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Crochet Bird Pattern

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Here is a lovely little pattern to enjoy this fine Spring Equinox! I’m currently in the process of making a flock of these little chaps, they take a couple of hours each but I do recommend pinning them out and blocking overnight to counteract a little twist in the tail and wings once they’re worked up. I have also realised that they have no eyes, so you could embroider those on or add safety eyes to finish.

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Materials:
Double Knit wool, main colour and beak/feet colour
3.5mm hook, or any hook to create a finished work that will hold the filling well
Yarn needle
Fibre fill

Abbreviations (UK crochet terms)
rnd : round
dc : double crochet
tr: treble
dtr: double treble
st : stitch
ch : chain
sl st : slip stitch
dec : decrease
inc : increase by dc 2 in same st

Head and body

In main colour,
magic circle 6
rnd 1 inc 1 in each st (12)
rnd 2 *inc 1, dc 1* 6 times (18)
rnd 3 *inc 1, dc 2* 6 times (24)
rnd 4-6 work even
rnd 7 *dec 1, dc 2* 6 times (18)
rnd 8 *inc 1, dc 2* 6 times (24)
rnd 9 *inc 1, dc 3* 6 times (30)
rnd 10-15 work even
rnd 16 dec 1, dc 8, dec 1, work even to end (28)
rnd 17 dec 1, dc 6, dec 1, work even to end (26)
rnd 18 dec 1, dc 4, dec 1, work even to end (24)
rnd 19 dec 1, dc 2, dec 1, work even to end (22)
rnd 20 dec 1, dec 1, work even to end (20)
rnd 21 dec 1, dc 16, dec 1 (18)
rnd 22 dec 1, dec 1, dc 10, dec 1, dec 1 (14)
rnd 23 dec 1, dec 1, dc 6 , dec 1, dec 1 (10)
break yarn and pull through to finish.

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Right wing

magic circle 6
rnd 1 *inc 1, inc 1, dc 1* twice
rnd 2 dc 1, inc 1, inc 1, dc 3, inc 1, inc 1, dc 2
rnd 3 dc 2, inc 1, inc 1, dc 5, inc 1, inc 1, dc3
next, dc4.
**ch 8, ch 1 and turn.
row 1 dc 8 down the edge of the ch and 1 more into the side of the last st of the oval section. **
row 2 sl st into next st along of oval, then turn work (do not do a ch before turning like you would ordinarily do when working in rows)
row 3 missing the stitch at the base of your hook, dc 7, ch 1 and turn.
row 4 dc 7, then sl st to anchor the row to the oval as before. Turn
row 5 as in row3, dc 5, ch 1 and turn
row 6 dc 5, sl st to oval and turn
row 7 dc 3, ch 1 and turn
row 8 dc 3, sl st to oval and turn
row 9 dc 1, ch 1 and turn
row 10 dc 1, sl st to oval. Break thread and pull through to finish.

Left wing

Work same as right wing , inserting the following section in place of the pettern between ** **.

**ch 9, ch 1 and turn.
row 1 dc 9 down the edge of the ch, turn the work. By adding the twist here, you will be working the wing to look like a mirror image of the other wing.**

Tail

ch 12, ch 1 and turn
row 1 dc 12, ch 1 and turn
row 2 dc 4, tr 4, dtr 4, chain 3 and turn
row 3 dtr 3, tr 4, dc 5, ch 1 and turn
row 4 dc 12
turn work a quarter turn to work the end of the tail.
Work 6 tr into the same place, ¼ of the way along the edge of the tail. Sl st into centre of edge of tail.
Repeat this last step again but into a space ¾ of the way along the edge. Sl st into very end of edge of tail, break yarn and pull through to finish.

Beak

In beak colour,

Working in a clockwise direction, surface crochet 6 dc in triangular shape (2dc on each side)
rnd 2 dec 1, dec 1, dec 1, break yarn and pull through to finish.
Use end of yarn to sew up ends.

Feet (2 alike)

Surface crochet 2dc in position on front of bird, ch 1 and turn. Dc 2, break yarn and pull through to finish.

Stuff bird body through gap at end. Sew tail to base of body, and wings in place on bird. Weave in all ends to finish.

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  1. Lim Dahye on said:

    Hi
    I’m live in Korea.
    And biggest fan of you 🙂 hahaha.
    May i it will be translated into Korean?
    leave your message. plz.

  2. Vanessa on said:

    Thank you so much for the pattern! Really enjoyed making this and thought it came out great! Made a blue bird for my dad because he loves birds. It really worked up fast and looked great, well done!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful pattern, I have one question, how do I start on the beak, I cant really understand it, sorry 🙂

    • If you’re struggling with the surface crochet bit, try ch 6, slst to make into loop, 6dc into the loop, then carry on from the second line in the beak section. You’ll have made a separate beak which you just need to sew on. X

  4. Shirley Chauvin on said:

    I live in Louisiana USA and I just love your bird patterns ! Thank you very much . I make them for children as gifts !

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  6. I am new to crochet and have found your beautiful birds. I have noticed though, that there are 2 types of tail bottoms; a scalloped one and a fanned-out one. Do you have the instructions for the fanned-out one please? Many thanks for any help!

  7. Virginia Moccio Breim on said:

    Querida, lindos pássaros. Já fiz o corpo. Ficou lindo. A asa direita também. Porém a esquerda nao está bem clara. Não consigo de jeito algum. Me ajude or favor. Sou do Brazil.

  8. Hallo I’m Indah. Live in Indonesia.
    Your crochet is so adorable. Can I translate in bahasa?

  9. Thanks for sharing

  10. Paula McCauley on said:

    These little birds are so cute, I absolutely love them. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern and tutorials.

  11. gravhelio on said:

    Superbe !

  12. Sara Cross on said:

    Good morning. I love your pattern for the bird. It’s beautiful. I was wondering about the “twist” part to make the left wing. I don’t understand what that means exactly. No matter how I’ve looked at the work I can’t figure out what that means to do the second wing. Would you be able to elaborate for me please?
    Thank you for your time.
    Sara

    • Turning the work with add the twist, or alternatively, you can just work another wing the same as the other and use that. Hope this helps, enjoy making your birdies x

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