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The birds and the bee's explained!

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:lol I love these birds! I have seen patterns for birds like this, but bigger.

The bird stands just under 3 inches tall. the bees are under 2 inches tal, and about 3 inches long.

 

Please let me know if you find any errors in the pattern, as it has not been tested. Thanks!

Enjoy the pattern!

 

birdsbees.jpg

 

Birds and the Bee’s

 

Supplies:

Small amounts of WW yarn

F Hook

Small scrap of felt for bird beak

Small buttons for bird eyes (optional)

Google eyes for bee’s (optional)

Small piece of chenille stem (pipe cleaner) for bee antenna

 

Terms used

Sc = single crochet

Sc-dec = single crochet decrease over 2 stitches

Ch = chain

FO = Finish off, or Fasten off

Slp st = slip stitch

BLO = Back Loops Only

 

All pieces are done in one continous spiral. Use stitch marker to count rows.

 

The Birds......

For solid color bird, ignore color changes.

 

Bird body

 

Starting at top of bird body,

With Orange,

Ch 2

1) 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15 sc)

4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (20 sc)

5-7) sc in each sc around,

Change to green yarn.

8) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc) repeat around (24 sc)

9) sc in each sc around

10) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc) repeat around. (28 sC)

Change to pink yarn.

11-12) sc in each sc around

13) (sc-dec, sc in next 5 sc) repeat around (24 sc)

14) (sc-dec, sc in next 4 sc) repeat around (20 sc)

15) In BLO, (sc-dec, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (15 sc)

Stuff bird. For bird that sits up better, stuff top half of bird with fiberfill, and bottom of bird with polypellets.

16) (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (10 sc)

17) sc-dec around (5 sc)

FO leaving long tail. Use tail to close hole in bottom of bird.

 

Wings

 

Wing front (make 2)

 

With blue,

Ch 2,

1) 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15 sc)

Slp stch to next sc, FO leaving long tail for sewing.

 

Wing back (make 2)

 

With light pink,

Ch 2,

1) 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15 sc)

4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (20 sc)

If you want a contrast color on wing edge, change colors now

5) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc) repeat around (25 sc)

Slp stch to next sc, FO leaving long tail for sewing

Fold wing back in half. Sew one corner to side of bird, leaving opposite side unsewn. Sew wing over front half of wing back. (you will be sewing the wing front OVER wing back that has been sewn on already.)

 

Tail

 

With blue,

Ch 2,

1) 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

3-5) sc in each sc around

Slp stch to next sc, FO leaving long tail for sewing

Stuff tail VERY lightly and sew to back of bird.

 

Embroider eyes on bird.

For beak, cut a small diamond shape from scrap felt. Fold in half

Sew or glue down fold to bird.

 

Enjoy your bird!

 

 

...And the Bees!

 

Bee body

 

With yellow,

Ch 2,

1) 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)

4) sc in each sc around

Change to black

5-6) sc in each sc around

Change to yellow

7-8) sc in each sc around

Change to black.

9) (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (12 sc)

10) sc in each sc around

Stuff

11) sc-dec around (6 sc)

12) sc-dec around as best you can (3 sc)

Do NOT finish off

Ch 2

FO, leaving long tail. Weave tail back through ch 2 (the stinger). Use tail to close the hold from round 12 also.

Weave in any ends

 

Head

 

With black,

Ch 2,

1) 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

3) sc in each sc around

Slp stch to next sc, FO leaving long tail for sewing

Stuff lightly and sew head to body.

 

Wings (make 2)

 

With White,

Ch 3

1) 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of chain, sc in last sc. (this is also the first ch you 2 sc’d in) (6 sc)

2) 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Slp stch to next sc, FO leaving long tail for sewing

 

Sew each wing end to middle of bee’s back.

Glue on wiggle eyes.

Take a 2 inch piece of black chinelle stem. (pipe cleaner) push stem through center of bee head. Secure with a dot of glue if desired.

Bend antenna ends forward near top.

Bee complete!

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Kristie, you've done it again! They are soooo cute! One could even make a Christmas tree ornament by making the bird a cardinal.

 

They are the cutest things...:manyheart

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Hello Kristie, thank you so much for sharing the pattern they are so adorable, of course.:cheer:clap:cheer:clap:hug:yay

i wish you could hear my son, he is doing the sounds for the birds and the bees, and your frog avatar too..:D

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They're so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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These are so cute! I think they'd make wonderfully soft crib toys if you left the eyes off and embroidered them instead.

 

Another idea for the stack.

thank you for sharing.

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I love the birds! How cute are those! :clap

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Cool more free patterns :clap Those are so cute :) you are so talented and do such beautiful work!

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Oh are these ever so cute, :clap:cheer:clap:cheer I am going to have to make some of these, but I have to get a few other things finished before taking something new on.

 

Thanks for such a cute pattern

 

Happy Crocheting

Pam

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Kristie,

 

Generous as ever with your adorable patterns. I know we all love your cute creations and are thankful that you share them with us. I myself have made many of your little guys, as gifts. They are really fun to make and always well liked by recipients. Thanks again!

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ohhh the CUTE-NESS!!!!!

thanks for sharing!

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Thank you Kristie!

 

What a great job!! I think they'd make a great crib moble - I might have to make one for a friend of mine who's expecting!!

 

(the 'plump' birds are soo cute!)

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Kristen I think I love you :lol I'm printing them out now Thanks for sharing more of your adorable patterns :hug

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Kristie

You are so talented coming up with all these critters!

Thanks for the pattern..

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Thank you all for the kind words!

 

I am glad you like them!

I enjoy sharing my patterns!

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Those are adorable Kristie, you really need to publish a complete book of your animal creations.

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Very cute Kristie. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. I think Wanda is right you need to publish a book!

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thanks so much for another set of great patterns.. i just love all of your little critters. cant wait to see what you come up with next. i have a whole section of patterns that are just from you..

 

beth

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