Wednesday, December 30, 2009
one piece floral wire for tail
green, white and yellow felt
red heart yarn in hot pink
vanna’s choice yarn in magenta
note: I tend to use the magic circle method rather then the chain to get a smaller hole
With pink yarn, ch 2
.Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 2 (18 sc)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (24 sc)
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 4 (32 sc)
Rnd 6: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (40 sc)
Rnds 7-9: Sc in each sc around (40 sc)
Rnds 10-12: Sc in each sc around,
At this point I start decreasing my rows. working the pattern backwards decreasing where it wants you to increase stuff it before the whole gets to small then continue to stuff as needed til you get to the last row then fasten it off leaving about an 8 inch tail. working in and out of the remaining stitches pull the hole closed and tie it off. this will become the bottom of the bird.
with the yellow felt cut 2 triangle pieces and sew two edges together forming a pocket turn it inside out to hide the seams. stuff it very lightly. placing it about halfway on the birds head and stitch around it being careful not to close the beak.EYES
with white cut two circles about the size of a quarter
with green cut two circles slightly smaller. using hot glue or whatever means you chose fasten the eyes to the bird spaced a bit apart. (refer to picture if it will help)
with magenta yarn chain 10
R1: sc across (9st)
R2:1dec, sc, 1dec
R3: sc across
R4:1 dec, sc, 1dec
you will need to make 4 of these
taking 2 of these line up the edges and sew them together. sew the shorter end to the side of the bird. repeat for the other wing
I chained about 20 or so stitches. it will vary depending on your hook size. it needs to be long enough to curl over itself like a cartoon monkey tail a bit
after you have the proper length crochet for 3 rows and leave a good 10-12 inch tail. sew the long ends together. take the piece of wire and fold it in half. place the wire onto the crochet tube you just made. you might want to tape the end together so it doesn’t poke through. sew that end near the bottom of the bird. curl the tail and if you have to secure the tail with a couple of stitches where it curls.
and there you have it your very own Prêtear bird. I have seen them in the anime in other colors so the skies the limit!