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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!

Angry Bird Pattern – Yellow Bird

October 15, 2011

Yellow Bird Success!

Yellow Bird

Materials:

Scrap Yarn

Size G crochet hook

Polyfill, etc

Note: Make sure to leave long tails when starting and binding off the pieces so you can sew the pieces onto the body easily!

 

Body (make 4 – 3 yellow, 1 beige/white)

Ch 21

Row 1: Hdc (half-double crochet) in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st (1 dec), hdc across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until only 4 sts remain

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, hdc, hdc2tog, BO

Sew up edges of triangle to make a pyramid shape, stuffing as you go

 

Top Feathers (make 1 in black)

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

Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, ch 5, turn

Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, then ch 3, turn

Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, BO

 

Tail (make 1 in black)

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

Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, ch 3, turn

Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, BO

 

Beak (make 2 in orange)

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

Ch 1, turn, sc across

Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ss in last sc

Ch 1, turn, sc across

Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc

Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc2tog

Ch 1, turn, sc across, BO

Sew up sides of the two pieces and stick a little stuffing inside to form the beak shape.

 

Eye Brows (make 2 in dark brown)

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

Ch 1, turn

Sc in first 2 sc, ss in next 2 sc, BO with ss in middle of row

 

Eyes (Part 1, make 2 in white)

Ch 3, join into ring

Work 6 sc in ring

Work 2 sc in each sc around

BO with slipstitch

 

Eyes (Part 2, make 2 in black)

Ch 3, join into ring

BO with slipstitch

 

ASSEMBLE!

It’s both the best and worst part of toy making :o)

Sad Eggbird

September 24, 2011

Here’s an update on the eggbird.  As you can see, it’s very sad looking without any face.  Perhaps I’ll fuss over the features tonight since I actually have time (a nice change!)

Until then…

Yellow Bird Photos!

September 24, 2011

Here’s some photos of the completed Yellow Bird! Try to ignore the wonky eyebrow – I just couldn’t get it to sit straight at all.  Might have had something to do with the wine I’ve been drinking while sewing this up…but I’m no expert! :o)

Yellow Bird has arrived! (sort of..)

September 23, 2011

I have been working on Eggbird for about a month now, since it was requested :o)  However, lately I’ve been using it as a cat toy so I don’t have to look at it i it’s state of un-finishedness…I have the body, the feathers…and that’s it.  Just an egg-shaped blob staring at me.  So I moved on to the Yellow Bird, just to be able to complete something.

(I did start a new job, make a quilt for my sister and knit a couple of baby sweaters in the meantime, so it’s not like I wasn’t crafting at all!  Just no Angry Birds.)

Anyways, here’s a trial run of Yellow Bird.  I’m still testing it, so there may be changes made and there will be photos added once it’s done!

Yellow Bird

Materials:

Scrap Yarn

Size G crochet hook

Polyfill, etc

Note: Make sure to leave long tails when starting and binding off the pieces so you can sew the pieces onto the body easily!

 

Body (make 4 – 3 yellow, 1 beige/white)

Ch 21

Row 1: Hdc (half-double crochet) in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st (1 dec), hdc across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until only 4 sts remain

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, hdc, hdc2tog, BO

Sew up edges of triangle to make a pyramid shape, stuffing as you go

 

Top Feathers (make 1 in black)

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

Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, ch 5, turn

Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, then ch 3, turn

Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, BO

 

Tail (make 1 in black)

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

Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, ch 3, turn

Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, BO

 

Beak (make 2 in orange)

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

Ch 1, turn, sc across

Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ss in last sc

Ch 1, turn, sc across

Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc

Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc2tog

Ch 1, turn, sc across, BO

Sew up sides of the two pieces and stick a little stuffing inside to form the beak shape.

