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Anduin the Gryphon | Free Crochet Pattern

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Meet Anduin, the latest free amigurumi crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati. He is the epitome of regal mythical creatures — both the king of the skies and the king of the forest. As a crochet artist, he will represent the balance of beauty and joy. This project will make you feel like a master amigurumi artist while also providing a fun creation experience.

A gryphon is half eagle (cunning, graceful, and intelligent) and half lion (powerful, courageous, and regal).

The gryphon (or griffin) often represents the balance of strength and beauty, brain and brawn.

Anduin the Gryphon amigurumi crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati pin

I chose the name Anduin after the King of Stormwind from World of Warcraft. He carries the royal name brilliantly, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

Construction

Do not let the look of this pattern intimidate you. Feathers tend to look more complicated than they really are. πŸ™‚

In this case, the feathers and the texture are worked directly onto the body as you go, so they don’t add any extra sewing.

The body is all one piece from the top of the head to the front legs and torso.

The more comfortable you are with branching and merging amigurumi parts, the better you experience will be.

That being said, your best possible experience will be with the Premium Pattern. I have put a lot of working into it — adding over 70 photos of every step so you not only create your dream gryphon, but you have a blast making him.

After all, crochet is supposed to be FUN AND RELAXING, not stressful of confusing.

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Anduin the Gryphon

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Advanced. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), front loops only (FLO), back loops only (BLO), increases and decreases. Knowledge of amigurumi part attachment is recommended.

Supplies

Measurements

13” tall x 13” long

Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.
  • When instructed, an additional sc will be added at the end of a round to move the starting stitch of the next round to the left.
  • One st will be added to Rnd 7 of head to make the total sts an odd number. This will allow for the texture pattern to remain in continuous rnds. These textured rnds are hard to see; marking the 1st st of the rnd is recommended.
  • Wait to stuff the legs until the first two rounds of the body are done; this makes the first round of the body easier to see.

Special Stitches

  • SPsc 1 row below – Spike single crochet 1 row below: Insert hook into st one row below working st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • SPsc 2 rows below – Spike single crochet 2 rows below: Insert hook into st two rows below working st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Picot – Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
  • Sc join – Single crochet join: Slip knot in yarn, loop slip knot over hook, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.

Instructions

Body

Head and Chest

With STO, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [SPsc 1 row below (see Special Stitches), inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [sc, SPsc 1 row below, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [SPsc 1 row below, sc, SPsc 1 row below, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [Sc, SPsc 1 row below, sc, SPsc 1 row below, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7: 35 sc, inc. (37) (see Pattern Notes)

Rnd 8: [SPsc 1 row below, sc] 18 times, SPsc 1 row below. (37)

Rnd 9: [Sc, SPsc 1 row below] 18 times, sc. (37)

Rnds 10-19: Repeat Rnds 8 and 9 five times.  

Rnd 20: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 21: [SPsc 2 rows below (see Special Stitches), sc] 18 times, SPsc 2 rows below. (37)

SPsc 2 rows below could go slightly forward or slightly backward.

Rnd 22: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 23: [Sc, SPsc 2 rows below] 18 times, sc. (37)

Rnd 24: [5 sc, inc] 6 times, sc. (43)

Rnd 25: [SPsc 2 rows below, sc] 21 times, SPsc 2 rows below. (43)

Rnd 26: [6 sc, inc] 6 times, sc. (49)

Rnd 27: [Sc, SPsc 2 rows below] 24 times, sc. (49)

Rnd 28: [7 sc, inc] 3 times, 25 sc. (52)

Rnd 29: [SPsc 2 rows below, sc] 26 times. (52)

Rnd 30: [8 sc, inc] 3 times, 25 sc. (55)

Rnd 31: [Sc, SPsc 2 rows below] 27 times, sc. (55)

Rnd 32: [9 sc, inc] 3 times, 25 sc. (58)

Rnd 33: Working in FLO, [sc, picot (see Special Stitches), sc] 29 times. (58 sc, 29 feathers)

Rnd 34: Working in exposed back loops of Rnd 32, [10 sc, inc] 3 times, 25 sc. (61)

Rnd 35: Working on both loops, [11 sc, inc] 3 times, 25 sc. (64)

