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Penguin Knitting Patterns

by | Feb 19, 2016 | Animals

Knitting patterns for penguin toys, sweaters, blankets, hats, backpack, and more. Most are free patterns

Penguins are too cute to stay in the Antarctic…they belong on hats, pillows, snugglies, blankets, mittens, and toys!

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down to the individual pattern you want and click on the link.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Cozy Penguin Hat

Cozy Penguin Hat

Adorable baby hat is transformed with a few extra pieces to a cute animal. Web pattern for size 6 months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.

 Free knitting pattern for Cheerful Holiday Penguin softie toy

Cheerful Holiday Penguin

Nancy Anderson designed this softie toy that stands about 6 inches tall.

Free knitting pattern for Penguin Baby Bunting Bag cocoon

Penguin Baby Bunting Bag

This design by Yarnplaza is cute and cuddly.

Free Knitting Pattern for Penguin Pal Hat

Penguin Pal Hat

Beanie style hat designed by Lucie Sinkler Pictured project by carriebee

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Teeny Penguin

Designed by Amanda Berry, this tiny toy is approximately 4cm tall.

Free knitting pattern for Penguins Galore Hat

Penguins Galore Hat

Designed by Pinko Knits, this adult beanie features colorwork.

Free knitting pattern for tiny penguin toy and more bird knitting patterns

Penguin Toy

Designed by Knitables for their Noah’s Ark pattern. Height approximately 10 cm (3.93 inches) / Width approximately 7 cm (2.75 inches)

 Free knitting pattern for Penguin Can Cozy

Penguin Can Cozy / Wristwarmer

What’s better to keep your can cold and your hand warm than an Antarctic cutie? Designed by Barbra Szabrowicz, this is a great stash buster.

 Free knitting pattern for Chilly Cheeks Penguin plush toy softie

Chilly Cheeks Penguin

Designed by Ashley Palumbo for the Berroco holiday card.

 Free knitting pattern for Penguin Washcloth and Bib

Penguin Washcloth and Bib

Designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick, the washcloth expert, this motif can also be used for blankets or other knitting projects.

 Free knitting pattern for Penguin Cardigan sweater for babies and children


Penguin Cardigan

Designed by Cheryl Daley, this cardigan is sized for 6 month – 6 years and the design is done with double knitting.

 Free knitting pattern for Penguin Tablet cover

Penguins Tablet Cover

Ruth Garcia designed this for a Kindle but it is adaptable to other sizes of tablets. It is knitted flat and seamed at the end. The eyes go through buttonholes to hold down the head flap.

Free knitting pattern for Penguin Mittens

Penguin Mittens

Designed by Marianne Lind, these penguin mittens are sized for XS, S hands with a seam up the side.

 Free Knitting Pattern for Stacey's Perfect Penguin

Stacey’s Perfect Penguin

This bean-bag penguin softie toy by Messmerland Knitting is an easy pattern knit in garter stitch and embellished with safety eyes, felt feet and bill. Comes with patterns for her own scarf and hat!

Free knitting pattern for Penguin Hot Water Bottle Cozy Cover

Penguin Hot Water Bottle Cozy

Designed by Marianne Wells, this adorable hot water bottle cover is knit with dk yarn held double so as to create a thick fabric to keep the heat from burning skin, and the cosy opens at the back for easy access as well as at the neck for easy refilling.

Free knitting pattern for Pasha the Penguin 8 inch toy

Pasha the Penguin

Alexandra Virgiel designed this 8 inch toy shaped with short rows.

Free Knitting Pattern for Penguin Baby Blanket

Penguin Baby Blanket

Amy Gaines designed this fun pattern to make a baby blanket that folds and fits into a Penguin holder. Blanket measures 24 inches by 24 inche

 Free knitting pattern for children's sweater with penguins

Penguin Children’s Sweater

This sweater by DROPS Design is sized for children 3/4 – 5/6 (7/8 – 89/10 – 11/12) years. There is also an adult sized sweater.

 Free knitting pattern for penguin sweater for adults

Adult Penguin Penguin Sweater

This sweater by DROPS Design is sized for adults S – M – L.

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Penguin Mittens

Designed by Frankie Brown, these mittens come in small, medium, and large.

 Free knitting pattern for Mak Penguin plush toy

Mak Penguin

Plush toy designed by Eve Everitt.

Free Knitting Pattern for Penguin Ornament

Penguin Ornament

This Knit Picks design is approximately 4.5″ tall

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Penguin Cocoon and Hat Baby Newborn Photo Prop

Poppy Penguin Cocoon and Hat Set

This snuggly matching sleep sack and hat set by Melody’s Makings can also be used as a newborn prop or Halloween costume, Suzes Newborn, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months with larger size options for hat.

Knitting Pattern for Hopkins the Penguin Toy

Hopkins the Penguin Toy

Designed by the amazing Amanda Berry, this penguin softie is approximately 11cm tall.

Knitting Pattern for Penguin Sweater for Babies and Children

Penguin Sweater

This pullover sweater for babies and children features buttons at the shoulders for easy dressing and an intarsia dancing penguin motif. Instructions are to fit chest 16/18”-24/25”, birth to 7 years.

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Knitting pattern for Penguin blanket buddy lovey and more security blanket knitting patterns

Penguin Security Blanket Lovey

The blanket portion is knit flat in garter stitch for great tactile stimulation, head is knit both in the round and back & forth for the charted colorwork portion. I’d put stuffing in the head but that’s a personal  preference.

Penguin Hat Knitting Pattern

Waddles Penguin Toque

Worked seamlessly, from the top down, in stockinette stitch, this little hat can be knit up rather quickly!

Knitting Pattern for Penguin Toy Knit From a Square

Penguin Knit From a Square

These penguin toys are constructed from a sttockinette stitch square with a few stripes, two wings, two feet, and a tail. The penguins can be knit to different sizes by using different yarn weights and gauges. One of the 25 animal patterns in Nicky Epstein’s Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature: From Flat to Fabulous – A Step-by-Step Guide.

 Knitting pattern for child's pullover sweater with two penguins

Penguin Pullover Sweater

Child’s pullover sweater in sizes 2,4,6,8,10 and 12 with two penguins on the front and two on the back. The wide boat neck is easy to pull on or off.

 Knitting pattern for Happy Penguin Hoodie Sweater Child's pullover sweater in sizes Newborn (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 years. Hood looks like the penguin's head while pocket panel in the front is colored white like a penguin's breast.

Happy Penguin Hoodie Sweater

Child’s pullover sweater in sizes Newborn (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 years. Designed by Jessica Anderson so the hood looks like the penguin’s head while pocket panel in the front is colored white like a penguin’s breast.

Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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