• Crochet Patterns

    Free Crochet Flamingo Pattern for Flikka Flamingo

    crochet flamingo made with faux fur yarn sitting upright
    This free crochet flamingo pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    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.

    Pink Fable Fur with the crochet flamingo made with this free crochet pattern

    If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, this 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.

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this crochet flamingo pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies:

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    Abbreviations:

    Special Stitches

    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.


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 12.5” Tall from tips of feet to top of head

    Gauge:

    • Faux Fur Sections: 2 sts x 2 rows = 1 inch
    • Leg and Beak: 6 sts x 6 rows = 1 inch

    Notes:

    • 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

    Close up of the face of the crochet flamingo

    Beak

    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.


    amigurumi flamingo made with faux fur yarn

    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.

    crochet flamingo sitting on a ledge

    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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  • Crochet Patterns

    Free Crochet Dog Pattern – Henley the Hound

    Brown Crochet Puppy begging for a treat with a text overlay indicating this is a free crochet dog pattern.
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    This free crochet dog pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.

    I am so so excited to share with you my free crochet dog pattern for Henley the Hound. Henley is a sweet and playful puppy that is just begging to be played with. Henley is a crochet dog that is sitting on his hind quarters and is holding his paws up to ask for a treat or for someone to play with him.

    Dogs have always been a big part of my life and I have wanted to design a free crochet dog pattern for the blog but didn’t want it to be like a doll. I had made a few different attempts but I didn’t like any of them enough to keep so I’d always end up frogging it and starting again. When I saw the ball of We Crochet Brava Worsted yarn on my shelf in Brindle, I was inspired to try again. I really love this colour and decided it would be a great colour for a dog. It was my husband’s suggestion to make Henley’s ears and tail in a darker brown and I couldn’t be happier with how he’s turned out. I hope you’ll love him too.

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    This free crochet dog pattern is suitable for intermediate crocheters or adventurous beginners. Henley is designed to be able to stand up on his own. The placement of the thighs, feet and tail provide some assistance for him to stand up which is further aided by the use of poly pellets in the base of Henley’s body. Poly pellets are plastic pellets that add weight to your project. The poly pellets are placed in a nylon stocking to prevent them from falling out of the toy through the stitches. This is an optional step however, if you choose not to use them, it may make Henley a bit less stable/less able to stand up on his own.

    Amigurumi dog with some Clover USA Crochet tools looking up at a ball of purple yarn.

    The tools I used in this project were generously supplied by Clover USA. I used their Clover Amour Crochet hooks, Chibi Bent Tip Tapestry Needle, Locking Stitch Markers and Patchwork Mini Scissors. All of these tools have become part of my go-to toolbox. All of these tools are really great quality and enjoyable to use. Locking stitch markers are an absolute necessity (in my opinion) when making amigurumi and these stitch markers never disappoint. I never realized what a game changer a bent tip tapestry needle could be until I tried them. If you do amigurumi projects regularly, then I definitely recommend checking them out.

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this pattern for a small fee  HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Back view of the amigurumi dog made with this free crochet pattern and some Clover USA tools.

    Free Crochet Dog Pattern for Henley the Hound

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:

    • CH = Chain
    • ST = Stitch
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • MC = Magic Circle
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    • FLO = Front Loop Only
    • FO = Finish Off


    Finished Size:

    • Approximately 8.5” tall x 4.5” wide across the hips


    Gauge:

    • 9 sts x 11 rows = 2 inches – Gauge is not vital to the project as long as tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no holes where stuffing can be seen.  However, please note if you do not match gauge, it will affect the size of your project and therefore, potentially the amount of yarn required.

    Pattern:


    Notes:

    • This project is worked in continuous rounds.  Do not join at the end of every row (unless indicated).  Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every round, moving it up at the start of each new round.
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of the stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.
    • Work the SL STs in the arms loosely so that you are able to work into them when adding future rows.
    • Henley is designed to be able to stand up on his own. The placement of the thighs, feet and tail provide some assistance for him to stand up which is further aided by the use of poly pellets in the base of Henley’s body. Poly pellets are plastic pellets that add weight to your project. The poly pellets are placed in a nylon stocking to prevent them from falling out of the toy through the stitches. This is an optional step however, if you choose not to use them, it may make Henley a bit less stable/less able to stand up on his own.

