Crochet A Penguin in Summer Style

Crochet a penguin the Summer is a delightful amigurumi pattern that’s perfect for adding some fun and summer vibes to your crochet projects. This adorable penguin is designed to fit the season with her swimming goggles, snorkel, and swim fins, making her an ideal companion for all your beach and pool adventures.

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Penguin the Summer is a charming character with a blue and white body on her belly and a yellow beak. Her unique design captures the essence of summertime and brings a smile to anyone who sees her. This pattern is ideal for both beginner and advanced crocheters alike, and the finished product makes for a fantastic gift or decoration.

In this post, I will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to crochet Penguin the Summer. I’ll go through all the materials and tools needed to complete this project, highlight any special techniques or stitches required, and offer tips for assembling and finishing your amigurumi. Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting, this pattern is perfect for you! So, grab your hooks, and let’s get started!


Hi everyone! I’m excited to share with you a new amigurumi pattern that I’ve designed for the summer season. Today, I want to introduce you to Penguin the Summer, a fun and adorable amigurumi that is perfect for the summer season. This penguin is designed in a Crewmate-like shape, and is wearing swim glasses, a snorkel, and swim fins, making it ready for some summer fun in the sun.

If you’re new to amigurumi, don’t worry – this pattern is beginner-friendly, so it’s a great project to start with. You might wonder which stitches are needed to crochet a penguin like that, You’ll need to know how to do single crochet, increase single crochet, decrease single crochet, slip stitch, and skip stitch to complete the pattern.

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Recommended easy pattern to crochet for beginners. You might need to check out my basic crochet stitches tutorial.

To crochet a penguin like mine, you’ll need fine-weight yarns and a 2.3 mm crochet hook, which can be purchased on ETSY. You’ll also need to know how to change colors and join yarn in amigurumi, but don’t worry if you’re not familiar with these skills – tutorials are available on my blog.

The finished size is 17 cm (~6.6 inches) (sport yarn)

  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Inc: Increase single crochet
  • Dec: Decrease single crochet
  • Ss: Slip stitch
  • Sk: Skip stitch
  • […] … x time: Repeat instructions x times
  • (…): Number of stitches of each round
  • {…}: Work instructions within brackets into the same stitch

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How To Crochet A Penguin?

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Now let’s crochet a penguin in summer style

Legs (x2)

*Second leg: do not fasten off

Start with orange yarn

  • Rnd 1: sc 6 into a MR (6sts)
  • Rnd 2: inc 6 (12sts)
  • Rnd 3: [inc, sc] 6 times (18sts)

Change to blue yarn

  • Rnd 4: [inc, sc 5] 3 times (21sts)
  • Rnd 5: sc 21 (21sts)

Fasten off. (image-1)

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Continue from the second leg. Ch 6, join to the first leg (image-2)

  • Rnd 6: sc 21 (first leg), sc 6 (chain), sc 21 (second leg), sc 6 (chain) (54sts)
  • Rnd 7-9(3rnds): sc 54 (54sts) (image-3)

Change to cream yarn on BOLD stitches to make the belly 

  • Rnd 10: sc 19, sc 12, sc 23 (54sts)
  • Rnd 11: sc 18, sc 15, sc 21 (54sts)
  • Rnd 12: sc 17, sc 17, sc 20 (54sts)
  • Rnd 13: sc 16, sc 19, sc 19 (54sts)
  • Rnd 14-15 (2rnds): sc 15, sc 21, sc 18 (54sts)
  • Rnd 16: sc 15, sc 22, sc 17 (54sts)
  • Rnd 17: sc 14, sc 23, sc 17 (54sts)
  • Rnd 18: sc 14, sc 24, sc 16 (54sts)
  • Rnd 19-20 (2rnds): sc 15, sc 23, sc 16 (54sts)
  • Rnd 21: sc 16, sc 22, sc 16 (54sts)
  • Rnd 22: sc 17, sc 20, sc 17 (54sts)
  • Rnd 23: sc 18, sc 18, sc 18 (54sts)
  • Rnd 24: sc 19, sc 17, sc 18 (54sts)
  • Rnd 25: sc 18, sc 19, sc 17 (54sts)
  • Rnd 26: sc 17, sc 21, sc 16 (54sts)