Rnd 36: Working in FLO, [sc, ch 4, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down ch, sc] 32 times. (64 sc, 32 feathers)

Rnd 37: Working in exposed back loops of Rnd 35, [12 sc, inc] 3 times, 25 sc. (67)

Rnd 38: Working in FLO, [2 sc, ch 6, (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, 2 hdc, sc) down ch, sc] 22 times, sc. (67 sc, 22 feathers)

Rnd 39: Working in exposed back loops of Rnd 37, [13 sc, inc] 3 times, 25 sc. (70)

Rnd 40: Working in FLO, [sc, ch 8 (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc] 23 times, sc. (70 sc, 23 small feathers)

Rnd 41: Change to OCH, working in exposed back loops of Rnd 39, Sc evenly around. (70)

Rnd 42: Working on FLO, [3 sc, ch 10, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) down ch] 3 times, working both loops, 40 sc, working in FLO, [ch 10, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 3 sc] 7 times, ch 10, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) down ch. (70 sts, 11 feathers)

Rnd 43: Working exposed back loops of Rnd 41, 9 sc, working both loops, 40 sc, working in exposed back loops of Rnd 41, 21 sc. (70)

Rnd 44: Working FLO, [sc, ch 10, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc] 3 times, working in both loops, 40 sc, working in FLO, [sc, ch 10, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc] 7 times. (70, 10 feathers)

Rnd 45: Working exposed back loops of Rnd 43, 9 sc, working both loops, 40 sc, working in exposed back loops of Rnd 42, 21 sc. (70)

Rnd 46: 9 sc, ch 10, skip 40, 21 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (30 sc, 10 chs)

Rnd 47: 9 sc, 5 sc on chs, ch 4, skip 5 chs, skip 15 sc, 6 sc. Divides hole into two new holes. Leave skipped chs and sts unworked for future use. (20 sts, 4 chs)

Do not break yarn. Begin left leg.

Rnd 48: 14 sc, 4 sc on chs, 6 sc. (24)

Rnd 49-50: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 51: [SPsc 2 rows below, sc] 12 times. (24)

Rnd 52: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 53: [Sc, SPsc 2 rows below] 12 times. (24)

Rnds 54-57: Repeat Rnds 50-53.

Rnds 58-59: Repeat Rnds 50-51.

Rnd 60: [4 sc, dec] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 61: [Sc, SPsc 2 rows below] 10 times. (20)

Rnd 62: [3 sc, dec] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 63: [SPsc 2 rows below, sc] 8 times. (16)

Rnd 64: Change to TANG, sc evenly around. (16)

Rnds 65-68: Sc evenly around. (16)

Rnd 69: Dec 8 times. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 8 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Right Leg

Rnd 48: With OCH, sc join (see Special Stitches) on first skipped ch of Rnd 46, on the back side of the leg hole, sc in next 4 chs, 15 sc, sc in back of next 4 chs. (24)

Rnd 49-50: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 51: [SPsc 2 rows below, sc] 12 times. (24)

Rnd 52: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 53: [Sc, SPsc 2 rows below] 12 times. (24)

Rnds 54-57: Repeat Rnds 50-53.

Rnds 58-59: Repeat Rnds 50-51.

Rnd 60: [4 sc, dec] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 61: [Sc, SPsc 2 rows below] 10 times. (20)

Rnd 62: [3 sc, dec] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 63: [SPsc 2 rows below, sc] 8 times. (16)

Rnd 64: Change to TANG, sc evenly around. (16)

Rnds 65-68: Sc evenly around. (16)

Rnd 69: Dec 8 times. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 8 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Stuff head/neck.

Torso

Rnd 47: With OCH, sc join in back side of 1st ch of the body hole from Rnd 46, sc in back side of next 9 chs, 40 sc. (50)

Rnds 48: Sc evenly around. (50)

Stuff legs. (see Pattern Notes)

Rnd 49: 10 sc, dec, 36 sc, dec. (48)

Rnd 50: 10 sc, dec, 34 sc, dec. (46)

Rnd 51: 10 sc, dec, 32 sc, dec. (44)

Rnd 52: 10 sc, dec, 30 sc, dec. (42)

Rnd 53: 10 sc, dec, 28 sc, dec. (40)

Rnd 54: 10 sc, dec, 26 sc, dec. (38)

Rnd 55: 10 sc, dec, 24 sc, dec. (36)

Continue stuffing.

