Free Bird & Flower Appliques Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com

WR1667-Bird-Flower-Appliques

From www.redheart.com

Bird & Flower Appliques

Dress up any basic, purchased top with these precious bird and flower appliques. Easy to crochet, their bright and lively colors will make a custom tee for you or your little one!

Pattern #: WR1667
Designed By: Linda Permann
Project  Type: Accessories, Baby, Child
Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

  • RED HEART Luster Sheen: 1 skein each 0517 Turquoise A, 0915 Cherry Red B, 0227 Buttercup C, 0001 White D, 518 Light Mulberry E
    (Luster Sheen is discontinued)
  • Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5]
  • Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:
Two 3/16″ (.5cm) black buttons (one for each bird)
Coordinated sewing thread and needle to sew on T-shirts as desired

Gauge is not needed for this project.

Bird measures from beak to tail 3 3/4” long

Bird

Note: The head, body and wing are worked separately and sewn together with yarn tails. The tail and beak are worked directly onto the bird.

Body
With A, chain 7.
Round 1: (right side) Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, single crochet in next chain, half double crochet in next chain, double crochet in next chain, triple crochet in next chain, 4 double crochet in last chain; working in opposite side of chains, triple crochet in next chain, double crochet in next chain, half double crochet in next chain, single crochet in next chain, slip stitch in last chain – 14 stitches (including slip stitches). Join with a slip stitch in first slipped stitch.

Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), double crochet in same slip stitch as joining, 2 double crochet in each of next 13 stitches – 28 double crochet. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning chain-3. Fasten off.

Head
With A, chain 3.
Round 1: (right side) Work 9 double crochet in 3rd chain from hook. Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Beak
With right side of head facing and C, insert hook in 5th double crochet on head (for left-facing bird) or in 3rd double crochet on head (for right-facing bird) and draw up a loop, chain 1, double crochet in next double crochet. Fasten off
Using end of yarn from head, sew flat part of head (beginning chains and last double crochet) to rounded part of body (10th-12th double crochet on Round 2 of body for left facing bird and 17th-19th double crochet on Round 2 of body for right-facing bird.

Wing
With B, chain 7.
Round 1: Work same as Round 1 of body. Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Tail
Row 1: With right side of body facing, join B with slip stitch in first double crochet on Round 2 of body (for left-facing bird) or in next to last double crochet on Round 2 (for right-facing bird), chain 3 (counts as double crochet), double crochet in same stitch as joining, 2 double crochet in next stitch – 4 double crochet. Chain 3 (counts as double crochet on next row), turn.
Row 2: Double crochet in next 3 stitches – 4 double crochet. Chain 1, turn.
Row 3: Work (half double crochet, slip stitch) in first double crochet, (half double crochet, slip stitch) in each of next 2 double crochet, (half double crochet, slip stitch) in 3rd chain of turning chain 3 – 4 half double crochet and 4 slip stitches. Fasten off.

Finishing
Weave in all ends. Sew wing to body. Sew button to head for eye. Pin assembled bird(s) to shirt as shown in photo or as desired and stitch in place.

FLOWER
With either C or E, (center of flower), chain 2.
Round 1: (right side) Work 10 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook – 10 single crochet. Join with slip stitch to first single crochet. Fasten off.
Round 2: With right side facing, join D with slip stitch in any single crochet, double crochet in same stitch as joining (double crochet, slip stitch) in next stitch; *(slip stitch, double crochet) in next stitch, (double crochet, slip stitch) in next stitch; repeat from * 3 times more – 5 petals made. Join with slip stitch to first slip stitch. Fasten off.

WR1667-Bird-Flower-Appliques-ChartFinishing
Weave in ends. Pin flower(s) to shirt as desired and stitch in place.

 

 

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