Crocheted Red bird from Angry Birds

This is the image I was working off of:

Angry birds

Materials:

  1. Red, white, cream, black, light orange yarn
  2. Stuffing
  3. Scissors
  4. Darning needle

Body:

  1. With red. 6sc in magic circle. [6]
  2. 2sc in each st around. [12]
  3. (1sc in first st. 2sc in next st.) [18]
  4. (1sc in first 2st. 2sc in next st.) [24]
  5. (1sc in first 3st. 2sc in next st.) [30]
  6. (1sc in first 4st. 2sc in next st.) [36]
  7. (1sc in first 5st. 2sc in next st.) [42]
  8. (1sc in first 6st. 2sc in next st.) [48]
  9. 1sc in each st around. For 10 rows. [48]
  10. (1sc in first 6st. Sc2tog.) [42]
  11. (1sc in first 5st. Sc2tog.) [36]
  12. (1sc in first 4st. Sc2tog.) [30]
  13. (1sc in first 3st. Sc2tog.) [24]
  14. (1sc in first 2st. Sc2tog.) [18]
  15. (1sc in first st. Sc2tog.) [12]
  16. Sc2tog until gap is small enough to sew closed.
  17. F.O.

2 red things on top of head:

  1. With red. Pick up 6st on top of head. [6]
  2. 1sc in each st around. [6]
  3. (1sc in first st. 2sc in next st.) [9]
  4. 1sc in each st around. For 3 rows. [9]
  5. (1sc in first st. Sc2tog.) [6]
  6. Sc2tog until gap is small enough to sew closed.
  7. F.O. You can leave this part dangling on the top of the head or you can sew it to the head to make it more secure. I sewed this onto the head to make it look like the images.
  8. With red. We are now going to make the second one. Pick up 6st on top of head. [6]
  9. Repeat the same steps as you did for the first red thing.
  10. F.O. You can leave this part dangling or you can sew it to the first red thing to secure it.

Beak:

  1. With bright yellow. Pick up 10 stitches where the beak should be. Form a sort of triangular shape with it as shown in the image below. I found that the beak will keep it’s shape better this way and it’s much easier than sewing it onto the head when you’re done. But you can definitely make the beak separately and sew it on if want to do it that way. [10]
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    2. IMG_0192
    3. IMG_0193
    4. IMG_0194
  2. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in first 4st. Sc2tog. 1sc in last 4st. [9]
  3. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in first 3st. Sc3tog. 1sc in last 3st. [7]
  4. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. [7]
  5. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in first 2st. Sc3tog. 1sc in last 2st. [5]
  6. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in first st. Sc3tog. 1sc in last st. [3]
  7. Chain 1. Turn. Sc3tog. [1]
  8. F.O.
  9. Bottom part of the beak. With bright yellow. Pick up 11 stitches where the beak should be. Form a triangular shape as shown in the image below. [11]
    1. IMG_0195
    2. IMG_0196
  10. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in first 4st. Sc3tog. 1sc in last 4st. [9]
  11. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in first 3st. Sc3tog. 1sc in last 3st. [7]
  12. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in first 2st. Sc3tog. 1sc in last 2st. [5]
  13. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in first st. Sc3tog. 1sc in last st. [3]
  14. Chain 1. Turn. Sc3tog. [1]
  15. F.O.
  16. Stuff and sew the top and bottom together. Keep in mind that the top is longer than the bottom. There will be some part of the top beak sticking out after sewing.
    1. IMG_0197
    2. IMG_0199

Eyes and eyebrows:

  1. Embroider the eyes with black first then white on the outside. Don’t forget to add a white dot in the corner of each eye to make them look more alive.
  2. Then border the outside of eyes with black.
  3. Make the eyebrows thick and slanted to make him look angry.
  4. You can definitely make the eyes and eyebrows with felt. This would have been easier to do but since I didn’t have any, I decided to embroider them which was more time consuming.
    1. IMG_0201

Tail:

You will be using black yarn for this. There will be 3 tail feathers. You will be picking up 2 stitches for each. The middle tail feather is the longest. Make the shorter tail feathers 2 rows and the longer one 1 or 2 rows longer. You can make these any length you like. You can do these separately if you want but it is more difficult to sew these on than picking up stitches.

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The final doll!

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