Rnds 56-75: Sc evenly around.

Continue stuffing.

Rnd 76: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 77: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 78: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 79: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Finish stuffing.

Rnd 80: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Using starting tail from sc join, close holes in attachment corners with a β€˜X.’

Note: Body will be slightly longer than legs before claw attachment.

Claws

(Make 2)

Loose Toes

(Make 4 total, 2 for each claw)

With CHAR, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: Change to TANG, working in FLO, [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnds 6-8: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff.

Set aside.

Third Toe and Claw Assembly

(Make 2 total)

With CHAR, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: Change to TANG, working in FLO, [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnds 6-8: Sc evenly around.

Stuff.

Rnd 9: (Will work on two loose toes and the third toe) 4 sc on first loose toe, 8 sc in second loose toe, 4 sc on other side of first loose toe, 8 sc on third toe. (24)

Rnd 10: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnds 11-12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Stuff foot.

Rnd 14: [Sc, dec] 4 times. (8)

Rnds 15-17: Sc evenly around.

Stuff hind toe.

Rnd 18: Change to CHAR, [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 19: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 20: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

Rnd 21: Sc evenly around.

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Using starting tail from sc join, close holes between toes with a β€˜X.’

With pins, mark a 4 x 4 square on the top of the claws. Align under the front legs with 3 toes facing forward and mark the legs where the pins meet the stump of the leg. Using pins as a guide, sew claws to front leg stumps.

Hind Legs

(Make 2)

Knee and Lower Leg

With OCH, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 4 times. (12)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)

Rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)

Rnd 9: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)

Rnd 10: Skip 18, 18 sc, leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (18)

Rnds 11-18: Sc evenly around. (18)

Rnd 19: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 20: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Stuff leg.

Thigh

Rnd 11: With OCH, sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 10, 17 sc. (18)

Rnd 12: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 13: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 14: [7 sc, inc] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 15: [8 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 16: [9 sc, inc] 3 times. (33)

Rnd 17: [10 sc, inc] 3 times. (36)

Rnds 18-23: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 24: Dec twice, 12 sc, dec 3 times, 12 sc, dec. (30)

Rnd 25: Dec twice, 9 sc, dec 3 times, 9 sc, dec. (24)

Rnd 26: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff thigh loosely.

Rnd 28: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 29: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Press thigh flat.

Using starting tail from sc join, close holes in bend of knee with a β€˜X.’

Hind Toes

(Make 2)

With OCH, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rns 3-4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: Dec 6 times. (6)

Stuff.

Rnds 6-17: Repeat Rnds 2-5 three more times, stuffing after each toe. (4 toes total)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Using needle, thread tail in through center of last rnd, out through any st between Rnds 13 and 14.

Wrap yarn around the work and insert needle into same hole, thread needle out through any st between Rnds 9 and 10, pull tight.

Wrap yarn around work and insert needle into same hole, thread needle out through any st between Rnds 5 and 6, pull tight.

Wrap yarn around work and insert needle into same hole, thread needle out center of Rnd 1, pull tight. Leave long tail for future use.

Hind Claws

With strand of CHAR, sew a straight vertical line 3 sts long between Rnds 3 and 4 of the first toe (the center line of the toe). Repeat so the line is 2 sts thick. Repeat on each toe.  

Attach Toes

Thread the sewing tail from the toes onto a needle. Thread the needle through the end of the hind leg at Rnd 4, straight through, perpendicular to the thigh. Position the toes so they wrap around the end of the leg, across the starting point of the leg. Roll the toes so the claws face straight out from the leg.

Pull tail of toes tight to curve toes around the end of the leg. You may also sew each toe into place to anchor it further.

Hind Leg Attachment

Lay the body on a flat surface with the front legs in the air, claws facing up.

Position hind legs pressed next to the body with the toes facing up, with the back of the thigh also laying on the flat surface. Align bottom of hind legs with bottom of the body.

Mark the point where each hind leg touches the bottom of the body on each piece.

