Christmas Robin decoration

Dec 18, 2007
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Author

Jessica Felton

Introduction

These little round robins make lovely Christmas tree decorations. Simple and quick to work up why not make up a batch to give as quick Christmas presents?

Materials List

Small amount of red and brown wool/yarn
Small amount of fiberfill
Suitable crochet hook for getting a nice tight gauge
Yarn needle
Fine needle
Small amount of black thread
Small amount of thick gold thread
2 small black beads (for eyes)

tiny triangle of yellow felt (for beak)

Finished Size

My robins turn out to be only 2 inches tall, but this depends on the type of wool and hook size that you use.

Gauge

A nice tight gauge - this way the fiberfill won't show through

Notes

This simple robin was inspired by some of the basic amigurumi birds patterns. However, instead of working in a continuous spiral like most amigurumi this little robin is worked in rows which gives him a nice straight edge between his head and his red ***.

This pattern has been written using the American crochet terms, so for British crocheters:

sc (single crochet)= dc (double crochet)

The Pattern

For the body:

Use a slip stitch to join each row

Start with brown wool

2 ch, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
ch 1, 2 sc in each sc (10 sc)
ch 1, *2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc* repeat 5 times (15 sc)
ch 1, *2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat 5 times (20 sc)
ch 1, *2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc* repeat 5 times (25 sc)
ch 1, *2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat 5 times (30 sc)
ch 1, sc in each sc
ch 1, sc in each sc
ch 1, sc in each sc

ch 1, sc in each sc

Join in red wool

with red work the following:

ch 1, sc in each sc
ch 1, sc in each sc
ch 1, sc in each sc
ch 1, sc in each sc
ch 1, *2sc tog, sc in next 4 sc* repeat 5 times (25 sc)
ch 1, *2sc tog, sc in next 3 sc* repeat 5 times (20 sc)
ch 1, *2sc tog, sc in next 2 sc* repeat 5 times (15 sc)

ch 1, *2sc tog, sc in next sc* repeat 5 times (10 sc)

stuff with fiberfill

ch 1, 2sc tog in each sc (5 sc)

finish off with a long end - use this end to close off the circle

For the wings (with brown wool):

2 ch, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook (continue working in a spiral - no slip stitch to join rows)
2sc in each sc (8 sc)
*2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc* repeat 4 times (12 sc)
sc in each sc

sc in each sc

finish off

make two wings

For the tail:

ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn
ch 1, 2sc in each sc, turn (6 sc)

ch 1, 2sc in each sc (12 sc)

finish off

Attach wings on the halfway point of the body, add beads for eyes, add yellow felt for beak and attach tail to the back. See photo for further guidance on how to put your robin together

Small robins

I've adjusted this pattern slightly to produce a smaller, rounder robin - these little guys look more like Christmas tree baubles to me and are even quicker to make. You can find the instructions for these on my blog.

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Comments

Dlconcidine wrote
on Dec 23, 2007 2:25 PM

Oh my gosh, this is so adorable. I love making little animals. This will be perfect for Christmas gifts. If I can keep my cat away from it!