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Lil Blue Tweet
I found inspiration to create this cute bird in the Lily Sugar 'n Cream Chicken Kitchen booklet. I purchased my copy at a Michaels Arts & Crafts Store.

Abbreviations used:
sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

Ch = chain

2 sc tog = 2 single crochet together (single crochet decrease)

Posted by DulceKnits from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States • Published See DulceKnits's 13 projects »
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  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need to use a crochet hook H (5mm)
    The Body:
    Chain 2

    1st Round: Work 8 single crochet in the second chain from hook. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet.

    2nd Round: Chain 1, Word 2 single crochet in each single crochet to the end. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet. 16 sc

    Rounds 3 to 10: Work even, 1 sc in each sc. 16 sc

    Join with a sl st to the first sc and fasten off. Hide the tail on the inside or wrong side.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 2
    Step 2

    You will make two wings:

    Ch 2

    Row 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook.
    1sc

    Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc. 2 sc

    Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc. 3sc

    Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc
    4 sc

    Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc. 4 sc

    Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc tog, 2 sc tog.
    2 sc

    Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc tog, fasten off
    1 sc

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 3
    Step 3

    Bird Legs: I recommend using a smaller hook than the H such as the E (3.5mm)

    Ch 8

    Row 1: 1 sl st in second ch from hook. 1 sl st in the next 2 chains. *Ch 3. 1 sl st in second ch from hook. 1 sl st in the next 2 chains. Anchor this last sl st with another sl st. Repeat from * once more. Fasten off.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 4
    Step 4

    Detail of second toe made by slipping stitches.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 5
    Step 5

    Detail of third toe. This shows the three chains before the slip stitches are made.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 6
    Step 6

    Last toe made by slipping stitches.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 7
    Step 7

    Carry the yarn to the top by sewing along the back of the chain.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 8
    Step 8

    The yarn is now at the top. You will use this yarn to sew leg to the body.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew the legs to the body using 3 to 4 stitches. Weave any left over tails on the wrong side.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 10
    Step 10

    The Beak:

    Chain 6 - 1 sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Continue working on the opposite side of the ch, 4 sc, join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Leave enough yarn to sew beak to body.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 11
    Step 11

    Carry the yarn left on the wrong side to the middle.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 12
    Step 12

    Fold the beak in half and sew to the body.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 13
    Step 13

    Using 2 strands of the black embroidery or a thin black yarn make french knots for the eyes.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew the wings along the side, front and back.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 15
    Step 15

    Hide any tails left.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Little Blue Bird - Step 16
    Step 16

    Your little bird is finished. He can be used as a finger puppet, egg cozy or simply as a decoration. He sits well on an inverted votive holder. I plan to give these to my grandchildren in their Easter baskets.

    Have fun making many more birdies.

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Max
Max · Nederland, Colorado, US · 10 projects
SO cute!! I am going to try making one myself! I'm just a beginner though so it might take a while heehee. Anyway, well done. ♥
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
love this little fellow, so sweet!
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