lovebirds ~ amigurumi

Author

maggie keith

Introduction

i crocheted thie tweet bride and groom for my cousins wedding in june 2010. i chose to use their wedding colors and used them as a personalized gift topper!


Materials List

yarn (bird, flowers and top hat colors)

felt (wing and beak colors)

stuffing

9mm safety eyes

embroidery thread or sewing thread

tulle or lace

g crochet hook

Finished Size

finished size with a g hook is between 4-5 inches

The Pattern

BRIDE AND GROOM LOVEBIRDS

BODY

2 sc

6 sc in second chain from hook

2 sc in each sc (12st)

[1 sc, inc] (18st)

1 sc in each (18st)

1 sc in each (18st)

1 sc in each (18st)

1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (21 st)

2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (24 st)

3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (27 st)

4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (30 st)

1 sc in each (30 st)

1 sc in each (30 st)

1 sc in each (30 st)

1 sc in each (30 st)

4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 1sc in each of the next 12 st (27 st)

3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (24 st)

2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (21 st)

1 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (18 st)

Dec, dec, dec , 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (15 st)

Insert or sew on eyes

Stuff body

Dec, dec, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 9 st (12 st)

Dec, dec, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 6 st (9 st)

1 sc in each (9 st)

1 sc in each (9 st)

2 sc in each (18 st)

Brides tail – [3 HDC in 1 sc, ss, skip 1 st]

Grooms tail – HDC in each

 

GROOM’s TOP HAT

(barrel part of top hat)

2 sc

6 sc in second chain from hook

2 sc in each sc (12st)

Inside loops only – 1 sc in each (12 sc)

1 sc in each (12 st)

1 sc in each (12 st)

Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew visor part of top hat on and to sew hat to head

(visor part of top hat)

2 sc

6 sc in second chain from hook

2 sc in each sc (12st)

[1 sc, inc] (18st)

Fasten off and weave in ends

Lightly stuff barrel part of top hat and sew to visor part

Sew onto groom’s head

 

FLOWERS (make 4, 3 for Bride’s veil and 1 for Groom’s corsage)

2 sc

6 sc in second chain from hook

[3 HDC in 1 sc, ss, skip 1 st] 3 times

Fasten off

Attach to bride and groom with a button as center of flower

 

DETAILING

Use a small piece of tulle or lace for Bride’s veil and “overlay” on her wings

Cut and sew on wing or heart-shaped wing, out of felt, for wings on both lovebird

Cut and sew a diamond shape beak, out of felt, for beaks on both lovebirds

 

ABBREVIATION KEY

Sc = single crochet

St = stitch

Ss = slip stitch

HDC = half double crochet

[ ] = repeat instructions within bracket to end of round

Inc = increase

Dec = decrease

I used a G crochet hook for all

 

 

 

 

 

 

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