This is starting to look like the year of the appliqué. First there was the Folk Art Heart and now there's a Ducky. Have I gone mad? Or worse, have I gone cutie patootie?
I guess there's nothing else to do but own it. Yes, I designed this little yellow ducky. I didn't actually wake up one morning with the burning desire to design a duck. During a recent visit, my mom asked me if I could make one. She was working on a baby blanket that called for a row of ducks. The way in which the ducks were to be knitted into the fabric was difficult and so my mother decided to hire a duck woman. That's me.
I've never been one to reinvent the wheel, so the first thing I did was jump on Pinterest. I figured that there were probably some crocheted duckies out there, and though there were, none were quite right. I was going for more of that classic rubber ducky shape. After a few false starts, I put down my crochet hook and picked up a pencil. Once I had a drawing I liked, the rest came easily. Basically, if I can draw it, I can crochet it. I guess that's my process.
If you find yourself in need of a Ducky Appliqué pattern, I am adding this one to the mix. The yellow ducky was made using some of my own handspun, hand dyed yarn. Then I mused that a brushed mohair ducky would be fairly adorable. See, I have gone cutie patootie! I will call him Fluffy.