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Amigurumi Platypus Crochet Pattern

The platypus belongs to the wonderful order of the cloacal animals. Not only a strange name but also a strange animal that does not really know what it wants to be.

Despite its various physical characteristics, this small platypus is quick and easy to crochet.

This crochet Platypus is crocheted with chain stitches and single crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Platypus has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has sitting a height of 4.5 cm.

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Platypus Crochet Pattern

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Crochet the Head and Body

The head and body is crocheted in one piece in Maroon in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head and body in spiral rounds in Maroon.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 6-11: 6 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 12: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 13: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 14: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 15: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 16: Fill the head with polyfill. 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 17: [7 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (27 stitches).
  • Round 18-19: 2 rounds, each round 27 sc (27 stitches).
  • Round 20: [7 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 21: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 22: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 23: Fill the body only with some polyfill, do not stuff the body too full. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously, close the opening, weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Feet (2x)

The feet are crocheted in Coffee in spiral rounds with chain stitches and single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 feet. The finished feet do not need to be filled with polyfill.

  • Crochet the feet in spiral rounds in Coffee.
  • Round 1: 5 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch.

  • Now continue crocheting on the other side of the chain. 2 sc, 1 increase (10 stitches).

  • Round 2-3: 2 rounds, each round 10 sc (10 stitches).
  • Round 4: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (8 stitches).
  • Round 5: [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Arms (2x)

The arms are crocheted in Coffee in spiral rounds with chain stitches and single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 arms. The finished arms do not need to be filled with polyfill.

  • Crochet the arms in spiral rounds in Coffee.
  • Round 1: 4 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 1 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch.

  • Now continue crocheting on the other side of the chain. 1 sc, 1 increase (8 stitches).

  • Round 2-3: 2 rounds, each round 8 sc (8 stitches).
  • Round 4: [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Bill

The bill is crocheted in Coffee in spiral rounds with chain stitches and single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the bill in spiral rounds in Coffee.
  • Round 1: 6 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 3 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch. Now continue crocheting on the other side of the chain. 3 sc, 1 increase (12 stitches).
  • Round 2-5: 4 rounds, each round 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 6: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. 1 increase, 3 sc, [1 increase] repeat 3 times, 3 sc, [1 increase] repeat 2 times (18 stitches).
  • Round 7: 1 sc into the front loop only, 2 sc.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Tail

The tail is crocheted in Maroon in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the tail in spiral rounds in Maroon.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (15 stitches).
  • Round 4: 2 sc, 1 increase, [4 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 2 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 5-10: 6 rounds, each round 18 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 11: 2 sc, 1 decrease, [4 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 2 times, 2 sc (15 stitches).
  • Round 12: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Eyebrows (2x)

The eyebrows are crocheted in Maroon in rows with chain stitches. Crochet a total of 2 eyebrows.


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  • Crochet the eyebrows in rows in Maroon.
  • Row 1: Crochet 3 chain stitches (3 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling

Feet: After you’ve finished crocheting all pieces, start sewing the feet onto the body. Start sewing the first foot onto the body directly over the edge that was created by the round that was crocheted only into the back loop. Sew on the second foot 4 to 5 stitches left or right from the first foot, again just over the edge.

Arms: Sew the arms left and right onto the body, 1 stitch row under the “neck”. Do not sew the arms directly over the legs but slightly behind the feet.

Eyes: Attach the safety eyes after the 7th stitch row counting from the top center of the head. The eyes are 4 stitches apart from each other.

Bill: Sew the bill onto the head horizontally centered under the eyes, as shown in the pictures.

Tail: Sew the tail centered onto the back of the body, directly over the stitch edge.

Eyebrows: Attach the eyebrows at a slight angle to the head above the eyes, as shown in the pictures.

DONE!

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