 

Eye Brows (make 2 in dark brown)

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

Ch 1, turn

Sc in first 2 sc, ss in next 2 sc, BO with ss in middle of row

 

Eyes (Part 1, make 2 in white)

Ch 3, join into ring

Work 6 sc in ring

Work 2 sc in each sc around

BO with slipstitch

 

Eyes (Part 2, make 2 in black)

Ch 3, join into ring

BO with slipstitch

 

ASSEMBLE!

It’s both the best and worst part of toy making :o)

More angry birds to come…

July 26, 2011

I’m working on making more of the angry birds characters, but so far I’m limited by not having yarn in the right colors 😦

My mom said I could raid her attic but it’s still 90 degrees and humid in CT and the last thing I want to do is climb around in the crawl space of her attic with fiberglass insulation falling down around my head.  So right now I’m working on the Egg bird, since it’s colors nicely correspond to past baby sweaters!

Work on it is going slowly though, since I’m also working on a quilt for my sister’s birthday and I vastly underestimated how long it would take to hand-quilt a lap blanket!

Angry Bird Pattern – Red Bird

July 23, 2011

ANGRY BIRDS – Red Bird

Everyone seems to love the Angry Birds game, especially my husband – unfortunately, I can’t seem to get it on my phone so I am Angry Bird-less (boo Blackberry…)

My husband asked me to try and make an Angry Bird for his office so here’s my attempt.   I think it came out pretty well, considering I usually follow patterns, not make them!

Let me know if you have any questions or if something seems wonky with the pattern!

Angry Birds – Red Bird Pattern

Materials:

Yarn in assorted colors, more red than anything else

Size G crochet hook

Filling

Yarn needle

Body:

With Contrasting Color, ch 4 and join in a ring.  Ch 1 and work 8 sc in ring.

Rounds are worked in spiral form, without chains or turning between

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (16 sts)

Round 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat around (24 sts)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat around (32 sts)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc.  Repeat around (40 sts)

Round 6: Join Main Color.  sc around.

Rounds 7 – 11: sc around.

Round 12: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc. Repeat around (32 sts)

Round 13: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc. Repeat around (24 sts)

Round 14: sc around

At this point, stuff the body as full as possible if you have’t already.

Round 15: dec around, bind off

Finish stuffing the body, and use the needle to sew tightly closed the top of the body.

Big Feather (Main Color):

Ch 4, join in ring.  Work 6 sc in ring

Rounds 1-4: sc around

Round 5-6: dec around

Bind off and bury the yarn end in the feather

Little Feather (Main Color):

Ch 4, join in ring. Work 4 sc in ring

Rounds 1-2: sc around

Round 3: dec around

Bind off and bury the yarn end in the feather

Tail (Black)

(Worked sideways)

Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

Ch 1 and turn

Row 2: sc in next 2 sts, then ch 5

Row 3: Turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

Ch 1 and turn

Row 4: sc in 2 two sts, then ch 3

Row 5: turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across.

Bind off.

It should look like three fingers, with the middle one longer than the side ones.

Beak (Yellow)

Make 3

Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

Ch 1 and turn

Row 2: Sk 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ss in next sc

Ch 1 and turn

Row 3: Sk 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc.

Bind off

This makes a little triangle.  Sew up the three triangles into a pyramid shape to make the beak shape.

Eyes – Part 1 (White)

Make 2

Ch 3, join into a ring.  Work 6 sc in ring.

2 sc in each sc around.

Bind off with a ss.

Eyes – Part 2 (Black)

Make 2

Ch 3, join into ring.

Bind off with a ss.

Eyebrows (Black)

Make 2

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across

Ch 1 and turn

Row 2: Sc in next two sc, ss in next two sc

Bind off (it will be halfway through the row)

Now time to assemble your angry bird!  Refer to a picture to put it all together 🙂 Mostly, you need to have the face parts (beak, eyes, eyebrows) close together on the front.  The tail goes opposite the face, and the feathers go relatively on the top of the bird.

Time to attack some pigs!