Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Pair of Purple Plush Penguins in Crochet

Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds who live in the Southern Hemisphere.  They are typically tuxedo black and white in coloring, except for the Australian Little Blue Penguin.

Purple Penguins in Plush

When penguins are handmade by crocheting them in yarn, they become a plush toy which can be any color you can imagine.  Today we are going to look at a pair of penguins created in shades of purple who are currently living in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts.
 In addition to liking shades of purple, I just discovered that Ultra Violet is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018, so these purple penguins are definitely up-to-date! :)

Purple Plush Penguin

purple plush penguin
Paul the Purple Plush Penguin
Come meet Paul, a purple plush penguin pal handmade in crochet.

Created in purple and white acrylic yarn, Paul the Purple Penguin is stuffed with soft new polyfil and has lock-washer safety craft eyes for features, along with his gold crocheted beak and feet.

Paul Penguin is a squeezably soft purple penguin plush animal who measures a roly-poly round 5 x 5 inches.  

Lavender Penguin in Crochet

Lori, the Lavender Plush Penguin
Paul's penguin friend Lori loves being a plush penguin because she can be an imaginary color for a penguin and she chose her favorite, Lavender!

Lori is a plush Penguin handmade in a lavender shade of acrylic yarn. She is stuffed with soft new polyfil and has safety eyes for features, along with a beak and feet that are crocheted in gold yarn.   Lori measures a roly-poly round 5 x 5 inches.

If You Were a Penguin …


Colorful Penguin Colony

If you were a plush penguin, you could be purple or lavender or any color you chose.  The Coastal Crochet Craft Etsy Shop has a bunch of plush penguins available in all the colors of the rainbow, plus the standard tuxedo color combination.  Check out the Penguins in the shop's 
Penguins in Plush  section and see a virtual rainbow of color choices, including those in shades of purple. These plush penguins love visitors.

A Book about Penguins

Penguin book available on Amazon

This darling picture book for ages 4 to 8 years is a cute way to help children imagine what it would be like to be a penguin.  Told in rhymes, the story introduces scenes of penguin life from swimming underwater to tobogganing on ice.  If You Were a Penguin book is a delight for young children. 

For a selection of penguin-related gift ideas, check out this Penguins & Polar Bears Gift Guide.

Penguin Awareness Day is January 20 

 (c) Written by Wednesday Elf on 4/8/2015. Updated on 1/19/2018


  1. Oh, the purple penguins are precious, absolutely adorable! Penguins are among my favorites. I have always had a soft spot for a little penguin. I have never seen a live Australian Blue Penguin. I really do need to go to Australia just to see the cool and unique animals.

    1. I have a special place in my heart for penguins, Mouse. They are one of my favorite animals (sea bird?) too.

  2. Penguins are amazing little birds and these crocheted ones are adorable!

  3. Penguins seem so very interesting. I've enjoyed watching some specials about them on tv. I love these little crocheted ones, too. They look so cuddly!!

  4. Such adorable little Penguin pals!

  5. These are so cute! They would make a great collection for someone who loves Penguins :)