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Duck and Goose crochet pattern

I’m so excited to have a new design to share with you today! I was a little worried that my amigurumi design mojo would be gone forever after pouring everything I had into The Essential Guide to Amigurumi, but, after a little time off after Christmas, it all came flooding back and I’m so happy to be able to present the first new PlanetJune pattern of 2024: Duck and Goose!

Duck and Goose crochet pattern by PlanetJune

Duck and Goose Fun Facts

Ducks and geese are both members of the family Anatidae (together with swans). They have a similar appearance and features, including webbed feet for swimming and waterproof feathers. But look closely and you can see the differences:

  • Ducks feed mostly in the water, and have a broad flattened bill adapted for dabbling in the water to find and filter their food (primarily aquatic plants and small invertebrates).
  • Geese feed mostly on land and have a strong pointed beak with sharp edges that are used for tearing their food (primarily grass and other vegetation).
  • Geese have a much longer, more slender neck than ducks, which lets them easily reach down to the ground to eat grass.
  • In real life, you can also tell ducks and geese apart by their relative sizes, as most geese are much larger than most ducks. (But that doesn’t apply to the amigurumi versions!)

Duck and Goose crochet pattern by PlanetJune

About the Pattern

For this design, I concentrated on the distinctive shapes of real ducks and geese, paying close attention to what the two birds have in common and what makes them different, to create a pair of perfectly proportioned waterfowl.

The end result is a lovely low-sew pattern, with very little assembly needed – apart from the beak and feet, there are only two pieces to crochet! The realistic shaping is built right in, so all you need to do is follow the pattern and a beautiful Duck or Goose will magically appear beneath your fingers as you crochet.

Duck from the Duck and Goose crochet pattern by PlanetJune

Both the duck (pictured above) and goose (pictured below) options are included in the same pattern. You’ll start by choosing whether to make the duck or goose head, neck and bill, and then continue to the body and feet. As always, every step is clearly explained, with photos wherever needed to aid in the assembly.

Goose from the Duck and Goose crochet pattern by PlanetJune

Buy Now

Ready to get started? Pick up the Duck and Goose crochet pattern from my shop right now.

Or, if you’re not ready to make one just yet, add them to your Ravelry queue or favourites so you don’t forget:

More Ducks and Geese..?

There’s lots of scope for me to design Expansion Packs for this pattern that would let you make specific varieties of distinctly coloured ducks and geese… Would you like a Mallard pattern? Or maybe a Canada Goose? If this pattern sells well I’d love to expand the collection with some expansion packs for different ducks and geese. (Please leave your requests in the comments so I’ll know what you want me to make next!)

I can’t wait to see your ducks and geese – please share them in the PlanetJune Community groups (it’ll be like a waterfowl CAL!)

Duck and Goose crochet pattern by PlanetJune

I’m so happy with these sweet and shapely birds, and I hope you’ll love this pattern as much as I do. 🙂


  1. Jeannie said

    I would love to have a Loon pattern!

    • June said

      I wonder if anyone else would like a loon too? I’d love to design one, if enough people are interested…

    • Juanita Hoskins said

      I would love a loon pattern as well.

  2. .: petrOlly :. said

    Finally a PJ duck! Both patterns are adorable. I’d love to see a Running Indian Duck and will definitely try to adapt your pattern accordingly as long as there is no specific pattern made by you. I’d also like to see all kinds of PJ birds like stork, peacock, turkey, or swan, to mention just a few. A small bird that could “play” a sparrow, a tit, or a similar species just by changing colours would be a great addition, too.

  3. RuthL said

    They’re great June. Love that you explain the differences between the two. Would love to see the colours you choose for both the mallard and the canada goose. 😃

  4. Natasha said

    These are so beautiful! The last thing I made from a pattern by you was the unicorn and it was a lot of work – but worth it for a special little God-daughter! I look forward to making these. Bless you! 🙏🏼

    • June said

      Thank you, Natasha! You’ll definitely appreciate these designs – there’s almost no sewing, and no fiddly bits like the mane, so they’ll be much faster to make than your unicorn 😀

  5. Merry Obrzut said

    Good afternoon I’m very interested to know if you have any parrot patterns this is my first time I am new to your website. You are so talented I’m in awe of your creations. Sincerely yours

    • June said

      Hi Merry, and welcome to PlanetJune! The only parrot design I have so far is the tiny mini parrot that’s part of PocketAmi Set 6, but I’d love to design some bigger and more realistic parrots in future 😊

  6. Kimberly said

    YAY! Welcome back to pattern designing. These look amazing! I’d love to see a mallard duck, Canada goose, and swan!

    • June said

      Ooh, a swan would be a cool addition to the sitting birds range at some point! That wouldn’t be an expansion pack like the others, though; it’d need a whole new design that could support that fabulous neck without wires. But I’d love to do it, if I can figure it out… 🤔

      • Kimberly said

        I’m more than ok with that being a separate pattern and not an expansion! 😀

  7. Lora Ford said

    Hi June. I just picked up my copy of your new book. It’s beautiful! I can’t wait to get started on a project. The photos are great! I can tell you worked very hard on getting it ready.

    Have a great week,

    Lora Ford.

    • June said

      Oh, thank you, Lora! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it 🙂

  8. Katy K. said

    I’m so excited for this pattern, they are beautiful! I’d love to see a Canada Goose, and Mallard duck next, please.

  9. Jan said

    Gorgeous pattern, June. A Mallard next, please!

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