Friday, May 25, 2012

Bombs Away Bird

Would you just look at this little cutie?
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.



MATERIALS:
  • Size ‘G’ hook
  • 4-ply worsted weight yarn in black.  I used some leftover Red Heart Super Saver – approximately 1 ounce. For the beak and eyes, I had some leftover white, gray, and yellow yarn.
  • Red 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: *sc in next 3 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: *sc in next 5 st; 2 sc in next st* 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.

Feather
Rnd 21-27: sc around, change to yellow.
Rnd 28: sc around.
Rnd 29: sc2tog 3 times.

Finish off leaving long enough tail to weave in and pull tight.

Beak
Rnd 1: Using yellow, 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 4-5: sc around
Rnd 5: sc in next 2 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 16 sts.
Finish off and leave long enough tail to sew onto body (6-10 inches)

Eyes (make 2)
Rnd 1: in white, make magic circle and work 6 sc
Rnd 2: slip stitch around and leave tail for sewing
Rnd 3: join gray in any stitch, work 2 stitches in each white stitch:
(sc, sc); (sc, hdc); (hdc, hdc); (hdc, dc); (dc, dc); (dc, hdc); sc in first stitch to join.

Using yarn needle and black yarn, double the strand over, knot the end, secure into body and french knot in center of white eye.


Finishing
Sew securely around eye using yarn tails.
Sew on beak using yarn tail stuffing lightly before making final seal.
Cut felt to make eyesbrows and sew onto bird


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