Pleasance Platypus

Being a bit of a unique kind of gal, unique animals always take my fancy. I think the platypus is one of the most unique animals out there. Kind of like a duck/fish/beaver all put into one and it’s the only mammal that lays eggs. God must have had a sense of humor when He designed this one! :D I had the cutest plush platypus many years ago. It always brought a smile to my face when I saw it. I no longer have it but I thought I would try and bring that smile back. :) I know this is not an exact replica of a platypus and some may think it’s a duck laying down on the job :P but I hope it brings you a smile as well. :)

Pleasance Platypus

 

Materials Needed:

WW Yarn
US “F” Crochet Hook
Polyfil, Stitch Marker, Yarn Needle, safety eyes

sc = single crochet
inc = 2 stitches in 1 stitch
sl st = slip stitch
dec = invisible decrease
fo =  fasten off

Work in rounds without joining. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.
Begin with a magic circle.

Head/Body:
Rnd 1:  6 sc in a magic circle. (6)
Rnd 2:  inc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3:  (inc in next st, sc in next st) repeat around. (18)
Rnd 4:  (inc in next st, sc in next 2 st) repeat around. (24)

Rnd 5:  (inc in next st, sc in next 3 st) repeat around. (30)
Rnd 6-10:  sc around (30)
Rnd 11:  (dec, sc in next 3 st) repeat around. (24)
Rnd 12:  (dec, sc in next 2 st) repeat around. (18)
Rnd 13-14:  sc around (18)
Rnd 15:  (inc in next st, sc in next 2 st) repeat around. (24)
Rnd 16:  sc around (24)
Rnd 17:  (inc in next st, sc in next 3 st) repeat around. (30)
Rnd 18:  sc around (30)
Rnd 19:  (inc in next st, sc in next 4 st) repeat around. (36)
Rnd 20:  sc around (36)
Rnd 21:  (inc in next st, sc in next 5 st) repeat around. (42)
Rnd 22-31:  sc around (42)
Rnd 32:  (dec, sc in next 5 st) repeat around. (36)
Rnd 33:  (dec, sc in next 4 st) repeat around. (30)
Rnd 34:  (dec, sc in next 3 st) repeat around. (24)
Rnd 35:  (dec, sc in next 2 st) repeat around. (18)
Rnd 36:  (dec, sc in next st) repeat around. (12)
Rnd 37:  dec around (6)
FO.

Bill:
Rnd 1:  9 sc in a magic circle. (9)
Rnd 2:  (inc in next st, sc in next 2 st) repeat around. (12)
Rnd 3:  sc around (12)
Rnd 4:  (dec, sc in next 2 st) repeat around. (9)
Rnd 5-6:  sc around (9)
Rnd 7:  ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 st. (4)
FO.

Feet:
Rnd 1:  6 sc in a magic circle. (6)
Rnd 2:  inc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3-6:  sc around (12)
Rnd 7:  (dec, sc in next 2 st) (9)
FO.

Assembly: Flatten bill and sew onto front of face placing top of bill between eyes (see photos). Flatten feet and sew evening on either side of the body. Voila! Your own Pleasance Platypus. :)

© 2011 Stephanie Osborne  Please do not sell or distribute this pattern; instead just post a  link to the original, (http://rockin4god.com/2011/05/pleasance-platypus)   I don’t mind you using the items you make however you wish but please give credit to me as the pattern designer. I would love to see your photos when you make your own Pleasance Platypus.  Please use your own photos when posting your work. Feel free to leave comments. Thank you and God bless.


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13 Responses to “Pleasance Platypus”

  • Heather says:

    Really cute! But don’t platypuses/platypi have tails? Any suggestions for that part of its anatomy?

    • Stephanie says:

      Yes, in real life, they have beaver like tails. Mine from childhood didn’t… so I chose to leave it off. I will try and get an optional tail wrote up for you as soon as possible. ;)

  • Betsy says:

    Hi! This is adorable–I’m wondering how big it is?

    Thanks!

    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you. :) The blue one was made with Caron Simply Soft and is just over 7″ long. The gray one was made with Red Heart and is a bit bigger. It was a gift so don’t have it here to measure it.

  • trish says:

    I love this. I have several color combonations I can do, beacuse I have several different colors. What colors would you suggest? I have blues, pinks, purplrs and greens. I always use Caron Simply Soft, But I do have some Red Heart. Also do you have any other free patterns that are easy? If so I would love to try them…..

    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you. I had a pink plush platypus as a child that this was fashioned after but I think it would work in any colors. :) Check my crochet page at the top for more patterns.

  • Rhi says:

    Hi i love this and will for sure be making a few of these they are so cute, thankyou so much for the pattern.

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