Funmigurumi Blockety Ducky Toy and Baby Rattle

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This toy is ideal to decorate a nursery, or if baby already plays with blocks, this one can be a lot of fun since it has feet, wings and a tail, it is also a tactile delight for little ones to explore, add to this the fact that it either rattles or it can be squeezed to hear it squeak, which can bring out all those lovable baby giggles you love to hear. It is relatively easy to make, it has a generous size, and it really cute once it is put together.

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight Bright Yellow yarn (1 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight Pumpkin yarn (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Petal Pink yarn (scraps)
Crochet hook size G (only for beak and tail)
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size F (only for eyes and “pink” of cheeks)
Scissors
Fiberfill
Measuring tape
1 or cat balls with a bell inside (you find those in the pet aisle of your local pet shop or WalMart) or 1 Squeaker.
Blunt needle

Block size: Approx. 5” W x 4-1/2” L.


Alternative Blockety Ducky:

You can stuff Blockety with Fiberfill and bury a squaker inside, instead of using the rattling balls.

Note- Unless F or G hook is specified, use crochet hook size H.

Body Blocks

Block # 1-

With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #2-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Block # 3-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #4-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.


Block #5-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Block #6-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Wings (make 2)-
With H hook and Bright Yellow. Ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in same spot as ch 3, 4 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in last sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Feet (Make 4)-
Pieces 1 and 2-
With H hook and Pumpkin, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.

Pieces 3 and 4-
With H hook and Pumpkin, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Tail (Make 2 triangles)-
Triangle #1-
With Bright Yellow and G hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 sc, Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next sc across. (6 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Triangle #2-
With Bright Yellow and G hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 sc, Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next sc across. (6 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew sides of triangle #1 to Triangle #2, leaving flat bottom open on both triangles (base of triangle.) Stuff lightly with fiberfill.)

Beak:
With Pumpking and G hook, ch 10.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and all across. Working in opposite side across foundation loops of beginning chain, make 1 sc per loop. Sl st to join rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 3- Rep row 2. (18 sc)
Rows 3-5: Rep row 2. (18 sc)
Row 6- This time you will only work on the top of the beak. Slip st in first st, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. With a little Black, embroider nostrils on top of beak to give Blockety Ducky a more duck-like look. Fasten off, weave in tail.

“Pink” of Cheeks-
With Petal Pink and F hk, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Petal Pink leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin these two rounds on both sides of beak, and threading blunt needle with leftover yarn, sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Blockety Ducky’s Eyes (make 2):


With black and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Half rnd 2- Join White. Working in back loops only, make 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st in next sc, Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Putting Blockety Ducky Together:

Stuff the beak with fiberfill. Take the block that will correspond to Blockety Ducky’s face, turn it so that the stripes of the sc rows will run vertically, and measure it with measuring tape, center the beak, pin down. Thread blunt needle and sew all around. Fasten off, weave in tail. Pin eyes on top of beak and sew in place.
Fasten off and weave tail. Pin “pink” of cheeks in place beside the beak and sew in place. Fasten off. (Face done.) Set aside.
Take the first block that will correspond to one of the sides, turn it so that the sc rows will run vertically and sew the wing right about the middle of it (measure so that both wings will be at the same level), repeat with the block that will correspond to the other side of block. Fasten off, weave in tails. Take square that corresponds to back of Blockety Ducky, turn so that sc rows run vertically, and center tail on lover part of that square, pin and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Sew two pieces together for each foot. Barely stuff it so that the foot will still be somewhat flat. Close the foot entirely. Fasten off, weave in tail. Repeat with the other foot.
Sew the face block to the side blocks (the ones with the wings. Fasten off, weave in tails. Sew the bak block that has the tail to these three blocks. Fasten off, weave in tail. Sew the bottom block to all the blocks you have already joined. Fasten off, weave in tail. Decide if your Blockety will rattle or if it will be squeezed to hear it squeak, and as you stuff with fiberfill and bury into Blockety either one or two cat balls or a squaker. Sew top block and fasten off.
Note 2-
If you have chosen to stuff the toy and insert a squaker, the ducky will squeak when you squeeze the block, and it is a totally different effect than you get with the rattling ball inside.

You can find very affordable squeakers (believe it or not, at dog toy supplies like Sitstay.com ---Not associated in any way with us. Or in any place that sells grunters and squakers for stuffed dog toys.)



You're done!

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