I have a special place in my heart for cute little amigurumi animals. But sometimes I just want to make something bigger. Something a LOT bigger. Something giant and squishy and adorably fat looking. So when I was working on a gift for a duck lover, I decided to go big or go home and design this not-so-little guy. I like to call him Webster. And, to celebrate Webster, I'm holding a small giveaway for a free copy of the pattern! (More information below.)
Webster has a diameter of about 10 inches, although it's hard to measure exactly because he's just so round. I made him using bulky (5) weight yarn, a size H (5.0mm) crochet hook, 15mm safety eyes, and lots and lots of fiberfill stuffing. I ended using about 2 skeins of Yarn Bee Tender Touch in Butter and less than 1 skein of Yarn Bee Tender Touch in Apricot, but you can easily substitute a different bulky weight yarn. Or you can use another yarn entirely as long as you adjust your hook accordingly, since the gauge doesn't matter for this sort of project. Just be consistent and make sure that you don't have large gaps between your stitches.
This pattern is recommended for intermediate level crocheters. It uses pretty basic stitches (the most advanced is a treble crochet), but it does require techniques such as the magic circle and working in the round. (If you've never heard of the magic circle, check out this great tutorial from Planet June; it's one of my very favorite crochet tricks.) The pattern features step-by-step pictures to make it easy to follow and also includes a brief picture tutorial on the invisible decrease stitch to help make your stitches neater.
If you'd like to make your very own Webster the Duck, you can find the pattern for sale on my Ravelry and Etsy shops. The pattern should be error free, but if you ever find yourself with any questions on it please contact me and I'd be happy to help you out. And I always love to hear from you, so feel free to drop me a line on social media or in the comments section below.
And, like I mentioned earlier, I'm having a small giveaway for a free copy of the PDF pattern! I've been thinking about doing a giveaway for my upcoming blog-iversary and this seems like a great way to test it out. Just enter using the rafflecopter widget here and the winner will be announced at the end of the giveaway! The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.
***You're welcome to do whatever you'd like to with finished products made from this pattern but if you do sell them, I ask that you link back to my page. You may not copy this pattern, repost it anywhere (either altered or in its original form), or claim it as your own. You may not use any photos on this site for your own use. ***
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