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.