Change to light blue yarn on BLUE stitches to make the glasses

  • Rnd 27: sc 17, sc, sc 6, sc 7, sc 6, sc, sc 16 (54sts)
  • Rnd 28: sc 17, sc 8, sc 5, sc 8, sc 16 (54sts)
  • Rnd 29: sc 17, sc 9, sc 3, sc 9, sc 16 (54sts)
  • Rnd 30: sc 17, sc 10, sc 2, sc 10, sc 15 (54sts)
  • Rnd 31: sc 17, sc 22, sc 15 (54sts)
  • Rnd 32-33 (2rnds): sc 18, sc 21, sc 15 (54sts)
  • Rnd 34: sc 18, sc, sc 19, sc, sc 15 (54sts)
  • Rnd 35: sc 19, sc, sc 18, sc, sc 15 (54sts)
  • Rnd 36: sc 20, sc 19, sc 15 (54sts)

* Place the safety eyes between round 31 and 32, the distance between 2 eyes is 11 stitches. 

Start stuffing.

  • Rnd 37: [dec, sc 7] 2 times, dec, [sc 7, dec] 2 times, sc 7, dec, sc 7 (48sts)
  • Rnd 38: [dec, sc 6] 2 times, dec, sc, sc 5, dec, sc 6, [dec, sc 6] 2 times (42sts)
  • Rnd 39: [dec, sc 5] 2 times, dec, sc 2, sc 3, dec, sc 4, sc, [dec, sc 5] 2 times (36sts)
  • Rnd 40: [dec, sc 4] 2 times, dec, sc 2, sc 2, dec, sc 2, sc 2, [dec, sc 4] 2 times (30sts)
  • Rnd 41: [sc 3, dec] 6 times (24sts)
  • Rnd 42: [sc 2, dec] 6 times (18sts)

End stuffing.

  • Rnd 43: [sc, dec] 6 times (12sts)
  • Rnd 44: dec 6 (6sts)

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

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Use blue yarn

  • Rnd 1: sc 6 into a MR (6sts)
  • Rnd 2: inc, sc 5 (7sts)
  • Rnd 3: {sc 3}, sc 6 (9sts)
  • Rnd 4: inc, sc 8 (10sts)
  • Rnd 5: {sc 3}, sc 9 (12sts)
  • Rnd 6: inc, sc 11 (13sts)
  • Rnd 7: {sc 3}, sc 12 (15sts)
  • Rnd 8: inc, sc 14 (16sts)
  • Rnd 9: {sc 3}, sc 15 (18sts)
  • Rnd 10: inc, sc 17 (19sts)
  • Rnd 11: {sc 3}, sc 18 (21sts)

Fold and crochet on both sides using sc: sc 10 (10sts)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Frame of Swim Goggles

Use orange yarn

  • Ch 75 (or more), ss into the second chain from the hook, ss 73 (74sts)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.


Use yellow yarn

  • Rnd 1: sc 6 into a MR (6sts)
  • Rnd 2: [inc, sc 2] 2 times (8sts)
  • Rnd 3: [inc, sc] 4 times (12sts)
  • Rnd 4: [inc, sc 2] 4 times (16sts)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

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Use blue yarn

  • Rnd 1: sc 6 into a MR (6sts)
  • Rnd 2: [inc, sc] 3 times (9sts)
  • Rnd 3: [inc, sc 2] 3 times (12sts)
  • Rnd 4: sc, inc 2, sc 9 (14sts)
  • Rnd 5: [inc, sc] 3 times, sc 8 (17sts)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.


Start with orange yarn, and work in row.

  • Row 1: sc 6 into a MR (6sts)

Use i-cord technique, crochet row 2.

Change to light blue yarn

Stuffing as you go.

