For: New Zealand Penguins
9” in Length
Crochet Hook: I-9 (5.5MM) and H-8 (5.0MM)
Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st),
Half Double Crochet (hdc), stitch (st)
Crochet Hook: H-8 (5.0MM)
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn – (Total 7 hdc)
Row 2-18: Ch 1, Hdc in each st across. Repeat until piece measures 8”.
Join with sl st in each st to form the band.
Flip the band inside out so that the seam is on the inside.
Do not fasten off.
Body of Sweater
Use Crochet Hook: I-9 (5.5MM)
Row 1-2: Evenly crochet 26-27 sc around the band.
Row 3: Sc in 6 st, ch 1, Turn
Row 4-8: *Sc in 12 st, ch 1, Turn (Repeat at *)
Leave 2 st in between Front & Back Sections
2.25” in length
Leaving 2 st for Flipper Space, Sl st into 3rd st (counts as first sc)
Row 1: Sc in 11 st, ch 1, Turn
Row 4-5: *Sc in 12 st, ch 1, Turn (Repeat at *)
Do not Fasten Off.
Make sure the Front and Back Sections are even in length.
Closing Flipper Space
Starting from the last row in the Back Section,
At Flipper Space #1, ch 3, sc in each st in Front Section.
At Flipper Space #2, ch 3, sc in each st in Back Section.
Penguin Body from the flipper down
Sc in each st around until the total length of the sweater is 9” (approximately 29 single crochets)
Finishing Flipper Spaces
Sl st into any st in Flipper Space, sc around the Flipper Space.
Finish both Flipper Spaces.
Article: Penguin Sweaters