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Gauteng, South Africa

I am a stay-at-home mom from Gauteng, South Africa.

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Crocheted Penguin Tree Ornament Pattern

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Crocheted Penguin Tree Ornament Pattern
Crocheted Penguin Tree Ornament Pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • crochet and work in a spiral
  • increase and decrease

Pattern Description:

Penguins are such dear little creatures, aren't they? Imagine how sweet this little fellow will look adorning your tree. Or how about making him up to add an extra smile to the wrapping of a gift.

With a polystyrene (Styrofoam) ball for his center, he is lightweight and sturdy and works up quickly in 4ply yarn using a 2mm crochet hook to measure 7cm (3 inches) from bottom of covered ball to top of antlers.

Pattern includes detailed written instructions using British crochet terms with American terms given in brackets. A listing of materials needed and stitches used is also provided along with pattern notes containing links to helpful Youtube sites for mastering an invisible decrease.

Should you have any queries, or need any help with the pattern, please do not hesitate to contact me as I'm only too happy to help and want you to enjoy using my patterns.

**Please respect the hard work and copyright of this pattern and don't copy, share, alter, upload or distribute it in any way without my permission. Please feel free to sell any items you make from this pattern.**

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7cm (3 inches)


  • Small amounts of 4 ply yarn in: Black, orange, red, green & white
  • 2mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker or tapestry needle with thread pulled through it to mark the beginning of each round
  • 60mm polystyrene ball
  • 1 pair of 6mm black eyes (Posts only, fasteners can be discarded)
  • Small piece of white felt
  • Fibrefill
  • Metal foil snowflake for decoration (optional)