I have neglected this blog and for that I have no excuse and I am sorry, you may notice the change in style, I am hoping the revamp will help me reconnect with it. I have lots to tell on the patterns I have had published and craft I have been doing, but first a free crochet pattern.
I made this robin bunting for my mum, for her robins are not just for Christmas, she loves them but this bunting I think does add a festive touch and is something she will save for the special time of year. I am more of a knit designer than crochet so crochet patterns from me are quite rare, but I hope you like it.
Double knit wool in red and brown (I used Patons Fab DK Red 02323, and Hayfield Bonus DK Rusty 0780)
Small amount of DK yellow
2 blue beads for each Robin
3mm crochet hook
You can make as many robins as you want which will change the end length, the distance between 2 robins is approx.. 14cm.
Each robin is 9cm at widest point, 9cm tall.
Ch - chain
Dc – double crochet
Hdc – halt double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Tr – triple crochet
Ch 4, join with a Sl st to the first ch to make a loop.
Rnd 1; sc 2 in to each sc, sl st in to first ch. (8)
Rnd 2; 1sc in to first sc, 2sc in to next sc, *1sc in to next sc, 2sc in ti next sc, continue from * until all 8sc have been worked, sl st in to first sc. (12)
Rnd 3; 2sc in to first sc, 1sc in to next sc, *2sc in to next sc, 1sc in to next sc, continue from * until all sc have been worked, sl st in to first sc. (27)
Rnd 4; Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 5; Repeat Rnd 3 to last sc, isc in to the last sc, sl st in to first sc. (40)
Change to brown
Rnd 6; sc in to the next 15 sc, hdc in to next sc, dc in to next 2sc, tr in to next 4sc, dc in to next 2sc, hdc in to next sc, sc in to the next 15sc, sl st in to first sc and fasten off. (this forms the head)
Rnd 7; on the right side count down 9sc from the hdc stitch and attach yarn, sc in to the next sc, hdc in to the next 2sc, dc in to the next sc, hdc in to the next 2sc, sc in to each stitch across the head ending on the hdc on the other side, sc in to this, sc in to the next 2sc, hdc in to the next 2sc, dc in to the next sc, hdc in to the next 2sc, sc in to the next sc, sl st in to the next sc and fasten off.
Weave in loose ends.
For the beak
Ch 4, fasten off
Weave in ends, fold in half and attach to the centre of the face just above the red
For the eyes
attach a blue bead either side of the beak.
Using Red Ch100 (or until it is the desired length), take one of the robins and do 3 sl st across the back of the head, ch40, take another robin and do 3 sl st across the back of the head, continue in this way until all robins have been attached, ch100 (or until it is the desired length).