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« on: July 31, 2007 12:11:49 PM »

I finished my little kiwi this morning, and here he is!!:



Here is the pattern i wrote out for the crocheted bird. Here goes:

Materials:

WW yarn in brown and yellow (as always, i used Caron Simply Soft)

size F and E hook

eyes

fiberfill

Body:(use size F hook)

(the body is worked from the bottom up)

6 sc in a ring

rd 1: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc)

rd 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc around (30 sc)

rd 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (36 sc)

rd 6: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc around (42 sc)

rd 7: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc around (48 sc)

rd 8: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc around (54 sc)

rd 9-24: sc in each sc around (54 sc)

rd 25: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc around (48 sc)

rd 26: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc around (42 sc)

rd 27: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc around ( 36 sc)

rd 28: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc around (30 sc)

rd 29: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc around (24 sc)

rd 30: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd 31: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd 32: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 9 sc (10 sc)

rd 33: sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd 34: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc (12 sc)

rd 35: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc (14 sc)

rd 36: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc (16 sc)

rd 37: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 14 sc , 2 sc in next sc (18 sc)

rd 38: sc in each sc around (18 sc)

rd 39: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd 40-43: sc in each sc around (24 sc)

rd 44: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd 45: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd 46: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc around (6 sc).

rd 47: dec sc around (if you cant then just close up and finish off in rd 46.)

Beak: (switch to E hook)

6 sc in ring

rd 1: sc in each sc around (6 sc)

rd 2-20: sc in each sc around (6 sc)

rd 21: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd 22: sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd 23: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd 24: sc in each sc around (18 sc)

finish off.

Feet: (make 2)

(still using size E hook)

ch 31

rw 1: skip first chain, sl st in next 8 chains.



Then chain 9:




Next, skip 1st chain and sl st in next 8 chains, then sc across to end of beg chain:




At the end of the beginning chain, chain 9:




and once again, skip 1st ch, sl st in next 8.  Then you will sl st in the same space as your very first chain (over where the knot is) and fasten off. Leave a LONG tail for sewing. This is what you should have before you fasten off.




Then youre gonna fold the foot in half so it will look like this:




Using a yarn needle, sew the two halves together, leaving the sl st dangly things free, and then sew that whole contraption onto the bottom the the bird.  Then start all over and make another foot!!!

More Finishing Stuff:

Obviously, you gotta stuff the bird.  What i did was stuff it in one of the first decrease rounds, and then again right before finishing off the body/head.  I also used a size K hook to stuff the fiberfill through the neck area.

Sew the beak onto the head, glue on the eyeballs. (or if youre using embroidery floss or beads/buttons, sew those on around rd 40-43.)

weave in all ends. Enjoy your bird!!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007 12:15:29 PM »

 Grin I heart kiwis!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007 01:28:01 PM »

That is awesome!!!  Was that your own pattern?  If so... GREAT JOB!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007 01:40:41 PM »

Yes!  I saw the kiwi bird on Bittersweet's blog, but it was knitted. I can't knit to save my life, so i sat on the couch and just started crocheting!  I'll post the pattern in a minute!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007 05:40:30 PM »

Aw, I love kiwis!
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 10:57:36 PM »

And here I was wondering..... what would a crochet kiwi-fruit look like? Would it just be a little brown egg-shaped thing, or will it look like it was sliced? *click* OH! It's a BIRD! AWESOME!

Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007 05:50:53 AM »

When i scrolled down the list of topics and saw mine, i was thinking 'gee, it kinda looks like the fruit'!!!  I guess i should have put 'bird' in there somewhere!!! 
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007 10:40:55 AM »

That's pretty cute..when I first looked I was expecting a crocheted Chinese Gooseberry/ Kiwi Fruit!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007 12:31:25 PM »

Very cool Kiwi Bird!  I am thinking of making him a bit smaller and fill with catnip for Honey Kitty!  Cool Bird!  Thank you for sharing the pattern!  I love this Kiwi Bird!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007 01:09:30 AM »

Wow, for some reason I was expecting fruit.  This is way cuter!
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