Mark at least 4 points where the thigh touches the body. Mark on both the thigh and the body.

Using pins as a guide, working in straight lines between pins, sew the thigh to the body. Exclude the lower legs from this sewing.

With a scrap of OCH, sew one stitch between leg and bottom of body at marked sts to tack down the leg.

Beak/Face

With TANG, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: Skip 12, 18 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (18)

Rnds 7-9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: Change to STO, [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 11: [SPsc 1 row below, sc, SPsc 1 row below, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 12: [Sc, SPsc 1 row below, sc, SPsc 1 row below, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 13: Sc 35, inc. (37)

Rnd 14: [Sc, SPsc 1 row below] 18 times, sc. (37)

Rnd 15: [SPsc 1 row below, sc] 18 times, SPsc 1 row below. (37)

Rnds 16-19: Repeat Rnds 14 and 15 twice.

Rnd 20: [Sc, SPsc 1 row below] 5 times, sc, sc in FLO, ch 4, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, ch 6, (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, 2 hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, ch 8 (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, [ch 10, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO] 4 times, ch 8, (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, ch 6, (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, 2 hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, ch 4, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down ch, sc, working in both loops, [sc, SPsc 1 row below] 3 times. (37 sts, 2 short feathers, 2 medium feathers, 2 long feathers, 4 extra-long feathers)

Rnd 21: [Sc, SPsc 1 row below] 5 times, SPsc 1 row below, in exposed back loops of Rnd 19, 20 sc, [sc, SPsc 1 row below] 3 times. (37)

Rnd 22: [Sc, SPsc 1 row below] 5 times, sc, 2 sc in FLO, ch 6, (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, 2 hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, ch 8 (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, [ch 10, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO] 5 times, ch 8 (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, ch 6, (sl st in second ch from hook, sc, 2 hdc, sc) down ch, 2 sc in FLO, working in both loops, [SPsc 1 row below, sc] 3 times. (37 sts, 2 medium feathers, 2 long feathers, 5 extra-long feathers)

Rnd 23: [sc, SPsc 1 row below] 5 times, SPsc 1 row below, in exposed back loops of Rnd 21, 20 sc, [sc, SPsc 1 row below] 3 times. (37)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Beak

Rnd 7: With TANG, sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 6 of face, 11 sc. (12)

Rnd 8: Dec, 8 sc, dec. (10)

Rnd 9: Dec, 6 sc, dec. (8)

Rnd 10: Dec, 4 sc, dec. (6)

Rnd 11: Dec, 2 sc, dec. (4)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Using starting tail from sc join, close hole in corner of beak with a β€˜X.’

Stuff beak.

With pins, mark sts at Rnd 15, 12 sts apart, in line with the space between the medium and large feathers on each side. Insert safety eyes into marked sts and attach washers.

Face Attachment

With pins, mark the st on Rnd 2 of the head/neck that is centered between the claws, facing the chest. This will be one row in front of the starting point of the head, not directly on it. This will be the highest point of the face attachment.

Mark another st in Rnd 23 of the neck (the second rnd of SPsc 2 rows below), also centered between the claws, facing the chest. This will be the lowest point of the face attachment.

Hold face to head, beak centered over front claws, and mark face where it touches to two marked sts on the body. Mark in a few sts around the face where it touches to head.

Using pins as a guide, sew face to head. Stuff face before completing attachment.

Eyebrow Ridge

With STO, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 5 times. (15)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 5 times. (20)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 5 times. (25)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 5 times. (30)

Rnds 7-9: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail.

Press flat.

Align on head with last rnd touching face feathers, evenly covering the top edge of each safety eye.

Sewing through both layers of the last rnd of the eyebrow ridge, sew ridge to face along Rnd 20, the last rnd before face feathers.

Using remainder of sewing tail, tack down the front of the eyebrow ridge to the face, on the edge of the beak color change.

Nostrils

With scrap of CHAR, sew lines on the beak 3 rnds from the color change. Each line should be 2 sts long, vertical, and on either side of the beak, about 5 sts apart.

Wings Base

(Make 2)

With STO, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 5 times. (15)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 5 times. (20)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 5 times. (25)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 5 times. (30)

Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 5 times. (35)

Rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] 5 times. (40)

Rnd 9: [7 sc, inc] 5 times. (45)

Rnd 10: [8 sc, inc] 5 times. (50)

Rnd 11: [9 sc, inc] 5 times. (55)

Do not break yarn.

