Friday, October 29, 2010

Needlework: Crocheted Dove

 
This dove works up quickly and can found along with other free patterns on the Lion Brand website.  Cute for hanging on the tree or on the top of a gift for the holidays.
Crochet hook G-6 
[sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.  Insert hook into nest st and draw up a loop.  Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.]
NOTES:Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed. Bird is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog. [I used one strand] Wind each ball of A and B into 2 separate balls before beg.
HEAD AND BODY
Beg at top of head, with 2 strands of A held tog, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 4-5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: Sc in each of first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 21 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in each of first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 8: Sc in each of first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around – 27 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in each of first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 10: (Sc2tog, sc next st) 3 times, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 11: (Sc2tog) 3 times, sc in each of next 11 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc to end - 29 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in each of next 15 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc to end – 31 sts.
Rnd 13: Sc in each of next 16 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc to end – 33 sts.
Rnd 14: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 15 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc to end – 34 sts.
Rnd 15: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 15 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc to end – 35 sts. Begin to stuff piece, continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 16: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 14 sts, sc2tog, sc to end – 33 sts.
Rnd 17: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 22 sts.
Rnd 18: *Sc2tog; rep from * around – 11 sts. Fasten off.
WINGS (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held tog, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: Sc in each of first 3 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc to end. Fasten off.
BEAK
With 2 strands of B held tog, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.
FINISHING
Sew Wings to body, sew Beak to head. With 1 strand of B, embroider French knot eyes. Knot a length of A to top of Ornament for hanging loop. Weave in ends.


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18 comments:

momstheword said...

What a cute little dove! It's adorable. I don't know a thing about crocheting (or even how to spell it) but I'll bet lots of people will love this tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

gina parker, PPRO said...

Thanks for linking up to the HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - however we accept just one post link per day - thru Nov. 10. I deleted this one, please feel free to link it up tom.! thanks. :)

Beth said...

Adorable!

I'd love if you linked this to my Fibers on Friday party. A linky party dedicated to knitters and crocheters!

http://plumslife.blogspot.com/

Seams Inspired said...

So sweet! I love birds and this one is a cutie! Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday! :o)

Marni's Organized Mess said...

That's wonderful! Great job!

Happy Tacklin' Tuesday!

Lily's Laundry Boutique said...

cute. thanks for linking to FFF. have a great week. www.lilyslaundryblog.com

Danielle said...

Very Cute!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Ok, this is so darling. I am trying to crochet a tiny bear, I can't seem to count to 10 and get it right. I've crocheted for 38 years, but this is my first tiny anything.

come visit
cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot

Rebecca said...

Makes me think of the ornaments that were on the tree when I was little!!!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

There are no bounds to your creativity. I love this little crocheted dove. It's just lovely. Thank you for sharing the information about obtaining the pattern and for linking your project to Tuesday's Boardwalk Bragfest!

Keya said...

I didn't get a chance to stop by on Tuesday from Craft Edition, so I'm a tardy visitor, but a new follower. I totally love the dove! I'm a knitter at heart, but I wish knitting little animals and such turned out as nicely as they do in crochet. Hope you can stop by for a visit sometime!

www.zibelineknits.blogspot.com

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

So dainty and pretty! Thanks for sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

Lynn said...

Very cute! I love those quick projects that can be made with leftover scraps.

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love crochet! This dove is so sweet! I might have to try it for a Christmas Ornament. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays.

Krafty Kat said...

Oh, it's just precious! I could see a whole Christmas tree adorned with these sweet little doves.

Threeundertwo said...

I love this! That site has lots of cute patterns. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Holly said...

Your dove is fabulous. I think I need a few for my tree.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I have never mastered the art of crochet or knitting. You are talented to be able to do that.

Cheri

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