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This DIY crochet bird is a perfect present for friends who attend your little girl’s birthday party.

Diana said her little daughter loves birds, so she decided to make crochet birds for her daughter’s guests. At the end of the party each little guest will take a bird home, but Diana realized that her daughter loves them so much, she has to make one more birdie for her daughter.

Items needed:
1. Worsted Weight Yarn: two colors (one for the beak and one for the actual bird)
2. Size G crochet hook
3. Solid black eyes - 6 mm (0.24 in)
4. Stuffing
5. Yarn needle
Notes:
1. Do not join at the end of each round.
2. Use a stitch marker (I used yarn) to mark the beginning of each round.
Abbreviations:
mr - magic ring
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
st(s) - stitch(es)
rnd: round
yo: yarn over
sl st - slip stitch

Pattern:

leave a long tail (you'll make feathers later) and make a mr, ch 1

6 sc in the ring (pull yarn to close it)

rnd 1: 2 sc in each of the 6 sts you made (12)

rnd 2: 2 sc in every 2nd st (18)

rnd 3: 2 sc in every 3rd st (24)

rnd 4 - 6: sc around (24)

rnd 7: 2 sc in every 4th (30)

rnd 8: 2 sc in every 5th (36)

rnd 9: 2 sc in every 6th (42)

rnd 10 - 12: sc around (42)

rnd 13: decrease every 6th (36)

rnd 14: decrease every 5th (30)

rnd 15: decrease every 4th (24)

rnd 16: decrease every 3rd (18)

Put the eyes on 6 rows down from the mr. Leave 3 st between them.

rnd 17: decrease every 2nd (12) Stuff the bird.

rnd 18: sc around (12)

rnd 19: decrease each (6) Fasten off. Don't sew the bird yet.

Beak:

You'll make the beak a row below the eyes in the 3 sts between them. I start by making an outline (a little triangle). After you make the outline, you can keep sewing until you fill in the beak.

usually sew right in the middle (from the bottom of beak until very top).

When you're done, pull yarn to the very bottom of bird (where you fasten off) and through that whole.

Make a nod, stuff the rest of the yarn in the bird, and sew the bird. 

Feathers on top of head:

You'll make the feathers from the long tail you left at the beginning. Insert hook anywhere you want on top of the head (I keep it close to where the tail starts), yo, pull and sl st. Now make a ch of 6 or 7 (this is the smaller feather). Insert hook in same st you started, yo, pull and sl st. Make a ch of 10 or 11 (bigger feather). Insert hook where you started, yo, pull and sl st. Fasten off. I make a little nod here and stuff the rest of the yarn in the bird.


You can make the feathers longer by making longer chains.

Image Source: Kristen Lisa Photography 

Written by — May 12, 2014

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