Flamingos have been pretty popular recently and when We Crochet came out with a pink colourway of the Fable Fur yarn that I love, I knew I was going to use it to make a free crochet flamingo pattern. Flikka Flamingo is a baby flamingo that just begs to be cuddled. This pattern uses basic shaping and stitches so it can be made quickly and easily.
This free crochet flamingo pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.
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Flikka Flamingo’s head, neck and body are made in a single piece and the wings are made separately. The legs and beak are made with worsted weight yarn in separate pieces. The pieces work up quickly and you’ll have a finished crochet flamingo in no time.
If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, free crochet flamingo pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your toy together, no one can tell. The fur hides it all and still looks great. Check out my tips and tricks for using faux fur yarns in the video below (or find the write up HERE) so you can hit the ground running. If you’re looking to give faux fur yarns a try, I recommend using Fable Fur from WeCrochet (found HERE). It’s my favourite faux fur yarn as it has a thick strap on the back of the yarn which helps you feel the stitches, even if you can’t see them.
If you haven’t seen my other faux fur yarn crochet patterns that I’ve published so far, check them out here: Kaya the Koala, Crochet Koala Keychain, Seth the Sloth, Otis the Owl, Gnorman the Gnome, Taran Tarantula and Salty the Seal.
Flikka Flamingo sits up on his own with the assistance of a weighted base made with Poly Pellets/weighted beads added to the bottom of the body. You can find the written tutorial for how to create a base for your amigurumi project using Poly Pellets HERE or watch the video below.
Flikka’s legs are not stuffed to make it easier for him to sit up on his own. I think the floppy legs just make him silly and fun. You can choose to stuff his legs if you wish but it may affect how well he sits.
- 3.5 mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook
- 5.5 mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook
- 5 yds/4.6 m (0.07 oz/2g) of We Crochet Brava Worsted in White
- 40 yds/37m (0.6 oz/18g) of We Crochet Brava Worsted in Black
- 49 yds/45m (2.33 oz/66g) of We Crochet Fable Fur in Volpe
- 24mm Blue Safety Eyes. I used 24mm Frosted Sky Glitter Eyes from Chateau Bornais Crochet on Etsy.
- Locking Stitch Markers – I used Clover quick-locking stitch markers
- Polyester Stuffing
- Scissors – I used Clover Patchwork Mini Scissors
- Clover Chibi Bent Tip Tapestry Needle
- Optional: Poly Pellets/Plastic Pellets (I used about 71g)
- Optional: Nylon stocking (for Poly Pellets to go in)
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- CH = Chain
- ST = Stitch
- SK = Skip
- MC = Magic Circle
- SC = Single Crochet
- SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
- SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
- SC3TOG – SC Three Together/Single Crochet Decrease across 3 Stitches.
- FO = Finish Off
SC3TOG/ SC Three Together: Insert hook into first stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Two loops on hook. Insert hook into second stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Three loops on hook. Insert hook into third stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Four loops on hook. Yarn over and pull all four loops on hook. Stitch completed.
- Approximately 12.5” Tall from tips of feet to top of head
- Faux Fur Sections: 2 sts x 2 rows = 1 inch
- Leg and Beak: 6 sts x 6 rows = 1 inch
- This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise). Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated. A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
- All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur.
- For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops. This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Find my tutorial on how to do this HERE.
- Gauge is not critical to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed.
- A weighted base is added to the bottom of the flamingo to assist it with sitting up on its own. This is optional but may affect whether the toy can sit up on its own. Find a tutorial on how to create a weighted base for your toy HERE.
Free Crochet Flamingo Pattern for Flikka Flamingo
Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Black, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Round 3: SC around (12)
Round 4: (SCINC, SC 5) x 2 (14)
Round 5: SC around (14)
Round 6: (SCINC, SC 6) x 2 (16)
Round 7: SC around (16)
Change to White
Rounds 8 – 12: SC around (16)
FO leaving a long tail to sew onto face. Add some stuffing to the nose and sew onto face between eyes.
Head & Body
Round 1: Using 5.5mm hook and Fable Fur in Volpe, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
Round 4: SC 1 (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC (24)
Rounds 5 – 10: SC around (24) – Place safety eyes in Round 6 with 4 STS between them.
Round 11: SC 1 (SCDEC, SC 2) x 5, SCDEC, SC (18) – Start adding stuffing. Adding a bit more each round.
Round 12: (SCDEC, SC) x 6 (12)
Rounds 13 – 16: SC around (12)
Round 17: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
Round 18: SC 1 (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC (24)
Rounds 19 – 24: SC around (24) – If using a weighted base, add it to the body at the end of Round 24.
Round 25: SC 1 (SCDEC, SC 2) x 5, SCDEC, SC (18)
Round 26: (SCDEC, SC) x 6 (12) – Finish stuffing.
Round 27: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO and use the tail to close up the whole. Weave in ends.
Legs (Make 2)
Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Black, CH 9. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 6 CHS. SC 3 in the last CH. Working up the other side of the chain, SC 6, SCINC in the last CH (18)
Round 2: SC in each ST around (18)
Round 3: (SC 2, SCINC) x 6 (24)
Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (24)
Round 7: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)
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Rounds 8 – 9: SC around (18)
Round 10: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 6 (12)
Round 11: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 6 (9)
Round 12: SCDEC, SC 7 (8)
Rounds 13 – 31: SC around (8)
Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. FO leaving a long tail to sew onto bottom of the body. Do not stuff. Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body.
Wings (Make 2)
Row 1: Using Volpe and 5.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 3 into the MC. (3)
Row 2: CH 1 and turn. SCINC, SC, SCINC. (5)
Row 3: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (5)
Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SCINC, SC 3, SCINC (7)
Rows 5 – 7: CH 1 and turn. SC across (7)
Row 8: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC, SC 3, SCDEC (5)
Row 9: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC, SC, SCDEC (3)
Row 10: CH 1 and turn. SC3TOG (1)
Place a wing on either side of the body, with the pointed end facing the back of the bird. Sew onto body and add stuffing between the wing and the body before closing up and finishing off.
Your Flikka Flamingo is now complete! I hope you enjoyed this free crochet flamingo pattern! If you like flamingos, you may want to check out my Flaming-to-go Flamingo Cup Cozy Pattern or my free flamingo crochet pattern round up. Find a listing of all my free crochet patterns HERE.
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