    Head

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted yarn in Brindle and 3.5 mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Rounds 6  – 10:
    SC around (30)
    Round 11: (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC 14 (36)
    Round 12: (SCINC, SC 3) x 5, SCINC, SC 15 (42)
    Round 13: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 14 (48) – Place eyes in STS 10 and 25 of Row 13
    Rounds 14  – 15:  SC around (48)
    Round 16: (SCINC, SC 5) x 5, SCINC, SC 17 (54)
    Rounds 17 – 23:  SC around (54)
    Round 24:  SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 8, SC 2 (45)
    Rounds 25 – 26: SC around (45)
    Round 27: SCDEC,(SC 3, SCDEC) x 8, SC 3 (36) – Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing after each round.  Stuff firmly.
    Round 28: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
    Round 29: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Round 30: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)
    Round 31: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
    Round 32: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO and weave the tail through the FLO of the last round to close the hole. Weave in end.

    Close up image of the nose and face of the crochet toy made with this free crochet dog pattern.

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    Body

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted yarn in Brindle and 3.5 mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Round 6: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Round 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Rounds 8  – 26: SC around (42)
    Round 27: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)
    Round 28: SC around (36) – If using Poly Pellets, add them to the nylon stocking. Secure the top with a knot (or your preferred method) and place it in the bottom of the body now.  Start stuffing, adding a bit more every couple of rounds.  Make sure to stuff around the Poly Pellet pack.  Stuff firmly.
    Round 29: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
    Round 30: SC around (30)
    Round 31: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6. (24)
    Round 32: SC around (24)
    Round 33: SC 1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1. (18)

    Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST and FO leaving a long tail to sew the head onto the body. Sew body onto head. For a playful look, sew the head slightly off center/leaned to one side.  Add stuffing to the body as you sew the head on and stuff firmly to help support the head.  Not enough stuffing may cause the head to droop.

    Brown amigurumi dog standing up and begging for a treat

    Left Arm

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted yarn in Brindle and 3.5 mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 8 into the MC. (8)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 2, SC 2, (SCINC) x 2, SC 2 (12)
    Round 3:  SC around (12)
    Round 4: SCINC, SC 1, SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 1, SCINC, SC 3 (16)
    Rounds 5 – 8: SC around (16)
    Rounds 9 – 12: In FLO, SL ST 8, working back under both loops, SC 8 (16) – Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing every couple of rounds.  Stuff firmly.
    Rounds 13 – 18: SC around (16)
    Round 19: SC 7, (SCDEC) x 4, SC (12)
    Round 20:
    SC around (12)
    Round 21:
    SC 6, (SCDEC) x 3 (9)
    Round 22: SC 5, (SCDEC) x 2 (7)

    FO leaving a long tail that’s long enough to close the top of the arm and sew it onto the body. Use the tail to whip stitch the top of the arm closed.

    Right Arm

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted yarn in Brindle and 3.5 mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 8 into the MC. (8)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 2, SC 2, (SCINC) x 2, SC 2 (12)
    Round 3:  SC around (12)
    Round 4: SCINC, SC 1, SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 1, SCINC, SC 3 (16)
    Rounds 5 – 8: SC around (16)
    Rounds 9 – 12: In FLO, SL ST 8, working back under both loops, SC 8 (16) – Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing every couple of rounds.  Stuff firmly.
    Rounds 13 – 18: SC around (16)
    Round 19: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 8, SCDEC (12)
    Round 20:
    SC around (12)
    Round 21:
    (SCDEC) x 3, SC 6 (9)
    Round 22: (SCDEC) x 2, SC 5 (7)

    FO leaving a long tail that’s long enough to close the top of the arm and sew it onto the body. Use the tail to whip stitch the top of the arm closed.  The ends of the arms are angled to fit flush with the sides of the body this is the part that will lay next to the body (see image below).  In the image below, is the left arm and I’m pointing out the part of the arm that should be lain next to the body when sewing onto the dog.  Sew left arm onto the left side of the body and sew the right arm onto the right side of the body, angling the paws upwards towards the chin.  Making one paw slightly lower than the other gives it a playful look.  Using sewing pins to pin the arms onto the body first will help you ensure your arms are in a place you are happy with and hold them in place while you’re sewing them on.

