5 Little Monsters: Baby Bird Amigurumi

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Baby Bird Amigurumi

 As one of their Master Makers Fairfield World provided me with the fiberfill used in this project as well as compensating me for this post, but all ideas and opinions are my own. 

I keep thinking that spring has arrived in Utah, the weather warms up, it is beautiful outside, and then the next day it snows. I guess maybe that does mean spring has arrived in Utah, unpredictable, warm one day cold the next. I felt like the world's worst mom a couple of weeks ago when I sent my kids to school in the morning without checking the weather forecast. It had been nice for several days and that morning we woke up to everything being wet like it had rained overnight. It was overcast so I figured it would rain some more. One of my boys tried to convince me that he didn't need to wear a jacket because it wasn't cold outside anymore. I made him wear it anyway but just a jacket not a coat. I sent all of my kids to school in sweatshirt type jackets. One of them had on canvas shoes. Another had on slip on dress shoes with no socks. Minutes after the last one got on her bus it started snowing. Big, fat flakes. And it kept snowing. It wasn't long before everything was white. We probably got 3 inches of snow. I felt horrible. It seems like we have gotten a lot of snow this year and I am so ready to be done with it. I am ready for spring weather. Spring always makes me think of things like birds and flowers so in hopes that spring will truly be here soon I decided to make a little crocheted bird.




I crocheted this little guy working from the bottom up, stuffing as I worked. The head and body are all one piece, the wings and beak are crocheted separately and sewn on. I embroidered the eyes on, you could use safety eyes if you wanted you would just need to add them before you finished closing up the head. It isn't very big which makes for a quick project.


How to Make Baby Bird Amigurumi

Finished Size: about 4" tall

You will need:

  • worsted weight yarn in blue (I used Caron Simply Soft in Blue Mint)
  • small amount of yellow and black yarn
  • F crochet hook
  • Poly-Fil Fiberfill
  • yarn needle 
  • scissors

Instructions:

Body:


Begin with blue yarn and a magic ring, stuff as you go

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] repeat around (30 sc)

Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] repeat around (36 sc)

Round 7: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5] repeat around (42 sc)

Round 8: 1 sc in each stitch (42 sc)

Round 9: 1 sc in first 10 stitches, [2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next] 4 times, 1 sc in next 24 stitches (46 sc)

Round 10: 1 sc in first 11 stitches, [2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next] 5 times, 1 sc in next 25 stitches (51 stitches)

Round 11: 1 sc in first 11 stitches, sc 2tog x7, sc in next 26 stitches (44 sc)

Round 12: sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, sc2tog x3, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 stitches (36 sc)

Round 13: [sc2tog, sc in next 4 stitches] 6 times (30 sc)

Round 14: sc2tog, sc in next 3, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in next stitch, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in next 3, sc2tog, sc in next 11 (24 sc)

Round 15: [sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches] 6 times (18 sc)

Round 16: [sc2tog, sc in next stitch] 6 times (12 sc)

Round 17: 2 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 18: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] repeat around (30 sc)

Round 19: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 20: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 21: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 22: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 23: [sc2tog, sc in next 3 stitches] 6 times (24 sc)

Round 24: [sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches] 6 times (18 sc)

Round 25: [sc2tog, sc in next stitch] 6 times (12 sc)

Round 26: sc2tog around (6 sc)

finish off, cut yarn, weave around to cinch closed and secure

Wings:

Make 2:

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

ch 5, slip stitch in ch closest to hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next, dc in last 2, skip 2 sc from round 2, slip stitch in next sc, finish off, cut yarn leaving long end for weaving


Beak:

with yellow yarn
ch 3
skip first ch, sc2tog, ch 2, slip stitch to beginning ch, finish off, cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

Assembly:

sew wings to each side, sew beak to front of head, with black yarn embroider eyes above beak

optional: cut 2 small lengths of yarn (at least a couple inches but you will trim them) and holding them together fold them in half and attach to the top of the head with a larks head knot, trim to desired length







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