Mallard Duck Crochet Tutorial – Beginner Crochet Tutorial


Hello everyone, thank you for joining me,
I’m Kerri. Today I’ll be showing you how to crochet
this duck. For the yellow duck I used the same pattern, but just used
yellow for the head, neck, body and wing. And for the small duck I used four ply
crochet cotton. I’ll be using 8 ply wool today, which is
light worsted in the US and double knit in the UK. I’ve got green for
the head. Orange for the beak. Brown for my main color and the white is for the
neck. I’ve got brown thread and a needle to
stitch the wing on and the black thread is to stitch the bead on for the eye.
I’ve got my scissors, a darning needle to weave in the ends and I’ve got a 2.5
millimeter crochet hook. Now I’ll start on the head, so using my green I make a
magic loop. For a magic loop I put my hook on my yarn with the short end up
the top and I bring the short end over the hook and bring the long end over the
short end to make a circle. And then I bring a loop through my circle and
that’s my magic loop. Now I work 2 chain. Now I’m going to work 15 double crochet
into my circle. A double crochet is called a treble in the UK. For a double
crochet I put my yarn around the hook, I put my hook in through the circle from
the front and bring through a loop. And then I put my yarn around the hook and
take my hook with my yarn through two loops, yarn around the hook and take the
hook with my yarn through the other two loops and that’s the double crochet. So
yarn around my hook, hook in through the circle through the front and bring a
loop back through. Yarn around my hook, take it through two loops, yarn around
the hook and take it through two more loops. So we need 15 double crochet.
I need 13 more. Now I’ve worked my 15 double crochet
into my circle. Now I take hold of the tail and I pull it tight. Now I work a
slip stitch into the first stitch, so this stitch here I insert my hook and
yarn around the hook and bring the loop through the stitch and through the loop
on my hook and that’s a slip stitch and that’s the first row complete. For row
2 we start with 1 chain and we work 1 single crochet into this same stitch
as the chain. A single crochet, it’s called a double crochet in the UK. For a
single crochet we put our hook into the stitch, bring up a loop, yarn around and
take our hook and yarn through the two loops. Now we work a single crochet into
each of the next 2 stitches. So hook into the next stitch, bring through a
loop, yarn around the hook and take the hook and yarn through the two loops and
one more single crochet. And if you were doing a duck in 1 color you wouldn’t
fasten off now, but because I’m going to join my white now I fasten off. Now I’ll just weave in these ends
because it will make it easier for you to be able to see what I’m doing next.
For the neck using my white, I join my white wool in the top of the first
single crochet, just that first stitch there and work 2 chain. And then I work
a half double crochet in the same stitch as the chain. A half double crochet is
called a half treble in the UK. For a half double crochet we put our yarn around
the hook, we put a hook into the stitch, we’ll be working it in the same stitch
as the chain and we bring up a loop and then put our yarn around the hook and
take our hook with the yarn through all the loops. And now we work 2 half
double crochet into each of the 2 remaining single crochet from the
previous row. So yarn around the hook, hook into the stitch and bring up a
loop, yarn around the hook, through all the loops and work another half double
crochet into the same stitch. And then 2 half double crochet into our last
stitch and fasten off. And I’ll just weave in these ends as well.
