Sunday, 12 November 2017

Hanging Robin

This little Robin is perfect for a christmas tree decoration


You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Soft toy filling
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 10g each
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch      
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • DC – Double crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish off

Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product as you work




Robin
Body – Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*inc * (12)
3.
*2sc, inc * (16)
4.
*3sc, inc * (20)
5.
*4sc, inc * (24)
6-9.
Sc (24)
10.
*5sc, inc * (28)
11.
Sc (28)
12.
*6sc, inc * (32)
13-17.
Sc (32) stuff the head adding more to the head and body until closing
18.
*6sc, dec * (28)
19.
*5sc, dec * (24)
20.
*2sc, dec * (18)
21.
*1sc, dec * (12)
22.
*dec * (6)




Belly Patch – Red
1.
MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)

FO – leaving yarn tail to sew to body




Wings x2 – Brown
1.
MC (4) – Do not join the mc
2.
Turn, ch 1, *inc *
3.
Turn, ch 1, *1sc, inc *
4.
Turn, ch 1, 12sc 

FO - Leaving yarn tail to sew to body. The rounded part faced inwards towards the belly patch




Tail – Brown
1.
MC (4) – Do not join the mc
2.
Turn, ch 1, *inc *
3.
Turn, ch 1, *1sc, inc *
4.
Turn, ch 1, *2sc, inc *

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body. The rounded part faces downwards.

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