(12st)
1sc dec in next st. Repeat 5 times. Stuff and fasten off. (6st)
The body of Sumikko Gurashi Penguin? is formed.
- Change to White Yarn for stitch with Green Circle
Crochet tips and tricks: Changing yarn when crocheting
Here is the tip to keep a smooth transition of color (From left to right, top to bottom):
- Bring in the White yarn at the last step of the stitch in Light Green before the White stitch start. When you have 2 loops of Light Green color on your hook, yarn over the White yarn and pull through the 2 Light Green loops so that you can start the next stitch in White.
- During the crochet of White stitch, keep the Light Green yarn at the back of the stitches.
- Keep the yarn at the back loose. Do not pull it too tight.
- When you need to change back to Light Green, remember Tip 1: bring back Light Green when you have 2 loops of White color for the last White stitch on your hook.
Penguin? Hands Crochet Pattern:
In Light Green yarn, make a Magic Circle. 2 ch, 1dc, 2ch. Close the circle with sl st.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing onto the body.
Penguin? Face Details:
Add some glue on the tip of the safety eyes, and insert at around 7-8 rows.
In yellow lace yarn, make upper lip and lower lip and sew at 1 row below the eyes.
4 ch, sl st on the 3rd ch, sc, sl st on the next ch. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
2 ch, sl st on the same ch, sc, sl st on the next ch.Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Penguin? Head Plate Crochet Pattern
In White yarn, make a Magic Circle with 8sc. Close the circle with sl st. (8st)
In the next rows, start with a sl st and close the round with sl st.
Change to Green Yarn. 1 sc, 1sl st. In next st., 1sl st., 1sc, 1sl st. Repeat 6 times. (8st)
Fasten off. The plate is done.
Yay! It's done~
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