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Cute Duck Security Blanket (free pattern)

I saw an adorable little duck lovey when browsing on Pinterest, which was my inspiration for this piece. The picture didn’t have a link to the pattern, so I made it up, just like the Unicorn pattern. I added this to the collection for a colleague who is going on maternity leave (there seems to be a lot of people going on maternity leave at the moment, so I think it is going to be a busy couple of weeks!)

Contact me if you would like me to make one for you.

What you need

  • Crochet hook: 4mm
  • Stitch marker
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Light blue, dark blue, orange and yellow yarn (DK)

Pattern

This pattern is written in US crochet notations.

Duck head
  1. In yellow, 6 sc in magic circle (6)
  2. 2 sc x6 (12)
  3. [2 sc, sc] x6 (18)
  4. [2 sc, sc x2] x6 (24)
  5. Sc all around (24)
  6. Sc all around (24)
  7. Sc all around (24)
  8. Sc all around (24)
  9. [Sc dec, sc x2] x6 (18)
  10. [Sc dec, sc] x6 (12) Add safety eyes and stuff firmly
  11. Sc dec x6 (6)
  12. Sc dec to close
Beak
  1. In orange, 4 ch
  2. Sc in second ch from hook, Sc, 2 Sc in last ch. now working on the other side of the chain Sc, sc, 2 sc (8)
  3. [2 sc, sc x3] x 2 (10)
  4. Sc all around. Join to close. (10)
Wings
  1. In yellow, 6 sc in magic circle (6)
  2. [2 Sc, Sc x2] x2 (8)
  3. [2 Sc, sc x3] x2 (10)
  4. Sc all around (10)
  5. Sc all around (10)
  6. [Sc Dec, Sc x3] x2 (8)
  7. Sc all around (8)
  8. Sc all around, keep going until the wing is as long as you want

Make 2.

Flower
  1. In light blue, 6 Sc in MC
  2. All in next st [sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc], *sl st in next st then in the same st repeat [].*
  3. Repeat between * 3 more times until you have 5 petals. Sl st to close.
  4. Make a long chain. This will go around the head, so make it as long as necessary.
  5. In dark blue, 6 Sc in MC. Join to close. Sew this dark blue circle on the centre of the light blue flower.
Blanket

Cute duck lovey

  1. In light blue, 6 sc in magic circle (6)
  2. 2 sc x6 (12)
  3. [2 sc, sc] x6 (18)
  4. 4 ch (to count as 1 dc and 1 ch), dc in same st, [sk st, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in same st] x 8, join to 3 ch at start of round (24)
  5. Slst, 3 ch (to count as 1dc), 1 dc in the 1 ch gap, 3 ch, 2 dc in same gap, [in the next 1 ch gap (2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc)] repeat [] for every 1 ch gap, join to 3 ch at start of round
  6. Slst, 3 ch (to count as 1 dc), 2 dc in the 3 ch gap, 3 ch, 3 dc in same gap, [in the next 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc)] repeat [] for every 3 ch gap, join to 3 ch at start of round
  7. Slst, 3 ch (this should be in the st before the 3 ch gap), in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc, sk 3 sts, [1 dc, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  8. Slst, 3 ch, 1 dc, in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x2, sk 3 sts, [1 dc x2, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x2, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  9. Slst, 3 ch, 1 dc x2, in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x3, sk 3 sts, [1 dc x3, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x3, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  10. Change to dark blue. Slst, 3 ch, 1 dc x3, in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x4, sk 3 sts, [1 dc x4, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x4, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  11. Slst, 3 ch, 1 dc x4, in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x5, sk 3 sts, [1 dc x5, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x5, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  12. Weave in ends

To assemble, refer to the picture, I recommend the following order

  • Sew the head to the centre of the blanket.
  • Sew the beak on the head. I recommend pinning it in position to stop it moving around as you sew them on.
  • Sew the wings to the bottom of the head and the blanket.
  • Sew the flower onto the top of the head. Once secured sew the chain around the head.

You are finished!

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