Amigurumi Sweet Bird Free Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS (WHAT I RECOMMEND IN PARENTHESES)
Yarn: Medium weight yarn (worsted, aran, or 10-ply) (Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran)
Color A: Head, body, & wings
Color B: Shirt
Color C: Beak, legs, & feet
Hook: 2.75mm (C) hook (Clover Amour)
Toy stuffing (Fairfield Poly-Fil)
Stitch markers (Clover Quick Locking Stitch Markers Small – I LOVE these, they don’t leave big holes in your work!)
Embroidery floss in black for face (DMC Embroidery Floss in black)
Embroidery needle (DMC Embroidery Needles)
Tapestry needle (DMC Tapestry Needle Size 16)
Scissors (Gingher Stork Scissors)
Optional: water soluble marking pen for drawing on your face before embroidering (Wrights Water Soluble Marking Pen)
Optional: pink blush and brush or cotton bud for cheeks

FINISHED SIZE
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
US TERMINOLOGY

ch – chain
dec – single crochet decrease
hdc – half double crochet
inc – single crochet increase
inv dec – invisible decrease
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
3-dc pc st – 3 double crochet popcorn stitch
[ ] – Repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – The number of stitches you should have at the end of each round

NOTES
– All sections are worked in a continuous round, except wings which are worked in rows.
– Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
– All stitches are written in US terminology.
– Demonstration photos are shown using right-handed crochet.

3-DOUBLE CROCHET POPCORN STITCH
SWEET BIRD AMIGURUMI PATTERN
BEAK
rnd 1: In color C, ch 6, sc 3 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3 down chain, sc 3 in last ch, turn to crochet down other side of chain (and over yarn tail to avoid weaving), sc 3 down chain (12 sts)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off, leaving a 15-inch tail for attaching. Weave in and cut beginning yarn tail. Set aside until after head is made.

HEAD
rnd 1: In color A (leave a 15-inch starting yarn tail outside of the top of head for head feathers), start with a magic ring, sc 6 into ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30 sts)
rnd 6: Sc around (30 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 2] 6 times (36 sts)
rnd 8: [sc 5, inc 1] 6 times (42 sts)
rnd 9: [sc 3, inc 1, sc 3] 6 times (48 sts)
rnds 10-18: Sc around (48 sts for 9 rnds)
rnd 19: [sc 6, inv dec 1] 6 times (42 sts)rnd 20: [sc 5, inv dec 1] 6 times (36 sts)
Fasten off yarn and weave in ending yarn tail. Attach beak, embroider face, and make head feathers now using the photo tutorials below. 

ATTACHING THE BEAK & EMBROIDERING FACE
We’ll now be attaching the beak and embroidering Sweet Bird’s face. The key to embroidering on crochet is to make sure to insert your needle through your stitches and not in a hole between stitches so your thread remains secure.
First we’ll attach the beak in steps 1-5 and embroider in steps 6-12.

SHIRT & BODY
rnd 1: Using color B, attach yarn to last rnd of head using a standing sc. Sc 4, inc 1, [sc 5, inc 1] 5 times (42 sts)
rnd 2: [sc 3, inc 1, sc 3] 6 times (48 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 7, inc 1] 6 times (54 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 4, 3-dc pc st, sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (60 sts)
rnds 5-6: Sc around (60 sts for 2 rnds)
rnd 7: [sc 9, 3-dc pc st] 6 times (60 sts)
rnds 8-9: Sc around (60 sts for 2 rnds)
rnd 10: [sc 4, 3-dc pc st, sc 5] 6 times (60 sts)
rnd 11: Sc around (60 sts)
rnd 12: Change to color A, sc around (60 sts)
rnd 13: [sc 8, inv dec 1] 6 times (54 sts)
rnd 14: [sc 7, inv dec 1] 6 times (48 sts)
rnd 15: [sc 6, inv dec 1] 6 times (42 sts)
rnd 16: Sc around (42 sts)
rnd 17: [sc 5, inv dec 1] 6 times (36 sts)
rnd 18: [sc 4, inv dec 1] 6 times (30 sts)
••• START STUFFING BODY AND CONTINUE STUFFING FIRMLY UNTIL CLOSED. •••
rnd 19: [sc 3, inv dec 1] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 20: [sc 2, inv dec 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 21: [sc 1, inv dec 1] 6 times (12 sts)
rnd 22: inv dec 6 (6 sts)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off and finish off.

WING (MAKE 2)
Made in rows. Leave a 10-inch starting yarn tail for attaching. Use normal decreases, not invisible decreases.
row 1: Using color A, ch 7, sc 6 starting in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)
row 2: Ch 1, turn, inc 1, sc 4, inc 1 (8 sts)
rows 3-5: Ch 1, turn, sc across (8 sts for 3 rows)
row 6: Ch 1, turn, dec 1, sc 4, dec 1 (6 sts)
row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc across (6 sts)
row 8: Ch 1, turn, dec 1, sc 2, dec 1 (4 sts)
row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc across (4 sts)
row 10: Ch 1, turn, dec 2 (2 sts)
row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc across (2 sts)
row 12: Ch 1, turn, dec 1 (1 st)
Fasten off and weave in ending yarn tail. Attach to body using tutorial below.

LEG (MAKE 2)
rnd 1: With color C, start with a magic ring, sc 6 into ring (6 sts)
rnds 2-15: Sc around (6 sts for 14 rnds)
Fasten off, leaving a 10-inch tail for attaching. Don’t stuff. Weave in remainder of beginning yarn tail. Set aside until after making foot.

FOOT (MAKE 2)
Leave a 10-inch beginning yarn tail for attaching. See foot reference photo below.
rnd 1: Start with a magic ring, sc 7 into ring (7 sts)
rnd 2: Sl st 1 into next st, [ch 3, sc 1 into 2nd ch from hook, hdc 1 into next ch, sl st 1 into next st of round 1] 3 times (3 toes made)
Fasten off and weave in end yarn tail.

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