Penguin Pillow Pal

Design by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

Penguin Pillow Pal by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.
Penguin Pillow Pal by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

This adorable, sleeping penguin pillow adds a touch of crochet whimsy to any room. Make your version without (at left) or with (at right) flippers and webbed feet. This is the first pattern in the second annual Cozy at Home Crochet Along with CAL Central Crochet.

Skills Used

  • Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
  • Crocheting flat in rows, crocheting in the round, increasing
  • Seaming with whipstitch, starting with magic adjustable ring, embroidery back stitch (includes linked video tutorials)
  • Seaming with single crochet, seaming with slip stitch, crocheting around rows (includes video tutorial)
  • Special stitch patternes: Bob, sc2tog (includes written instructions and video tutorials)

Finished Size: Approximately 15.5” (39.5 cm) tall x 15” (38 cm) wide at widest point before seaming and stuffing.


  • King Cole Big Value Super Chunky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/90 yd/81 m) – 2 skeins in 1758 White (CA), 4 skeins in 8 Black (CB), and 1 skein in 20 Wine (CC), or approximately 150 yd (137 m) in CA; 324 yd (296 m) in CB; and 20 yd (18 m) in CC in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Locking Stitch Marker Set.
  • Bent-tip yarn needle.
  • Fairfield World Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber Fill – 20 ounce bag.

Skill Level: Easy

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