Monday, September 5, 2011


I decided to make a crow to go with my scarecrow. Sorry I tried to make a scarecrow pattern but it got too complicated to write. I hope you like the crow though, enough to make a whole murder.

f hook throughout

Rnd1: 5sc in a circle
Rnd2: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd3: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Rnd4: *2sc in next sc, sc2* repeat around (20)
Rnd5: *sc3, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (25)
Rnd6: sc around (25)
Rnd7: sc6 in front loop only, *ch1, turn, sc in 2nd st from hook, sc5* repeat 5 times. Cut thread and leave a long tail to sew the tail together.
Join thread to 1rst leftover back loop and sc6 in back loops then sc19 (25)
Rnd8: *decrease, sc3* repeat around (20)
Rnd9: *sc2, decrease* repeat around (15) sew up tail, and start stuffing body (see pictures below for how to sew up tail)
Rnd10: *decrease, sc1* repeat around (10)
Rnd11: decrease around (5) cut thread, stitch up hole.

Wings (make 2)
sc7 in a circle, sl st one, 2dc in next st, 2dc in next st, tc in next st, ch1, turn, sc3, ch1, turn, sc3, turn, sc2, turn, sc1
cut thread, sew a point on the end then weave through wing and leave a tail to sew to the body.

Rnd1: 6sc in a circle
Rnd2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd3-5: sc around (12)
put in eyes and start stuffing head (see picture for eye placement)
Rnd6: decrease, sc4, decrease, sc4 (10)
Rnd7-8: sc around (10)
Rnd9: 2sc in next sc, sc4, 2sc in next sc, sc4 (12)
Rnd10: *sc3, 2sc in next sc* repeat 2 times (15)
Sew head to body, sew wings to body (see picture for placement)

ch8, turn, sc7, ch1, turn, sc7
cut thread and leave a really long tail, roll beak up (see picture), sew beak to face (see picture), wrap beak in thread and give it a point (see picture)

I then used some wire to make legs to stick in my pot.

Here is the picture of the tail before it is sewn together.

Here is how you curl the tail under to sew it.

Here is the finished tail

This is where I put the eyes.

This is the beak before curling it.

Here is how you curl the beak.

This is what it looks like sewn onto the bird before being wrapped in yarn.

See his wire legs.

All done.


  1. Hi.I like your crow and the way you all that crochet matches.You are a skilled crocheter.

  2. Oh gosh, I'd forgotten that I'd Pinned this cutie!! He's on my list to make tonight! Thanks so much! :)

  3. Please help!
    I was doing great until I got to the end of round 7 and now I am completely lost! :( Could you please help me!
    Boo xx

    1. In Round 7 You use the front loops only to make the tail. Then in Round 8 you crochet the Round using those leftover 6 back loops. That way you finish making the body and the tail is attached without making an extra piece and attaching it to the body. So I am guessing you got stuck because of those missing 6 stitches where the tail is. It is sometimes hard to pick out the stitches so you can crochet into them. If you use stitch markers or safety pins on those stitches when you do round 7 you can find them easily for round 8. I hope that helps. I would love to see your completed crow when you are done. If you need anymore help please e-mail me. My address is on the side of the blog.

  4. Rachel
    Thanku so much for the speedy reply! I finally figured it out and yes that is exactly where I was going wrong! I injured my brain in an accident a while ago and now it takes me a little longer to get certain things. I'm back on track now! :) I will share Mr Crow with you when I am done, I wanted to add him to a Halloween set I am making at the mo, thanku for sharing your wonderful patterns, if you would like to see some of my work you can click on the link below, my website is currently under construction. You and I have quite a bit in common, I am a writer too! :)
    Lovely to meet you and thanks again
    Boo xx