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I love owls, they are cute but mystical creatures. Since it’s almost time for Holidays season, I decided to make a little Christmas owl. It’s really cute, I took some photos to show it off to the world.

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Its size is about 5 inch tall, crocheted with a 2.75mm hook. I like to use small hooks for my plushes to get a very tight stitch. The fiberfill won’t show through the holes using a smaller hook.

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I used felt to make the contour of the eyes, the feet, and the beak. I used a glue gun to attach these pieces, I like it better than fabric glue even if it can get very messy.

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Here is a side view of Mr Owl, I think he is very proud! His little wings are sewed to the side, but I glued the hat on the head, I didn’t want any white thread to show on the head, it looks cleaner this way.

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Another view from the back. His hat is folded in two and glued to the bottom. I added a pom-pom because there is no Christmas hat without a pom-pom!

Voila! My little Christmas owl is really excited about celebrating the Christmas season, he is a great addition to Holidays decor, don’t you think?

It is Springtime and all the birds are back and chirping, so today I am posting a pattern to make cute little birdie to celebrate my favorite season of the year. This is a plush I actually made two years ago when I started writing my own patterns, but I do no longer have the little bird because my mum fell in love with it and took it home.

Crochet bird pattern

This is an easy project, but I took step by step pictures to make it even easier. I used a 2.75mm hook because I like tight stitches, but feel free to use a larger hook if you want your bird to be larger.

crochet bird pattern

To make this birdie you will need:
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – yellow
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – orange
– 12mm safety eyes, black
– Felt, orange and yellow
– Ribbon of your choice
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Yarn needle
– Pins
– Glue gun, or fabric glue
– Stitch marker

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = dec
rnd = round

Note: This amigurumi is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds. The
finish size is about 5 inch in height.

THE PATTERN

HEAD:
With yellow yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times (42)
Rnd 8 to 11: sc in each st around (42)
Rnd 12: [5 sc, dec] 6 times (36)
Rnd 13: [4 sc, dec] 6 times (30)
Rnd 14: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 15: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
At this point, cut a piece of felt in a shape of a heart, make holes for the eyes. Insert the safety eyes, and pin them to the head. Stuff firmly with fiberfill

The face with the heart shape felt and safety eyes.

The face with the heart shape felt and safety eyes.

– Glue the edges of the felt on the head with a glue gun, or fabric glue. You don’t need a lot of it, just a small film around the edge is enough.

Body:
With yellow yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times (36)
Rnd 7 to 10: sc in each st around (36)
Rnd 11: [4 sc, dec] 6 times (30)
Rnd 12: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 13: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 14: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the body with fiberfill, then sew to the head by embroidering the stitches together.

The shape of the body

The shape of the body

Tail:
With yellow yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 4: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 5 times (20)
Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] 5 times (25)
Rnd 7: [4 sc, inc] 5 times (30)
Fasten off, and leave long tail for sewing. Stuff the tail with fiberfill. Pin it with
needles on the back of the body, then sew it.

Shape of the tail. Sew it to the back of the bird.

Shape of the tail. Sew it to the back of the bird.

Wings (make 2):
With yellow yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4 to 7: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 8: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Fasten off. Do not stuff the wings. Sew the wings to the body

Shape of the wings

Shape of the wings

Feet:
With orange yarn,ch 4
Rnd 1: 3 sc, turn, 2 sc (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 4 to 5: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 6: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Rnd 7 to 8: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 9: dec 5 times (5)
Fasten off, embroider the thread in the remaining stitches to close the hole. Do not stuff the feet, and glue them to the bottom of the body.  

The shape of the feet. Only put glue half way through the back of the foot.

The shape of the feet. Only put glue half
way through the back of the foot.

I used pins on the feet to check their position before gluing. The feet should be able to keep the body balanced.

I used pins on the feet to check their position before gluing. The feet should be able to keep the body balanced.

Finishing touches:
– Cut a piece of ribbon of your choice, wrap it around the knot and make a bow.

– Cut a piece of yarn, and make a loop by inserting it in a stitch on top of the head. Yarn over thread, pull in loop and close tightly. Repeat with another piece of yarn, and cut the threads short.

How to make the hair of the bird.

How to make the hair of the bird.

Voila! Your little birdy is done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and as usual do not hesitate to comment if you have any questions or remarks.

Happy crocheting!

amigurumi bird

 

 

Three years ago a friend of mine asked me to make her an amigurumi chicken, but more precisely, a crazy looking one. At the time I didn’t make my own patterns yet, so I shopped around and stumbled upon the perfect bird for the job. It is a pattern by May, from Amigurimi shop. It doesn’t only look crazy, it is very cute!

Her pattern is easy to understand. I had no difficulty making it even though I was quite a beginner at the time. The photos that comes along with this pattern helped a lot, and I learned new techniques in the process. Here is my little chicken getting a sun tan in the garden:

Isn't he crazy cute?

Isn’t he crazy cute?

I changed the color of the collar to blue and the comb to red instead of making them both purple, and I used goggly eyes instead of felt. The head is sewed to the collar, but I think it would be easier to just glue it instead, as well as the eyes.

My friend loved her gift, and it is sitting in her dining room to this day. I wonder how it feels when he sees  her eating chicken?

If you are interested in this pattern, you go to amigurumi shop – crazy chicken pattern on Ravelry. I really recommend it!

In the meantime, happy crocheting!


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