Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart’s Black, Bright Yellow, Carrot Pumpkin and Pale Yellow)
Tapestry or blunt needle
1 little bell (I used a a cat’s little ball with a bell inside)
Crochet hooks size H and size G
Note: You can use cotton yarn if you like, but personally, I prefer acrylic yarn because it can be thrown into the washer and into the dryer often to keep the toy clean and it will not shrink.
Ring: With worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Carrot), Ch 7.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hk and in all achians across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc). Rows 3-32: Rep row 2. Cut a tail twice as long as the strip you crocheted and thread a blunt needle with the end of the long yarn tail you just left and begin to whipstitch thestrip into a tube. Using a stuffing tool or a small dowel, push the fiberfill into the tube until the tube is firm. Sew both sides together into a doughnut. Fasten off.
Set ring aside for now. Duckieroo’s Face and Back of Head (make 1 of each): With H hook and Bright Yellow, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk. Ch 1, do not turn. Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Ch 1, do not turn. Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. rep from * around. Ch 1, don’t turn. Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * to end of rnd. Ch 1, do not turn. Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * all around. Ch 1, do not turn. Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * all around. Ch 1, do not turn. Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Ch 1, do not turn. Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. sl st to end rnd. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew with. Set aside.
Bang: With G hook and pale yellow, ch 12, 1 sc in 7th ch from hk.1 sc in next sc, ch 6, sl st in same space as beginning ch, 1 sc in next sc, ch 6, slip st in same space as starting ch, rep across, 1 sc in last ch. Fasten off. Set aside for now.
Duckieroo’s bill: With Pumpking and G hook, ch 21.Row 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and all across.Ch 1, turn. Row 2 (from now on work in back loops only): 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Row 3- Rep row 2.
Rows 3-5: Rep row 2. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Duckieroo’s eyes (make 2): With black and G hook, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Putting Duckieroo together: First, place both sides of the head right sides facing each other and sew them both sides of the face, leavin gthe bottom part open (leave at least 11 sc without being sewn). Turn inside out. Whipstitch bangs to the top of Duckieroo’s head across the front part of face. Fastenoff inside the toy’s head. Sew bill in place as follows: Turn the bill so that the wrong side is facing. Sew the side first. then the bottom part so that it forms a little pocket. Stuff lightly with fiberfill. Now measure duckieroo’s little head so that you can place the bill centered. Pin the bill in place so that it will not move as you sew it.Sew the underside of the bill flat, but as you sew the upper part, raise it a bit to a curve upwards to immitate the real bill of a duckie.Fasten off. Sew the eyes in place following placement shown in photo. Stuff Duckieroo’s head lightly, insert the ball and cushion it with the fiberfill. Slip the head into the ring, letting the front and back portions of the toy overlap over the ring. Use photo as guide. Sew head in place. Fasten off.