Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Perry the Platypus Free Crochet Pattern!!

Okay, here he is!!  I've had a couple of requests for an amigurumi Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb...  You've got to love the blank stare of domesticated Perry, which serves as an adorable cover for his real persona... Agent P!  I hope you enjoy having a pet platypus of your very own!




Perry the Platypus
Pattern created by Emily Lucero

Materials
G hook
Yarn colors (Red Heart Super Saver)- turqua, orange, dark brown, white
2 brown safety eyes (12 mm)
Stitch marker (I used a safety pin)
Stuffing




Body- turqua
Rnd 1: 8 sc in mc (8)
Rnd 2: inc every sc (16)
Rnd 3: inc every other sc (24)
Rnd 4: inc every 3rd sc (32)
Rnd 5-19: sc around (32)
Rnd 20: dec every 3rd sc (24)
Rnd 21: dec every other sc (16)
Rnd 22: dec every sc (8)
Finishing: Stuff body completely.  Weave end of yarn through each sc of round 22 and pull tight to close.  Tie off and weave remaining yarn into the body.

Eyes- white (make two)
6 sc in mc, slip st to connect to first sc. 
Finishing: Break yarn, leaving a length for attaching to body.  Push stem of safety eye through the center whole of the ring just created.  Attach the back to the other side, securing the safety eye to the white part.  This will create a white rim around the brown eye.  Attach to body between 6th and 7th round, about 5 stitches apart.

Beak- orange
Rnd 1: sc 4 in mc (4)
Rnd 2: inc around (8)
Rnd 3: inc every other sc (12)
Rnd 4: inc every 3rd sc (16)
Rnd 5: inc every 4th sc (20)
Rnd 6: dec every 4th sc (16)
Finishing: break yarn, leaving a length for attaching to body.  Attach to face one round below the eyes.  Do not stuff.

Hand- turqua (make two)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc
Rnd 2: sl st in first sc, 2 ch picot, sl st in next sc, 2 ch picot, sl st in next sc, 2 ch picot, sl st in next two sc, sc, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4 down remainder of ch, sl st to connect to original circle.
Finishing: break yarn, leaving a length for attaching to body.  Weave yarn through wrist and up arm.  Attach to body at same round as beak.

Feet- orange (make two)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: sl st in first sc, 2 ch picot, sl st in next sc, 2 ch picot, sl st in next sc, 2 ch picot, sl st to finish. 
Finishing: break yarn, leaving a length of yarn for attaching to body.  Attach to bottom of body with toes poking out.

Tail- orange
Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: inc every other sc (18)
Rnd 4: inc every 3rd sc (24)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (24)
Rnd 7: dec every 3rd sc (18)
Rnd 8: dec every other sc (12)
Rnd 9-13: sc around (12)
Finishing: break yarn, leaving a length to attach to body.  Do not stuff.  Attach to body in back so tail sits evenly on the ground.

Hat- dark brown
Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: inc every other sc (18)
Rnd 4: sc around in back loop only (18)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (18)
Rnd 7: inc around (36)
Rnd 8: inc every other sc (54)
Finishing: break yarn and weave in remaining.  Since the hat is where his persona lies (without it he is the mindless, unfocused, domesticated pet and with it he is Agent P), I left the hat unattached, that way he could be either character at anytime.  You can decide whether or not to attach the hat permanently.

Enjoy!!  Please feel free to post any questions or comments!!  Pictures are much enjoyed. :)



19 comments:

  1. This is great! I made my own platypus-pattern, but this one is very nice too!

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  2. wow !!! we all love perry especially my seven year old boy !! will have to make it !!! thanks for sharing !

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  3. I just made him today!!! He's adorable. My daughter will love him for christmas. Thanks so much for sharing your free pattern!!

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  4. @ Angie- Yay! So glad you found him entertaining and got another Christmas present taken care of!

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  5. Great pattern, I cant wait till I finish him. My 3 year old cousin is going to love him.

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  6. I am a beginner and I'm not sure on how to start this pattern? do you do a starting chain and when do you join if your working in the round?

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    1. Hi. I started this pattern using a magic circle or loop. I would suggest looking up some videos on YouTube on the magic circle because it is a very popular way to begin stuffed animals and if you plan on making more and more stuffed animals then it will be nice to know. An alternative would be to chain 2, then single crochet 8 in the second loop from the chain. This will get you to the same spot. Good luck!

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  7. Thank you!! I did start with the ch 2 & so far his turning out great!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this! Just finished my little guy. My son loves him! I posted the picture on "the crochet crow" group on Facebook with a link to your blog!! Hope it's ok.

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    1. I'm glad you found the pattern useful! I checked out your little guy on the Facebook page and he looks cute!

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  9. Thanks for this pattern! I've crocheted one for my daughter and she's as happy as can be :)
    I've posted my perry in my (hebrew) blog, with reference to you blog: http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/net/userblog.aspx?Blogid=107087

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  10. Hey!!! awesome desing!!! When you say increase do you mean 2sc, or dc, o hdc? And with dec, you mean 2sc tog? Thank you!!

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  11. THIS IS SO CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern!!! I cant wait to make it.

    What does picot mean in the hands?

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  12. i made two of these already and i have the youth pastor at my church asking for 3. im so glad i found this pattern lol i really like it :)

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  13. Hi, I'm just wondering about how big is this when completed without the hat?

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  14. Hi, love the pattern I am having trouble with the hat are to keep crocheting in the back of the loop from the time you start will try again but something went terribly wrong...lol. My year old son loves him so I know my great nephew is going to love him...thanks for your hard work.

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  15. I am from Holland and I made this boy just today.
    I did not understand too well your pattern as consearned the feet and the hands, so I did that my way. But I succeded in finishing a lovely little Perry and I am grateful for the pattern.
    Thank you very much, many greets from Holland.

    Alice

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  16. I did 2 of them and they are just great :)
    Could you upload this pattern to ravelry.com??

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