Penguin Sweater Pattern

by OohSoCute

For: New Zealand Penguins

4” Wide
9” in Length

100% Wool
Crochet Hook: I-9 (5.5MM) and H-8 (5.0MM)

Stitches Used:
Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st),
Half Double Crochet (hdc), stitch (st)

Ribbed Band
Crochet Hook: H-8 (5.0MM)

Ch. 8
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.

Chest Section

Row 3: Sc in 6 st, ch 1, Turn
Row 4-8: *Sc in 12 st, ch 1, Turn (Repeat at *)
Fasten Off.

Flipper Space

Leave 2 st in between Front & Back Sections
2.25” in length

Back Section

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


9 thoughts on “Penguin Sweater Pattern

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  3. darkbookworm13

    I had never heard of this until now, but I must make them, thank you for the pattern! Also a thanks to for posting the article that piqued my interest, and then I found your blog.

    1. Mireille Larkins-Burton

      Hi Sherrie,
      This post is, essentially, the pattern. Although the penguins no longer need the sweaters, this would probably work well for fairly small dogs. 🙂

      You’re welcome to save this post for your own use, of course!

  4. wildheartnorth

    I know this thread is old but I’m new to word press. I’m glad that I was able to find this crochet pattern for penguns. While the thread maybe old and at that time they didn’t need any, there are lots of rehabs centres still in need of them. I was told that most just throw away after one use, which would make perfect sense. Thanks again for the thread.

  5. wildheartnorth

    Reblogged this on wildheartnorth and commented:
    So happy to have found this. Iam a fish and wildlife conservation grad, crocheting sweaters for penguins is one of the best hobbies in the world. Share, crochet and make little penguins heart flutter.



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