Louie the Toucan Free Crochet Pattern



Happy Tuesday my crafty friends! Are you ready for a new crochet project?


Sometimes when I create a crochet design, I end up loving it so much that I feel like using the same pattern to create different characters.


This is what happened with my Agatha the Hen design.


This quirky flattened shape is so versatile and it really works well for so many design ideas!


This week I worked on a fun Toucan that I named Louie...isn't he cute?


The colorful eyes and beak are the distinctive traits of this beautiful bird.






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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue and White

MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle

DIMENSION: L. 8” x H. 4”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),

half double crochet, fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.

SEAMLESSLY COLOR CHANGE: Work in the color A until two loops of the last stitch remain on the hook. Use the color B to complete the stitch.

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BODY (black yarn)


Rnd 1: 31 ch, 1 sc inc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 28 sc, 2 sc inc into the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation ch, 28 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st that already contains 2 sc (64)

Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 28 sc, 4 sc inc, 28 sc, 2 sc inc (72)

Rnd 3: 2 sc inc, 32 sc, 4 sc inc, 32 sc, 2 sc inc (80)

Rnd 4 - 8: sc even (80)

Rnd 9: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (72)

Rnd 10: sc even (72)

Rnd 11: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (64)

Rnd 12: sc even (64)

Rnd 13: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56)

Rnd 14: sc even (56)

Rnd 15: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnd 16: sc even (48)

Rnd 17: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (42)

Rnd 18: sc even (42); start stuffing

Rnd 19: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36)

Rnd 20: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30)

Rnd 21: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20)

Rnd 22: sc dec around (10); finish stuffing

Rnd 23: sc dec around (5)


F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.



EYES (black, blue, orange and white yarn; make 2)


Rnd 1: starting off with black yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: switch to blue yarn, sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: switch to orange yarn, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 4: switch to white yarn, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the eye to the main body, between rnds # 4-12.


Embroider the EYE REFLECTION with white yarn.



BEAK (black, red, orange and yellow yarn).


Rnd 1: starting off with black yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 3: 2 sc, 4 sc inc, 2 sc (12)

Rnd 4: 3 sc, 6 sc inc, 3 sc (18)

Rnd 5: switch to red yarn, sc even (18)

Rnd 6 - 7: sc even (18)

Rnd 8: switch to orange yarn, sc even (18)

Rnd 9 - 10: sc even (18)

Rnd 11: switch to yellow yarn, sc even (18)

Rnd 12 - 15: sc even (18); stuff the beak


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to attach the beak to the side of the body, between rnds # 1-9.



LEGS (blue yarn; make 2)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 3 - 7: sc even (8)


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom of the body. Stuff the legs before attaching them to the body.



WINGS (blue yarn; make 2)


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: 11 sc, 2 hdc into the next st, 1 ch, 2 hdc into the next st, 11 sc (26)


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the wings to the side of the body, between rnds # 8-17; leave the pointy side of the wing detached from the body.



TAIL (black yarn)


Make two:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (10)


Do not cut the yarn once you have crocheted the 2nd part.


Merge the 2 parts together:

Rnd 5: join the yarn (red dot on the chart) to any one stitch of the last round of part #1, work 1 sc into the same st, then 1 sc dec, [(1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 2 times], 1 sc into the last st, then go back working on part #2, and crochet [(1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times], 1 sc into the last st (14)


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the side of the body; do not stuff the tail, flatten it instead before attaching it to the body.




I can't wait to see your version of my LOUIE THE TOUCAN! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

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!


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