5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Flamingo Amigurumi

Crocheted Flamingo Amigurumi

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I am really excited to be sharing a new crocheted stuffed animal pattern today, a Flamingo. It has been a while since I have shared something like this but they are some of my favorite projects to create so I really enjoyed making the flamingo. 




This project is part of the 2019 Softie Crochet Along. I participated in the Softie Crochet Along last year and made a dinosaur. Each week from the beginning of April through the beginning of June there will be new softie patterns from different crochet designers. And the best part is you can join in the fun by sharing your projects and win prizes. Fairfield World sponsored the CAL and will be providing prizes, along with Clover USA, Search Press North America, MorgansMane, and LeitherCo. You can find all of the information on Underground Crafter.





The flamingo is made amigurumi style, working in spiral rounds. The body and neck are crocheted in one piece with weighted beads in the base to help it sit. The head is sewn on separately, with safety eyes and a crocheted beak. The wings and legs are also made separately and sewn onto the body. 


I used Red Heart Super Saver in Tourmaline, which is a sort of pink and white mix, half of the strand is dyed pink which gives it a sort of heathered look when it is worked up. I liked the texture it gave to the flamingo although any pink would work. I also used Red Heart Super Saver for the beak and legs, in black, white, and cornmeal. 


How to Crochet a Flamingo Amigurumi


You will need:

Instructions:

All of the pieces except the legs are started with a magic ring. All except the wings are worked in in a continuous spiral without joining rounds.

Head:

Make 1

Begin with magic ring and pink yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] 6 times (18 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] 6 times (24 sc)
Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] 6 times (30 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] 6 times (36 sc)
Round 7: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5] 6 times (42 sc)
Round 8-14: 1 sc in each stitch (42 sc)
Round 15: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 stitches] 6 times (36 sc)
Round 16: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 stitches] 6 times (30 sc)

Add safety eyes between rounds 12-13 with 11 or 12 stitches in between, begin stuffing the head and continue to stuff as you finish the head.

Round 17: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 stitches] 6 times (24 sc)
Round 18: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 stitches] 6 times (18 sc)
Round 19: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next stitch] 6 times (12 sc)
Round 20: sc2tog 6 times (6 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn


Beak:

Make 1

Begin with magic ring and black yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)
Round 2: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] 2 times (6 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] 2 times (8 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] 2 times (10 sc)

switch to white yarn

Round 5-7: 1 sc in each stitch (10 sc)
Round 8: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] 2 times (12 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, stuff lightly and sew onto head the top even with the eyes and centered in between.

Body and Neck:

Make 1

Prepare a weighted base to put in the bottom of the body. You can either take a knee high or foot from a nylon and fill it with poly pellets, or you can fill a ziploc type sandwich baggie, or cut a large circle of fabric, stitch a running stitch around the outside and pull to cinch, fill with poly pellets, pull closed and stitch to secure. 

Begin with magic ring and pink yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] 6 times (18 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] 6 times (24 sc)
Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] 6 times (30 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] 6 times (36 sc)
Round 7: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5] 6 times (42 sc)
Round 8: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6] 6 times (48 sc)
Round 9: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 7] 6 times (54 sc)
Round 10: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 8] 6 times (60 sc)
Round 11-18: 1 sc in each stitch (60 sc)
Round 19:  [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 8  stitches] 6 times (54 sc)
Round 20: 1 sc in each stitch (54 sc)
Round 21: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 stitches] 6 times (48 sc)
Round 22: 1 sc in each stitch (48 sc)
Round 23: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 6 stitches] 6 times (42 sc)

Add weighted base and begin stuffing, continue to stuff as you go

Round 24: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 stitches] 6 times (36 sc)
Round 25: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 stitches] 6 times (30 sc)
Round 26: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 stitches] 6 times (24 sc)
Round 27: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 stitches] 6 times (18 sc)
Round 28-36: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, sew the head on the top of the neck

Wings:

Make 2

begin with magic ring and pink yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 dc, sl st to first dc to join (10 dc)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc to join (20 dc)
Row 3: sl st in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 2 dc in next, 2 dc in next, 1 tr in next, 1 tr in next
Row 4: ch 2, turn, sl st in first ch to create a picot, [sc in next 2, ch 2, sl st to first ch to create picot] 4 times, sl st to finish off

cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing, stitch wings to sides of body, I just stitched around the rounded part of the wing leaving the rest free.


Legs:

Make 2

with yellow yarn

ch 6, join to first ch to make a circle

Round 1: ch 1, sc in each stitch (6 sc)
Round 2-9: sc in each stitch (6 sc)
Round 10: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 11: 1 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 12: sc2tog 6 times (6 sc)

lightly stuff the knee

Round 13-21: 1 sc in each stitch (6 sc)
Row 22: ch 1, press the end of the leg flat and work through both layers of the leg (so you have 3 stitches across but double layer) sc in next three stitches through both layers (3 sc)
Row 23: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in last stitch (5 sc)
Row 24-25: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (5 sc)
Row 26: ch 3, turn, sl st in first ch to make picot (toe), sc in next 2, ch 3, sl st to first ch, sc in next 2, ch 3, sl st to first ch, sc in last st

Finish off, leave long tail for sewing

The tail is at the bottom of the foot so I wove it up through the leg to get to the top to stitch it on, when I did I made a little stitch at the top of the foot to keep it at a 90 degree angle to the leg, stitch the leg onto the bottom of the body

Don't forget to share your flamingo and enter the CAL giveaways.





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