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amigurumi bride and groom love birds
these tweet pair was created for my cousins wedding in june 2010!

Posted by magg314 from Birds Landing, California, United States • Published See magg314's 7 projects »
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  • Step 1

    BRIDE AND GROOM LOVEBIRDS

    BODY
    2 sc
    6 sc in second chain from hook
    2 sc in each sc (12st)
    [1 sc, inc] (18st)
    1 sc in each (18st)
    1 sc in each (18st)
    1 sc in each (18st)
    1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (21 st)
    2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (24 st)
    3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (27 st)
    4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (30 st)
    1 sc in each (30 st)
    1 sc in each (30 st)
    1 sc in each (30 st)
    1 sc in each (30 st)
    4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (27 st)
    3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (24 st)
    2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (21 st)
    1 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (18 st)
    Dec, dec, dec , 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (15 st)
    Insert or sew on eyes
    Stuff body
    Dec, dec, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 9 st (12 st)
    Dec, dec, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 6 st (9 st)
    1 sc in each (9 st)
    1 sc in each (9 st)
    2 sc in each (18 st)
    Brides tail - [3 HDC in 1 sc, ss, skip 1 st]
    Grooms tail - HDC in each

    GROOM’s TOP HAT
    (barrel part of top hat)
    2 sc
    6 sc in second chain from hook
    2 sc in each sc (12st)
    Inside loops only - 1 sc in each (12 sc)
    1 sc in each (12 st)
    1 sc in each (12 st)
    Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew visor part of top hat on and to sew hat to head
    (visor part of top hat)
    2 sc
    6 sc in second chain from hook
    2 sc in each sc (12st)
    [1 sc, inc] (18st)
    Fasten off and weave in ends
    Lightly stuff barrel part of top hat and sew to visor part
    Sew onto groom’s head

    FLOWERS (make 4, 3 for Bride’s veil and 1 for Groom’s corsage)
    2 sc
    6 sc in second chain from hook
    [3 HDC in 1 sc, ss, skip 1 st] 3 times
    Fasten off
    Attach to bride and groom with a button as center of flower

    DETAILING
    Use a small piece of tulle or lace for Bride’s veil and “overlay” on her wings
    Cut and sew on wing or heart-shaped wing, out of felt, for wings on both lovebird
    Cut and sew a diamond shape beak, out of felt, for beaks on both lovebirds

    ABBREVIATION KEY
    Sc = single crochet
    St = stitch
    Ss = slip stitch
    HDC = half double crochet
    [ ] = repeat instructions within bracket to end of round
    Inc = increase
    Dec = decrease

    I used a G crochet hook for all

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Coco449 C.
Coco449 C. · 1 project
Sooooo gonna make these! Not for a wedding or anything, just because they are soo adorable!
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Senevilla
Senevilla · 10 projects
Thanks for posting! These are prescous! I'm sure your cousin loves them! Do yuo think this would work with knitting it?
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Somer
Somer · Nashville, Tennessee, US · 3 projects
This is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing!
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11lizzie :)
11lizzie :) · 13 projects
Ok, one question.. so far.. XDD

How many chain stitches to start the body, tails, top hat, and flowers.. for when I actually start?

I'm practicing the stitches right now Happy
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Lydia H.
Lydia H. · 20 projects
Oh my goodness these are the sweetest things I have seen in a long time! Soo cute!
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Copper Bo
Copper Bo · 5 projects
This is ssoooooo cute! Thank you for the directions.
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magg314
magg314 · Birds Landing, California, US · 7 projects
awww thank you everyone! please post your thought on the pattern and your birds pictures! i'd love to see others interpretation Happy <3 maggie
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*Witchy Rachie*
*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects
These are sooooooooooooooo cute!!! I might even have to try crochet again just to make them!!! OMG, they are so professional-looking, too!
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Hushgirl
Hushgirl · Edgemere, Maryland, US · 8 projects
Awww. I so wish I could crochet. I can make a realllllllly looong chain, but that's about it!
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magg314
magg314 · Birds Landing, California, US · 7 projects
amigurumi is one of the easiest ways to learn crochet (in my opinion) i learned from ana paula rimoli's ami books, CUUUUUTE stuff and easy to follow! <3 maggie
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