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By: J. Barrett




Title: Xmas ornament, snowbird (orig #1)
Categories: Crochet
Yield: 1 servings

1 Ball knit cro sheen (white) 1 Absorbent cotton
1 Size 6 crochet hook 1 Starch

size: 3 1/2 long (small bird) changes for large bird (4 1/2" long) are in
parentheses.
gauge:7sc=1" (6sc=1")

bird head: with #6 hook (#2 hook) ch4, slst in first ch to form ring.
rnd 1: 8sc in ring
rnd 2-4 (5): *sc in next sc, 2sc in next st)next sc, rep from * around
until there are 24 (30) sc. work even until piece is
is 1 1/4" (1 1/2") from start, *sc in next sc, work next 2sc
tog, rep from * around for 3 rnds, stuffing head before opening is too
small. pull last sts tog to close opening.

body: work as for head through rnd 1
rnd 2:(sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc) 4 times
rnd 3:sc in each sc around-12 sc
rnd 4:(sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc) 6 times
rnd 5:(sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc) 9 times-27 sc.

for large bird only:cont to inc in every other sc until there are 51sc.
work even on 27 (51) sc until piece is 2 1/4" (4") from start.
dec rnd: (sc in next sc, work next 2 sts tog) 6 (8) times, finish rnd.
work 1 rnd even. rep dec rnd. end off
stuff body, sew back opening w/decs spaced evenly around bottom.

small wing: with #6 hook, ch15
row 1:dc in 5th ch from hook, (ch1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 times. ch3,
turn.
row 2:dc in next dc, ch1, dc in next dc, 5dc in next sp, drop lp off hook,
insert hook in first dc of 5dc, pull dropped lp thru (popcorn made), dc in
next dc, (ch1, dc in next dc) twice. do not work over last sp. turn.
row 3:slst to next dc, ch3, dc in next dc, (ch1, dc in next dc) 3 times.
work 1 rnd sc all around, keeping wing flat. work 2nd wing the same but in
working popcorn, insert hook from back to front in first dc, pull dropped
lp thru (popcorn forms on reverse side).

large wing:with #2 hook ch9 loosely.
row 1:dc in 5th ch from hook, (V st) ch1, sk 1 ch, 3dc, ch1, 3dc in next
ch(shell), ch1, sk 1 ch, dc ch1, dc in last ch (V st). ch4, turn.
row 2 and 3:dc, ch1, dc in fist ch 1sp (V st), ch1, shell of 3dc, ch1, 3dc
in ch1 sp of shell, ch1, V st of dc, ch1, dc in last V st, ch4. turn
rows 4 and 5:2dc, ch1, 2dc in first ch1 sp, ch2, shell of 4dc, ch1, 4dc in
ch1 sp of shell, ch2, 2dc, ch1, 2dc in last ch1 sp. ch4, turn
row 6:3dc, ch1, 3dc in first ch1 sp, ch3, shell of 5dc, ch1, 5dc in ch1 sp
of shell, ch3, 3dc, ch1, 3dc inlast ch1 sp. ch4. turn
row 7:sc in first ch1 sp, ch5, sc in 2nd ch of ch3, ch5, sc in 3rd dc of
shell, ch5, sc in ch1sp of shell, ch5, sc in 8th dc of shell, ch5, sc in
2nd ch of ch3, ch5, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, slst in top of ch4 rurning ch.
end off. make 2nd wing the same.

beak:with #6 hook (#2 hook) ch8. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch.
end off.

Crest:with #6 hook (#2 hook) *ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in eah ch,
rep from * twice. end off

tail: work as for crest

foot (make 2): work as for crest

finishing: starch beak, crest, tail, feet and wings. fold beak in half.
sew to front of head. sew crest to top of head. sew tail to top back
point. sew feet to bottom of bird to extend out each side. sew front
points of wings to side of bird. insert pins or sew on beads for eyes.

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