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Crochet Parrot

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Coats & Clark

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 skein ea. RED HEART® Super Saver®:
    Red Parrot: Cherry Red A, Bright Yellow B, Royal C, Soft White D
    Orange Parrot: Carrot A, Turqua B, Tea Leaf C & D
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: G-6, E-4
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Two 1/2" diameter black shank style buttons for eyes
  • Sewing needle
  • Matching thread
  • Stuffing

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: 18 stitches and 20 rows = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

1. Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise indicated. Place stitch marker at beginning of rounds & move as rounds are completed.
2. Use smaller hook for eye patch appliqués.
3. Head & wings are attached using yarn ends. For a neater finish on the eye patch appliqués, use sewing thread to attach the pieces to the head.
4. For easier and more exact part placement, head and tail placements are formed by working in the remaining loops from Rounds 9 & 10 and Round 24 of the Body. When attaching the head, work the last round of stitches in the remaining loops from the neck.
5. Tail is worked in the remaining loops from Rounds 8 & 9.
6. Toys with button eyes are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

Finished Size: 9" tall

PARROT
Body
Beginning at bottom with A, wind yarn around finger for beginning ring, leaving a tail to tighten the ring. Tighten ring after Round 1 is completed.
Round 1: With size G hook, work 12 sc in ring—12 sts.
Round 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—18 sts.
Round 3:
*Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sts.
Round 4:
*Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—30 sts.
Round 5:
*Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—36 sts.
Round 6:
*Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—42 sts.
Round 7:
Sc in each st around—42 sts.
Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—48 sts.
Round 9:
Sc in next 8 sts, working in back loops only, sc in next 8 sts, working in both loops, sc in next 32 sts—48 sts.
Round 10:
Sc in next 9 sts, working in back loops only, sc in next 8 sts, working in both loops, sc in next 31 sts—48 sts.
Round 11:
Sc in each st around—48 sts.
Round 12: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around—42 sts.
Rounds 13–14: Sc in each st around—42 sts.
Round 15: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around—36 sts.
Rounds 16–17: Sc in each st around—36 sts.
Round 18: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around—30 sts.
Stuff firmly beginning with optional plastic pellet packet. Continue stuffing as rounds continue.
Rounds 19–23: Sc in each st around—30 sts.
Round 24: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around—24 sts.
Round 25: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around—24 sts.
Round 26:
*Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around—18 sts.
Round 27: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around—12 sts.
Round 28: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around—8 sts.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Head
Beginning at bottom with A, wind yarn around finger for beginning ring, leaving a tail to tighten the ring. Tighten ring after Round 1 is completed.
Round 1: With size G hook, work 12 sc in ring—12 sts.
Round 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—18 sts.
Round 3:
*Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sts.
Round 4:
*Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—30 sts.
Round 5:
*Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—36 sts.
Round 6:
*Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—42 sts.
Rounds 7–15: Sc in each st around—42 sts.
Round 16: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around—36 sts.
Round 17: Sc in each st around—36 sts.
Round 18: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around—30 sts.
Round 19: Sc in each st around—30 sts.
Round 20: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around—24 sts.
Round 21: Sc in each st around—24 sts.
Fasten off, leaving yarn tail for sewing head to body. Set aside.

Right Side Eye Patch Appliqué (make 1)
With D [C], ch 3.
Row 1:
With size E hook, working in back loops only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn—2 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn—4 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from *across, turn—6 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from *across—8 sts.
Round 5: Now working in rounds, work 4 sc evenly spaced across end of next 3 rows, sc in remaining loops opposite next 2 sts, work 3 sc evenly spaced across end of next 3 rows, working across Row 4, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts across, join with slip st in next st—17 sts.
Round 6: 3 hdc in st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st; repeat from * twice, sc in next 4 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts from Round 5 and in first 2 hdc from Round 6, join with slip st in next st. Fasten off.

Left Side Eye Patch Appliqué (make 1)
With D [C], ch 3.
Row 1:
With size E hook, working in back loops only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn—2 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn—4 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *across, turn—6 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *across—8 sts.
Round 5: Now working in rounds, work 3 sc evenly spaced across end of next 3 rows, sc in remaining loops opposite next 2 sts, work 4 sc evenly spaced across end of next 3 rows, working across Row 4, sc in next 6 sts across, 2 sc in next st, join with slip st in next st—17 sts.
Round 6: 3 hdc in st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st; repeat from * twice, sc in next 2 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts from Round 5 and in first 2 hdc from Round 6, join with slip st in next st. Fasten off.

