Parrots

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These little parrots are perfectly happy on their pirate ship, or hanging out in your home. Made with worsted weight yarn, the finished parrot measures approximately 8 inches tall.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

18mm safety eyes

Head:

With green yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Rows 12-18: Sc in each stitch around. (55 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Insert eyes between rows 14 and 15 with 11 stitches between them. I like to position and sew the beak on before I put the backs on the eyes, to make sure it’s all centered.

Beak:

With yellow yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 3-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Position and sew below and between eyes.

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Body:

With green yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 11-15: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Wings:

With blue yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 3-4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Make two. Tie off first one. Don’t tie off second one.

Row 5: With yarn still attached to second piece, attach to first piece and sc around. (20 stitches)

Switch to red.

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Switch to green.

Rows 9-10: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 12-13: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Sew onto sides of body.

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Tail:

With blue yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to red.

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Make two. Tie off first one. Don’t tie off second one.

Row 5: With yarn still attached to second piece, attach to first piece and sc around. (20 stitches)

Switch to green.

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Position and sew onto back of body.

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Feet:

With yellow yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto bottom of body.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $3.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do. The purchased pattern also comes with the pattern to make a baby parrot.

These parrots are part of an ebook, that you can also purchase on my Ravelry.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

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