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Theo the Penguin

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Free pattern for original/large-size Theo is here · Video preview is here

Theo the Penguin is an adorable crochet doll that was designed from the children’s book, “Theo’s Heart”, written by Amy Kwong © 2020 and illustrated by Tracy Liu. Theo’s arms and body are crocheted together in one piece. His design features color-changing techniques to create the white front and belly. Theo is mostly crocheted using super bulky blanket yarn, with medium weight yarn for his heart and feet.

The paid PDF pattern also includes bonus instructions for crocheting the mini Theo penguin, which is the perfect size as a keychain or pocket pal.

Crochet this little book buddy to accompany his sweet story! This book and doll set would make the perfect gift for any young learner.

If you’d like to get a copy of the book, check out the English version here, and Bilingual (English/Chinese) version here.

Theo: 16 cm in height
Mini Theo: 6 cm in height

★★☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner. Requires stitches used (below), color changing, sewing parts together, and attaching safety eyes.

Stitches/Terms (US Terms):
FO = fasten off
MR = magic ring
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = triple (treble) crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
BLO = back loops only
FLO = front loops only

Bernat Blanket Yarn (super bulky weight #6) in grey and white
Medium weight #4 yarn in orange and pink
6mm hook
4mm hook
2.75mm hook
9mm plastic safety eyes
Yarn needle

Note: For the “Mini Theo” (available as a bonus pattern in paid PDF pattern only), you will only need a 2.75mm hook and medium weight yarn in grey, white, pink, and orange.

This character’s design is owned by Amy Kwong © 2020.

This crochet pattern is © 2022 Sweet Softies. For personal use only. You may not translate, copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may not make a video or teach a class using my patterns without my written consent. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my blog ( No wholesale.
You will get a PDF (183KB) file

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