This cute duck is fun for Easter or for anytime. She is crocheted with 4 ply yarn, with a drawstring under her tail. Fill her with jellybeans, and when you squeeze her tummy, she lays "jellybean eggs".
1st Round: Ch 2 (This will be first st of first popcorn.) Complete first popcorn, ch 1. Repeat 3 times. (4 popcorn sts with ch 1 between each). Join to top of first st with sl st.
2nd Round: Make 2 popcorn, ch 1 over ch1 sts between popcorn in previous round. Join with sl st. 8 popcorns.
3rd Round: *Make 1 popcorn, ch 1 between each of first 3 popcorns. Make 2 popcorns between next 2 popcorns. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st. 10 popcorns.
4th Round: 1 popcorn,ch 1 in each st around. Join with sl st 10 popcorns.
5th Round: Repeat 4th round. Join with sl st . 10 popcorns.
6th Round: Repeat 4th round. Join and fasten off, leaving yarn end long enough to close up head. Stuff with polyester filling and draw up tightly to close hole. Fasten.
Beak: Ch 2.Make 7 sc in first ch. Do not join rounds. Working 1 sc in each sc around, Continue for 25 sts. Fasten off, leaving enough yarn to sew beak to head. Sew beak over 1st round of head. (4 Popcorns)
3rd Round: *Make 1 popcorn in 1st st, 2 popcorn in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. 12 popcorns.
4th Round *Make 1 popcorn in each of first 3 sts, 2 popcorn in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. 15 popcorns.
5th Round: Repeat rnd 4. 18 popcorns
6th Round: Repeat rnd 4. 22 popcorns.
7th Round: Make 1 popcorn in each st around. 22 popcorns.
8th, 9th, and 10th Rounds: Repeat round 7. 22 popcorns
11th Round: Make 2 dc in each ch 1 between popcorns. Join.
12th Round: ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join. Fasten off.
Row 1: Insert hook between any 2 popcorns in the 10th row.(This is the last row of popcorns on the body piece.) Ch 2, make 2 dc in each of next 6 popcorns; 1 dc in next popcorn. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in each dc across. Turn.
Row 3: Repeat row 2 of the tail. Fold tail piece matching up beginning of row with end of row. Sl st into top of Ch 2 at beginning of row. pull stitch tight and fasten off.
By Harlean from Hot Springs Arkansas