Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bird Book Thong Crochet Pattern


Forgive me, I'm having a hard time finding a crochet project to work on right now. So instead of sharing my current projects, I've decided to share a pattern that I designed a couple of years ago, but never tried publishing to my knowledge.


Back then, I had a thing for crocheting fun bookmarks. I love to read, and never have enough bookmarks for all the books I may be reading at one time. My grandchildren have an affection for some of the cuter ones I make, so I tend to lose them that way, too.

Without further ado, I give you my LoveBird Book Thong Pattern. (This pattern has never been tested so if you have any problems with it, please don't hesitate to let me know.)

LoveBird Book Thong

Note: This pattern is worked amigurumi style, which means that rounds are not joined. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each new round.

Abbreviations used:
Rnd = round
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together or single crochet decrease
ea = each
sl = slip
FO = Fasten off


Materials:

Size 10 crochet thread
small beads for eyes
embroidery floss for beak
tassel or large bead for end of book thong

Rnd 1: In a magic ring, make 6 sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next*, repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st*, repeat from * to * around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5 - 12: sc in ea st around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13 - 14: sc2tog, sc in next 9, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 9 st, sc2tog. (24 sc) Do not fasten off!
Sew eyes and beak between rows 6 and 7
Rnd 15: sc in ea st around. (24 sc)
Rnd 16: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st*, repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 17: *sc2tog, sc in next*, repeat from * to * around. (12 sc) Do not fasten off!
stuff
Rnd 18: *sc2tog* repeat from * to * around. (6 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long thread to sew closed.

Wings

Rnd 1: In a magic ring, make 6 sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next*, repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long thread. Fold in half and sew together, sew to sides of bird.

Thong:

ch 121, sl st in 11 ch from hook, and in remaining stitches. FO, leaving long end to sew to bottom of birdie.

Sew tassel or large bead to end loop of thong.

Happy hooking and reading!

8 comments:

glor said...

How very sweet of your to share these adorable love birds. Thank you so much. Sending prayers and blessings.

Karen said...

How cute! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

natkat76 said...

Thanks so much for this pattern, my daughter is going to love it!! Just wondering what size hook you recommend?

MarjorieCrochets! said...

I use a size 7 hook, I don't know how I missed that!

Sanny T said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Looking forward to see more cute stuff from you.

CoronaQueen said...

These birds are precious and perfect for Valentine's Day!Thanks so much for sharing them!

N@;-T said...

I am going to try to make them. Thanks for the pattern they are adorable

dizzcography said...

It's very adorable. Thank you for create and sharing this pattern. Love it and God bless you.