small crochet duck

Small No-Sew Crochet Duck (Free Pattern)

As Spring draws near, we’re so excited to add another pattern to our Kozu Palm Pets small crochet animals series: a no-sew crochet duck! This is the second completely no sew pattern in the series, after our small bunny. This little duckling is so sweet! I love his webbed feet. And the best part of this pattern? You can crochet this duck without any sewing! Honestly! If you hate sewing like I do, then you will be thrilled by this pattern.

About this Crochet Duck Pattern

This cute little crochet duck pattern is an easy pattern that is suitable for beginners. It works up to be approximately 4 inches tall using DK yarn and a 2.75mm crochet hook. However, you can use any yarn that you like, making the possibilities of sizes endless! With plush yarn, he turns out to be 11.5 inches, which is perfect for a little cuddly ducky!

crochet duck with plush yarn

Because this is a no sew amigurumi pattern, it is very important to follow the instructions in the order in which they are written. You must crochet the wings, beak, and tail before moving onto the body of your duck, as they will be crocheted in as you crochet the body.

I love the webbed feet for the duck, and how they are added on simply by working in the backloops leftover at the base of the feet. It’s quite simple but it gives the really cute webbed look.

I hope you will enjoy crocheting this cute duck as much as I did!

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No-Sew Crochet Duck Free Pattern

This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in any way without permission from the designers. You may sell finished objects made from this pattern in small quantities but please give credit to as the pattern designer.

Tools & Materials You Need to Crochet a Duck

  • Yarn: You need a small amount of yarn in yellow and orange
  • 2.75 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Two 7mm safety eyes

Crochet Duck: Stitches Used and Abbreviations

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

DC: double crochet

DC INC: two DC in the same stitch

Pattern notes

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • This pattern is crocheted in continuous rounds unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker on the first stitch of every round so that you don’t lose track of the start of your round.
  • This duck was made using DK yarn. However, you may use any yarn with the relevant hook (usually, for amigurumi you go down 2-3 sizes from that recommended on the yarn label).
  • This is a no-sew amigurumi pattern. You must first crochet wings, beak, and tail of your duck before continuing on to the body, as these will be crocheted in as you go.

Finished size:

This duck is approximately 4 inches tall, using DK yarn and a 2.75 mm crochet hook.

Sizing Adaptations for Your Crochet Duck

You can crochet this duck in multiple sizes by adapting the yarn thickness that you use. Using velvet yarn and a 3.25mm crochet hook, your duck will be approximately 6 inches tall. With super bulky yarn, this duck is approximately 11” tall, and was crocheted using with a 7mm crochet hook, and has 16mm safety eyes.

How to Crochet a Duck

Wings (make 2)

two crochet duck wings

Do not stuff

Using yellow

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch (12)

Round 3-4 (2 rounds): SC around (12)

Round 5: (2 SC, INV DEC) three times (9)

Round 6: SC around (9)

Round 7: (SC, INV DEC) three times (6)

Now pinch the two ends of the wing together, chain one, and 3 SC through both sides to close the wing. See the tutorial on how to attach parts to amigurumi without sewing. Fasten off.


Do not stuff

Using orange

Round 1: Chain 5. Starting in the second chain from the hook, 3 SC, 3 SC in the next chain as your work turns. Now continue on the other side of the chain. 2 SC and INC in the last chain (10)

Round 2: SC around (10)

Now fold the two ends of the beak together, chain one, and 5 SC through both sides to close the beak. Fasten off.


crochet duck tail

Do not stuff

Using yellow

We will first begin by making the two bumps on the top of the tail.

Round 1: 5 SC into a magic circle (5)

Round 2: SC around (5)

Fasten off. Repeat Rounds 1-2 for the second bump but do not fasten off.

We will now be joining the two bumps.

Round 3: SC into the first unworked stitch of the first bump. SC in each of the remaining 4 stitches of the first bump and the 5 stitches of the second bump. (10)

Round 4: (3 SC, INV DEC) twice (8)

Round 5: SC around (8)

Now do 2 SC (or as many as you need to) so that you are on the side of the tail.

