Duck Pond Playset

Inner Child Crochet

Duck Pond Playset by Melissa MallBy Melissa Mall

Photos : Melissa Mall

Entertaining children in the car or at a restaurant can be challenging. Only so many toys can fit in a purse or diaper bag, and the kids are always looking for something new! This cute little portable playset features two finger puppets – a duck and a duckling – and a drawstring duck pond so you can pack the fun along with you in a self-contained little bag.


Difficulty: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: Pond measures 7.5″ across when open, and about 3.5″ across when closed.

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver [100% Acrylic; 364yd/333m per 7oz/198g skein]; color: Blue – 20yds, Green – 25 yds, Yellow – 10 yds, White – 15 yds, Orange – small amount, Black – small amount
  • H.8 (5.00mm size) hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch marker to keep track of rounds (optional)

Gauge: 13sts/14 rows = 4″/10cm in sc

Note: Do not join rounds unless directed; the pieces are worked in a continuous spiral.

Duck Pond Playset by Melissa Mall

Directions:

Pond
Rnd 1: With Blue, ch 2. Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: [Sc inc] in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [Sc inc in next st, sc in next st] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [Sc inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: [Sc inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: [Sc inc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: [Sc inc in next st, sc in next 5 sts] around. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: [Sc inc in next st, sc in next 6 sts] around. (48 sc) Sl st in next st; switch to Green.

Rnd 9: Ch 1. [Sc inc in next st, sc in next 7 sts] around. (54 sc) Join rnd.

Rnd 10: Ch 2. *Dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc inc in next st. Dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc inc in next st. Repeat from * around; join rnd. (66 sts)

Rnd 11: Ch 1. [Sc inc in next st, sc in next 10 sts] around. (72 sc) Join rnd, finish off.

Drawstring: With Green, ch 75 and finish off. Weave through eyelets in Pond and tie yarn ends together.

Duck Pond Playset by Melissa MallDuckling

Body
Rnd 1: With Yellow, ch 2. Make 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnds 2-6: Sc in each st around. (8 sc)

Tail: Sl st in next st. Ch 2, dc in same st, sl st in same st. Finish off.

Head
Rnd 1: With Yellow, ch 2. Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnds 2-4: Sc in each st around.

Sl st in next st; finish off leaving a tail of yarn a few inches long. Weave tail through sts of Rnd 4 and pull tight to close.

Beak: With Orange, ch 3. Sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 2 sts. Finish off.

Duck

Body
Rnd 1: With White, ch 2. Make 6 sc in 2nd st from hook.

Rnd 2: [Sc inc] in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnds 3-8: Sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Tail: Sl st in next st. Ch 2, make 2 dc in same st, sl st in same st. Finish off.

Head
Rnd 1: With White, ch 2. Make 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnds 2-5: Sc in each st around. (8 sc)

Sl st in next st, finish off.

Beak: With Orange, ch 4. Sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, finish off.

Duck Pond Playset by Melissa Mall

Finishing
1. Sew Duckling’s head to body. Sew Duckling’s beak to head. Using a scrap of black yarn, embroider eyes. Weave in ends.
2. Stuff Duck’s head with a scrap of yarn (it won’t take much) and sew it to the body. Sew beak to head. Using a scrap of black yarn, embroider eyes. Weave in ends.
3. Weave in ends on Pond.

Note: I like to tie a little slipknot in the drawstring when the pouch is closed to keep it from slipping back open.


About the Designer
Melissa MallMelissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

6 responses

  1. very cute – I think I will make a set but with 3 little duck for sing with my playgroup…3 little ducks went swimming one day….over the fields and far away :)will may happiness

    thanks
    Maarla

  2. So darling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be making one soon and will be posting it on my projects page on Ravelry! This is too cute! Even if I have no one to give it to! lol!

  3. Thank you for the patterns! They are adorable! This is reliving your childhood through your children at its best. Rose

  4. Es un juguete muy divertido. Lo voy a hacer por ver la carita del destinatario. Gracias por el patrón ^__^

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