Bluebird of Happiness

Crochet Bluebird—Free Pattern

The bluebird is the symbol of hope in many cultures. I created the crochet bluebird pattern in response to all heartbreaking news stories. I hope for a kinder and gentler world. What do you hope for?

Crochet Bluebird V1—Materials

Crochet Bluebird--FREE crochet pattern for the bluebird of happiness.

Crochet Bluebird–Version 1

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice® Yarn Worsted Weight: Afghan, Aran Yarn Acrylic (3.5 oz/170 yards/100g skein): One skein of each color: Colonial Blue (# 860-109), Terracotta (#860-134), Beige (#860-123), and Black (#860-153)
  • 12mm Darice Shank Back Eyes Black 0.47″
  • Optional—Black Embroidery Floss
  • Poly-fil® fiberfill
  • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook
  • Crochet Split Ring Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • ScissorsCrochet Bluebird (v1)--FREE Crochet Pattern (back view)

 

 

 

 

Crochet Bluebird--FREE crochet bluebird of happiness pattern

Crochet Bluebird–Version 2

Crochet Bluebird V2—Materials

 

 

Note on Materials:

For the reader’s benefit, I have included links for some of the materials used. These items are bolded.

 

Crochet Bluebird Instructions

Wing (make 2)

Row 1: With Colonial Blue, ch 4 sc in second ch from the hook and the remaining ch sts. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in sc, sc in sc, 2 sc in sc. (5 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in sc, sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in sc. (7 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in sc, sc in 5 sc, 2 sc in sc. (9 sc)

Rows 5-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.

Row 9:  Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc, sc) in sc, slp st in sc, sc2tog, sc in 5 sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in 6 sts.

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc, sc) in sc, slp st in sc, sc2tog, sc in 2 sc.

Row 12:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 3 sc.

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc, sc) in sc, sc2tog. Fasten off.

 

Head

Rnd 1: With Colonial Blue, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place stitch marker . (6sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around

Rnd 6: [Sc in next 3sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (30 sc)

Rnds 7-8: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 9: Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (24 sc)

Rnds 10-11: Sc in each sc around.

Body

I know some people like extra/specific detail. That is why I created the color chart for rounds 12 through 25 that can be used for both versions. Click on chart name below to access it.

Crochet Bluebird Color Chart–Rnds 12 through 25

Rnds 12-14: Sc in 7 sc and change to terracotta, sc in 10 sc, change to and sc in 7sc.

  • Keep the established color pattern.

Rnd 15: [Sc in next 3sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 16: Sc in each sc around.

Insert eyes. I placed them based on the first row of Terracotta/White: insert four rows above it and align with the first and last stitch of that Terracotta/White section.

Rnd 17: [Sc in next 4sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (36 sc)

Rnds 18- 20: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 21: Sc in each of next 4 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 22: Sc in 8 sc, change to Terracotta sc in 3 sc, change to beige sc in 7 sc, change to Terracotta sc in 3 sc, change to Colonial Blue sc in 9sc.

Rnd 23: Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 24: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 25: Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (18 sc)

Stuff.

Rnd 26: Work the last two rounds using only Colonial Blue. Sc in each of next sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (12 sc)

Rnd 27: [Sc dec in next 2 sc] around. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. Sew closed. Weave in yarn end and trim.

 

Tail

Row 1: With Colonial Blue, ch 8 sc in second ch from the hook and the remaining ch sts. (7 sc)

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn sc in each sc.

Row 11: Ch 4, turn, tr into the same st, dc and hdc in to sc, sc in sc, slp st in sc, sc in sc, hdc and dc in sc, into the last sc work tr, ch 4 and slip st to join. Fasten off.

 

Beak

  • V1–use black
  • V2–Café Au Lait

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place stitch marker. (3 sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in sc around. (4 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

Assemble

Note: When you are done, the wings should slightly overlap the tail.

Attach wings to body. You will attach the wings in three steps. Step one—sew the first row of three stitches to the body. Step two—sew the top outside edges of the wings to body up to row 7.  Do not cut yarn. You’ll will need it for step three.

Attach tail to body. Center the tail between the wings. (Wings should slightly overlap tail.) Align the top edge of the tail with where row eight of the wings will be attached in step three of the wings. Sew tail into place.

Complete step three of the wing attachment. Sew row eight of the wings to the tail.

Attach beak to head. Center beak between eyes. Sew into place.

Add eyelashes. This is an optional step. Version 1 seemed to need them. With black embroidery floss, add three eyelashes to each eye.

Weave in yarn ends and trim.

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