So much fun and so many great stocking stuffer ideas, these 22 adorable penguin crochet patterns are fast to make and fun to enjoy.
Penguins love to huddle together to protect themselves from the harsh conditions of the icy Antarctic. And when the weather takes a turn for the chilly, we all love to cuddle with a penguin.
A real bird may be unavailable, but a gorgeous penguin crochet can be just as good.
As well as being a good cuddle buddy, a crochet penguin makes a great decoration. Whether you’re after a Christmas present, or just want to make someone smile, there are many reasons to crochet your own penguin.
It isn’t just for experts at crochet, either – even those who are new to crochet can make a wonderful penguin.
But, before you rush off and find a pattern to make, be sure to pin this to your favorite crochet crafts board on Pinterest so you can find it again later when you’re ready for your next project!
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16 Beautiful Penguin Crochet Patterns
Beginner Learn To Crochet Kit Penguin
If you’ve been intimidated by the thought of using a crochet hook, then this simple penguin pattern is the best thing to get you started. It’s incredibly easy to do thanks to the clear instructions and video tutorials, and works up quickly. The end result is a handheld penguin that you can be proud of (and a lifetime obsession with crochet).
Olaf The Penguin Crochet Pattern
The quality of the pattern writing makes Olaf the Penguin a surprisingly great choice for those who are new to crochet. This very cute design is simple to follow along, thanks to the large proportions and basic decorations. With a sweet hat and scarf,
Olaf is a lovely Christmas present, and is sure to look beautiful under the tree or peeking out from a stocking.
Snuggles the Penguin
With a handful of snowballs and a snuggly scarf, Snuggles is ready rock a fun snowball fight – or snuggle as the snowflakes fall. Totally up to you – he’s game for either. LOL!
Source: All About Ami
Penguin Crochet Pattern
This sleepy little penguin will make you want to snuggle up under a blanket. The small wings and legs give it a good balance, so you can stand this penguin up as decoration.
An easy pattern, with very clear instructions and photos for help, makes this a wonderful pattern for those with little experience. This is a very popular pattern, which many crochet fans have had success with.
Yves The Lovely Penguin Crochet Pattern
There’s no lie in the name of this pattern – Yves really is a lovely penguin! The simple face is given lots of expression with help from the rounded patterning, and the simple body is made for hugging. Following this well written pattern is a delight, and it won’t take long until you start to see your very own Yves come together.
Chilly the Penguin
With some ear warmers and a scarf to keep him toasty, Chilly is out for a stroll through the snow drifts. A simple crochet penguin pattern that even a beginner amiguri crocheter can make in just a short time.
Source: The Hook Nook Life
Emperor Penguin Crochet Pattern
You’ll feel (almost) like you’re in the Antarctic with this Emperor penguin pattern! It doesn’t have the stylized shape of other designs, but the elongated body looks fantastic. This is sure to be popular with any young explorers, or wilderness lovers.
The pattern isn’t too difficult, but some skill is required. If you really want to test yourself, you can try making an emperor penguin chick as well.
Polar Penguin Crochet Penguin
The sleepy face of the adorable penguin manages to absolutely capture that mid-winter feeling. Crochet this penguin to curl up with on a cold winter’s evening, and fall asleep on the super soft yarn.
A simplified shape turns this penguin into a polar pillow! This jumbo penguin might need some skill to create, but even crochet beginners can understand the clearly written pattern.
Playful the Baby Penguin
She’s an emperor penguin chick and so cute, I just can’t even. Super easy to follow instructions, this simple amiguri penguin pattern is quick to make and would be a great stocking stuffer!
Cuddle Sized Penguin Crochet Pattern
Could this be the best penguin for cuddling? It’s neatly sized for fitting in your arms and receiving lots of hugs. With a big head and small body, this penguin can sit on its own. The normal-sized penguin is very huggable, but it’s a good pattern for sizing up. If you have your heart set on a giant penguin, then this is the pattern for you.
Peter The Penguin Security Comfort Blanket Crochet Pattern
A slightly different design, this penguin security blanket is a wonderful present for a newborn or young child. The sleepy penguin grasps a star-shaped blanket in its arms, ready to provide comfort for small children. Great for beginners, but also a good pattern to try experimenting with. The hanging stars finish the design perfectly.
Frosty the Penguin
The little details are what makes this penguin so unique to me. She’s just so flirty with her basket, fishes and the purple hat and scarf. Frosty is definitely on my list as a potential for the kids’ stocking stuffers.
Mumford The Penguin Crochet Pattern
Mumford the penguin has small feet to waddle on, a huggable egg-shaped body, and the kindest personality. With a neat scarf and an adorable pair of earmuffs, this is a perfect winter friend. The photo tutorial and written stitch guide makes it a pattern that is enjoyable to follow. However, it’s best for those with some experience in crochet.
Little Penguin Pip Crochet Pattern
Little penguin Pip could almost be a real penguin chick, only slightly better for hugging. It even has little claws, to help your penguin through the snow! Pip is fantastic for forming a huddle during the coldest winter nights, stuffed full to be incredibly squishable. A really well written pattern will guide you through the making.
Filet Penguin Blanket Crochet Pattern
This black and white blanket motif is fantastic. But I can only imagine how fun it would be in light and dark grey or white with a dark grey. This would make a great gift – but would also look beautiful on my bed! LOL!
Source: The Lavender Chair
African Flower Penguin Crochet
Did you know that there are penguins in Africa? Found along the southern coast of the continent, these intrepid birds are just as adorable as their chillier counterparts.
This gorgeous pattern uses the African flower design to craft a penguin that’s as beautiful as it is huggable. A wonderful gift for any friend with an eye for detail, it also makes a great decoration to have around the house.
Laying Emperor Penguin And Chick Crochet Pattern
This emperor penguin has a surprise waiting. Tucked away inside the body is an egg. And what’s inside that egg? A tiny palm-sized penguin chick. The chick can fit balanced between the feet of its parent, just like emperor penguins do in the wild. Perfect as a present for new families, but you might struggle to let this penguin out of your life.
Pew The Baby Penguin Crochet Pattern
Penguins may not actually have anything to do with Christmas, but they’ve become undeniably linked to the season. If you’re thinking of trying homemade gifts this year, then Pew the penguin is a fabulous option. The rounded body is fairly easy to make, especially when guided by a pattern with lots of pictures.
Po The Baby Penguin Security Blanket Crochet Pattern
Po the penguin makes an enchanting topper to this gorgeous security blanket. The penguin is simply spherical but very sweet, and beginners to crochet should find the well written pattern clear to follow.
The blanket itself is elegant, but there’s plenty of room for those with experience to experiment. The sleepy penguin face is sure to be adored by any child lucky enough to own this.
Perry The Christmas Penguin And Tree Christmas Decorations
Perry is a stylish little Christmas penguin! Wearing a lovely patterned sweater and a very festive hat, he’ll look phenomenal in any Christmas display. Especially when accompanied by the beautiful tree that’s also included in the pattern.
Step-by-step instructions will guide you through the making, but this is still a pattern for those with some experience.
Crochet Penguin And Polar Bear Pattern
The holiday season, and winter in general, can be a stressful time. Busy days that never quite seem long enough leave you wanting to flop down as soon as the sun sets. This penguin feels the same way!
This laid back penguin is happy to relax, stretching out on its belly. But it also contains a surprise. Flip your penguin over, and reveal a super cute polar bear! A lovely two-in-one toy.