Sunday, 4 November 2012

Crochet Robin Christmas Tree Decoration

Christmas is not too far away!

In just over 7 weeks time old Santa will be popping out in his sleigh once again.

So as we start thinking about what to make this year why not make an adorable little amigurumi robin for the Christmas tree.

A wonderful, simple, little project for any beginner!

For video tutorials on how to do the magic circle and crocheting into foundation stitches check out my YouTube channel here: HappyBerryCrochet

You will need:

  • Brown chunky/bulky yarn (you can use any brown yarn but make sure the red and orange you choose is of a lighter weight than the brown)
  • Orange DK/light worsted weight yarn
  • Red DK/light worsted weight yarn
  • Black yarn of any weight
  • Toy stuffing
  • Yarn needle for sewing
  • 4.0mm crochet hook (for main body and wings)
  • 3.0mm crochet hook or similar (for red breast and beak)

Gauge is not essential to this project.

The above robin measures 4" approx in height. Thinner yarn will make a smaller bird.

Ok so let's get started!

MAIN BODY

Step 1
Using brown and a 4.0mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten and sl st to join - (6)

Srep 2
2sc in ea st around - (12)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (30)

Steps 6 - 9
1sc in ea st around - (30)

Step 10
*1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog (single crochet 2 stitches together)* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Step 11
1sc in ea st around - (24)

Step 12
*1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Steps 13-14
1sc in ea st around - (18)

Step 15
*1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (12)

Pause your body here. Fasten off leaving enough yarn to close, a good few lengths and start work on the other pieces.


BEAK

Step 1
Using orange and a 3.0mm crochet hook or similar, ch5

Step 2
1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 1dc in last st.

Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto your main body. Do not sew on yet though.

RED BREAST

Step 1
Using red and a 3.0mm crochet hook or similar, crochet 16dc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (16)

Step 2
Ch2, 1dc in same st as sl st from previous round (below chains), 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st to join, fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto main body - (32)

Sew your red breast onto the main body of your robin.

WINGS (make 2)

Step 1
Using brown and a 4.0mm crochet hook, ch6 - (6)

Step 2
1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in last st - (5)

Step 3
With your work facing you, turn your work round clockwise and start to crochet into your foundation row sts with 2sc in 1st foundation row st, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in last foundation row st. Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto your main body.

FINISHING

Sew your wings and beak onto your main body, making sure the beak is positioned over the red breast.

EYES

Cut two strands of black yarn and tie 5 knots into each one, just on top of each other to make a small ball. Sew each end into your main body, just above the red breast and beak and tie on the inside of your body. Do this twice to make two eyes.

Stuff your robin at this point.

FINISHING MAIN BODY

Step 16
*sc2tog* repeat until end - (6) Using a yarn needle sew remaining gap closed. Hide remaining yarn on inside of main body by sewing through the body, pull tight (squishing robin), cut the yarn, release, yarn will disappear inside.

I hope you enjoyed that tutorial. If you have any questions you can find me on my Facebook page here: HappyBerryCrochet

Happy crocheting and Happy Christmas!

© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.