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Caroline’s Birbs revisited

Ok, so a WHILE ago at this point I made a boat load of Caroline’s Birds.  They were part of a larger yarn bombing plan that also tied into the Art Assignment.  As you may have guessed from my absolutely stellar track record, I haven’t actually gotten around to doing anything with them and after my current move it’s kind of up in the air where they are now.  I’ll do something with them in the future, but that’s not what today is about.

When I made my initial post with the birds I said I would be editing up the original Caroline’s Birds pattern and reposting it.  Well today is that day!  I’m not looking to claim credit for the pattern or anything, I just thought it might use some clarification.  I’m also including modifications I’ve made to the pattern, primarily wing and beak modifications.

Caroline’s Birds (Link to original pattern)

Designed by: Marlo D. Cairns

Materials Needed: F and B hook, Fiberfill, small amount of worsted weight yarn, small amount of eye colored yarn, wing yarn and embroidery floss.

Directions:

Note: Do not join rounds, use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round

Glossary:

Ch- chain stitch

MR- magic ring

sc- single crochet

inc- increase stitch

*- repeat

x- times

hdc- half-double crochet

dec- decrease stitch

dc- double crochet

sl st- slip stitch

With F hook:

ch 2

Round 1- 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

(Modified start: MR 6)

Round 2 – inc around (12)

Round 3 – *inc, sc * 6x (18)

Round 4-5 – work even (18)

Round 6 – 10 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc (21)

Round 7 – 12 sc, inc, sc, inc, *2 sc, inc* 2x (25)

Round 8 – work even (25)

Round 9 – 11 sc, inc , 3 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 2 sc (29)

Round 10 -14 sc, inc, 4 sc, 4 hdc, 3 sc, inc, 2 sc (31)

Round 11- 3 sc, dec, sc, dec, 6 sc, inc, 5 sc, 4 hdc, 6 sc, inc (31)

Round 12 – 4 sc, dec, sc, dec, 10 sc, (in flo of next 4 sts: hdc & dc in 1st, 2dc in 2nd, 2dc in 3rd, dc & hdc in 4th) 8 sc (33)

Round 13 – 5 sc, dec, 10 sc, sc in blo of 4 sts under tail made on previous round, 4 sc, dec, 2 sc (27)

(Continue for original pattern, scroll down for modifications)

Round 14 – 3 sc, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, 5 sc, (working on the tail- 2 hdc, dc, *inc dc* 2x, dc, 2 hdc), 2 sc, dec, sc, dec (28)

Round 15- 2 sc, 2 dec, sc, dec, 4 sc, (work under tail: sc, dec, sc), 3 sc, dec (17)

Round 16 – 2 sc, dec, sc, dec, 2 sc, 2 dec, sc, dec, sc (12)

Begin stuffing bird, add eyes if using safety eyes.

Rnd 17 – dec around (6)

sew eyes as shown in picture over round 4

Body Modification:

Round 14 – 3 sc, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, 9 sc , 2 sc, dec, sc, dec (21)

Round 15- 2 sc, 2 dec, sc, dec, 4 sc, (work under tail: sc, dec, sc), 3 sc, dec (17)

Round 16 – 2 sc, dec, sc, dec, 2 sc, 2 dec, sc, dec, sc (12)

Begin stuffing bird, add eyes if using safety eyes.

Rnd 17 – dec around (6)

sew eyes as shown in picture over round 4

Wings Original Pattern (Make Two):

ch 2

Round 1- 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

(Modified start: MR 6)

Round 2 – inc around (12)

Round 3 – *inc, sc * 6x, sl st into first st (18)

Row 4- ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook back, sl st in same st on round 3, ch 1 turn

Row 5 – 6 sc, sl st in next st, ch 1 turn

Row 6- skip sl st, 6 sc, sl st in next st on round 3, ch 1 turn

Row 7 – 6 sc, sl st in last st. Fasten off.

Sew wings to bird as shown in picture, sewing only on the circles so wings are not sewn down.

Alternative Wings (Make two):

Ch 8 leaving a long tail for sewing

Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, 4 dc, 5 dc working around the corner, 4 dc, hdc, sc, sl st into first ch 17

Beak:

Using B hook, with embroidery floss or 2 strands of size 10 thread held together, ch 2, 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, this will form a slight triangle, Fasten off. Sew beak to round 5 or 6 with the point of the triangle sticking out to form the beak

 

 

Alternative Beak:

Between the 5th and 6th rounds on the bird, surface sc 2x, turn, dec, fasten off

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