Now for the body I join my wool in the top of the 2 chain, so just in there on
the right side and I work 2 chain and work 1 half
double crochet in the same stitch as the chain. And then I work 1 half double
crochet into each stitch to the last stitch. The first one’s a bit hard to get into,
it’s a bit close to the chain. And then into our last stitch we work 2
half double crochet. For row 2 we start with 2 chain and
we turn our work over and we work 1 half double crochet into each stitch to
the last stitch. And we work 2 half double crochet into
the last stitch. For row 3 we start with 2 chain and turn
and we work 3 half double crochet into the first stitch. And then 1 half double crochet into
each stitch to the end. For row 4 we start with 2 chain and
turn and we work 1 half double crochet into each stitch to the last stitch. And we work 3 half double crochet
into the last stitch. And
for row 5 we start with 2 chain and turn. We work 3 half double crochet into
our first stitch and 1 half double crochet into each
stitch to the last 2 stitches. And we work a joined half double crochet
over the last 2 stitches. For a joined half double crochet we put our yarn
around our hook, we put our hook into the next stitch and bring up a loop. Put our
yarn around the hook, put our hook into the last stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn
around the hook and take it through all the loops and then we fasten off. Now I’ll just weave in the ends and I’ll
be back and we’ll do a neatening row and the tail. For the neatening row we join
our brown wool in the first stitch at the back of the body, just in there and then
slip stitch into the next stitch. And then we’re going to work 1 single
crochet into each stitch up to the tail. Just find a suitable place to put your
hook into, not too far from the edge. Once we get to the tail we work 3
chain and work 1 double crochet in the same stitch as our last single
crochet and we fasten off. And that’s the tail done. For the rest of the neatening
row we join our yarn in the stitch at the bottom of the tail. And continue around working 1 single
crochet into each stitch. I’m just crocheting over the top of the
end there. I hold it against my work and crochet over the top. I might just work an extra single
crochet in this stitch here. That just keeps the work flat. Around a bend you
often need to work 2 single crochet into a stitch. And then just slip stitch into the top
of the first stitch of brown and fasten off. And there’s the body done. I’ll just weave
in those ends. For the beak, using my orange I join the yarn in the second
stitch up from the neck, so this stitch here and I work 2 chain and 1 half
double crochet in the same stitch as the chain and fasten off. That’s just the
bottom part of the beak. For the top part I join my yarn in the same stitch as
the bottom part and work 2 chain. And then I work 1 half double crochet into
each of the next 2 stitches. For row 2 I start with 2 chain and turn
and I work a joined half double crochet over both the stitches. So yarn around my
hook, hook into the first stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around my hook, hook
into the next stitch and bring up a loop and yarn around and through all the
loops and fasten off. And that’s the beak done. For the wing I
make a magic loop and work 2 chain and 1 half double
crochet into the circle. I pull the circle tight. For row 2 I
start with 2 chain. I work a half double crochet in the top of the stitch and a
half double crochet in the top of the chain from the beginning of row 1. For
row 3 I start with 2 chain and turn and I work 2 half double crochet
into each of the 2 stitches. For row 4 I start with 1 chain and
turn. I work a single crochet into the first stitch. 1 half double crochet
into the next stitch. 1 double crochet in the following stitch and 2 double
crochet into the last stitch. And for row 5 I start with 3 chain and turn
and I’m going to work a double crochet cluster over all the stitches. For a
double crochet cluster I put my yarn around the hook. Put my hook into the
first stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around the hook and take it through 2
loops. I’ve got 2 loops left. Then I put my yarn around the hook, hook into the
next stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around the hook and take it through 2
loops and I’ve got 3 loops left. Then yarn around the hook, hook into the
following stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around the hook and take it through
2 loops. I’ve got 4 loops left on my hook and I repeat that for the last 2.
Yarn around hook into the next stitch and bring up a loop, yarn around and
through 2 loops. I’ve got 5 loops. Then yarn around the hook into the last
stitch, bring up and loop, yarn around the hook and take it through 2 loops and
then yarn around the hook and take it through all the loops and pull it tight
and that gives your wing a nice curve at the end. Now for the neatening row we
start with 1 chain and we’re going to work a slip stitch into each stitch
around to neaten it because I don’t want the wing much bigger and if I did a
single crochet it would probably be a bit too big. So I’m just going to work a
slip stitch into each stitch. And then just slip stitch into the first
stitch and fasten off. And that’s the wing done. I’ll just weave
in the rest of the ends and I’ll be back and we’ll put it together.
Now here’s my pieces. To make my duck up I just stitch the wing in there, just
below the neck. I don’t stitch all the way around. I start from about half way
and stitch around the curve back to about half way. And I stitch the black
bead just in the center circle there. So I’ll do that and I’ll be back to show
you the finished duck. And there’s the finished duck. If you liked my video
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