Little Birdie Free Crochet Pattern
Updated: Nov 8, 2021
There is great beauty in the little thing...
...sometimes it takes very little to create something beautiful - like this sweet bird.
How lovely would it look hanging from a crib mobile, or in front of a little window in your baby's room?
...and with the right colors, it would also make the perfect Christmas decor!
So let your imagination fly and create your unique little birdie!
The instructions on how to crochet around the steel ring and how to embroider the wing decor are included in the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 50 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process!
Here's the FREE pattern!
YARN: Light (3) in Pink, Gray, Yellow; Classic Cotton Thread in Black
MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle
DIMENSION: 3” x 2.5” (bird) / 4” diameter (ring)
ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
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HEAD (pink yarn)
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)
Rnds 5 - 8: sc even (32); F/O and cut the yarn
TAIL (pink yarn)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)
Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16)
Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (20)
Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28)
Rnd 8: sc even (28)
Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)
Rnd 10: sc even (32)
Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the tail.
BODY (pink and gray yarn)
Merge the head and the tail together:
Rnd 10: join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st stitch of the last rnd of the head, ch 1 and sc in the same st, then crochet 27 sc around, leaving 4 stitches unworked. You should now go back working on the tail part - insert the hook into st # 28 of the last round of the tail, work 1 sc, then work 27 sc, until you reach the end of the round (56)
Rnd 11: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)
Use a long strand of pink yarn to close the gap between the head and the tail, by sewing together the two sections of unworked stitches.
Rnd 12: 1 sc dec, 20 sc, 2 sc dec, 20 sc, 1 sc dec (44)
Rnd 13: 1 sc dec, 18 sc, 2 sc dec, 18 sc, 1 sc dec (40)
Rnd 14 - 15: sc even (40); start stuffing the body
Rnd 16: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)
Rnd 17: switch to gray yarn, sc even (32)
Rnd 18: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)
Rnd 19: sc even (24)
Rnd 20: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body.
Rnd 21: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.
Sew the WING DECOR to the side of the body (on both sides) with gray yarn.
BEAK (yellow yarn)
Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4)
Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (6)
Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (8)
F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the beak onto the head between rnds # 6-9. Stuff the beak lightly.
I can't wait to see your version of my LITTLE BIRDIE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!
This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!