8 Penguin Projects to Crochet and Knit

You’ve watched penguins walk to the middle of Antarctica in a documentary. You’ve seen them dance and sing in animated movies. You’ve visited them at the zoo. But have you had them in your house?

World Penguin Day is April 25! To celebrate, crochet and knit these 8 patterns from Yarnspirations to bring penguins home!

8 Free Penguin Projects to Crochet and Knit
Picture Perfect Penguin Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Picture Perfect Penguin Hat

This adorable hat is perfect for kids to wear sledding in the snow!

Download the free Picture Perfect Penguin Hat free crochet pattern

Cheerful Holiday Penguin Free Knitting Pattern

Cheerful Holiday Penguin

This little be-scarfed penguin is perfect to add to a centerpiece or mantel all winter long.

Download the free Cheerful Holiday Penguin free knitting pattern

Penguin Knit Holiday Sweater Free Knitting Pattern

Penguin Knit Holiday Sweater

This classic sweater silhouette adds a penguin face so even adults can join in the fun.

Download the Penguin Knit Holiday Sweater free knitting pattern

Knit Penguin Baby Sack Free Knitting Pattern

Knit Penguin Baby Sack

Put baby in this penguin sack for the perfect photo shoot!

Download the Knit Penguin Baby Sack free knitting pattern

Precious Penguin Scrubby Free Crochet Pattern

Precious Penguin Scrubby

Show your penguin love in the kitchen with this scrubby to bring a smile as you wash up!

Download the Precious Penguin Scrubby free crochet pattern

Playful Penguin Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Playful Penguin Blanket

This little penguin applique can be put on a blanket, as here, or add it to any other item you want!

Download the Playful Penguin Blanket free crochet pattern

Little Penguin Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Little Penguin Ornament

This penguin will stay warm on your tree with a hat and scarf! Make one in different colors for every person in the family.

Download the free Little Penguin Ornament crochet pattern

Huggable Penguin Free Crochet Pattern

Huggable Penguin

This large penguin is the perfect size to be a kid’s new favorite friend!

Download the free Huggable Penguin crochet pattern

Bonus: Instructions for the Playful Penguin Blanket

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