Ducks in a Row Pattern
Size I hook
4 ply worsted weight yarn: light yellow (body), light blue (water), gold (beak) and small amount of black (eye)
NOTE: You can also use bright yellow or white for the duck body and any shade of blue for the water.
SIZE: Approximately 11 1/2" square
SQUARE #1: Blue/yellow (Make 5)
With blue, ch 2.
Row 1: Make 3 sc in second ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 3 sc, sc in top of turning ch, ch 2, turn. (5 sc)
Row 3-9: Repeat pattern established in Row 2 until there are 19 sc at the end of Row 9, end off.
Row 10: Join yellow in same st, ch 1, turn. Dec in next 2 sc, sc across row until last 2 sc, dec last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (17 sc)
Row 11: Dec first 2 sc, sc across row until last 2 sc, dec last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Row 12-17: Repeat Row 11. At the end of Row 17 there will be 3 sc.
Row 18: Work all 3 sc together, end off.
SQUARE #2: Blue/gold (Make 1)
Follow directions of Square #1 using gold yarn instead of yellow.
SQUARE #3: One-color square (Make 1 blue and 2 yellow)
Follow directions of Square #1 except don't end off after Row 9 but instead continue entire square with only one color yarn.
FINISHING: Arrange squares according to picture. Slip st squares together LOOSELY. Using black yarn and tapestry needle, cross stitch an eye for the duck.