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Good Luck Duck · Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Yay for yet another no-sew pattern! I love when I can crochet everything up in one piece without having to do any sewing. My newest little pattern that fits the bill is this pocket duck, which makes a great gift and craft fair product! 


    I originally wanted to call this the Pocket Duck or Pocket Duckling pattern, but then decided this little guy would serve as a great good luck charm!  Hence... "good luck duck" it is! 

    About the Pattern

    • Easy and beginner-friendly
    • Works up quickly
    • Free version of this pattern available as a full video tutorial
    • No sewing needed 
    • Stashbuster project; great for using up leftover yarn scraps
    • Small and cute

    I just adore how my sweet duckling turned out. Quite proud of its "rubber ducky" shape! 


    • As a good luck charm! (Turn it into a keychain by adding a keyring to take it everywhere with you)
    • Pretend play toys for children 
    • Unisex, gender neutral present
    • Selling at spring/summer craft fairs or markets
    • Therapy tool / sensory fidget toy / stress ball (for people with anxiety, ADHD, or autism) 
    • For charity or random acts of kindness 
    • Nursery decor for baby rooms (can be made into a nursery mobile for a barn or farm-themed room) 
    • Party favors for kids birthdays
    • Valentine's Day or Easter presents gifts for an entire class of students 
    • Non-edible or non-candy Easter Egg stuffers


    You can use any yarn fiber, from cotton to chenille velvet, to create different textures…or any weight to create different sizes!  This bird doll looks great in all different yarn colors, including solids, ombre, self-striping, and variegated yarn. Change the yarn colors from green for the head, to white for the neck and then brown for the body if you'd like to make a mallard duck.  (The exact row instructions for color changes are available in the PDF pattern.). You can also use solid white or yellow for a classic duck look!

    Customization is easy by adding crocheted appliques, bows, beads, buttons, facial features, and more.


    To make your duck exactly like mine, try going with some chunky chenille velvet yarn and a large (5mm) hook. I used Hobbii's Baby Snuggle Yarn and Honey Bunny Yarn. They're very similar in weight and feel, and are perfect for a soft and squishy amigurumi. For more information about the Baby Snuggle Yarn, feel free to check out my Baby Snuggle Yarn Review.

    You can also use thinner yarn, such as medium worsted weight or DK yarn, and pair it with a smaller hook. This will give you a tinier, keychain-sized amigurumi!  Look how tiny the little guy is on the right. 

    PDF Pattern

    The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, includes photo references, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

    You can get the PDF pattern from my storeRavelry, or Etsy.


    Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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    Crochet Pattern Information


    Height: 3.5” (9 cm)

    Level of Difficulty:

    ★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, and attaching yarn.

    Stitches/Terms Used:

    • FO = fasten off
    • ch = chain
    • sl st = slip stitch
    • sc = single crochet
    • hdc = half double crochet
    • dc = double crochet
    • inc = increase (insert 2 sc in same st)
    • dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together)


    Crochet Instructions

    Watch the video tutorial for instructions on how to crochet your very own duck!  If you'd like the written instructions with photo references, download the PDF pattern here.  (Thanks in advance for supporting me and helping me keep my blog running!) 

    Thank you for reading, and hope you had a fun time crocheting this project!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

    You might like my other designs if you enjoyed this one!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.


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    Best wishes,