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Look at these two! Such an adorable couple.  I hope you enjoy crocheting these two cuties! This project works up quick and perfect for amigurumi beginners as it’s super easy to make. I’ve used teal and orange so their colours stand out but of course you can use any colours you like.

Pattern below.

You will need:

4mm crochet hook
8 ply (DK/ Light Worsted) acrylic yarn (in teal and orange)
small amount of yellow and pink yarn
2 x 12mm plastic safety eyes
toy stuffing
yarn needle
scissors

Abbreviations (US Terminology)

rnd – round
sc – single crochet
inc – increase (2 sc in one stitch)
dec – single crochet 2 together
rep – repeat

**PATTERN NOTES**

  • You will be crocheting in spirals.
  • I used the invisible decrease technique – if you’re not familiar with this decrease, a regular single crochet decrease is perfectly fine to do.
  • When finished, the bird is roughly 10cm (4 inches) tall.

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BODY (with teal or orange yarn)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: Sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, inc; rep 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: Sc 3, inc; rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: Sc 4, inc; rep 6 times (36)
Rnds 7 – 10: Sc around (36)
Rnd 11: Sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 12: Sc around (30)
Rnd 13: Sc 4, inc; rep 6 times (36)
Rnd 14: Sc 5, inc; rep 6 times (42)
Rnds 15 – 19: Sc around (42)
Attach eyes between Rounds 11 & 12, 3 stitches apart.
Rnd 20: Sc 5, dec; rep 6 times (36)
Rnd 21: Sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 22: Sc 3, dec; rep 6 times (24)
Begin to stuff firmly.
Rnd 23: Sc 2, dec; rep 6 times (18)
Rnd 24: Sc 1, dec; rep 6 times (12)
Continue to stuff firmly.
Rnd 25: Dec 6 times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail end. To close the body, weave tail end through all 6 stitches in the front loops only then pull. Weave in and hide tail end in the body. Scroll down to see pictures for reference.

WINGS (with teal or orange yarn) (MAKE 2) 

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnds 3 – 4: Sc around (12)
Rnd 5: Sc 4, dec; rep 2 times (10)

Fasten off and leave long tail end for sewing.

TAIL (with teal or orange yarn)

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)
Rnd 2: Sc around (5)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 4: Sc around (10)

Fasten off and leave long tail end for sewing.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Flatten wings and sew onto the sides of the body (between Rounds 13 & 14). Weave in and hide yarn end.Lovebirds-Free-HYY-Attaching-Wings
  2. Flatten tail and sew onto the lower rear of the body (between Rounds 18 & 19). Weave in and hide yarn end.Lovebirds-Free-HYY-Attaching-Tail
  3. Using yellow yarn, embroider the beak.  Weave in and hide yarn end.Lovebirds-Free-HYY-Beak-Embroidery
  4. Using pink yarn, embroider the blush. Don’t forget to weave in and hide yarn end!Lovebirds-Free-HYY-Blush-Embroidery
  5. Loop through a couple of strands of yellow yarn on top of the head.Lovebirds-Free-HYY-Feather-1Insert hook in the centre then out through one stitch hole. With the hook, grab a few  strands of yellow yarn.Lovebirds-Free-HYY-Feather-2Yarn over and pull through the loop. Cut off yarn to preferred length.

HOW TO CLOSE

I learned of this wonderful closing/finishing technique from June at PlanetJune.

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After the last round, Fasten off as per normal. Coming in from the centre always, weave in yarn tail end through the front loops of each stitch then pull the tail end carefully.

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It should now close. Insert the needle in the centre again then weave in and hide the yarn tail through the piece several times. Cut off the excess yarn.

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I just love how they’re so chubby looking and a little unusual! Make sure to make two lovebirds so they’re never alone!!

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If you do make the lovebirds, I would love to see them – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

Happy crocheting!

MJ

© 2016 MJ Carlos. Please do not copy, sell, alter or re-distribute this pattern in any form. If you would like to share this pattern, please link back to this post. Finished item using this pattern can be sold, I ask that you please give credit to me for the pattern and design. Images from this pattern (digital & print) are not to be used when selling the finished item.

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9 thoughts on “Lovebirds – Free Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

  1. I stumbled upon this lovely crochet pattern last night and it was the first thing I tried after waking up today! My birds came out as cute as they can be ❤ Thank you so much for the pattern and for the many assembly pictues (because that's the hardest part for me, still). I will be sniffing around your blog for more goodies 😀

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