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« on: April 13, 2009 08:20:24 AM »

So I saw this post, by Wayuki: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298179.0
And I just knew I had to make a ton of these chickies for my family.   Its a good thing I have a relatively small family.  LOL  And no, they have no eyes, because I didn't have any black embroidery thread, and live in the middle of nowhere, and its not worth a trip to the city for just some black embroidery thread.   And I kind of just gave it a go with the beaks and wings, because when I started, I had no real crochet back ground. I knew how to dc, sc, trc, and that was pretty much it.  The "bobbles"  for the beaks turned out not bobbles. The family members loved them.  and thats all that matters.  Anyway on with the picture:




The blue ones are the men, The pink are the women, Yellow are the kids and the grey ones are the Grandparents.  They are all arranged in families.

thanks for looking! c+c welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009 11:29:13 AM »

heheh  cute Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009 05:03:28 PM »

Aww, I love how they're all set up in families! How did you do their beaks? I made some, though I just love how your beaks turned out!
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009 09:25:46 PM »

Aww, I love how they're all set up in families! How did you do their beaks? I made some, though I just love how your beaks turned out!
Thank you! 
um k.. lets see if I can write this up to make sense.....

For the beaks I just DC into one stitch twice, then DC in the next stitch twice, chain one then return to pattern more or less, because you will be off by 2 stitches.   When it came to the wings, I just made sure they would be 3 stitches(for the big ones, 2 stitches for the little ones) from the edge of the beak.  And I just crocheted into the posts under the beak.
Also, I just always paid attention to where the stitch count started, and made sure I was still decreasing on the proper row, and not half way through the next.

Hopefully that makes sense.
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