    Left arm of Henley the Hound – This picture shows the part of the arm that should lay flat against the body when sewing the arms to the body.



    Ears (Make Two)

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted yarn in Sienna and 3.5 mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: (SC 2, SCINC) x 6 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Rounds 6 – 8:
    SC around (30)
    Round 9: SCDEC, SC 13, SCDEC, SC 13 (28)

    Close up image of the dark brown ear on the dog toy made with this free crochet dog pattern.


    Round 10: SC around (28)
    Round 11: SCDEC, SC 12, SCDEC, SC 12 (26)
    Round 12: SC around (26)
    Round 13: SCDEC, SC 11, SCDEC, SC 11 (24)
    Round 14: SC around (24)
    Round 15: SCDEC, SC 10, SCDEC, SC 10 (22)
    Round 16:  SC around (22)
    Round 17: (SCDEC) x 2, SC 7, (SCDEC) x 2, SC 7 (18)
    Round 18: SC around (18)
    Round 19: (SCDEC) x 2, SC 5, (SCDEC) x 2, SC 5 (14)
    Round 20: (SCDEC) x 2, SC 3, (SCDEC) x 2, SC 3 (10)

    Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.
    FO leaving a long tail that’s long enough to close the top of the ear and sew it onto the head. DO NOT STUFF.  Use the tail to whip stitch the top of the ear closed. Sew an ear onto either side of the head, lining the tops of the ears to be in line with the center of the eyes.

    Feet (Make Two)

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted yarn in Brindle and 3.5 mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 8 into the MC. (8)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 2, SC 2, (SCINC) x 2, SC 2 (12)
    Round 3:  SC around (12)
    Round 4: SCINC, SC 1, SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 1, SCINC, SC 3 (16)
    Rounds 5 – 9: SC around (16)
    Round 10: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 10 (13)
    Round 11: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 7 (10) – Add stuffing to the foot. Stuff firmly.  Do not add any more stuffing to the foot beyond this point.
    Rounds 12 – 16: SC around (10)
    Round 17: (SCDEC) x 5 (5)

    FO leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave the tail through the FLO of the last round to close the hole.  Flatten the part of the foot that was not stuffed.  This part will lay flat against the bottom of the body.  Pin the feet to the body and wait to sew them on until after both thighs are completed.



    Thighs (Make Two)

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted yarn in Brindle and 3.5 mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: (SC 2, SCINC) x 6 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Rounds 6 – 8:
    SC around (30)

    Round 9: SCDEC, SC 13, SCDEC, SC 13 (28)
    Round 10: SC around (28)
    Round 11: (SCDEC) x 2, SC 10, (SCDEC) x 2, SC 10 (24)
    Round 12: SC around (24)
    Round 13: (SCDEC) x 2, SC 8, (SCDEC) x 2, SC 8 (20)
    Round 14: SC around (20)
    Round 15: (SCDEC) x 2, SC 6, (SCDEC) x 2, SC 6 (16)
    Round 16:  SC around (16)

    Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew piece to body. Flatten the piece (it will naturally want to curve) and pin around the outside of the piece to either side of the lower part of the body, lining the bottoms of the piece up with the outside edge of each foot.  Use the tail to sew the thigh around the outside of the thigh piece, to the body and add a bit of stuffing between the thigh and the body before closing it up.  Sew along the bottom of the thigh to the foot.  This will help it look like it’s all one piece.  Use the tail on the foot to sew the foot to the bottom of the body.  Repeat with the other thigh/foot.

