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Red Robin Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Sep 10, 2022



...let's find beauty in the little things!


Hi my fellow crafter! I'm back today with a lovely new version of the Little Birdie.

I was so glad to see how you all loved the original design, and I've been enjoining spotting your cute makes on Instagram and Facebook!


For this reason I decided to give the design a little twist and add a more realistic look - putting together a bit of brown, orange and white yarn, here it comes a super cute Red Robin!

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Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 40 explanatory step-by-step pictures, tips and tricks to guide you through the making process!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) in Brown, Orange and White; Classic Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; 1.75 mm hook; Poly Filling; Two 6mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Yarn Needle

DIMENSION: 3” x 2.5”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O)


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate






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HEAD (brown and orange yarn; 2.75mm hook)


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)

Rnd 5: 12 sc, switch to orange yarn, 8 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 12 sc (32)

Rnd 6: keep working with brown yarn, 11 sc, switch to orange yarn, 10 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 11 sc (32)

Rnd 7: keep working with brown yarn, 10 sc, switch to orange yarn, 12 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 10 sc (32)

Rnd 8: keep working with brown yarn, 9 sc, switch to orange yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 9 sc (32); F/O and cut the yarn.



TAIL (brown yarn; 2.75mm hook)


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 (brown, orange and white yarn; 2.75mm hook)


Merge the head and the tail together:


Rnd 11: join the brown yarn with a sl st to stitch #30 of the last rnd of the head, ch 1 and sc in the same st, then crochet 5 sc, switch to orange yarn, work 16 sc, switch back to brown yarn, work 6 sc; 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 12: keep working with brown yarn, 4 sc, 1 sc dec, switch to orange yarn, 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 4 sc, 1 sc dec, [(5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times] (48)

Rnd 13: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc dec, 3 sc, switch to orange yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 3 sc, 2 sc dec, 20 sc, 1 sc dec (44)

Rnd 14: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc dec, 2 sc, switch to orange yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 2 sc, 2 sc dec, 18 sc, 1 sc dec (40); F/O orange yarn

Rnd 15: keep working with brown yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 23 sc (40)

Rnd 16: keep working with brown yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 23 sc (40)

Rnd 17: keep working with brown yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 1 sc dec, 2 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 1 sc, [(3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times], 1 sc dec (32)

Rnd 18: keep working with brown yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 11 sc, switch back to brown yarn,18 sc (32)

Rnd 19: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc dec, switch to white yarn, [(2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times], switch back to brown yarn, 2 sc, [(1 sc dec, 2 sc) rep 4 times] (24); start stuffing the body

Rnd 20: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc, switch to white yarn, 9 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 14 sc (24)

Rnd 21: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc, switch to white yarn, [(1 sc dec, 1 sc) rep 3 times], switch back to brown yarn, 1 sc dec, [(1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times] (16); finish stuffing the body

Rnd 22: working with brown yarn only, sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.



BEAK ( black thread; 1.75mm hook)


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)

Rnd 3: sc even (8); F/O and leave a long strand of thread to sew the beak onto the head between rnds # 6-9.



WINGS ( brown yarn; make two; 2.75mm hook)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 2 hdc inc, 2 sc inc (12)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, 1 hdc, 2 hdc inc, 1 hdc, (1 sc inc, 1 sc) rep twice (18)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, 2 hdc, 3 hdc in the next st, 1 ch, 3 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc, (1 sc inc, 2 sc) rep twice (26); F/O and leave a long strand of brown yarn.

Sew only the first and last 2 sts of the wing to the side of the bird’s body.





I can't wait to see your version of my RED ROBIN! 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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Hey! To everyone who is confused about round 11, I found a workaround that may help you. Join the brown yarn with a sl st to stitch #31 of the last rnd of the head, then do 3 more sl st (#32, #1 and #2 of the head), joining each st with a st on the tail piece. So basically you have to align and connect the two pieces by 4 st. Then proceed with the pattern. That way you'll end up with 56 st at the end of the round and no gaps.

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Denise Jackson
Denise Jackson
2022년 7월 31일

I am also confused by merging the head and tail. I am ending up with a gap between the two, on stitches 31, 32, 1 and 2 on the head. Please help!

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Dear Elisa,

i don‘t understand the merge of head and tail in round 11.

Can you please help me?

Kind regards

Gina

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