AMIGURUMI LOVE BIRDS
Courtesy of: Lion Brand® Yarn
These beautiful love birds make perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
SIZE: 3 in. (7.5 cm) tall
• 620-138 Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Yarn: Cranberry
1 Ball (A)
• 620-126 Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Yarn: Chocolate Brown
1 Ball (B)
• Lion Brand Crochet Hook – Size G-6
• Lion Brand Stitch Markers
• Large-Eyed Blunt Needles
EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.
HEAD AND BODY
With A or B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnds 6-15: Sc in each st around. Following package directions, attach safety eyes.
Rnds 16 and 17: Sc2tog, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog – 30 sts.
Beg stuffing Head and Body firmly.
Rnd 18: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 19: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Finish stuffing Head and Body.
Rnd 20: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 21: (Sc2tog) around – 6 sts. Fasten off.
WINGS (make 2)
With A or B, ch 2.
Rnds 1-3: Work Rnds 1-3 of Body – 18 sts. Fasten off.
Fold Wings in half to form a semi-circle, sew closed. Sew Wings to Body. With same color yarn as Wings, embroider a straight st beak. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)
Learn to crochet instructions: http://learnToCrochet.LionBrand.com