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Little Bird Ornament
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: L20292 Perfect for your Christmas tree, as a favor, or just for fun, this little bird ornament is perfect for making multiples.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 4 in. (10 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-180 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Cranberry Deep red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (A)

861-113 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Ruby Red

Bright scarlet red with ruby sparkle


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing Small piece of orange felt for beak Sewing needle and thread Small amount of brown yarn for eyes
STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Bird is made from 4 pieces: Head/Body, 2 Wings, and a Tail.

2.

Each piece is worked in continuous rnds.

Do not join and do not turn at end of rnds.

3.

Wings and part of Tail are worked with 2 strands of B held tog.

Wind B into 2 separate balls before beginning.


INSTRUCTIONS



HEAD/BODY Beg at top of head, with A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 6: Sc in first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 21 sts.

Rnd 7: Sc in first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnd 8: Sc in first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around - 27 sts.

Rnd 9: Sc in first 9 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.

Rnd 10: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 3 times, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around.

Rnd 11: (Sc2tog) 3 times, sc in each of next 11 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each st to end of rnd - 29 sts.

Rnd 12: Sc in each of next 15 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each st to end of rnd - 31 sts.

Rnd 13: Sc in each of next 16 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each st to end of rnd - 33 sts.

Rnd 14: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 15 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each st to end of rnd - 34 sts.

Rnd 15: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 15 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each st to end of rnd - 35 sts.

Begin to stuff piece.

Continue to stuff as work progresses.

Rnd 16: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 14 sts, sc2tog, sc in each st to end of rnd - 33 sts.

Rnd 17: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 22 sts.

Rnd 18: *Sc2tog; rep from * around - 11 sts.Fasten off.



WINGS (make 2) With 2 strands of B held tog, ch 2.

Rnds 1-3: Work same as Rnds 1-3 of Head/Body - 18 sts at the end of Rnd 3.

Rnd 4: Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st to end of rnd - 21 sts.Fasten off.



TAIL With 2 strands of A held tog and leaving a long beg tail, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 8 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Fasten off A.

Join 2 strands of B with a sl st in first st of Rnd 3.

Rnds 4-7: With 2 strands of B held tog, sc in each st around.

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog) 6 times - 6 sts.Fasten off.



FINISHING Finish stuffing bird then sew opening closed.

Sew Wings and Tail to Body.

Cut a small triangle from orange felt for beak.

With sewing needle and thread, sew beak to Head.

With brown yarn, embroider French knots for eyes.

Knot a length of A or B to top of Bird for hanging loop.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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