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The Little Yellow Duck Project was started in April 2014, by Emma Harris, and is an open-ended, world-wide, project which aims to raise awareness of the need for blood, stem cell and organ donors. We are very happy to take part in the project as Pat would not be here now if it had not been for a kidney transplant, from an unknown donor, in 1986.

You can read all about the project at

The Little Yellow Duck Project

Quote: The Little Yellow Duck Project involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as random acts of kindness that are left in public places for others to find. A special tag on each one invites the finder to take their gift home to brighten their day and to visit this website to register where they found their gift. We hope that the stories and information found here will encourage them to pledge their own random act of kindness by registering to donate blood, bone marrow, organs tissues.

On the web site you can find a lot of information, including

We have created a pattern for knit and crochet duck finger puppets. These are much smaller than than most of the other ducks but they are very quick and easy to make.

Click here to download the pattern

These ducks are extremely quick and easy to make. They are suitable for someone wanting to make their first crochet toy or for more experienced crocheters who want to churn out lots of ducks quickly.

Click here to download the pattern

These are some of the ducks we have made from other people’s patterns.

You will find lots of patterns in the Little Yellow Duck group at Ravelry.com.

These paper ducks have only a QR and a name. They are only useful if you can be sure that the people who pick them up know what to do wth a QR code.

Click here to download the pdf for printing these ducks

You can follow the project on