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Angry Bird Pattern – Egg Bird

October 15, 2011

Finally finished Egg Bird – and found the pattern notes I made, and then lost for a week :o)

It turns out, outlining the eyes is the most important part of this character.  It looked totally weird until I did it so don’t skip that step!

Materials:

Scrap Yarn

Size G crochet hook

Polyfil, etc

 

Body (White yarn, make 1)

Ch 4,  join into a ring and work 8 sc into it.  Don’t join rows.

Row 1: 2 sc in each sc around

Row 2: sc, work 2 sc in next st. repeat around

Row 3: sc around

Row 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. repeat around

Row 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. repeat around

Row 6: sc around

Row 7: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. repeat around

Rows 8-13: sc around

Start stuffing as you go

Row 14: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next sts

Rows 15-16: sc around

Rows 17-22: Repeat last 3 rows two more times

Row 23: sc in next st, dec over next sts

Row 24: sc around

Row 25: sc around

Row 26: dec around, BO and sew opening shut

 

Belly (Tan, make 1)

Ch 4, join into ring and work 8 sc in it, don’t join at end of rows

Row 1: 2 sc in each st

Row 2: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. repeat around

Row 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. repeat around

Row 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. repeat around

Row 5: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. repeat around

Row 6: sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. repeat around

BO and sew to underside of body

 

Tail Feathers (Black, make 1)

Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

ch1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, ch 7

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

ch 1, turn, sc across

ch 1, turn, sc back acrss

ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, ch 5

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

BO, attach to back of body

 

Top Feathers (Black, make 1)

Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, ch 8

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

ch 1, turn, sc across

ch 1, turn, ss across to last 3 sts, sc in last 3 sts

ch 1, turn, sc across, ch 6

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

ch 1, turn, sc across, BO

Attach to top of head

 

Cheeks (Lt. Yellow, Make 2)

ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

ch 2, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st

(ch 1, turn, sc across) four times

sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog, BO

Attach to the body (other eye pieces will go on top)

 

Eyes, Part 1 (White, make 2)

Ch 3, join into ring

Work 6 sc in ring

Work 2 sc in each sc around

BO with slipstitch

 

Eyes, Part 2 (Black, make 2)

Tie a loose overhand knot in the middle of a long piece of yarn.  Tie the ends of the yarn through your needle and insert into the white part of the eye. Secure the ends.  You might have to look at the picture to get the idea of what I’m talking about

 

Beak (Yellow, make 1 of each section)

The beak is a little complicated.  It’s made up of three sections that are sewn together to make the right shape. Beak 1 is the top and is sewn to Beak 2.  It will look like a regular beak at this point.  Beak 3 is sewn underneath Beak 1+2 and makes the bottom jaw section.  Looking at the picture might help if you get stuck.

Beak 1

ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

(ch 1, turn, sc across) three times

ch 4, join to opposite end of row, making a U-shape

ch 1, sc across non-ch row, skipping first and last sts

ch 1, turn, sc across

insert hook in 1 ch of ch-section, draw up a loop, pull through sc on hook.  Insert hook into next sc, draw loop through ch and sc.  2 sc per ch.  Do this across the row.  The idea is to make a U-shape to the top beak section.  If this doesn’t make any sense, you can skip the ch row and just sc across.

BO and set aside.

Beak 2

ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

(ch 1, turn, sc across) three times

sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, BO.

Sew edges to Beak 1, with a little stuffing inside

Beak 3

ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

ch 1, turn, sc across

(ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog) three times

BO, stitch to underside of beak, then secure the whole thing to the body

 

Eyebrows (Black, make 2)

ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

ch 1, turn, sc across

ch 1, turn, sc across, BO

Attach to body

 

Eye Outlines (One strand gray)

Once you have attached everything to the body and he’s looking pretty much done, take a minute to outline the whites of the eyes.  All the white-on-white makes them hard to see and this really helps.  I took a length of gray yarn and separated it into the 3 plys.  Using just one ply, I backstitched around the eyes as best I could.  It made all the difference!

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