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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Kiwi Applique and Pillow Pattern

Crochet Kiwi Applique

Crochet Zoo Blanket


I feel like it has been ages since I have written a free pattern. This pillow is designed to go with my Zoo Blanket but any applique can be substituted. You can find more appliques in my store http://www.ravelry.com/stores/teri-heathcote-designs and the blanket patterns can be found there as well.

 Stitch Guide:

St – Stitch
Sl st – Slip stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc- Double Crochet
Ch - Chain

Materials:

5.00 mm crochet hook
DK yarn in blue and green for the pillow
DK yarn in brown, yellow and black for the Kiwi
Yarn needle
Scissors
Tape measure


Note: beginning ch counts as a stitch

Pillow: with 5.00 mm crochet hook
(Make 2, a back and a front)

Starting with a magic circle or ch 3 and join with a sl st.

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc into the circle, ch 1, *3dc, ch 1 into the circle* Repeat 2 more times. Join to the top of ch 3 with sl st. (12 dc, 4 ch 1 sp)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc into the next 2 stitches, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into the corner. *dc into the next 3 stitches, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into the corner* Repeat to more times. Join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. ( 28 dc, 4 ch 1 sp)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc into the next 4 stitches, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into the corner. *dc into the next 7 stitches, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into the corner* Repeat to more times. Dc into the next 2 st. Join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. ( 44 dc, 4 ch 1 sp)

Round 4-10: Continue to dc in each dc and place (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into each corner around until square measures 10 inches.  Finish off with blue

Join green in any corner space,

Round 11- 13: Ch 1, *3 sc into corner space, sc in each st* Repeat around, join to the top of first sc with a sl st. Finish off and leave a long tail on one side of the pillow to use when stitching.

Kiwi: with 5.00 mm hook



Crochet Applique Kiwi


Body: with brown

Starting with a magic circle or ch 3 and join with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Ch 2, 11 hdc in circle. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (12 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. 2 hdc in each st around. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (24 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st as ch 2, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next* around. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (36 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in same st as ch 2, *hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next* around. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (48 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in same st as ch 2, *hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next* around. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (60 hdc)
Round 6: Ch 2, hdc in same st as ch 2, *hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next* around. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (36 hdc)

Do not finish off 

Neck: with brown

Continuing on from the body,

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 11 st (12 hdc)

Now working around the body, ch 1, sc in side of last hdc from row 1, sc around body and neck, join to first sc with a sl st.

Finish off leaving a tail for sewing body to pillow

Head: with brown


Starting with a magic circle or ch 3 and join with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Ch 2, 11 hdc in circle. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (12 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. 2 hdc in each st around. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (24 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st as ch 2, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next* around. Join to the top of ch 2 with a sl st (36 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as ch 1, *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next* around. Join to first sc with a sl st (48 sc)

Finish off leaving a tail for sewing.

Beak: with yellow

Join yarn in any stitch around head,

Ch 12, sc into 2nd chain from the hook, sc into next 2 st, hdc into next 8 ch, join to head with a sl st and finish off leaving a tail for sewing

Legs and Feet: with yellow


With yellow ch 11, sc into the second ch from the hook and in next 9 ch’s (11 sc)

Ch 4, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and in next 2 ch’s. Sl st into the end of the leg. Ch 4, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and in next 2 ch’s. Sl st into the other side of the leg. Ch 4, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and in next 2 ch’s. Sl st into the next st and finish off leaving a tail for sewing.

Eye: with black

Embroider eye to head using a french knot http://malamare.net/hand-embroidery-french-knot-tutorial/

Assembly:

  1. Sew body to pillow, stop to sew the legs slightly beneath the body 
  2. Sew head slightly over body
  3. Sew beak onto pillow
Sewing Pillow Together: with 5.00 mm crochet hook

With wrong sides together and right sides facing out. Sc around pillow, place 3 sc in each corner and make sure to stuff before closing the entire pillow. Join to first sc with a sl st and finish off. Weave in ends








5 comments :

  1. Aren't they cute birds? Love the applique. Thank you for the free pattern. The blanket it goes along with is just lovely.

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  2. I know this pattern was awhile ago, but I have a question (so I hope you answer!). I'm confused about what to do when making the neck. I've made the body so far, and am making this into guy a pot holder instead of a pillow. Anyway, the pattern says "now working around head," but the pattern hasn't called for the head to be made yet. Was I supposed to make the head first? The part of the pattern where it says to "sc in side of of last hdc of row 1" isn't super clear, either. Can you please explain that part of the pattern better, and let me know if I was supposed to make the head before the body? And, why does it say to not finish off the body, but then it doesn't say what to do with it after that? Unless there was a typo and I'm supposed to make the neck from the body and not the head? That's what it looks like to me in the photo, but the pattern says make the neck by continuing from the head...
    Thank you for the pattern and for the help!

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