Friday, April 06, 2012

Mad Bird Crochet Pattern

As promised, here is the 2nd half of the Mad Bird duo I introduced you to last week. The cute piggy was also featured at Joyful Stamper - you just never know where I'll turn up!


This one turned out so much better than I had ever anticipated.  I just love him.  Like before, I started with a photo for inspiration.
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And then he just came to life! Please note that this pattern has not been tested by anyone, so if you want to try it out I would love to hear back from you. I hope you enjoy him as much I do.

Mad Bird
Materials:
  • Size ‘G’ hook
  • 4-ply worsted weight yarn in red.  I used some leftover Red Heart Super Saver – approximately 1 ounce. For the beak and breast, I had some leftover tan and yellow yarn.
  • White and Black craft felt – small amount.
  • Fiberfill stuffing – small amount
  • Sewing needle and thread


GAUGE:
Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
NOTES:
Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

Body
Rnd 1: Make magic circle and work 6 sc; place a marker to indicate beg of round; move marker up as each round is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *sc in next st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: change to tan *sc in next 3 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * for 10 sts. Change to red and rep between * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: change to tan *sc in next 4 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * for 11 sts. Change to red and rep between * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: change to tan *sc in next 5 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * for 12 sts. Change to red and rep between * around – 42 sts.
Rnd 8-14: sc around – 42 sts.
Rnd 15: *sc in next 5 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 16: *sc in next 4 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 17: *sc in next 3 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 18: *sc in next 2 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 18 sts.
~Stuff~
Rnd 19: *sc in next st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 20: sc2tog (sc decrease around –6 sts.  Do not finish off.

Feathers
Rnd 1: chain 6, sc in 2nd chain and hdc to end. Slip stitch (slst) in next stitch on body.
Rnd 2:  Slst in next st, chain 7.  Sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc, slst in next stitch on body.
Rnd 3: Slst in next st, chain 6, sc in 2nd chain and hdc to end. Slip stitch (slst) in next stitch on body.
Finish off leaving long enough tail to weave in and pull tight.

Beak
Rnd 1: Make magic circle and work 4 sc; place a marker to indicate beg of round; move marker up as each round is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 8 sts.
Rnd 3: *sc in next st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 16 sts.
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 20 sts.
Finish off and leave long enough tail to sew onto body (6-10 inches)

Finishing
Sew on beak using yarn tail stuffing lightly before making final seal.
Cut felt to make eyes (I used black for one piece eyes and brows then glue the white on top)– sew onto bird
Don’t feel like your felt pieces need to be perfect..these characters are charming because of their odd shapes

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