Penguins are too cute to stay in the Antarctic…they belong on hats, pillows, snugglies, blankets, mittens, and toys! Updated 1/17/23.
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Pedro and Pablo Penguin
Toy emperor penguins, adult and baby. Adult Approximately 64cm (25 ins) height. Baby Approximately 35cm (14 ins) height. Designed by Cygnet as CY1047 Seriously Chunky Pedro and Pablo Penguin. Bulky weight yarn.
Amigurumi toy penguins in two sizes - the adults are 2 inches tall, and the tiny penguins are just 1 inch tall. Add a magnet in the base of the tiny penguins to make toys that can skate about on a blue card pond. Designed by Kath Dalmeny. DK weight yarn.
Amigurumi toy penguins about 7cm tall. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. DK weight yarn.
Penguin Baby Snuggle Sack
Hooded baby bunting designed to look like a penguin. Button closure along penguin belly. Sized for 3-6 months. Designed by Bernat. Super bulky weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Bernat Blanket Yarn
- See more Baby Cocoon Knitting Patterns
Poppy Penguin Cocoon and Hat Set
Now Free thanks to the generosity of the designer! 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.
- Get the free knitting pattern -- at the end of her North Star blog post
- See the Ravelry page
- See more Sleep Sack Knitting Patterns
- See more Melody's Makings Knitting Patterns
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern for size 6 mos
- Get printable pdf with sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, & 2T+ on Etsy
- See more Baby Animal Hat Knitting Patterns
Cheerful Holiday Penguin
Nancy Anderson designed this softie toy that stands about 6 inches tall.
Porroro and Petty Penguin
These penguin toys are based on a south Korea cartoon series. The knitting instructions are written and charted. However, I couldn't see any assembly instructions and would suggest reading project notes. Probably best for more experienced knitters. Designed by Soryeang Leem. Available in English and Korean.
- Get the free Pororo knitting pattern
- Get the free Petty knitting pattern
- Watch Pororo the Little Penguin cartoons - free with Amazon Prime
Long-sleeved child's sweater with a cute penguin who hides a convenient pocket. Sizes 2, 4, 6. Designed by Amy Bahrt for Cascade Yarns.
Penguin Baby Bunting Bag
This design by Yarnplaza is cute and cuddly. Some reviewers have noted there is some crochet and the chart is small.
Penguin Pal Hat
Beanie style hat designed by Lucie Sinkler Pictured project by carriebee
Designed by Amanda Berry, this tiny toy is approximately 4cm tall.
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Penguins Galore Hat
Designed by Pinko Knits, this adult beanie features colorwork.
Designed by Knitables. Height approximately 10 cm (3.93 inches) / Width approximately 7 cm (2.75 inches)
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See more animal patterns by Knitables
- Get DK yarn for this pattern on Etsy
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.
Chilly Cheeks Penguin
Designed by Ashley Palumbo for the Berroco holiday card.
Penguin Washcloth and Bib
Designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick, the washcloth expert, this motif can also be used for blankets or other knitting projects.
- Get the free Washcloth knitting pattern
- Get the free Bib knitting pattern
- See more Baby Bib Knitting Patterns
Designed by Marianne Lind, these penguin mittens are sized for XS, S hands with a seam up the side.
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.
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!
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.
Penguin Baby Blanket
Designed by Fiona Byrne.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get chunky yarn for this pattern on Etsy
- See more Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
Pasha the Penguin
Alexandra Virgiel designed this 8 inch toy shaped with short rows.
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.
Adult Penguin Penguin Sweater
This sweater by DROPS Design is sized for adults S – M – L.
Designed by Frankie Brown, these mittens come in small, medium, and large.
Plush toy designed by Eve Everitt.
This Knit Picks design is approximately 4.5″ tall
Patterns for Purchase
Penguins Baby Blanket
Blanket with a penguin family with several options for knitting the colorwork including intarsia, jacquard, and duplicate stitch. Size 84 x 57 cm (33 x 22.5 inches. Designed by Mathilde R
No longer free. Amigurumi toy penguin 13" tall. Designed by Rachel Borello Carroll. Bulky weight yarn.
Penguin Baby Blanket
Blanket with a penguin parent and baby worked in knit and purl stitches with hearts in the corners. Size 87cm x 109cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Knit Sew Make
Hopkins the Penguin Toy
Designed by the amazing Amanda Berry, this penguin softie is approximately 11cm tall.
Mittens with adult and baby penguins in stranded colorwork. Designed by Erica Mount.
Baby Penguin Toy
Designed by the amazing Amanda Berry, this cuddly baby penguin is knitted in a fluffy boucle yarn. The penguin is approximately 8cm tall.
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.
Piper the Penguin, Hat and Blanket Patterns or Kit
Baby hat, penguin toy softie, and baby blanket. Available as pattern only or kit.
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.
This cute pillow cover is made to fit around a 14″ X 14″ pillow form.
- Get the knitting pattern at Loveknitting
- Get Pillow Form on Amazon
- See more Pillow and Cushion Knitting Patterns
Waddles Penguin Toque
Worked seamlessly, from the top down, in stockinette stitch, this little hat can be knit up rather quickly!
- Get the knitting pattern at Etsy
- Get worsted yarn for this pattern on Etsy
- See more Novelty Hat Knitting Patterns
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.
- Get the book Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature: From Flat to Fabulous on Amazon (Prime available)
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.
No longer free. Designed by Cheryl Daley, this cardigan is sized for 6 month – 6 years and the design is done with double knitting.