Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bird Pattern

Supplies
3mm Crochet Hook 
2mm Crochet Hook (You will use this Hook to crochet the Beak and Hair only)
8mm Safety Eyes
Worsted Weight Yarn (For The Bird and Beak)
Crochet Thread (For The Wings and Hair)
Scissors
Needle
Stuffing
9 Gauge Craft Wire
Small Pliers

Abbreviations
Ch-Chain
Sc-Single Crochet
Inc-Increase 
Dec- Decrease
Lpst-Loop Stitch
Fo-Fasten Off

Bird
Rd1:You will be starting at the top of your Bird's head. With worsted weight yarn 6sc in magic ring (Or ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook) (6)
Rd2:Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3:Inc x 12 (24)
Rd4:Sc x 24 (24)
Rd5:Inc x 24 (48)
Rd6-16:Sc x48 (48)
Rd17:[Sc x 5, dec] x 6, sc x 6 (42)
Rd18-23:Sc x 42 (42)
Rd24:Sc x 16, dec x 13 (29)
Rd25-26:Sc x 29 (29)
Rd27:Sc x 16, [sc, dec] x 4, sc (25)
Rd28:Sc x 25 (25)
Rd29:Sc x 15, [sc, dec] x 3, sc (22)
Rd30-32:Sc x 22 (22)
Rd33:Sc x 13, dec x 4, sc (18)
Rd34:Dec x 3, sc x 6, dec x 3 (12)
Now insert your eyes. The stitch that is on your hook now is the front of your doll, use this as a guide as to where to place the eyes. I placed my eyes 11 rows down and 6 rows apart. And then stuff your doll firmly. Continue stuffing your doll as you work throughout the rest of the pattern.
Rd35-36:Sc x 12 (12)
Rd37:Dec x 2, sc x 6, dec (9)
Rd38:Sc x 9 (9)
Rd39:Dec x 4, sc (5)
Rd40:Dec x 2 (2), fo and sew closed
Wing (Make 2)
Row1:To make the wings you use two strands of crochet thread at the same time. I chose to use two different colours. Ch2 (2)
Row2:Turn, 2 sc in second ch from hook (2)
Row3:Turn, ch, inc x 2 (4)
Row4:Turn, ch, sc x 4 (4)
Row5:Turn, ch, lpst x 4 (4)
Row6:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 2, inc (6)
Row7:Turn, ch, lpst x 6 (6)
Row8:Turn, ch, inc, sc x 4, inc (8)
Row9:Turn, ch, lpst x 8 (8)
Row10:Turn, ch, sc x 8 (8)
Row11-20: Repeat Row 9-10 (8)
Row 21:Turn, ch, lpst x 8 (8), leave a long tail and fo
Hair
Rd1:With a 2mm hook and crochet thread 6sc in magic ring (Or ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook) (6)
Rd2:Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3:Lpst x 12 (12), leave a long tail and fo

Beak
Row1:With a 2mm hook and worsted weight yarn ch4 (4)
Row2:Turn, sc x 3 (3)
Row3:Turn, ch, dec, sc (2)
Row4:Turn, ch, dec (1), leave a long tail and fo

Legs
To make the legs cut a long piece of 9 gauge wire the length that you want both of the legs to be. I made each leg on my doll about 4" tall. Also remember you will need to add a bit more because you will bend the ends of the wire to create your doll's feet and you will need to add a bit for the wire that will be in your doll between both legs. Now bend the wire and poke it through your Doll where you want the legs placed. Then bend the legs straight, and bend little feet. Small jewellry pliers come in handy when bending the craft wire, especially when you make the feet. 
Assembly
Now sew the wings on your Bird. Sew on the beak and hair, and weave in all ends.

Feel free to sell finished items you make using my patterns. It is appreciated if you can list if as an Amidorable Crochet design. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com 

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