Knitted Sweet Little Bird

Crafted with love and care, the Knitted Sweet Little Bird is a charming creation that will capture your heart. This adorable bird is meticulously hand-knitted, using the finest quality yarns to ensure a soft and cuddly texture. Its intricate details, from the delicate feathers to the tiny beak and eyes, showcase the skill and artistry of the talented artisans who bring it to life. The Knitted Sweet Little Bird is not just a toy, but a work of art that adds a touch of whimsy to any space. Its vibrant colors and playful design make it a delightful addition to nurseries, children's rooms, or even as a decorative piece in your living room. Whether you choose to display it on a shelf or give it as a gift to someone special, this little bird will bring joy and warmth wherever it goes. So why settle for ordinary when you can have something extraordinary? Embrace the charm and beauty of the Knitted Sweet Little Bird and let it brighten up your day with its irresistible cuteness.

• Set of 3mm needles (UK size 11, US size 3)
• Yarn needle
• Toy stuffing
• Optional: safety eyes, beads, buttons or felt for features

Yarn colours• Main colour of any choice
• Scraps of black and yellow yarn/thread if embroidering the eyes and beak
Yarn weight: Double knitting/ worsted weight
Gauge: not important but make it tight so stuffing doesn’t show through
Finished measurements: 2.5” tall and 2” wide

Body:Co 6 stitches
1.kfb into every stitch (12 sts)
3.*k1, kfb* repeat along row (18sts)
5.*k2,kfb* repeat along row (24sts)
9.*k3,kfb* repeat along row (30sts)
11 – 30 Garter stitch for 20 rows
31. *k3,k2tog* repeat along row (24sts)
32. knit
33. *k2,k2tog* repeat along row (18sts)
34. knit
35. *k1,k2tog* repeat along row (12sts)
36. knit
37. *k2tog* 6 times (6sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches.
At this stage you may want to add the eye and beak features.
Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed stopping halfway to fill with stuffing.
Once you reach cast on stitches, thread the yarn tail through, draw up the stitches
tightly and fasten off, weaving in any loose ends.

Wings (Make 2):
Co 6 sts
1.Kfb all stitches (12sts)
3.*k3, kfb* repeat along row (15sts)
5-10.Garter stitch for 6 rows
Bind off all stitches

Fold the wing in half width ways as show in the diagram below.

Sew up the open edges as shown by the red arrows in the diagram below

CO 6 sts
1. Kfb all stitches (12sts)
2. Knit
3. Kfb all stitches (24 sts)
4. Knit
Bind off all stitches

Fold in half following the instructions for the wings. Make sure the bind off edge fans out to create a semi circle shape.

Sew tail on tail to the very lower part of the back of the body. Make sure the bind off (wider) edge is on the outside and the cast on (smaller) edge is joined to the body.
Sew the wings about halfway down on the body, sew them on so that they are symmetrical, and the tail remains centered between them.

Face Features:
The bird in the pattern photograph has French knot eyes made with black yarn and a yellow beak embroidered on with yarn. This makes the toy completely safe for any child from birth as the features cannot be easily removed or fall off.

However alternative features can be:
Small black toy safety eyes (suggested size 5 -7 mm)
Small button eyes
Small bead eyes
Glue on ‘googly’ eyes
Felt beak

** WARNING: When using any embellishments please be aware of these may be choking hazards if given to small children or babies**

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