“Quack quack quack, I am the little duck buoy amigurumi, I can be your doll’s best playmate. Make me to suit the size of your doll and I will make sure to keep it safe with me on its belly.”
Here it is, another summer theme crochet pattern that I have promised to share in Hady Hippo Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. You can crochet by following the instructions and the free written pattern below. This duck buoy is absolutely perfect for dolls and soft toys. Besides, it is easily adapted into a baby teether with slight modification.
The Duck Buoy Amigurumi is about 4.5″ internal diameter, crochet from DK light acrylic yarn in yellow and orange color. Yarn size does matter the final size of the duck buoy. The eyes are sewn on by using a pair of 4mm black domed buttons, but if you are making it as a baby teether, please omit using this choking hazard buttons, instead, draw with a non-toxic black marker or simply sew with black yarn.
Also, prepare a crochet hook of 2.5mm to crochet, a pair of scissors to cut, a tapestry needle to sew and a pair of blunt tweezers to stuff in the polyester fiberfill.
Duck Buoy Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern
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There is no fixed size on how big the swimming buoy has to be, you may make it smaller or bigger to suit your doll. Just measure the belly of your doll or soft toys and crochet the buoy up to that length before joining the ends. Hady Hippo has a belly size of about 14″ hence I stop the crochet just before 14″ (crochet stitches will be stretched a little during stuffing), this gives my hippo a 4.5″ internal diameter duck buoy. If you need the formula to calculate, it is “internal diameter x 3.14 = the belly measurement”.
In case that you are adapting the pattern to make a duck teether, the overall outlook will not be in this proportion as shown in all my photos. With a 2″ teether wooden ring to crochet on, the duck head will look relatively bigger comparatively. You may also want to position the duck head standing on the ring instead of sitting flat on the ring. In the event that you want a rattle teether, just add a jingle bell in the duck head.
I just insert the baby hippo into the duck buoy and it is fitted comfortably on its belly. Well, this baby hippo is definitely needed this duck buoy for practicing in swimming.
Make a doll beach theme with the duck buoy to welcome the summertime.
Have fun crochet it!