Pinch the two ends of the tail together, chain one, and 4 SC through both sides to close the tail. Fasten off.

Tail at the back of a crochet duck


Begin with orange

Stuff the legs lightly as you go.

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Round 2: INC in each stitch (8)

Round 3: SC around in BLO (8)

Round 4: SC around (8)

Fasten off. Make sure that you’ve pulled the magic circle tight so that stuffing doesn’t escape from it.

Repeat rounds 1-4 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.


Stuff as you go.

Change to yellow

Now we will begin joining the legs.

Round 5: Chain 2 and SC in the next unworked stitch of the first leg. Place a stitch marker in this stitch to mark the start of your round. SC in the remaining 7 stitches of the first leg until you reach the chain, SC in each of the 2 chains, SC in the 8 stitches of the next leg, and SC on the other side of each of the two chains until you reach your stitch marker. (20)

Round 6-7 (2 rounds): SC around (20)

Round 8*: SC around (20)

*Note: Crochet the tail in during the end of Round 8 and the start of Round 9, centred to the back of your duck. You will crochet by crocheting through both the tail and the body of your duck. See our tutorial on how to attach parts to amigurumi without sewing.

Round 9-10 (2 rounds): SC around (20)

Round 11:(8 SC, INV DEC) twice (18)

Round 12: SC around (18)

Round 13: SC around (18)

*Note: Crochet the wings in during Round 13 on either side of the body by crocheting through both the body and the arm. See the tutorial at the end of the pattern.

Round 14: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)


Round 15: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 16: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 17: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)

Round 18: SC around (30)

Round 19*: SC around (30)

*Note: Crochet the beak of your duck in during Round 19 by crocheting through both the beak and head of the duck, centred in the front of your duck’s head.

Round 20-24 (5 rounds): SC around (30)

If you’re using safety eyes, insert them between Rounds 19 and 20, two stitches away on either side of the beak. Ensure that you have stuffed the body well, especially the neck.

Round 25: (3 SC, INV DEC) six times (24)

Round 26: (2 SC, INV DEC) six times (18)

Round 27: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)

Ensure that you have stuffed the head well.

Round 28: INV DEC six times (6)

Fasten off and leave a tail. Insert the needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close.


Using orange

We will now be making the webbed feet of our ducks.

Turn your duck upside down and mark off 3 stitches in the center of the foot from the unworked back loops that you left in Round 3. Now, attach yarn to the first unworked back loop that you marked on the right of the foot.

Row 1: Ch 3, DC in the same stitch, DC INC in each of the next two stitches. Fasten off and weave in the ends.


Using yellow

Cut two strands of yarn, approximately 3 inches long. Latch them onto the top of the head of your duck. Trim each strand to the length that you like.

Your small crochet duck is now complete!

How do you crochet a large duck?

If you would like your duck to be larger, you can use thicker yarn with a larger hook. I used super bulky yarn with a 7 mm crochet hook for a duck that was 11.5 inches tall!

Is it easy to crochet a duck?

Yes it’s easy to crochet this duck. Because it’s a no-sew amigurumi pattern, there is none of the sewing that is usually involved in crocheting animals. This pattern uses basic stitches and techniques to crochet.

What yarn do you need to crochet this duck?

You can use any yarn, as long as you use the relevant hook with it. In amigurumi, we typically use a hook size that is 2-3 sizes smaller than the yarn label.

We used DK acryllic yarn to crochet this duck. However, you can use your preferred yarn. Just know that the yarn that you use will determine the size of your duck – the thicker the yarn, the larger your duck!

What are more no sew amigurumi patterns?

If you enjoy no sew amigurumi patterns, check out our no sew small bunny, our small no sew fish, and our small no sew ghost patterns.

Also, all the animals in the Kozu Palm Pets animals series are low sew, so the whole series is great if you don’t like sewing like us!