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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I have been crocheting since my babysitter sat her down one afternoon when I was 7 years old. More than 22 years later, I still loves to pick up a hook and yarn. all items made are her own original ...

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The Silver Hook - Doris Duck

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : The Silver Hook - Doris Duck
The Silver Hook - Doris Duck
The Silver Hook - Doris Duck
The Silver Hook - Doris Duck

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic crochet skills - slip knot, working in the round
  • Basic sewing skills - any sort of stitch to attach the pieces and embroider eyes

Pattern Description:

Doris duck is made in 3 parts: bill, head and body, wings (optional).

Like most amigurumi, this piece is worked in a continuous spiral. do not join rounds. Using a stitch marker (such as a piece of string) can help keep track of rounds. To change colours for a round, a round of slip stitches define the colour change.: with first colour complete a round of slip stitches and fasten off; begin the new colour with a slip stitch and a chain 1 in the round previous to the slip stitches to attach the yarn; work the first round of the new colour the stitches of the round prior to the slip stitches. Stuff as you go (polyester filling, cotton, yarn scraps, etc.)


1. This pattern is written in clear, North American terms.

2. Stitches Used: chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), single crochet decrease (sc2tog), slip stitch (sl st)

3. Instructions given sc2tog stitch

4. The pattern is sized to fit a 1.5" diameter rattle insert in the body.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 5 inches long from beak to tail


  • 0.5 oz of contrast colour, (wing colour) worsted weight, acrylic yarn
  • 0.5 oz of bill colour, worsted weight, acrylic yarn
  • 1 oz main body colour of worsted weight, acrylic yarn
  • Polyester fiberfill or other stuffing
  • Small amount of eye color of worsted weight acrylic yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Red Heart Super Saver