Songbirds Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

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Songbirds Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Hello, friends! I’m excited to finally be able to share the pattern for this bird amigurumi on the Spin a Yarn Crochet blog now that the licence period is concluded from the original project.

I love this pattern because it is so versatile. I will be using the pink one as an ornament on my tree this year (my tree is pink themed!). These birds would also be beautiful in a wreath (either a holiday wreath or a Spring wreath!) or as part of a mantelpiece display. These ones are made in non-traditional holiday colours but, of course, they would be stunning in reds, greens, whites and golds (can you imagine a white dove with a gold wing and accents? Gah, gorgeous!)

Let’s get into it!

The Details

As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as my Ragdoll patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. This project has a total of just 4 pieces per bird.

The yarn I used for this project is a 100% acrylic Light Worsted/DK (weight 3) yarn from Hobbii but feel free to substitute any yarn of choice. You can make these birds bigger or smaller simply by using heavier yarn (worsted or bulky weight) or lighter (sport or fine weight) and adjusting your hook.

The finished measurements are approximately 14cm/5.5″ in length.

Notes:

  1. The bird is constructed by working two panels in rows and then crocheting around the panels to join them. The bird is then stuffed.
  2. Each panel is made up of a body portion and a face portion which are joined to create one panel. 
  3. The wing is started by working into a magic ring and then is worked in turned rows. The wing is stitched onto the front panel before assembly of the panels.
  4. The beak is sewn on after assembly of the panels.
  5. The RS and WS for each panel will be the opposite from the other, allowing the panels to line up perfectly when placed together with WS facing. 
  6. Ch 1 at the end of each row does not count as a stitch.

Let’s get started! (Or Pin/Shop for later!)

Pin Button
Etsy Button

If you’d prefer a downloadable or printable version of this pattern, an inexpensive, formatted, and ad-free PDF can be purchased HERE or through the “Shop It” button above, or on Ravelry! You can also find the pattern on Ribblr!

Materials:

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  • 2.75mm hook for main (I use THESE hooks!);
  • Hobbii Amigo, 50g, 100% acrylic, (175m/191yds):
    • For the Blue Bird – 1 skein of Sky Blue (#16) (A), 1 skein of Peacock (#23) (B), 1 skein of Dove Blue (C), and 1 skein of Sunflower (#36) (D)
    • For the Pink Bird – 1 skein of Light Pink (#57) (A), 1 skein of Mauve (#50) (B), 1 skein of White (#01) (C), and 1 skein of Sunflower (#36) (D)
  • 10mm Safety eyes or black crochet thread, size 5;
  • Stuffing;
  • Tapestry needle.

Terms and Stitches:

Ch – Chain

MR – Magic Ring

Slst – Slip stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase

Sc2tog – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease

Hdc – Half double crochet

Dc – Double crochet

RS – Right side

WS – Wrong side

Pattern

Panel (make 2):

Body Portion

Row 1:  With A, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn—10 sc. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across, turn—9 sc. 

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st until 2 sts remain, sc2tog, turn—8 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 5: Repeat row 3—7 sc.

Row 6: Repeat row 4.

Row 7: Repeat row 3—6 sc.

Row 8: Repeat row 4. 

Row 9: Repeat row 3—5 sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, 2sc into first 2 sts, sc 3, turn—7 sc.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 4, 2sc into last st, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, 2sc into first st, sc in each st across, turn—8 sc.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each st until 1 st remains, 2sc into last st, turn—9 sc.

Row 14: Repeat row 12—10 sc.

Row 15: Repeat row 13—11 sc.

Row 16: Repeat row 12—12 sc.

Row 17: Repeat row 4.

Row 18: Repeat row 12—13 sc.

Row 19: Repeat row 4. 

Row 20: Repeat row 12—14 sc.

Rows 21-26: Repeat row 4.

Row 27: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 12, turn—13 sc.

Row 28: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog twice—10 sc.

Fasten off. Set aside.

Face Portion

Row 1: With A, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn—5 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2sc in first st, sc 3,  2sc in last st, turn—7 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, 2sc in first st, sc 6, with Face Portion still on your hook, insert hook into last st of row 28 of Body Portion (i.e. with Body Portion yarn tails on the left), sc in each st across, turn—18 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 15, 2sc in last st, turn.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc 16, sc2tog, turn—17 sc.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 15, turn—16 sc.

Rows 9-10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across until 2 sts remain, sc2tog, turn—12 sc.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog twice, turn—9 sc.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog twice, sc 3, sc2tog—6 sc.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Wing (make 1):

With B, make a magic ring. 

Round 1:  Sc 3 in ring, turn—3 sc. 

Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, turn—6 sc.

Round 3: With C, ch 1, [2 sc, sc in next] across, turn—9 sc.

Round 4: With B, ch 1, [2 sc, sc in next 2] across, turn—12 sc.

Round 5: Ch 1, [2 sc, sc in next 3] across, turn—15 sc.

Round 6: With C, ch 1, [2 sc, sc in next 4] across, turn—18 sc.

Round 7: With B, ch 1, [2 sc, sc in next 5] across—21 sc.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Beak (make 1):

Row 1: With D, ch 5, slst in 2nd from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in last—4 sts.

Fasten off. 

Move on to assembly below!

Assembly:

  1. With C and a tapestry needle, make 3 stitches of decreasing length on the tail of the RS front panel. Weave in ends.
  2. With C and a tapestry needle, make three small stitches on the neck area of the RS front panel. Weave in ends.
  3. Insert a 10mm safety eye between rows 5 and 6 of the Face portion. Alternatively, use black crochet thread to stitch on an eye. 
  4. With B and a tapestry needle, stitch the wing to the RS front panel between rows 13 and 27 of Body Portion. Weave in ends.
  5. Place both Panels together and line up all edges/rows. Insert hook through both panels at any stitch. With A, sc evenly around the Panels to join them, stuffing as you go. Work the following into each corcner of the tail: 
    • [Sc, ch 1, sc] all into the same st.
  6. At the wing, switch to B to crochet evenly across the wing, inserting your hook through all three layers. After the wing, switch back to A and continue crocheting around evenly, stuffing as you go.  Slst to beg st. Fasten off, weave in ends.
  7. With D and a tapestry needle, stitch beak at rows 1 and 2 of Face Portion. Weave in ends.

Attach a hanging loop to the top if you’d like to use it as an ornament.

You’re done!

Happy crocheting!

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