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My Crocheted Take on Kiwi. July 31, 2007

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 6:45 pm

Introducing….KIWI!!!!   I got my inspiration from Bittersweet’s blog, http://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com/2007/07/09/crazy-kiwis/.  Her little knitted bird reminded me of a postcard i had years ago.  Bought it in Germany, it was such a strange looking bird, i wish i still had the picture.  Anywho, here is my crocheted version of a kiwi bird!!!

click here for pdf: My Crochet Kiwi

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She is a rather large bird, compared to the other stuff i usually crochet!!  And she is a bit lumpy in the tummy–i could’nt find the rest of my fiberfill earlier.  Or i was just to lazy to get up and get the other fiberfill bag.

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And another picture!!

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Here is the pattern i wrote out for the crocheted bird. Here goes:

Materials:

WW yarn in brown and yellow (as always, i used Caron Simply Soft)

size F and E hook

eyes

fiberfill

Body:(use size F hook)

(the body is worked from the bottom up)

6 sc in a ring

rd 1: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc)

rd 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc around (30 sc)

rd 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (36 sc)

rd 6: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc around (42 sc)

rd 7: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc around (48 sc)

rd 8: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc around (54 sc)

rd 9-24: sc in each sc around (54 sc)

rd 25: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc around (48 sc)

rd 26: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc around (42 sc)

rd 27: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc around ( 36 sc)

rd 28: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc around (30 sc)

rd 29: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc around (24 sc)

rd 30: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd 31: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd 32: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 9 sc (10 sc)

rd 33: sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd 34: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc (12 sc)

rd 35: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc (14 sc)

rd 36: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc (16 sc)

rd 37: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 14 sc , 2 sc in next sc (18 sc)

rd 38: sc in each sc around (18 sc)

rd 39: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd 40-43: sc in each sc around (24 sc)

rd 44: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd 45: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd 46: dec 1 sc in first 2 sc around (6 sc).

rd 47: dec sc around (if you can’t then just close up and finish off in rd 46.)

Beak: (switch to E hook)

6 sc in ring

rd 1: sc in each sc around (6 sc)

rd 2-20: sc in each sc around (6 sc)

rd 21: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd 22: sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd 23: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd 24: sc in each sc around (18 sc)

finish off.

Feet: (make 2)

(still using size E hook)

ch 31

rw 1: skip first chain, sl st in next 8 chains.

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Then chain 9:

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Next, skip 1st chain and sl st in next 8 chains, then sc across to end of beg chain:

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At the end of the beginning chain, chain 9:

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and once again, skip 1st ch, sl st in next 8.  Then you will sl st in the same space as your very first chain (over where the knot is) and fasten off. Leave a LONG tail for sewing. This is what you should have before you fasten off.

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Then you’re gonna fold the foot in half so it will look like this:

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Using a yarn needle, sew the two halves together, leaving the sl st dangly things free, and then sew that whole contraption onto the bottom the the bird.  Then start all over and make another foot!!!

More Finishing Stuff:

Obviously, you gotta stuff the bird.  What i did was stuff it in one of the first decrease rounds, and then again right before finishing off the body/head.  I also used a size K hook to stuff the fiberfill through the neck area.

Sew the beak onto the head, glue on the eyeballs. (or if you’re using embroidery floss or beads/buttons, sew those on around rd 40-43.)

weave in all ends. Enjoy your bird!!!

Nathalie

PS: I used the brown yarn and needle and did a couple stitches in the bottom of head and top of body (right before the neck decreases) to give him the ‘not looking up in the sky’ look.

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32 Responses to “My Crocheted Take on Kiwi.”

  1. Deanna Says:

    This is too cute. Thanks for the pattern.

  2. Deanna Says:

    Also, thanks for doing this in crochet, since I cannot knit…lol.

  3. stephanie75 Says:

    That is the cutest bird! Good idea on the feet:)

  4. Well done, great blog and great posts!!!

  5. honeyvarita Says:

    It is really nice, well done, I must post a comment, awsome, Ruth in Chile

  6. Angella Says:

    So cute….

  7. geckogrrl Says:

    I just love your Kiwi — he’s so cute! (The other critters on your blog are fun too — the seahorse was really awesome!)

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  9. BitterSweet Says:

    Love your crocheted version- Nice work!

  10. gnathalie2 Says:

    Thank you!!!

  11. teeni Says:

    It’s nice to see that Hannah has inspired another wonderful pattern. I too thank you for making a crochet version of it since I am better at crochet than knitting. You are very talented to be able to “translate” it for us. I like the other pieces you have done here as well. Nice work, nice site!

  12. eve Says:

    Excellent job!!! And I know since I am a kiwi (from New Zealand) :-)

    Eve

  13. Rory Says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I created a kiwi bird following your pattern! It was a birthday gift for my mom (who’s also a kiwi/from New Zealand) and she loved it. There are a couple of pictures on my Flickr site:
    http://flickr.com/photos/dorsia/1791795583/

    Thanks for the inspiration! :D

  14. geraldine flores Says:

    Wonderful…wonderful…wonderful. Thanks for the pattern.

  15. pren Says:

    i made a kiwi from your pattern for a friend. she looooved it. thanks for sharing heres a link to the photo if you wanna check it out http://tinyurl.com/yu2kaw

  16. gigi Says:

    great a very beautiful

  17. Hedwich Says:

    This has got to be the greatest pattern ever! A friend of mine is nicknamed ‘kiwibird’, I’m most definitely making him this crochet kiwibird. I don’t know how to crochet yet, but I’m going to learn first thing tomorrow morning!

  18. kiwilady Says:

    So lovely to see this little kiwi bird. As a much larger sized kiwi bird (lol) I will have to try and make it up. Haven’t crocheted for a while but will certainly give it a go.
    Cheers and tnanks so much.

  19. rosekeet Says:

    This pattern is SO adorable! I just crocheted a kiwi and it came out great. I am visiting NZ this summer and crochet this in honor of my up coming trip. Thanks for the great pattern.

  20. wishuponafarm Says:

    This is adorable. Thank you for the pattern.

  21. Pretty nice stuff!

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  24. Luigina Says:

    Very very nice. Gina ( from Italy)

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  26. Andrea Says:

    Thank you so much for that pattern! Love it :D I blogged about it (in German) here:

    http://trooperschaf.blogspot.de/2012/06/geek-crochets-1-ich-hakel-mir-nen-kiwi.html

  27. Jolan Bogsanyi Says:

    Thanks for this! I’m going to make this for a very sick colleague.


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