lovebirds ~ amigurumi

Jun 17, 2010
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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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Comments

Thands wrote
on Jun 20, 2010 7:20 AM

Adorable pattern!

HanaA@2 wrote
on Jul 3, 2010 3:57 PM
HanaA@2 wrote
on Jul 3, 2010 3:58 PM

Yes, very cute! Adorably romantic. :o)

mabell5455 wrote
on Jul 15, 2010 7:24 PM

What a cute couple. My daughter is getting married in October. I will make this pair for the reception. I will have to put a kilt on the groom and a tartan shawl on the bride. A full blown Scottish wedding in Western Ky. I will send photos when I am done. Thank you for sharing.

mabell5455 wrote
on Jul 15, 2010 7:24 PM

What a cute couple. My daughter is getting married in October. I will make this pair for the reception. I will have to put a kilt on the groom and a tartan shawl on the bride. A full blown Scottish wedding in Western Ky. I will send photos when I am done. Thank you for sharing.

HippieNation wrote
on Jul 31, 2010 9:40 PM

This is entirely too cute!!!

on Aug 9, 2010 9:20 PM

OMG!!! these are tooo cute!! Thanks for the pattern!!! im actually gonna send a pair to my newlywedded relatives!

 

on Aug 9, 2010 9:20 PM

OMG!!! these are tooo cute!! Thanks for the pattern!!! im actually gonna send a pair to my newlywedded relatives!

 

on Aug 9, 2010 9:20 PM

OMG!!! these are tooo cute!! Thanks for the pattern!!! im actually gonna send a pair to my newlywedded relatives!

 

mabell5455 wrote
on Oct 1, 2010 10:17 AM

Hi, again.  Tomorrow Oct.2, 1010 is the big day, my daughters wedding.  As I stated earlier I have made the love birds for the love birds.  The wedding is a Scottish wedding with kilts, bagpipes and honour guards.  I have made a few alterations to the pattern; small crocheted hearts for the wings, a longer tail on the bride and a kilt and tam on the groom.  I am including a few photos of the little birds.  Please excuse the quality of the images. Again, thank you for your pattern.

 

 

mabell5455 wrote
on Oct 19, 2010 2:15 PM

Hi, me again. Here is a better photo of the love birds. I decorated the all white wedding cake with silk flowers and added the birds. Everyone just adored it!

on Oct 19, 2010 2:15 PM

Really lovable! Do you know if anyone has used it for a wedding? They'd be really pretty amid flowers for the guest tables!

on Nov 2, 2010 5:52 AM

My daughter is getting married next November. I'm giving her a set of love birds for their engagement party. Can anyone give me a pattern for the beaks and wings. Thank you.

on Nov 2, 2010 6:01 AM

To mabell5455,

Would you give the instructions for the wings on your love birds? They turned out wonderful.

mabell5455 wrote
on Nov 2, 2010 7:08 AM

To Betty Joe Curry, Thank you for asking for the patterns. I actually found other patterns to use and modified them.

For the wings I used a small heart pattern. I used the same yarn as for the birds, but used a size D hook. The pattern follows:

For R1 crochet into the ring. You will have to slide the stitches close together to be able to fit all of them in as you go along (see image below).

Directions:
ch 4, join with a slst into the first st. (this forms a ring)

R1: sc, hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc, 2sc, hdc, 2tr, hdc, 2sc, hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc, sc (Do NOT turn, sl st, or chain)

R2: sc in next two sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 14 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, slst in last st

Finish off and draw the loose end through to the back of the heart. I like to pull it tight and draw it through just beneath the slst to bring the cleavage of the heart down more.

The stitches will be very tight in the circle and you will have to push together.

The beak was modified as follows:

1. Ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in last sc. Leave a length of yarn for sewing.

I also made the tail on the bride wider and longer by adding stitches to each side. You can make the tail as long and wide as you want.

The birds were a big hit at the wedding. Good luck and keep on crocheting!

 

Birgit Lind wrote
on Jan 3, 2012 4:26 PM
they are absolutly adorable. I will make them this year :) Thanks for pattern