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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)

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