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Jelly Bean Duck  

From  Wesndot@aol.com

 I used Jamie, a three ply baby yarn.  Worsted weight made the holes too big between the clusters and the jelly beans tended to fall out.  I also added 2-3 rows to the body.  I have made over 200 of these duck in various colors.  A big Easter seller.  If you have any questions just e-mail me.


Materials:
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 2 ½ ounces [145 yards]
Crochet hook G
Yarn needle
Polyester stuffing
Orange felt
2 wiggle eyes

Gauge
Rnds 1-3 = 4 inches
Note:  Purchased eyes [and jelly beans, if you choose to use them] make this toy inappropriate for a very young child.  If you are making it for an infant or a toddler, embroider the eyes and omit candy.

Body
Ch 5; join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 work beg ch as follows; ch 3, [yo, insert hook in ring and pull up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 4 times, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hook, ch 1 tightly to close [beg cluster made] ch 1, work cl as follows [yo, insert hook in ring and pull up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 5 times, yo and draw through all 6 lps on hook, ch 1 tightly to close [cluster made] ch 1, [cl in ring, ch 1] 3 times; join with sl st to first st [throughout]. 5 cls.

Rnd 2 Sl st in next ch 1 sp, [beg cl, ch 1, cl] in same space, ch 1 [cl, ch 1] twice  in each ch 1 sp around; join: 10 cls.

Rnd 3 Sl st in next ch 1 sp, beg cl in same sp, ch 1, [cl, ch 1] twice in next ch 1 sp, * cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, [cl, ch 1] twice in next ch 1 sp; rep from * around, join; 15 cls.

Rnds 4-7 Sl st in next ch 1 sp, beg ch in same sp, ch 1, [cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] around; join.

Rnd 8 Sl st in next ch 1 sp, beg cl in same sp [ch 1, cl in next ch 1 sp] 5 times, place marker in last ch worked to mark tail placement, ch 1, [cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] around; join.

Rnd 9 Ch 3, dc in ea ch 1 sp and in ea cl around; join; 30 sts.

Rnd 10 Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc around, join.

Rnd 11 Ch 1, sc in ea dc around; join, finish off.

Tail


Row 1 [ws] With rs of last rnd of body facing up and working in sts on rnd 8, join yarn with sl st at marker; ch 3, dc in next ch 1 sp, [dc in next ch, dc in next ch 1 sp] 5 times; 12 sts.

Row 2 Ch 1 turn; sc in first dc, ch around post of next dc, ch 1, [ch around post of next dc, ch 1 ] 9 times, sc in last dc; 10 chs.

Row 3 Ch 1, turn; sk first sc, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, tr in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in last 2 chs, leave sc un-worked.

Edging Round Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across; work 4 sc in end or tail rows, sc in top of ea st on Row 1, work 4 sc in end of tail rows; join, finish off.

Head

Rnds 1 and 2 Work same as body rnds 1 and 2.

Rnds 3-7 Sl st in next ch 1sp, beg cl in same sp, ch 1 [cl in next ch 1 sp, Ch 1] around; join 10 chs.

Stuff head.

Rnd 8 Sl st in next ch 1 sp, beg cl in same sp, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, [cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp] 4 times; Join,  finish off, leaving 18” end for sewing; 5 cls.

Finishing
Drawstring ch 90; finish off.
Weave through Body on rnd 9.
Sew head to body, add eyes and beak.