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Merry the flamingo with Cotton Queen

Materials used:

100% cotton yarn or cotton/acrylic yarn. For this project I used Performance yarns Cotton Queen in colors : light pink ( 26g ), dark pink ( 8g ), black ( 6g ) and cream ( 6g ).A bit white color for eyes.

Crochet hook size – 2mm Tapestry needle

Scissors Markers

Safety eyes- 6mm Feature- for filling the toy

Special stitch section:

Picot- to begin, ch3, insert hook into the back bar of the first chain, YO, pull through all loops on the hook.

Abbreviation: sc- single crochet stitch sl.st- slip stitch

dc- double crochet stitch MR- magic ring

inc- increase dec- decrease ch(s)- chain(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

hdc- half double crochet stitch rnd(s)- round(s)

*- rep all the stitches in the * * indicated times

sl.knot-slip knot

PATTERN NOTES

Numbers in the brackets in the end of each row/round indicates the total sts you must have in the end of every round.

When the number is written in front of the stitch you must make this number of stitches all in next st, if the number is written after the stitch you must make it in all next stitches indicated by this number. For example : 3sc,ch2- it means make 3 sc in next st, ch2. If it is written with the number after like this sc3,ch2– it means make sc in next  3 sts, ch2.

Body: ( light pink color yarn )  Rnd1: Start with MR and secure with sl.knot. Make 6 sc into it (6)

Rnd2: *inc1*-rep 6 times (12) Rnd3: * sc1,inc1 *- rep 6 times (18) Rnd4: * sc2,inc1 *- rep 6 times (24) Rnd5: * sc3,inc1 *- rep 6 times (30) Rnd6: * sc4,inc1 *- rep 6 times (36) Rnd7: * sc5,inc1 *- rep 6 times (42)

Rnd8-13: sc in each st all around (42) Rnd14: * sc5,dec1 *- rep 6 times (36) Rnd15-16: sc in each st all around (36) Rnd17: * sc4,dec1 *- rep 6 times (30) Rnd18: * sc3,dec1 *- rep 6 times (24) Rnd19: sc in each st all around (24)

Fill in with feature.

Rnd20: * sc2,dec1 *- rep 6 times (18) Rnd21-23: sc in each st all around (18). Finish. Leave long tail for sewing.

Head: ( light pink color yarn ) Rnd1: Start with MR and secure with sl.knot. Make 6 sc into it (6)

Rnd2: *inc1*-rep 6 times (12) Rnd3: * sc1,inc1 *- rep 6 times (18) Rnd4: * sc2,inc1 *- rep 6 times (24) Rnd5: * sc3,inc1 *- rep 6 times (30) Rnd6: * sc4,inc1 *- rep 6 times (36) Rnd7: * sc5,inc1 *- rep 6 times (42)

Insert the safety eyes between rnd 9 and 10.Leave 3 sts between the eyes.

Rnd8-16: sc in each st all around (42) Rnd14: * sc5,dec1 *- rep 6 times (36) Rnd17: * sc4,dec1 *- rep 6 times (30) Rnd18: * sc3,dec1 *- rep 6 times (24) Fill in with feature.

Rnd20: * sc2,dec1 *- rep 6 times (18) Rnd21: *sc1,dec1 * – rep 6 times (12) Rnd22: * dec1 *- rep 6 times (6)

Tail:     Make 6 pieces ( light pink color yarn )

Ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 5 hdc in last st, continue on opposite side, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts.

Small Feather: Make 12 pieces ( 6 with light pink and 6 with dark pink color yarn )

Ch7, sc in 2nd from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 5dc in last st. continue on opposite side hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

Big Feather: Make 2 pieces ( light pink color yarn )

Row 1: Start with MR and secure with sl.knot, ch2, 5dc into the ring, ch3.turn.

Row 2: 1picot, 1 dc in base of initial ch3 * 1 picot, 1dc in next st, 1 picot, 1 dc in same st * rep 3 times, 1 picot, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in 2nd ch of turning ch2.

Leg: Make 2 pieces (cream color yarn)

Rnd 1: Start with MR and secure with

sl.knot,Make 6 sc into the ring.

Rnd 2-18: sc in each st all around.

Fill in with feature.I helped my self with tapestry needle for filling.

Fingers: Make 2 pieces ( cream color yarn )

Start with MR and secure it with sl.knot. * Ch4,

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, sl.st into the MR *- rep 3 times. Finish and leave a long tail for sewing.

Beak: Start with black color Rnd 1: Start with MR and secure it with sl.knot. Make 5sc into the ring.

Rnd 2: * inc1, sc1 * rep 2 times, inc1 (8) Rnd 3-5: sc in each st all around. (8) Rnd 6: sc1, hdc1, 2hdc, hdc1, sc4 (9) Rnd 7: sc in each st all around. (9) (Switch to cream color yarn)

Rnd 8: sc2, * inc1 * rep 2 times, sc5 (11)

Rnd 9: sc in each st all around.

Rnd 10: *inc1,sc1 * rep 5 times, inc1 (17)

Rnd 11: sc in each st all around. Fill in with feature.

Finishing touches:

Face

Firstly pin the beak. It will be easier to see if you will like the

face expressions or not.

  1. Take white color yarn and with tapestry needle make circles around the safety
  2. With black color and tapestry needle make eyelashes and
  3. For the Take black color yarn ,insert tapestry needle from black part to cream part of the beak and pull the yarn. Repeat this 3 or 4 times, so the beak will curve a bit.

Sewing all parts together:

I prefer firstly to pin all parts, so it will be visible if any part is not centered. I suggest to use safety pins and pin all the parts, than start sewing.

  1. Sew the head on the
  2. Sew the beak on the
  3. Sew the feathers on both sides of the body as shown on the pictures down
  4. Sew the If you prefer you can first sew all 6 pieces together and than sew it on the backside of the body.
  5. Sew the fingers on the
  6. Sew the leg on the

Merry the flamingo is done…..

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