Little Crochet Bird Pattern

I have decided to help a little with The Craft Clubs yarn bombing attempt. Do pop over and have a look. I can’t wait to see what they end up with.

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Anyway, I decided that I wanted to make something a part from flowers and butterflies (if you want my daisy pattern its here), so I came up with this simple bird pattern.

I used a 3.5mm hook and DK yarn. You will also need a wool needle to sew the eye at the end.

The pattern is written using UK terminology

Abbreviations:

  ss–  slip  stitch

Tr – Treble

ch – chain

st – stitch/stitches

Fancy giving them a go?

IMG_20140529_141426Ch 4. Join to first ch to make a ring.

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Round 1:  ch 3 (counts as 1 tr) work 13 tr into chain ring. ss into 3rd ch from beginning (14st).

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Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 tr)  work 2 tr into each st from previous round. Join with ss to 3rd ch from beginning.

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Round 3: chain 3 (counts as 1 tr). Work 1 tr into same space then 1tr into next st *2tr into next st, 1 tr into next st*. Repeat from *to* until the end. Join with ss to 3rd ch from the beginning of the round.

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Round 4: ch 3 (counts as 1tr) work 1 tr into same st, work 1 tr into next 2 st *2tr in next st, 1 tr into next 2 st* repeat *to* until the end. Join with ss to the 3rd ch at beginning of round.

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Round’ 5: ch 3 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into same st. *1 tr in next 3 st, 2tr in next st* repeat *to* 1 more time. 1tr into next 3 st Turn.
‘Round’ 6: ch 4 *miss one st, tr into next st, tr back into the st you’ve just missed, ch 1* repeat from *to* until last 2 st from round 5. Miss one st, tr into last stitch then tr into missed st. Fasten off.

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In contrasting colour work first two rounds.

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Fold bird in half, sew the contrasting colour circle on then sew up bird from the bottom of the tail to the beak end (leaving the top of the tail to the bottom of the tail open).

IMG_20140529_145709Attach another piece of thread to where you want the beak. Ch 4 and ss back into same place that you started. fasten but don’t cut off. Using the same tread, sew eyes. Fasten off.

IMG_20140530_091328I’m going to hang mine up eventually. If you want to do the same, attach some thread in the middle of the back. There you have it 🙂

IMG_20140529_180346059Mine are going to join the other flowers and butterflies that will be making their way to yarnbomb but I’m sure more will be appearing around the house very soon…… 😉

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