    Step one of the leg application process for this free crochet dog pattern
    Step two of the leg application process for this free crochet dog pattern

    Tail

    Round 1: Using Brava Worsted yarn in Sienna and 3.5 mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 4 into the MC. (4)
    Round 2: SC around (4)
    Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 2 (6)
    Round 4: SC around (6) – Start stuffing.  Adding more stuffing after each few rows.  Stuff firmly.
    Round 5: (SCINC, SC 2) x 2 (8)
    Rounds 6 – 8: SC around (8)
    Round 9: (SC 3, SCINC) x 2 (10)
    Rounds 10 – 26: SC around (10)

    Close up image of the amigurumi dog tail

    Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail for sewing.  Stand your dog upright and place the tail near the bottom of the base, at the back of the dog so it rests on the table and assists the dog in standing upright on its own.  Sew to the base using the tail of yarn left from finishing the tail.

    Nose

    Thread a tapestry needle with black embroidery thread and knot the ends together.  Pull the needle through a stitch near the back of the head and out through the center of the magic circle in the front of the head, pulling the knot into the dog’s head to hide it.  Start to embroider the nose in a rounded triangular shape, working into Round 3 of the head and bringing the thread back out through the magic circle of the head.  Work over this section until you have a filled in shape that resembles an upside down triangle with a rounded edge.  The outside edges of my nose line up with the outside edges of the eyes.  FO and weave in end. 

    Close up image of the embroidered nose on the amigurumi dog



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  • Crochet Patterns

    Free Crochet Seal Pattern – Salty the Seal

    This free crochet seal pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.

    This week I want to share my free crochet seal pattern for my new little friend Salty the Seal and her baby seal pups. Salty the Seal is a sweet and cuddly seal with big beautiful eyes that is curious and loves to go on adventures with her baby seals. Salty and her baby seals have been a big hit with my kids so far and I think you’ll enjoy them too. I’ve designed this crochet seal pattern to minimize the amount of sewing needed. I know that sewing on parts is usually something that deters people from making amigurumi toys and I wanted to create something that required very little sewing.

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    close up image of the face of the amigurumi seal made with this free pattern

    Salty is made with Fable Fur yarn from We Crochet. I absolutely love, love, LOVE creating amigurumi patterns with this faux fur yarn. It was seriously love at first squeeze. I have been so inspired by this yarn that I can’t stop making amigurumi projects with it. I’ve already published some of the free amigurumi projects that I’ve created using faux fur yarn and I have more to come. 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, Gnorman the Gnome, Flikka Flamingo, Taran Tarantula and Otis the Owl.

    As I mentioned earlier, this crochet seal pattern is designed to minimize the sewing. Salty is worked from the head to the tail in one piece. You’ll start by creating the head, then the body and the tail as a single piece and seaming the tail closed. Then you’ll create each of Salty’s fins working in rows and those will be the only pieces that you’ll sew onto this project. Combine the minimal sewing with the fact that the Fable Fur yarn is a bulky weight yarn, this crochet seal pattern is a really quick make.

    The baby seals are made using the same pattern but instead of the 5.5mm hook with the Fable Fur yarn, you’ll be using a 3.5mm crochet hook and Brava Worsted yarn. The safety eyes and nose needed for the babies are signifcantly smaller than those used for Salty. You’ll need 10mm eyes and a 8mm safety nose for each baby seal.

    crochet baby seals held in someone's hands

    Salty the Seal measures approximately 10 inches tall. She is a great cuddle-sized toy for little ones. However, please note that if you’re giving an amigurumi toy with safety eyes in it to a little person, please be aware that the safety eyes can be a choking hazard for little ones that may put them in their mouth. The baby seals measure approximately 4.5 inches tall.

    I love the safety eyes that I used in this crochet seal pattern. I used 24mm glitter safety eyes that I got from a local maker that has an Etsy shop called Chateau Bornais Crochet. I had been struggling to find safety eyes that looked a specific way and I just couldn’t find them anywhere. I sent a message to Rebekah from Chateau Bornais Crochet and not only did she have EXACTLY what I was looking for, she helped me get the exact colour I wanted as well. Since then, I’ve used her safety eyes in a few of my other amigurumi patterns (that will be releasing soon) and they have been fabulous. You can check out her Etsy shop HERE.

