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Crochet A Kookaburra
Some basic instructions, with more detailed instructions to come.

I am naming the Kookaburra, Kooka.

Posted by cats-rockin-crochet from Springvale, Victoria, Australia • Published See cats-rockin-crochet's 36 projects »
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  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 1
    Step 1

    To begin, find a picture of what you wish to make.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now draw your project. I can't draw for nuts, but it helped me realise what components I will need to make my kookaburra.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 3
    Step 3

    Knowing what parts I needed to be making, I made a selection of textures and colours from my yarn stash. I've used a 5.00mm hook and changed to a 4.00mm hook for the facial features. The yarns vary from an 8 ply to a 12 ply.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 4
    Step 4

    I first made the body in simple single crochet rounds with out joining the rounds and increasing, working straight, then decreasing. The body began with 8 sc and increased to 40 sc, then reversed with the decrease to 8 sc.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 5
    Step 5

    The head was made the same beginning with 6 sc, increasing to 24 sc and ending with 12 sc.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 6
    Step 6

    Any stuffing will do. If you use snap on eye's this is the best time to do it.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then sew head to body.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 8
    Step 8

    I made the beak next. The yarns were a different thickness, so I used the thinner one for the top of the beak.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 9
    Step 9

    I then weaved thin wire into the sides of the beak, so as I could shape them better.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 10
    Step 10

    I deliberately used a lighter shade of yarn to sew the beak parts together, to define the top and bottom parts of the beak.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now with the embroidery of the face, I sc the sides of the eye's across the beak and across the other eye over the top of the face (not made seperate). I then hand sewed a contrasting yarn into the gaps. I'm not an embroiderer at all, but it just passes. The eye's are small buttons.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 12
    Step 12

    This is the beginning of the wings.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 13
    Step 13

    Trying the wings for size as I go.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 14
    Step 14

    And the finished wings.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Kookaburra - Step 15
    Step 15

    The Kookaburra also has a feather tail which I made last and also sewed wire into for shaping.

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Grace C.
Grace C.
Nice! I'd probably add feet so it could stand. Do you think that could be done with pipe cleaners?
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Triceratops
Triceratops · Richmond, Virginia, US · 15 projects
Too bad I can't crochet...
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Becsta!
Becsta! · Clarkefield, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
wow.... AMAZING FANTASTIC
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naruto uzumaki
naruto uzumaki · 5 projects
so you wher like omg i like this bird then you drew it then you made your own pattern for it thats so cool you have a gift =3 i wish i cald do that
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mamachka
mamachka
"Kookaburra lives in the old gum tree." It's really well done! Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Wow this is fantastic
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princesse  X.
princesse X. · Kuwait City, Al Asimah, KW · 11 projects
lovely!
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Ponder
Ponder · San Diego, California, US · 6 projects
super cute! i love it!
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