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How To Needle Felt A Cute Penguin – For Beginners

Penguins hold a special charm that transcends seasons, yet their appeal seems to heighten as the winter frost settles in. Delightfully crafted these adorable needle felted penguins embody the essence of joy and make for a delightful and soothing DIY endeavor.

With their simplistic shapes and straightforward needle felting techniques, creating a ‘Waddle’ of these charming creatures becomes a breeze. Indeed, ‘Waddle’ is the fitting term for a group of penguins, and adding these little cuties to your seasonal decor will spark a sense of homemade warmth. Embrace the magic of crafting as you embark on this delightful journey of bringing these beloved creatures to life, adding a touch of cheer to your home throughout the year, but especially during the cosy embrace of winter.

Skill Level – Beginners


Time to make: 60 minutes

Start needle felting today and download the easy penguin pattern

Felt along with me workshop style below: For video tutorials please visit THE FELT HUB on YouTube and follow the beginner’s series of tutorials to create your basic shapes.

Happy felting!

Three felted penguins, one with a turquoise scarf, surrounded by colorful wool and a spindle, with a blurred yarn-filled background.


In this comprehensive needle felting tutorial, I’ll guide you step by step through the creation of an adorable baby penguin. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just dipping your toes into the world of needle felting, this tutorial is perfect for you. I’ll cover everything you need to know, from selecting the right materials to mastering essential needle felting techniques. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have your very own charming penguin creation to adorn your home or gift to a friend. So grab your felting needles and let’s get crafting!

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For needle felting patterns visit the Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts website

7 thoughts on “How To Needle Felt A Cute Penguin – For Beginners

  1. Alison Lloyd

    Just finished the penguin as a present for our granddaughter who is 6 on Friday. Really enjoyed making it and Im sure Illl be logging in again to complete another project.

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