January 23, 2012

Bird Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Width: approx. 2" across from head to tail
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.5mm & 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Main Color (3yds), Contrasting Color (1yd) & Orange for the beak (1yd)
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Treble Crochet (tr)- Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.
 Double Treble Crochet (dtr) - Y/O hook 3 times, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (5 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.
 Triple Treble Crochet (ttr) - Y/O hook 4 times, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (6 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (5 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.

BIRD with main color; 3.5mm
  Rnd 1: 10sc in magic ring (10) Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through.
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next st, hdc+dc in next st, 2dc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc+dc in next st, 2tr in next st, 2dtr in the next 2sts (19)
  Rnd 3: 2dtr in next st, 1ttr in next st, you'll be leaving the rest of the stitches unfinished
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. 

BEAK with orange; 3.5mm hook
Join the orange yarn in the 7th stitch of the second row of the bird, sc in the same stitch.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HEART WING with constrating color; 2.5mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc, 3sc, 1dc, 3sc, 2dc in magic ring
Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through. 
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
    I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     HEART WING...place it in the position you like best.
     EYE...embroider it in the position you like best.


Moster Lene kindly translated the pattern in Danish. If you would like the pattern in Danish it can be found HERE.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || tr: treble crochet
dtr: double treble crochet || ttr: triple treble crochet || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (January 2012). 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/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

32 comments:

  1. This is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the pattern and the inspiration!

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  2. You welcome. :) I'm glad you like the pattern. Enjoy.

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  3. So cute! Do you have any examples of things you've used it on?

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  4. So far I only use it on my crochet hook case. Here's the link to the post just scroll down a little and you'll see it; http://damnitjanetletscrochet.blogspot.com/2012/01/finish-projects-from-january.html

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  5. I love this birds!!! (and your name...)

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  6. I glad you like the birds and I love your name too. :)

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  7. Such a cute pattern! I like the items that you used it on, Janet! I'm going to start hooking right away!

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  8. @ Kristen, I'm glad you like the bird and hope you enjoy making it. :)

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  9. Do you sell some already made? I never learn to do this and would love some for party favors

    Love this
    Jessica

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  10. @ Jessica, if you like me to make you some contact me via email (contact info on the upper right hand side) so we could discuss it.

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  11. I LOVE these birds. I can see them on a babies hat, or flitting around on a winter scarf. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hi Janet,

    I'm posted a translation on my blog here: http://moster-lene.blogspot.com/2012/05/fugle-applikation.html

    I've written, that the pictures and the pattern all belongs to you, and I hope it's ok. But please write me, if anything isn't ok :o)

    Kind Regards
    Lene

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  13. This is the perfect little birdie! Gonna try to find some time to make one this week for my kitchen! Love your blog - you're so cute :)

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  14. @ Cupcake Diaries, I'm glad you like it and thanks. <3

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  15. Thank you for sharing this super cute pattern! :D

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  16. Alguien puede ponerlo en español?? Gracias!

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  17. Thank you kindly for the free birdie pattern.

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  18. I am so excited to make these! I only wish there was a video tutorial to help out novices such as myself :) Thanks for the great pattern!

    Erin

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  19. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I can't wait to try it!
    Esta super lindo.

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  20. Thanks for your free pattern, Janet. I love your blog. You are very talented. Love all creations, they are very nice and cute.

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  21. These birds are precious! I'm in the process of making a whole flock to string together for a garland in my nursery. Thanks for helping me nest as I prepare for my daughter's arrival. When I've got my garland assembled, I'll post a link with pictures. I really love that you included links to the less common crochet terms. Your pattern was easy to follow and clear. Thank you!!!

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  22. For some reason I can only see half of the page so I can only see half of the pattern. Is there anyway you could e-mail me this pattern?

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  23. What a cute little birdie motif! Thank you very much! :)
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    Lee Ann
    Http://Crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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  24. I really love this pattern, but as a beginner the heart wing instructions are vague. Like, do you make a magic ring first? How many are in the ring? etc. I am just doing trial and error until I figure it out. Thank you!

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  25. I love the little birdie, but need it a little larger. Do you have instructions on how to make a larger birdie applique?

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  26. I just love this little bird! I would love to add it to my upcoming project (a crochet quiet book), as part of my free pattern, by linking to this page/pattern. Thank you!

    Amanda
    www.amkcrochet.com

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  27. Hello Amanda,

    I went ahead and email you regarding more information about your upcoming project.

    Have a lovely day! :)

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  28. Thanks for your free pattern, These birds are precious

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  29. Love the birds - but LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name of your blog! Made me laugh out loud!!!!!

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