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Felted Tweety Birds
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60227AD
NOTE this pattern is $3.95.

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Felt yourself a whole flock of colorful chirpers.

For coordinating Bird Cottage, order kit 60165 or pattern 60165A. Perfect for holiday ornaments!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 6 1/4 in. [16.5 cm] long after felting

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-113 Lion Wool Yarn: Scarlet

Classic bright red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (A)

820-110 Lion Wool Yarn: Cadet Blue Classic medium blue
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Note: (B)

820-149 Lion Wool Yarn: Pearl Gray

A soft, warm-toned medium gray


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Note: (C)

820-133 Lion Wool Yarn: Pumpkin

Autumn burnt orange


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Note: (D)

820-132 Lion Wool Yarn: Lemongrass

Medium yellowish green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing Small black glass beads for eyes Scraps of felt for beak Sewing needle and thread 12 in. [30.5 cm] brown chenille stems for legs
GAUGE:
14 sc + 16 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Birds are worked in rounds beginning at the top of the Head.

Do not join rounds.

Place a marker for beginning of round and move up as each round is completed.

Wings and Tails are worked separately.

To change color, work last st of old color until 2 loops remain on hook, yarn over with new color, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



BIRDS
Red Bird: Make all pieces with A.
Red/Gray Bird: Make Head, Wings and Tail with A.

Make Body with C.
Blue Bird: Make Head, Wings and Tail with B.

Make Body with D.
Gray Bird: Make Head, Body and Tail with C.

Make Wings with B (not shown on front).
Green/Blue Bird: Make Body with B.

Make Head, Wings and Tail with E.
Orange/Gray Bird: Make Head and Body with D.

Make Wings and Tail with C.



HEAD AND BODY
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times - 21 sc.
Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.
Shape Body (change color if needed)
Rnds 6-7: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times - 24 sc.
Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 10: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times - 27 sc.
Rnds 11-15: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 16: [Sc in next 7 sc, (pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - dec made)] 3 times - 24 sc.
Rnd 17: (Sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc) 3 times - 21 sc.
Rnd 18: (Sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc) 3 times - 18 sc.
Rnd 19: (Sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc) 3 times - 15 sc.
Rnd 20: (Sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc) 3 times - 12 sc.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.



WINGS (make 2 per bird)
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.


Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.


Rnd 3: (Hdc, dc, tr) in first sc, work 3 sc evenly spaced along left side of tr, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 5 times, sc in next sc - 22 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leave remaining sts of rnd unworked.

Weave in ends.



TAIL
Ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across - 6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, skip first sc, sc in next 5 sc, sc in beginning ch.

Repeat last row 12 more times.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.



FELTING
Place pieces into a mesh laundry bag and wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull into shape.



FINISHING
Using a pencil or knitting needle, stuff Head and Body.

Sew opening closed.

Position Tail about halfway down back of Body and sew in place.

Position Wings on Body and sew in place.

Sew eyes to either side of Head.

From felt, cut a quarter circle with a 5/8 in.

[1.5 cm] radius for beak.

Roll beak into overlapping cone, sew cone seam, then sew beak to Head.

Insert a chenille stem through Body for legs.

Shape each end of stem into 3 toes and wrap end around ankle.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet


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