    The tools I used in this project were generously supplied by Clover USA. I used their Clover Amour Crochet hooks, Chibi Bent Tip Tapestry Needle, Locking Stitch Markers and Patchwork Mini Scissors. All of these tools have become part of my go-to toolbox. All of these tools are really great quality and enjoyable to use. Locking stitch markers are an absolute necessity (in my opinion) when making amigurumi and these stitch markers never disappoint. I never realized what a game changer a bent tip tapestry needle could be until I tried them. If you do amigurumi projects regularly, then I definitely recommend checking them out.

    If this is your first time working with faux fur yarn or if you’re nervous about trying it, check out my tips and tricks for working with faux fur yarn. You can read that post HERE or you can check out the video version below.

    Check out the Step-By-Step Video Tutorial for this Free Crochet Seal Pattern Below:

    Free Crochet Seal Pattern – Salty the Seal

    Grey seal with large blue eyes made with this free crochet seal pattern

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this crochet seal pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies for Salty the Seal:

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    Supplies for the Baby Seals:

    Abbreviations:

    • CH = Chain
    • ST = Stitch
    • MC = Magic Circle
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    • FO = Finish Off

    Finished size:

    • Salty is approximately 10” Long by 7.5” wide (fin tip to fin tip)
    • Baby seals are approximately 4.5” long by 3” wide (fin tip to fin tip)

    Gauge:

    • Salty: 5 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches
    • Baby seals: 5 sts x 5.5 rows = 1 inch

    NOTES:

    • Salty the Seal is worked with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur.
    • The head, body and tail fin are all working in the round and in a single piece.  The fins are worked in rows and then sewn onto either side of the body.
    • This project is worked in continuous rounds (except the fins).  Do not join at the end of every row (unless indicated).  Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every round, moving it up at the start of each new round.
    • To make Salty the Seal: Follow the instructions using the Fable Fur Yarn and the 5.5mm hook. 
    • To make the Baby Seals: Follow the instructions using the Brava Worsted yarn and a 3.5mm hook.
    • Gauge is not vital to the project as long as tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no holes where stuffing can be seen.  However, please note if you do not match gauge, it will affect the size of your project and therefore, potentially the amount of yarn required.


    Head and Body

    Round 1: Make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6. (12)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6. (18)
    Round 4: (SC 2, SCINC) x 6. (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6. (30)
    Rounds 6 – 10: SC around. (30) – Insert eyes in stitches 3 and 8 of Round 6.  Insert safety nose in stitch 6 of Round 8, centered between the eyes.  I recommend placing stitch markers in these spots until you are able to attach the safety eyes.
    Round: 11: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6. (24) – Start adding stuffing, adding a bit more after every row or two.
    Round: 12: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6. (18)
    Round 13: (SC, SCDEC) x 6. (12)
    Round 14: (SCDEC) x 6. (6)
    Round 15: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 16: (SC, SCINC) x 6. (18) – Continue to add stuffing every couple of rows, adding extra in the neck area for added support of the head.

    a large furry crochet seal and two baby amigurumi seals laying together on a blanket.


    Round 17: (SC 2, SCINC) x 6. (24)
    Rounds 18 – 20: SC around. (24)
    Round 21: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6. (18)
    Round 22: SC around. (18)
    Round 23: (SC, SCDEC) x 6. (12)
    Round 24: SC around. (12)
    Round 25: (SCDEC) x 6. (6)
    Round 26: (SCINC) x 2, SC, (SCINC) X 2, SC. (10)
    Round 27: SC, (SCINC) x 2, SC 2, (SCINC) x 2, SC 3. (14)
    Round 28: SC 2, (SCINC) x 2, SC 5, (SCINC) x 2, SC 3. (18)
    Rounds 29 -31: SC around. (18)
    Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail.  Finish stuffing the body but do not add any stuffing to the tail portion of the body.  Hold the two long sides of the tail fin together and sew the hole closed using a tapestry needle. 

    Fins (make 2)

    Row 1: CH 7.  SC in 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC. CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 3: SC across. CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 4: (SCDEC) x 2. CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 5: SC across. (2)
    FO leaving a long tail and sew onto either side of the body, just below the neck.

