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Mr. Penguin the Teething Ring

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Today is the day! The last teething ring in the Christmas Teething Ring Trio: Mr. Penguin.

Mr. Penguin the Teething Ring is a free crochet amigurumi pattern. It can be made as a gift or present for Christmas, holidays, or baby showers.

This pattern is by far my favorite. I just love how cute Mr. Penguin’s face is! I’ll admit, I was a bit intimidated to try switching colors while crocheting in a round, but it worked out fine!

This penguin is very simple once you master changing the colors (which I promise isn’t even that hard). You can easily get Mr. Penguin done in a couple hours.

So without further adieu, here he is! My handsome and happy Mr. Penguin.

Mr. Penguin is a free crochet pattern that is Christmas inspired amigurumi.

Mr. Penguin

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-25 grams medium weight black cotton yarn

-10 grams medium weight white cotton yarn

-less than 10 grams medium weight red cotton yarn

-less than 10 grams medium weight orange cotton yarn

-black embroidery thread

-orange embroidery thread

55mm Natural Unfinished Wood Teething Rings

-3.75 mm (F) Crochet Hook

-embroidery needle (optional)

-yarn needle

-poly-fil stuffing


5 stitches x 5 rounds = 1 inch square


mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

inv dec – single crochet invisible decrease 

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

f/o – finish off

Pattern Notes:

  • All parts of this penguin, aside from the scarf, are worked in continuous rounds. You will not slip stitch at the end of each round, so it is highly recommended that you use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of contrasting color of yarn to put into the last stitch of each round.
  • The invisible decrease (inv dec) is simply a single crochet 2 stitches together done only in the front loops without a yarn over between. If you’d rather just do a simple decrease, you are welcome to, but it will be noticable. 
  • Ch 1 does NOT equal a stitch.
  • It’s important to count the rows, so a row counter is highly recommended.
  • Follow the following guide for how number of stitches is communicated:
    • The number before the stitch is the amount of times worked in one stitch
    • The number after the stitch is the number of stitches you are to work that specific stitch into.
    • When stitches are surrounded by asterisks (*), you are to repeat what is between the asterisks the amount of times stated.
    • Number in parentheses is the number of stitches in each round. 
    • Eg. “*2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)” means “2 single crochets in first stitches, single crochet once in next 4 stitches. Repeat this pattern 6 times. (There are 36 stitches in this round.)
    • B = Black; W = White
      • You will see directions as so: sc 3B, sc 8W, sc 13B
        • This means “single crochet 3 in black yarn, single crochet 8 in white yarn, single crochet 13 in black yarn.
        • Always switch yarn color at the last pull through on the last stitch before the color change. See below.

Attach contrasting yarn. Yarn over. Pull through.


Crochet around the teething ring using black cotton yarn before you begin this project. Click here to find directions on how to do that.

Head {Black and White Yarn}:

Round 1: Using black yarn, work 6sc into mc (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 1* 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 5: sc 4B, sc 2W, sc 2B, sc 2W, sc 14B (24)

Round 6: sc 3B, sc 3W, sc 2B, sc 3W, sc 13B (24)

Rounds 7-9: sc 3B, sc 8W, sc 13B (24)

  • Using black embroidery thread, embroider eyes in the center of the white at round 6.
  • Using orange embroidery thread, embroider nose 2 stitches wide at bottom of round 6 and down to the middle of stitch in bottom of round 8.

Round 10: inv dec B, sc B, sc W, inv dec W, sc 2W, inv dec W, sc W, sc B, *inv dec B, sc 2B* 3 times (18)

Round 11: inv dec B, sc W, inv dec W, sc W, inv dec W, sc B, *inv dec B, sc B* 3 times (12)

Stuff head gently with poly-fil.

Round 12: inv dec W 3 times, inv dec B 3 times (6)

F/o, leaving a long tail. Sew head onto teething ring.

Scarf {Red Yarn}:

ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook, f/o and sew in ends.

Sew scarf onto penguin by wrapping it around where the head connects to the teething ring.

Wings {Black Yarn} (make 2):

Ch 6,

Row 1: work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 4 sc in next ch, (working on other side of ch) hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2sc in last ch, sl st to close.

Row 2: ch 1, 2sc – 2 times, hdc, dc, hdc, 2sc – 4 times, hdc, dc hdc, 2sc – 2 times, sl st.

F/o, leaving a long tail, fold in half, and sew onto the sides of teething ring just under scarf.

Feet {Orange Yarn} (make 2):

Connect orange yarn at the bottom of teething rings straight below each eye. Ch 1,

Row 1: 2sc in same st, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2sc in each st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2sc, sc 2, 2sc.

F/o and sew in ends.

And you’re done! Enjoy Mr. Penguin!

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