More Motifs

Here are some more pieces for my garland.  The leaf is a pretty standard Irish crochet motif, and the bird is my own design.  They didn’t turn out quite how I wanted but I’ve put the bird pattern below anyway.  I’ll make one more leaf to check the pattern before I publish it.

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Bird Pattern (UK terminology)
I used a 3.5mm hook, and cotton yarn (which looks like DK thickness)

  1. 5 ch, ss to make ring
  2. 1 ch, 8 dc into ring, ss into first st
  3. 3 ch, 2 tr in same dc, *3 tr in next dc* seven times, ss into 3rd chain
  4. 3 ch, 1 tr in top of same tr, *3 tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr* repeat to beg., ss
  5. Change colour. 3 ch, 1 tr in top of each tr, ss into 3rd chain
  6. 3 ch, 1 tr in top of each tr, ss into 3rd chain, fold motif in half so that the current stitch is at one end of the fold.  To form the tail, 7 ch, ss into top of fold near the base of the chains, 7 ch, ss a little further along the fold, 7 ch, ss, 5 ch, ss (see photo for guidance).  Finish off leaving enough yarn to sew the edges together.  Use the first colour to sew a beak and eyes (see photo).

 

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Posted on June 12, 2017, in Crochet and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. The bird is cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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    • Oh thanks, it’s great to get some feedback. 🙂 Let me know if you try the pattern or adapt it. I’ve only just started publishing patterns so there may be some kinks to work out. Tension could be an issue – I crochet more tightly than a lot of people.

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  2. can’t wait to see the finished product—how cool to even incorporate the shapes into a blanket of sorts—just not mother”s rocking 70’s orange

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