    Finishing Touches for Salty the Seal

    The fur may cover up the eyes and nose a bit so use your fingers to smooth the fur away from the eyes and nose. Use a sharp pair of scissors and trim the fur around the face to clean up any fur that may overlap the nose and eyes.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Free Crochet Bird Pattern: Bob and Betty Bird

    Two chubby crochet birds, one wearing a hat and one with a flower on her head.
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    This free crochet bird pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.

    This week I’d love to introduce you to my new free crochet bird pattern to make my little friends Bob and Betty Bird. This is a quick and easy amigurumi bird pattern that makes two chubby little birds who are ready for spring. They’re all dressed up to celebrate the spring season and make new friends after a long winter away.

    Bob and Betty are a pattern that was created with the help of my two young children. I wanted to make a crochet bird pattern for spring and started on a prototype. Once my children saw it, they both wanted one of their own, in their favourite colours. I was happy to oblige and began making them their own birds.

    It felt like the birds needed a little something more though so I asked my kids: “what do you think this little crochet bird needs to make them cuter?” They came up with some fun ideas but ultimately, my daugther decided on a pink flower and eyelashes for her bird and my son wanted a blue hat. My kids are always a big inspiration for me but it was especially fun creating this for them to be exactly what they wanted it to be.

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    My husband laid claim to the original prototype and wanted nothing added to his. So thanks to my kids, instead of one free crochet bird pattern to share with you today, we have two. We hope you enjoy them. I know my kids certainly do!

    For this project I used some wonderful tools from Clover USA, specifically, a Clover Amour crochet hook, Chibi Bent Tip Tapestry Needles and Quick Lock Stitch Markers.

    Two amigurumi birds standing in front of clover usa products used in the free crochet pattern

    A good quality, comfortable crochet hook and locking stitch markers are vital tools to creating amigurumi. When creating an amigurumi project, the stitches tend to be tighter than other projects in order to prevent the stuffing from showing. This can lead to hand pain if you have an uncomfortable crochet hook. I found this hook to be incredibly comfortable and smoothe to work with.

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    I exclusively use locking stitch markers. The reason being is that I don’t trust stitch markers that don’t lock. I’ve had other stitch markers that didn’t lock fall out of my work, losing my place too many times to count. And that, is just too frustrating to deal with. If you really enjoy making amirugumi, then I highly recommend locking stitch markers become your new best friend. The Quick Lock Stitch Markers from Clover were fab. They come in a great little box that latches closed so it helps me keep them all in the same place (besides the ones that fall in my couch lol). Not only did the little kit of stitch markers come with a few different sizes, they look like tiny little sheep. They are just C.U.T.E.!

    Free Crochet Bird Pattern: Bob and Betty Bird

    Back view of the birds made with this free crochet bird pattern
    Check out those cute little tails!



    Check out the free tutorial for this pattern on YouTube!



    Skill Level:

    • Easy

    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    The yarn and some of the tools used in this free crochet bird pattern.

    Supplies to make Betty Bird (Purple Bird):

    Supplies to make Bob Bird (Blue Bird):

    Abbreviations:

    • CH = Chain
    • ST = Stitch
    • MC = Magic Circle
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    • FLO = Front Loops Only.
    • FO = Finish Off


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 3” tall by 4.5” wide from wing tip to wing tip

    Gauge:

    • 10.5 sts x 11.5 rows = 2 inches

    Notes:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Body, Wing, Beak and Tail pattern is the same for both birds.  The only difference is the colour you use.  Where “main colour” is indicated, use Fairy Tale (purple) for Betty Bird (she’s wearing a flower) and Denim (blue) for the Bob Bird (he’s wearing a hat).

    Amigurumi birds standing on top of colourful yarn

    Body:

    Round 1: Using your main colour, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC 1 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Round 6: SC 2, (SCINC, SC 4) x 5, SCINC, SC 2 (36)
    Round 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Round 8: SC 3, SCINC, (SC 6, SCINC) x 5, SC 3 (48)
    Rounds 9 – 17: SC around (48) – Place safety eyes in Round 15 with 7 sts between them.
    Round 18: SC 3, SCDEC, (SC 6, SCDEC) x 5, SC 3 (42)
    Round 19: SC around (42)
    Round 20: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)
    Round 21: SC 2, (SCDEC, SC 4) x 5, SCDEC, SC 2 (30)
    Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing with each round.  Stuff firmly.
    Round 22: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Round 23: SC 1, (SCDEC, SC 2) x 5, SCDEC, SC 1 (18)
    Round 24: (SCDEC, SC 1) x 6 (12)
    Round 25: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO leaving a long tail.  Weave the tail through the FLO to close the opening.  Weave in ends.

