Friday, May 18, 2012

Crocheted Blanco Birdo

It's late.  I know, but I'm finally finished with another "Mad Bird" for the collection. This one I call Blanco Birdo. Isn't he cute? And I have the pattern just for you.



Blanco Birdo
MATERIALS:
  • Size ‘G’ hook
  • 4-ply worsted weight yarn in white.  I used some leftover Red Heart Super Saver. For the beak and feathers, I had some leftover orange and black 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: *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: *sc in next 6 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 9: *sc in next 7 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 54 sts.
Rnd 9-19: sc around – 54 sts.
Rnd 20: *sc in next 7 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 21: *sc in next 6 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 42 sts.
Rnd 22: sc around – 42 sts.
Rnd 23: *sc in next 5 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 24: sc around – 36 sts.
Rnd 25: *sc in next 4 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 26: sc around – 30 sts.
Rnd 27: *sc in next 3 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 28: *sc in next 2 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 18 sts.
~Stuff~
Rnd 29: sc around – 18 sts.
Rnd 30: *sc in next st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 31: sc2tog (sc decrease around –6 sts.  Do not finish off, but switch to black yarn by pulling a loop through the white loop on hook.

Feathers (Head)
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.

Lower Beak
Rnd 1: Chain 2 work 6 sc into second chain from hook; 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
Rnd 3: 2 sc in next 4 st; sc in next 4 st
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next 6 st, 1 sc in the next st; repeat 2 more times, sc in last 6 st
Rnd 5: sc around
Rnd 6: sc around
Finish off and leave long enough tail to sew onto body (6-10 inches)

Upper Beak
Rnd 1: Chain 2 work 4 sc into second chain from hook; 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
Rnd 3: *sc in next st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around
Rnd 5: sc around
Rnd 6: *sc in next 2 st; sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st* rep between * around
Finish off and leave long enough tail to sew onto body (6-10 inches)

Feathers (Tail)
Slip stitch to join yarn on behind for tail 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 and weave in yarn tail.

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 sewed 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,  Enjoy!



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