Spring has sprung and the time for outside activities is here. How about using up your scraps of yarn by crocheting these cute birds. They are perfect for embellishing hats, scarfs, bags, blankets, etc. Super fun and easy to make. Here’s how:
These can be made with any hook size, just be sure hook size is appropriate for yarn selected.
Choice of your own colors. Head , body and wings can be made different colors. All the birds in the photo were made using the same size hook I/9 5.5mm and just using different weight yarn.
To begin: Ch 6
Row 1: sc in 2ndch from hook, hdc, dc, trc, 4 dc in last ch, (working on opposite side of row) trc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st into 1st st
Row 2: ch 3, dc into same ch, 2dc in ea ch, sl st into top of 3rd ch
Tail: starting where you left off in round 2,
Row 1: ch 3, dc in same ch, 2 dc in next ch
Row 2: ch 3, turn work, dc in next 2 ch, dc on top of 3rdch, fasten off, weave in tail
Counting from dc where tail ends Count 8 dc, attach yarn
Row 1: ch 3, 9 dc in next ch, sl st into next ch, fasten off, weave in tail
Wing: Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, trc, 4 dc in last ch, (working on opposite side of row) trc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st into 1stst
Beak: on top of 6th dc of head, attach yarn
Row 1: ch 1, dc in next ch, fasten off, weave in tails
Eye: (black yarn) leave a tail about 4 inches, make a French knot, cut tail with tail of about 4 inches
Pull yarn ends on either end of a dc post in birds head. (see photo) tie on back of birds head
Sew wing onto bird using the ridge of round 1 as a guide. You can sew the wing flat of leave the partly unsewn for a 3D effect. Sew along edge.
You can use your birds to embellish hats, scarfs, blankets, bags, etc. Enjoy!
Prefer a video tutorial? Click on the video link below.