If you would like to have a penguin as a pet, it’s probably a very bad idea. However, you can use a penguin knitting pattern to make your own cuddly bird.
When you think about penguins, you probably picture Antarctica. But penguins can be found in many places. There are actually 18 species of penguins, and they all can be found in the Southern Hemisphere.
Below are 15 delightful penguin knitting patterns. There are plush toys as well as throws, hats, and sweaters. If you love penguins, we have included a pattern you will want to make.
1. Chilly Charlie Penguin Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
Knit your own soft and squishy Charlie the Penguin with this knitting pattern. This little guy is so cute wearing his hat and scarf.
The downloadable PDF penguin knitting pattern is 6 pages long. Completed Charlies measures approximately 6.3 inches (16 cm) tall. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. The pattern uses cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, intarsia, and sew seams.
2. Knitted Penguin Hat Pattern by VetkaKnit
This cute penguin hat design is embroiled using duplicate stitch, which is easier than stranded colourwork. The pattern includes instructions for a child size and adult size hat.
You will need US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles or US 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles. And US 7 (4.5 mm) circular or DPN knitting needles for the colourwork (adult size).
3. Baby Throw Knitted Penguin Pattern by KnitSewMake
If you are looking for a gift idea for a baby shower, this blanket will make a great choice. The lovely snuggly blanket is knit in one colour and has a subtle penguin design. This will ensure that it will fit perfectly in any decor.
You will need Aran/worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm knitting needles. The completed blanket will measure 34.25 inches (87 cm) wide x 42.91 inches (109 cm) long. The penguin knitting pattern comes in the form of written instructions and a chart.
4. Teeny Penguin Pattern by Amanda Berry
Knit this tiny little penguin in no time at all. It is the perfect size for making Christmas ornaments or a keychain. It is a quick knit that works up fast.
The free penguin knitting pattern is 2 pages long and written in English. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. You will need to know how to cast on and off, knit, purl, work a kfb increase and k2tog decrease, sew seams, and change colour at the end of a row. The finished penguin is about 1.57 inches (4 cm) tall.
5. Three Knitted Penguins Pattern by HomeMadeAwards
This family of three Penguins is so cute! The penguins are knitted with lovely bright colours which make them fun and whimsical. They wear cute hats with pompoms and little scarves. They are enjoying a snow day, playing with their knitted turquoise sleigh.
The two big penguins measure approximately 3.93 inches (10 cm) tall. The small penguin will measure about 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall.
6. Baby and Toddler Mittens Penguin Knitting Pattern by buttonandbluestore
Knit a pair of playful penguin mittens for a little one. These warm and cosy mittens are perfect for babies and toddlers. When they are wearing the mittens, it will look as though little animals are peeking out of their coat sleeves.
Included with the pattern is a free Knitting Techniques Guide which explains all the techniques used. There are also links to online video tutorials. The pattern contains instructions for sizes 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, and 2-3 years.
The mittens are worked flat on straight needles from the bottom up and then seamed together at the end.
7. Fair Isle Scarf Easy Knit Penguin Pattern by TheKnituralWorld
Use this penguin knitting pattern to create a fun hand-knit Penguin Fair Isle Animal Scarf. The scarf is cozy and warm. It would be ideal for the cold winter months.
This scarf is made of a double layer of hand-made knitted material. The finished scarf is 73.62 inches (187 cm) long and 10.63 inches (27 cm) wide. The pattern includes instructions for knitting with flat needles and circular needles.
8. Galore Hat Free Penguin Knitting Pattern from All Kings of Knitting
Knit up this adult size hat for the penguin lover in your life. The free penguin knitting pattern uses a colourwork chart.
9. Bobble and Bubble Penguins Toy Knitting Pattern from fluffandfuzz
Here are two of the cutest plush penguins ever. Let me introduce you to Bobble and Bubble. This happy duo has on their winter hats and are ready to go outside and play in the snow.
Bobble is approximately 7.09 inches (18 cm) tall, and Bubble is 3.94 inches (10 cm) tall. The pattern is 6 pages long and written in English. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles.
The pattern incorporates intarsia colourwork to make the penguins. You will also need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, knit stripes, and sew seams.
10. Winter Pot Holder Penguin Knitting Pattern by KnittingKnicely
There is nothing much cuter than a family of penguins cuddled up together for winter. Make this double knit potholder to liven up your kitchen during the holidays.
This penguin knitting pattern is a great way to learn the double knitting technique. Both sides of the potholder look the same, except the colours are reversed. The pattern includes written instructions, a chart, and links to video tutorials.
11. Emperor Penguin and Chick Motif Sweater Knitting Pattern by KnitPattern
You can use this penguin knitting pattern to make a sweater for an adult and a matching sweater for a child. Young children will absolutely love this.
The child and adult’s sweater features an Emperor penguin and its chick.
12. Baby Penguin Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
Here is a little penguin that is so fuzzy and cute. The cuddly toy is knitted in a fluffy boucle yarn. Everyone that see’s this little fluff ball will want to touch it.
The pattern is 3 pages long. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. You will also need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams. The completed penguin will measure approximately 3.15 inches (8 cm) tall.
13. Psychotic Penguin Socks by Pips’ Knits
People love wearing fun sock patterns. If you know an adult that wears whimsical, colourful socks, knit these up as a gift.
The free penguin knitting pattern uses 2 skeins of Panda cotton yarn in sprite green, 1 skein of Panda cotton yarn in royal purple, and 1 skein of Panda cotton yarn in fuchsia. The pattern will create a pair of women’s size medium socks.
14. Emperor Penguin Knitting Pattern by Squibblybups
Children as well as adults will enjoy these Emperor penguins. Knit two adults and a chick to make a cute little family.
Both the adult and chick penguin knitting patterns are knit flat using 1 or 2 colours per row. Techniques you should be familiar with before using this pattern are increases and decreases, knitting with 2 colours (intarsia), sewing seams using the mattress stitch.
15. Easy Baby Knit Blanket Pattern by DoodlePipMakes
Knit a loved one this wonderful cosy blanket using only simple knit and purl stitches. This blanket will be a treasured possession for years.
The penguin knitting pattern uses a simple garter stitch border to the edge. The blanket features mom and baby surrounded by hearts. When completed, this blanket measures approximately 22 (55.88 cm) inches x 22 inches (55.88 cm), based on using 4 mm needles and 190 grams of baby DK yarn.
Penguins are some of the funniest animals on the planet. Show off your appreciation of these amazing birds by working up one of these penguin knitting patterns.
Is there a cuter bird than a penguin? They stand upright, act goofy, waddle when they walk, and are always dressed to the nines. If you love these adorable underwater torpedoes as much as we do, work on one of these cool penguin knitting patterns.
You don’t have to go all the way to Antarctica to see these fuzzy friends with these penguin knitting patterns.