    ** For Betty Bird Only**
    Using the black embroidery thread, embroider some eyelashes next to each eye.  Start in the stitch directly next to the center/side of each eye.  Insert the needle into the stitch two stitches to the right and back up through the stitch you started the eyelashes in.  Insert the needle into the stitch that is one stitch above and slightly to the left (for the first eyelash on the right side and to the right for the left eyelash) of tip of the first eye lash.  Repeat with the other eye.

    Purple crochet bird made with this free crochet bird pattern

    Beak

    Round 1: Using Caution, make a MC and SC 8 into the MC. (8)
    Round 2: (SC 1, SCINC) x 4 (12)
    Rounds 3 – 4: SC around (12)
    Do NOT stuff.  After completing Row 4, join your last stitch to the first stitch with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto face. Lining the beak up with the bottom of the eyes, sew onto the face, sewing through both layers of the beak at once.

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    Wings (make 2)

    Round 1: Using main colour, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6).
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12)

    After completing Row 5, join your last stitch to the first stitch with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.  Do NOT stuff.  Sew wings onto either side of the body, lining the top edge of the wing up with the bottom of the eyes and sewing through both layers of the wings at the same time.

    Blue Amigurumi Bird made with this free crochet bird pattern

    Feet (make 2)

    Round 1: Using Caution, make a MC and SC 8 into the MC. (8)
    Round 2: (SC 1, SCINC) x 4 (12)
    Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12)
    After completing Row 5, join your last stitch to the first stitch with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew either side of the body. Do NOT stuff.  Sew the feet onto the bottom of your bird along Round 5 with 3 stitches in between them, sewing through both layers of the feet at the same time.

    Tail

    Round 1: Using main colour, CH 10.  SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SC 7, SC 4 in the last CH. Working up the other side of the CH, SC 7, SCINC in the last CH.  Do not join. (22)
    Round 2: SC in each st around (22)
    Round 3: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC, SC 10 (20)
    Round 4: SC around (20)
    Round 5: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC, SC 8 (18)
    Round 6: SC around (18)

    After completing Round 6, join your last stitch to the first stitch with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the bottom part of the back of your bird.  Do NOT stuff.  Sewing through both layers of the tail, sew the tail onto the bottom of your bird along Round 4 of the body so the tail points out towards the center of the back of the body.

    Flower for Betty Bird

    Round 1: Using Caution, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC.  Join to first st with a SL ST. FO.
    Round 2:
    Change to Rouge, attaching it to the first ST of the previous round.CH 1.(HDC, DC, HDC) in the first st. *(SL ST, HDC, DC, HDC) in the next st.* Repeat instructions in ** 4 more times.  Join last st to first st with a SL ST. 

    FO and weave in ends.  Sew to the head of the bird.

    Two amigurumi birds being held i someone's hands.

    Hat for Bob Bird

    Round 1: Using Celestial, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC 1 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Rounds 6 – 8: SC around (30)
    Round 9: (SCINC, SC 1) x 15 (45)
    Round 10: SL ST in each st around. (45)
    FO.  Using a long piece of Celestial yarn, sew the hat onto the top of the bird’s head, adding a bit of stuffing into the hat before closing it up.


    I hope you have enjoyed making your very own Bob and Betty bird using this free crochet bird pattern! While you’re here, check out some of my other free amigurumi patterns: Buttons the Bunny Crochet Bunny Pattern, Derek the Dinosaur, Carter the Carrot, Kaya Koala, Crochet Koala Keychain, Penny the Bunny Cactus. See all available patterns HERE.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Two Amigurumi Birds made with this free crochet bird pattern/>