  • Row 3-41(39 rows:) 6sts 

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Swim Fins (x2)

Part 1: use light blue yarn

Work in row, ch 1 at the end of each row, and turn.

  • Row 1: ch 6, sc to the 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch across (5sts)
  • Row 2-5(4 rows): sc 5 (5sts)
  • Row 6: sc 2, inc, sc 2 (6sts)
  • Row 7: sc 3, inc, sc 2 (7sts)
  • Row 8: sc 3, inc, sc 3 (8sts)
  • Row 9: sc 4, inc, sc 3 (9sts)
  • Row 10: sc 4, inc, sc 4 (10sts)
  • Row 11: sc 5, inc, sc 4 (11sts)

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Part 2: use blue yarn

Insert the hook into the last stitch of row 1 of part 1 and ch 1 (image-11)

  • Sk 2 sts, {dc 6}, ss to the first stitch of row 1, ss the first stitch of row 11, sc 2, ss 2, sc, {sc, ch, sc}, sc, ss 2, sc 2, ss to the last stitch of row 1.

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (image-12)

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Part 3:  use orange yarn (image-13), work in joining round:

  • Ch 21, join into the first chain to make a ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 21 (21sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ss 21 (21sts)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing, and sew part 3 to part 1. (image-14)

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  • Sew the swim goggles to the head from round 27 to round 35
  • Sew the flippers to the body from round 16 to round 24
  • Sew the tail to the back at round 10
  • Sew the snorkel to the left side of body

Congratulations! You have now known how to crochet a penguin in summer style like mine. I hope you’ve enjoyed crocheting a penguin in summer style and fun summertime penguin as much as I have.

Remember, don’t be afraid to experiment with colors or accessories to give your Penguin the Summer a unique personality. You can make a whole family of penguins in different sizes and colors to create a fun and playful display.

I would love to see your finished Penguin the Summer amigurumi, so please share your creations on social media and tag me #lennutas @lennutas! If you have any questions or feedback on the pattern, feel free to let me know in the comments.

Thank you for choosing this pattern and joining me on this fun crochet journey. I hope to bring you more exciting patterns and projects in the future. Happy crocheting!

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If you love Penguin the Summer, then you’ll definitely want to check out Unicorn the Summer, another amigurumi designed in the same shape and style. Unicorn the Summer is also a perfect summer companion, designed in a Crewmate-like shape and wearing a cute summer hat and sunglasses.

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Both Penguin the Summer and Unicorn the Summer are designed to be a couple, so they make great companion pieces. You can make both patterns and display them together, or gift them to a friend or loved one as a cute summer-themed duo.

If you’re interested in getting the PDF versions of these patterns, you can check out my patterns shop at or my ETSY store. I have a variety of other amigurumi patterns available as well, so feel free to take a look and see if there’s anything else that catches your eye.

If you want to crochet a penguin that cute like this Penguin summer, then you may also enjoy some of my other penguin patterns. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Penguin the Chef: This adorable penguin is dressed up in a chef outfit and ready to cook up some fun in the kitchen. The Penguin the Chef pattern is part of my Animal Occupation collection, which features a variety of animals in different job outfits. If you like the idea of creating animals with different jobs, then this collection is perfect for you.
  • Dabbing Penguin: This fun and quirky penguin is in a dab pose and wearing a red hat. This pattern is great for those who want to create a unique and humorous addition to their amigurumi collection.

Both of these patterns are available on my website and come with detailed instructions and photos to guide you through the process. I hope you give them a try and have as much fun creating them as I did designing them. Happy crocheting!


Thank you for taking the time to check out my amigurumi pattern for Penguin the Summer. I hope you found this pattern easy to follow and enjoyable to make. I designed this pattern with summer fun in mind, and I can’t wait to see all the cute and creative ways you display your finished amigurumi.

If you have any questions or comments about the pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me on my blog or social media channels. I love hearing from fellow amigurumi enthusiasts and am always happy to offer assistance or advice.

Thank you again for your support and interest in my amigurumi designs. I can’t wait to see what other cute and creative patterns I can come up with in the future. Happy crocheting!

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