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Easy duckling applique free crochet pattern

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I am so in love with Spring! From the colors to the smell in the air, everything just seems fresh and new.

My son and I were reading a book the other day that was all about baby animals, so I crocheted up some easy duckling appliques for him. This free crochet pattern is perfect for Springtime fun!

easy crochet duck applique free pattern

This pattern is a bit more involved than some of my other appliques, but it’s easy to master. Even if you’re brand new to crochet, this little duckling can be yours in under an hour.

If you’re a seasoned pro, it should take about 20 minutes. It’s definitely a quick and adorable applique for Spring.

duckling applique free crochet pattern

While my son has just been playing with the little duckling appliques, there are a ton of different ways you can use them.

I plan on using them for some of our Spring throw pillows and adding one or two to my laptop bag. I love switching appliques out by season!

Instead of sewing them on, you can use a small safety pin to pin them on; it makes it a lot easier to switch them out! They’d even make a great addition to a child’s Easter basket if you wanted to use them for that.

croxchet duck applique free pattern

You don’t need a lot of yarn to make them and you could even switch up the colors if you wanted to.

I chose yellow cotton yarn for the body, because I find that it works best for small appliques.

The wings were made with scraps of yarn that I had in my bag, so it was really inexpensive to make them. If you don’t have orange yarn, I would recommend getting a small skein though. The beak looks much better in orange than any other color.

easy duckling applique

Get the free pattern below or this pattern is also available as an inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable instant download  in my etsy shop. Thank you so much for your love and support. I am really appreciate you.

So, grab your crochet hook and whip up a few easy duckling appliques using this free crochet pattern that I created just for you. The possibilities for it are endless!

Let’s start with a supplies.
– I used scraps yarn

or Lion brand 24/7 cotton

– 3.50mm crochet hook or E/4 US hook size

– Sewing yarn needle

(you can make them bigger or smaller by using bigger or smaller size crochet hooks

I make video to go with it check it out.

Start with


Make magic ring or adjustable ring and 6sc in ring (6 sts)

2sc in each st around (12 sts)


Round3. we are the duck body

Chain 6 turn and make 1hdc in the next stitch from hook,  then make 2dc in next stitch, 3dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch.


Round4. go up to  duck head

*Sc in next st, 2sc in next st*      and repeat from * around (18)

then move to tail chain 5, (next stitch make 1dc and 1hdc all in the same stitch), then sl st in next, sl st in next and sl st in the last stitch.

For the mouth

simply use different colour and connecting by make sc follow along the pic.


Duck wing

Make magic ring or adjustable ring and 5sc in ring (5 sts)

 ( sl st in the next stitch from hook) then in the next stitch make 4dc then chain1.

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Happy crocheting! 

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Friday 16th of October 2020

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Friday 16th of October 2020

sure thank u

Teresa Joudrey

Friday 14th of July 2017

never mine LOL


Friday 14th of July 2017

thank you Teresa for a lovely comment.

Teresa Joudrey

Friday 14th of July 2017

I have never commented on this before and it would not accept my praise. How come?

Teresa Joudrey

Friday 14th of July 2017

I think you should turn them into sea horses. That would be cute!


Friday 14th of July 2017

Hi Teresa, Thanks so much for suggestion yeah I would do it turn them to seahorse what a good idea I never think that ^^