Beak
With B, wind yarn around finger for beginning ring, leaving a tail to tighten the ring. Tighten ring after Round 1 is completed.
Round 1: With size G hook, 4 sc in ring—4 sts.
Round 2: Sc in each st around—4 sts.
Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * twice—6 sts.
Round 4: Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last 3 sts—7 sts.
Round 5: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * 3 times, sc in last st—10 sts.
Round 6: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * 5 times—15 sts.
Rounds 7–9: Sc in each st around—15 sts.
Round 10: Sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts—15 sts.
Round 11: Sc in each st around.
Stuff beak firmly, continue stuffing as last rounds are made.
Round 12: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * 5 times—10 sts.
Round 13: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * 2 times, sc in last 2 sts—8 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Feet (make 2)
First Claw
With B, wind yarn around finger for beginning ring, leaving a tail to tighten the ring. Tighten ring after Round 1 is completed.
Round 1: With size G hook, 8 sc in ring—8 sts.
Round 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * twice—10 sts.
Rounds 3–4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts—9 sts.
Round 6: Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts—8 sts.
Round 7: Sc in each st around. Fasten off and set aside, First Claw of foot made.
2nd Claw
Rounds 1–6:
Repeat rounds 1–6 of First Claw. Do NOT fasten off at end of 2nd Claw.
Stuff tips of both claws.
Back Claw
Round 7:
Holding the First and 2nd Claws side-by-side, with open ends facing towards you, sc each st around each Claw—16 sts.
Round 8: Sc in each st around—16 sts.
Round 9: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 4 times—12 sts.
Stuff firmly and continue stuffing as rounds are completed.
Round 10: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * twice—10 sts.
Round 11: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * twice—8 sts.
Round 12: Sc in each st around—8 sts.
Round 13: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * twice—10 sts.
Round 14: Sc in each st around—10 sts.
Round 15: Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts—9 sts.
Round 16: Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts—8 sts.
Round 17: Sc2tog around—4 sts.
Fasten off.

Wings (make 2)
With A, ch 7.
Round 1:
With size G hook, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 chs, 3 sc in next ch, working in remaining loops on opposite side of ch, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st—15 sts.
Rounds 2–4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st—17 sts.
Round 6: Sc in each st around.
First Ruffle
Round 7:
Working in front loops only, ch 1, slip st in same st, skip next st, 5 hdc in next st, *skip next st, slip st in next st, 5 hdc in next st; repeat from * 4 times, skip next st, slip st in next st and in beginning slip st. Fasten off.
Wing Continued
Round 8:
Join B in first remaining loop of round just completed, sc in same st as join remaining loop of each st around—17 sts.
Round 9: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st—19 sts.
Rounds 10–12: Sc in each st around.
2nd Ruffle
Round 13:
Working in front loops only, ch 1, slip st in same st, skip next st, 5 hdc in next st, skip next st, slip st in next st, *skip next st, 5 hdc in next st, skip next st, slip st in next st; repeat from * 3 times, skip next st, 5 hdc in next st, slip st in beginning slip st. Fasten off.
Wing Continued
Round 14:
Join C in first remaining loop of round just completed, sc in same st as join and in remaining loop of each st around—19 sts.
Round 15: Sc in each st around.
Round 16: Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 7 sts—17 sts.
Round 17: Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 6 sts—15 sts.
Round 18: Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 5 sts—13 sts.
Round 19: Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 4 sts—11 sts.
Round 20: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * twice, sc in last 3 sts—9 sts.
Round 21: Sc in next st, *sc2tog; repeat from * 4 times—5 sts. Fasten off.

Tail
Round 1:
Join A in remaining loop of 4th st from edge of Round 10 of Body, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each remaining loop across row 10, continue working in remaining loops of Round 9 of Body—16 sts.
Round 2: Sc in each st around.
Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * twice—18 sts.
First Tail Ruffle
Round 4:
Working in front loops only, *5 dc in next st, skip next st, slip st in next st; repeat from * 6 times. Fasten off.
Round 5:
Join B in first remaining loop of round just completed, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in remaining loop of each st around—18 sts.
Rounds 6–8: Sc in each st around.
2nd Tail Ruffle
Round 9:
Repeat Round 4. Fasten off.
Round 10:
Join C in first remaining loop of round just completed, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in remaining loop of each st around—18 sts.
Rounds 11–14: Sc in each st around.
Round 15: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around—12 sts.
Round 16: Sc in each st around.
Round 17: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from *around—8 sts.
Round 18: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from *around—6 sts. Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends and trim.

Finishing
Stuff head lightly before applying facial features. Attach beak to head using yarn tail or sewing thread.

Referring to photo, sew eye patches on either side of beak, making certain to orient each patch as a mirror image to the other. For best results attach these patches with sewing thread and needle.

Referring to photo, securely sew eyes to the eye patches. Finish stuffing head firmly.

Make slight indentation in head stuffing to accommodate the neck. Thread yarn end from head onto a tapestry needle, place head onto neck paying careful attention to orientation of face. Match the stitches from last round of head with remaining loops from Round 25 of body instructions. Sew these sts together around. Fasten off. Weave in and yarn ends and trim.

Using yarn ends from feet & tapestry needle, attach feet, side by side, to middle portion of the bottom of the parrot’s body, making certain that the first and 2nd claws are facing forward. Sew securely taking several stitches along both feet. Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends and trim.

Attach wings to upper side portions of body using yarn ends & tapestry needle. Weave in ends from tail and wings and trim.

ABBREVIATIONS: A = Color A; B = Color B; C = Color C; D = Color D; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over hook; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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