Friday, June 08, 2012

Yellow Streak Mad Bird


I am just in love with this little birdie. He's super soft and squishy.
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.

Yellow Streak Mad Bird Pattern
MATERIALS
  • Size ‘G’ hook
  • 4-ply worsted weight yarn in off-white, yellow, and black.  I used some leftover Red Heart Super Saver. For the beak I had some leftover orange yarn.
  • Black, red, and white 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. If you want a larger or smaller bird, change the number of chains you begin with and follow the same pattern.

Body
Make three triangles in yellow and one in off-white.

Triangle
Row 1: Chain 21.  sc in second chain from hook and back down chain. turn.
Row 2: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st, sc in next 16, sc2tog (sc decrease) in last two sc. turn.
Row 3: Chain 1. sc across row. turn.
Row 4: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st, sc in next 14, sc2tog (sc decrease) in last two sc. turn.
Row 5: Chain 1. sc across row. turn.
Row 6: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st, sc in next 12, sc2tog (sc decrease) in last two sc. turn.
Row 7: Chain 1. sc across row. turn.
Row 8: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st, sc in next 10, sc2tog (sc decrease) in last two sc. turn.
Row 9: Chain 1. sc across row. turn.
Row 10: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st, sc in next 8, sc2tog (sc decrease) in last two sc. turn.
Row 11: Chain 1. sc across row. turn.
Row 12: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st, sc in next 6, sc2tog (sc decrease) in last two sc. turn.
Row 13: Chain 1. sc across row. turn.
Row 14: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st, sc in next 4, sc2tog (sc decrease) in last two sc. turn.
Row 15: Chain 1. sc across row. turn.
Row 16: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st, sc in next 2, sc2tog (sc decrease) in last two sc. turn.
Row 17: Chain 1. sc across row. turn.
Row 18: Chain 1. sc2tog (sc decrease) in next st twice - 2 sc - do not turn.

Edge: sc around triangle, 3 sc in each corner. Finish off.

Using yellow: Sew yellow triangles to the off-white triangle, then sew side together leaving the top of the body open for stuffing. Stuff body.
Top Feathers
Join black to any sc in top of yellow triangle.  Sc around (6 sc).
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: Using orange, 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.
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 7: *sc in next 5 st; 2 sc in next st* rep between * around – 28 sts.
Rnd 8-9: sc around

Finish off and leave long enough tail to sew onto body (6-10 inches)
Tail Feathers
Rnd 1: chain 10, sc in 2nd chain, 2 hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, sc. Ch 2.
Rnd 2: chain 10, sc in 2nd chain, 2 hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, sc. Ch 2.
Rnd 3: chain 10, sc in 2nd chain, 2 hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, sc. Ch 2.
Rnd 4: chain 10, sc in 2nd chain, 2 hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, sc. Ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 5: sc across edge of 4 feathers. turn.
Rnd 6: chain 1, sc across edge of 4 feathers. turn.
Rnd 7: chain 1, sc across edge of 4 feathers. fold in half and slst tail together.

Finish off leaving long enough tail to sew to back corner.

Finishing
Sew on beak using yarn tail stuffing lightly before making final seal.
Cut felt to make eyes and eyebrows and sew onto bird.
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