Mini Christmas Robin

FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:

These cute little birds are really similar to our Mini Penguin pattern, but with a few additions. So if you’d like to make a matching set, why not check the pattern out.

These cosy birdies make great hanging decorations, centrepieces for wreaths or cute stocking fillers for the kiddos!

The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make them as pictured was Drops Safran (cotton) yarn dark brown, light brown, red and mustard yellow.

You can mix up the colours, add some glitter, add some stitched decoration – whatever suits your mood. 🙂

Materials:

  • Sports Weight Yarn (brown, red, light brown and a contrast colour)
  •  2.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • Safety eyes (7mm x 2)

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Invdec = invisible decrease
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
BLO = Back loops only
** = a repeating stitch pattern

Measurements:

The completed piece measures approx. 8 cm tall.

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms working in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.

Let’s Get Started!

MAIN BODY

Using brown colour yarn, working in continuous rounds

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 7-12 : sc in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 13 : *sc in next 4 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 14 : sc in each stitch around (30)
Rnd 15 : *sc in next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 16-18 : sc in each stitch around (24)
Start to stuff the body, and continue to stuff as you go.
Rnd 19 : *sc in next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 20 : sc in each stitch around (18)
Rnd 21 : *sc, invdec* Repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 22 : invdec in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for closing.

Using the tail end yarn and a yarn needle, stitch around the last 6 stitches of Rnd 22 and pull tight to close the opening. Fasten off.

FEET (Make 2)
Using light brown yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : *sc in next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (9)
Rnd 3 : sc in each stitch around (9)

Fasten off.

Attach the feet to the base of the bird (between Rnds 5 and 6, approx 5 stitches apart).

RED BELLY
Using red yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)

Fasten off and attach to the front-centre of the body. You can flip the belly patch to get the smoother texture of the back side facing front.

BEAK
Using light brown yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : *sc in next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (9)

Fasten off and attach directly above the patch at the front of the bird.

Insert the eyes one row above the beak approximately 4 stitches apart. You can then use some white yarn or embroidery thread to stitch around the water line of each eye to make the eyes really stand out, and add a touch of pink to the cheeks.

WINGS (Make 2)

Using the same colour yarn as the body, working in the round:

Rnd 1 : Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : 2scin each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3 : sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in the next 6 stitches, sc in the remaining 3 stitches (18)
Rnd 4 : sc in the next 6 stitches, 2sc in the next 6 stitches, sc in the remaining 6 stitches (24)
Rnd 5-6 : sc in each stitch around

Fasten off leaving a very long tail.

Flatten the wings and whip stitch over the opening. Having all the increases in Rnds 3 and 4 to one side will give you the winged shape when flat.

Attach to either side of the body.

TAIL

Using the brown yarn fromt he body, work the following set of stitches:

Chain 5. Working into the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in the reaminaing 3 ch stitches (3)
Without fastening off
Chain 7. Working into the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in the remaining 5 ch stitches (5)
Still don’t fasten off
Chain 5. Working into the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in the reaminaing 3 ch stitches (3)

Fasten off. Attach your tail feathers to the back of your bird.

HAT

Using contrast colour yarn, working in ROWS. Chain 1 and turn at the end of each row.

Rnd 1 : Chain 12. Working into the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in each stitch along (10)
Rnd 2-15 : Hdc BLO in each stitch along (10)

Before fastening off, ch1 and the slip stitch across the two short ends of the hat (Rnd 1 and Rnd 15) to form a tube. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Using the tail end yarn, work a running stitch along the top of the tube right around from seam to seam. Pull the yarn tail tight to gather the top of the hat and close one end of the tube. Fasten off and then flip the hat inside out to hide the seams.

Turn over the bottom of the hat to form a brim and then attach a small pom pom to the top of the hat to complete.

All that’s left is just to pop that bonnet on his head and he’s ready to go!

And that’s it, your little bird is complete!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, please let me know in the comments below what you think!

And if it’s your thing, then feel free to browse the blog for more nerd inspired crochet crafts, including perhaps our other mini Christmas decorations (a few links below).

You can check out our FREE pattern for this mini penguin decorations by clicking HERE.

You can check out our FREE pattern for this mini nisse decorations by clicking HERE.

You can check out our FREE pattern for this mini toadstool decorations by clicking HERE.

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©2020 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sold, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts.

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