Crochet Bluebird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness

 

Crochet this charming little bluebird to hang in a window and he’ll bring you a smile every day!

 

Bluebird of Happiness

Size

6” long

 

Materials

Small amount 100% cotton worsted-weight yarn

G (4.00mm) hook

½”-5/8” decorative button

Scrap of narrow satin ribbon to go around bird’s neck

Desired length of narrow ribbon to hang bird

 

Gauge

Gauge is not critical. Stitches should be tight enough to prevent stuffing from showing through.

 

Note

Instead of decreasing as usual with sc 2 sts together, you may wish to use the invisible sc decrease. To make this decrease, insert hook in front lp only of next st; now swing hook down and insert hook in front lp only of next st (3 lps on hook). Yo, pull through all lps on hook.

 

Instructions

Rnd 1: Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in 4 ch across, do not join; work in rnds, using a scrap of yarn to mark end of rnds. (8 sc)

Rnds 2-11: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 12: Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts. (11)

Rnd 13: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts. (13)

Rnd 14: Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts. (15)

Rnd 15: Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts. (17)

Rnd 16: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts. (19)

Rnds 17-19: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 20: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 14 sts. (22)

Rnd 21: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 15 sts. (25)

Rnd 22: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, (sc next 2 sts together) 3 times, sc in next st. (23)

Rnd 23: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, (sc next 2 sts together) 2 times, sc in next st. (22)

Rnd 24: Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, (sc next 2 sts together) 3 times. (20) (Last decrease goes over end of round and joins end st with first st of next rnd; move end of row forward one st.)

Rnd 25: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, (sc next 2 sts together) 2 times. (19)

Rnd 26: Sc next 2 sts together, sc in next 13 sts, (sc next 2 sts together) 2 times. (16)

Rnd 27: Sc next 2 sts together, sc in next 10 sts, (sc next 2 sts together) 2 times. (13)

Rnd 28: (Sc next 2 sts together) 6 times, sl st in next st. Fasten off.

Add final stuffing. Gather stitches around and pull tightly to close, pulling out to form beak. Take several small stitches straight across to form beak.

Hide end inside bird.

 

Finishing

Tie ribbon around neck; sew button over ribbon on one side of neck. Hang with ribbon tied through a couple of stitches at back neck.

 

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