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#1 KristieMN

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:51 PM

: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!

[IMG]http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/kristie25/birdsbees.jpg[/IMG]

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!




#2 luvmnms

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:55 PM

These are soo cute!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:00 PM

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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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:02 PM

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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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:04 PM

They're so cute! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:07 PM

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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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:16 PM

Wow! Thanks for the free patterns! You have done it again! So cute!
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:19 PM

I love the birds! How cute are those! :clap
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:32 PM

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

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:44 PM

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

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:04 PM

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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Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:13 PM

ohhh the CUTE-NESS!!!!!
thanks for sharing!
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:16 PM

:bounce Another great pattern. Hopefully one day soon I can start making some of these for my kids. :)
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:24 PM

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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Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:08 PM

That isss tooo tweet! Its added to my list! I love them!
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:56 PM

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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Posted 25 October 2006 - 04:23 PM

Kristie - the bodies of those birds would make wonderful easter eggs! (Note to self for future....)

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 04:51 PM

Kristie: Your designs are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing the patterns. :)
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 04:57 PM

Kristie
You are so talented coming up with all these critters!
Thanks for the pattern..
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#20 KristieMN

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 05:15 PM

Thank you all for the kind words!

I am glad you like them!
I enjoy sharing my patterns!