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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tropical Bird: Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


Tropical Bird

Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks

Sheep Of Delight Crochet

I have to admit: I’m not a huge fan of summer.  Summertime in Illinois with no air conditioning means a lot of heat, a lot of humidity, and a lot of bugs.  Nevertheless, I felt like I should attempt at least one “summery” design for my blog, so here it is.  The Tropical Bird works up super quickly.  It only takes a few colors so that you can stick your yarn in your beach bag and finish a Tropical Bird before you finish working on your tan.  Don’t be afraid to experiment with color on this one, the brighter the better!

Skill Level-Intermediate

Gauge- Not important

Finished Measurements- 3 3/4” tall x 4 1/2”wide

Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-

                 .05 oz Peaches & Creme Yellow Cotton Yarn

                 .6 oz Peaches & Creme Bright Lime Cotton Yarn

                 .05 oz Peaches & Creme Black Cotton Yarn

Materials-

                 F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook

                 Yarn or tapestry needle

                 Scissors

                 Stitchmarkers

                 Polyester Fiberfill

Special stitches-None

Abbreviations-

                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 

                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)

                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease

                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch

 

Beak Top

Use Yellow yarn.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook

Rnd 2: Sc 4, Dec 1 (5 sts)

Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.

Beak Bottom

Use Yellow yarn.

Rnd 1: Sc 3 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 3 in 2nd ch from hook

Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.

Feet

UseYellow yarn. Make 2.

Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 4 in 2nd ch from hook

Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.

Wings

Use Bright Lime yarn.  Make 2.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook

Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)

Rnd 3: To form the wing feathers: (Ch 4, starting in 2nd ch from hook Sc 3 to move back down the ch-4 sts, Sc 1 in the next Rnd 2-st to anchor the feather to the wing).  Rep 3 times.

Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.

Tail

Use Bright Lime yarn.

Row 1: To form the tail weathers: (Ch 6, starting in 2nd ch from hook Sc 5 to move back down the ch-6 sts) rep 3 times

Row 2: Sc 5 across the rough edge where the feathers are joined to even out the bottom of the tail.

Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.

Head/Body

Use Bright Lime yarn.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook

Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 3 times (15 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc 15 (15 sts)

Rnd 5: (Inc, Sc 4) rep 3 times (18 sts)

Rnd 6: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 6 times (24 sts)

Rnds 7-8: Sc 24 (24 sts)

Rnd 9: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 10: (Dec, Sc 1) rep 6 times (12 sts)

Stuff firmly.

Rnd 11: Dec 6 (6 sts)

Rnd 12: Inc 6 (12 sts)

Rnd 13: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 3 times (15 sts)

Rnd 14: Sc 15 (15 sts)

Rnd 15: (Inc, Sc 4) rep 3 times (18 sts)

Rnd 16: Sc 18 (18 sts)

Rnd 17: (Dec, Sc 1) rep 6 times (12 sts)

Stuff.

Rnd 18: Dec 6 (6 sts)

Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends. 
Finishing-
Sew the Beak Top to the front of the Head, about at about the halfway point and then sew on the Beak Bottom just below it.  Thread the needle with Black yarn and knot the end.  Draw the knot into the inside of the head and bring the needle back out where you want the first eye. Make a tiny stitch, draw the needle back inside the head and out at the other eye.  Make another tiny stitch and draw the needle back through to the first eye location again.  Pull tightly to narrow the head between the eyes.  Then stitch the eyes with Black French knots. Sew the Wings to either side of the body and the Tail to the back.  Finish by sewing the Feet to the bottom of the bird.