Craftsmart™ Funky Birdie
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Craftsmart™ Funky Birdie

Create a cute and funky birdie.

Designed by Sahrit Freud-Weinstein.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Craftsmart™ Value Yarn – Purple (6 Balls; A), Turquoise (8 Balls; B) and Fiesta (21 Balls; C)
  • Crochet Hook, Size G/6 (4mm)
  • Split-Ring Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Buttons (2)
  • Plastic Pellets
  • Sewing Thread and Needle
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS:

A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C

Ch = Chain

HDC = Half Double Crochet

MM = Millimeters

SC = Single Crochet

ST(s) = Stitch(es)

YO = Yarn Over

[] = Work directions in brackets the number of times specified

* Or ** = Repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

 

Special Abbreviations

Sc2tog= [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

 

NOTES

Unless otherwise indicated, do not join rounds; instead, place marker in first st of round and move up as work progresses.

When changing colors, work last st of old color until 2 loops are left on hook, drop old color, yo with new color and complete st. Fasten off old color.

 

Bird

Body

With A, ch 2.

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6 sts.

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.

Round 3: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * around – 18 sts.

Round 4: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around – 24 sts.

Round 5: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around – 30 sts.

Round 6: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around – 36 sts.

Round 7: Sc in each st around.

Round 8: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, repeat from * around – 42 sts.

Round 9: Repeat Round 7.

Round 10: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from * around – 48 sts.

Round 11: Repeat Round 7.

Round 12: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, repeat from * around – 54 sts.

Round 13: Repeat Round 7.

Round 14: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, repeat from * around – 60 sts.

Round 15: Repeat Round 7.

Round 16: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, repeat from * around – 66 sts.

Round 17: Repeat Round 7, changing to B in last st.

Round 18: With B, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, repeat from * around – 72 sts.

Rounds 19–20: Repeat Round 7.

Round 21: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, repeat from * around – 78 sts.

Rounds 22–23: Repeat Round 7, changing to A in last st.

Round 24: With A, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts, repeat from * around – 84 sts.

Rounds 25–26: Repeat Round 7, changing to B in last st.

Rounds 27–28: With B, Repeat Round 7.

Round 29: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, repeat from * around – 90 sts.

Rounds 30–32: Repeat Round 7, changing to A in last st.

Rounds 33–41: With A, Repeat Round 7, changing to B in last st.

Rounds 42–45: With B, Repeat Round 7.

Round 46: * Sc2tog, sc in next 13 sts; repeat from * around – 84 sts.

Round 47: * Sc2tog, sc in next 12 sts; repeat from * around – 78 sts.

Round 48: * Sc2tog, sc in next 11 sts; repeat from * around – 72 sts.

Round 49: * Sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts; repeat from * around – 66 sts.

Round 50: * Sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts; repeat from * around – 60 sts.

Round 51: * Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; repeat from * around – 54 sts.

Round 52: * Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * around – 48 sts.

Round 53: * Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts; repeat from * around – 42 sts.

Round 54: * Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around – 36 sts. Add pellets & stuffing.

Round 55: * Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * around – 30 sts.

Round 56: * Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around – 24 sts.

Round 57: * Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around – 18 sts.

Round 58: * Sc2tog, sc in next st; repeat from *around – 12 sts. Finish stuffing Bird firmly.

Round 59: * Sc2tog around – 6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. With yarn needle, weave tail through remaining sts and pull tight. Weave in ends.

 

Beak

With C, ch 36; join with a slip st.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around – 36 sts.

Round 2: *Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from* around – 32 sts.

Round 3: *Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts; repeat from* around – 28 sts.

Round 4: *Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from* around – 24 sts.

Round 5: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from* around – 20 sts.

Round 6: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from* around – 16 sts.

Round 7: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from* around – 12 sts.

Round 8: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; repeat from *around – 8 sts.

Round 9: Sc in each st around.

Round 10: Sc2tog around – 4 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through remaining sts and pull tight. Add stuffing to beak.

 

Feet (Make 2)

With C, ch 2. Add stuffing as you go.

Round 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 8 sts.

Rounds 2–21: Sc in each st around.

Round 22: Sc2tog around – 4 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through remaining sts and pull tight.

 

Wings (Make 2)

With A, ch 15; join with a slip st.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around – 15 sts.

Rounds 2–5: Sc in each st around; change to color B in last st.

Round 6: With B, 2 sc in each st around – 30 sts.

Round 7: Ch 2, 4 hdc in same st, [Slip st in next st, skip next st, 5 hdc in next st] 8 times; slip st in last st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to tack wing closed. Weave tail from beginning through ch and pull tight.

 

Tail

With A, ch 15; join with a slip st.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around – 15 sts.

Rounds 2–6: Sc in each st around; change to color B in last st.

Round 7: With B, 2 sc in each st around – 30 sts.

Round 8: Ch 2, 4 hdc in same st, [Slip st in next st, skip next st, 5 hdc in next st] 8 times; slip st in last st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to tack wing closed. Weave tail from beginning through ch and pull tight.

 

Hat

With A, ch 10 plus one starting ch.

Round 1: Sc in each of next 10 ch, 2 sc in same last ch, continue working other side of foundation row, sc in each of next 10 ch, 2 sc in last ch – 24 sts.

Round 2: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around – 30 sts.

Round 3: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around – 36 sts.

Round 4: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, repeat from * around – 39 sts.

Round 5: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts, repeat from * around – 42 sts.

Rounds 6–7: Sc in each st around.

Round 8: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, repeat from * around – 45 sts.

Rounds 9–13: Sc in each st around.

Round 14: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts, repeat from * around – 48 sts.

Round 15: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts, repeat from * around – 51 sts.

Round 16: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, repeat from * around – 54 sts.

Round 17: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, repeat from * around – 60 sts.

Round 18: Hdc in each st around; join with slip st to first hdc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for attaching to Body. Add stuffing to hat.

 

FINISHING: With the wider part of the body at top, sew wings to bird’s sides as pictured, beak in middle of body (between Rounds 27– 35), and tail to mid/back body (between Rounds 21–23), Hat tilted to the side on top of body as pictured. Fold each foot in half and tack to body as pictured (around 9th round about 5 sts apart – lowest point). Attach eyes securely with sewing thread and needle. Weave in ends.

Tips

Bird is 10" tall (not including hat).

GAUGE: 18 sc = 4"; 20 rows = 4".

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.