First Feather

Rnd 12: Skip 47, 8 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (8)

Rnds 13-14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: Inc, 7 sc. (9)

Rnd 16: Inc, 8 sc. (10)

Rnds 17-21: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 22: Sc, dec, 7 sc. (9)

Rnd 23: Sc, dec, 6 sc. (8)

Rnd 24: Sc, dec, 5 sc. (7)

Rnd 25: Sc, dec, 4 sc. (6)

Rnd 26: Sc, dec, 3 sc. (5)

Rnd 27: Sc, dec, 2 sc. (4)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end only. Press feather flat.

Second Feather

Rnd 12: Sc join in 1st skipped st of previous feather, 3 sc, skip 39, 4 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (8)

Rnd 13: 4 sc, inc, 3 sc. (9)

Rnd 14: 5 sc, inc, 3 sc. (10)

Rnds 15-16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: 5 sc, dec, 3 sc. (9)

Rnd 18: 5 sc, dec, 2 sc. (8)

Rnd 19: 5 sc, dec, sc. (7)

Rnd 20: 5 sc, dec. (6)

Rnd 21: 4 sc, dec. (5)

Rnd 22: 3 sc, dec. (4)

Rnd 23: Sc evenly around. (4)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end only. Press feather flat.

Third Feather

Rnd 12: Sc join on 1st skipped st of previous feather, 4 sc, skip 29, 5 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (10)

Rnds 13-14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: 4 sc, dec, 4 sc. (9)

Rnd 16: 4 sc, dec, 3 sc. (8)

Rnd 17: 4 sc, dec, 2 sc. (7)

Rnd 18: 4 sc, dec, sc. (6)

Rnd 19: 4 sc, dec. (5)

Rnd 20: 3 sc, dec. (4)

Rnd 22: Sc evenly around. (4)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end only. Press feather flat.

Fourth Feather

Rnd 12: Sc join on 1st skipped st of previous feather, 4 sc, skip 19, 5 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (10)

Rnds 13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: 4 sc, dec, 4 sc. (9)

Rnd 15: 4 sc, dec, 3 sc. (8)

Rnd 16: 4 sc, dec, 2 sc. (7)

Rnd 17: 4 sc, dec, sc. (6)

Rnd 18: 4 sc, dec. (5)

Rnd 19: 3 sc, dec. (4)

Rnd 20: Sc evenly around. (4)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end only. Press feather flat.

Fifth Feather

Rnd 12: Sc join on 1st skipped st of previous feather, 2 sc, skip 13, 3 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (6)

Rnda 13-14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end only. Press feather flat.

Sixth Feather

Rnd 12: Sc join on 1st skipped st of previous feather, 2 sc, skip 7, 3 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (6)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around.

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end only. Press feather flat.

Seventh Feather

Rnd 12: Sc join on 1st skipped st of previous feather, 6 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (7)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around.

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 7 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end only. Press flat last feather and whole wing base.

Using starting tails of sc joins, close gaps between feathers with an β€˜X.’

Wing Cap

(Make 2)

With STO, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 5 times. (15)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 5 times. (20)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 5 times. (25)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 5 times. (30)

Rnd 7: Working in FLO, [Sc, picot, sc] 15 times. (15 feathers)

Rnd 8: Working in back loops of Rnd 7, [5 sc, inc] 5 times. (35)

Rnd 9: [6 sc, inc] 5 times. (40)

Rnd 10: [Sc, ch 4, (sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down ch, sc] 20 times. (20 small feathers)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Fold in half and position point of Wing Cap over point of wing.

Pin in place. Sewing through Rnd 9, sew wing cap to wing.

Wing Attachment

Mark a straight line on the body from Rnd 32 to 26, at a slight upward angle. Then bottom of the line should be directly above the back side of the front leg. Repeat on the other side of the body so the wings will be evenly placed.

Hold wings to body, Feather one on top, the point of the wing facing upward, and Rnd 10 of the Wing Cap touching the pin at Rnd 32. Mark on the wing where it touches both marked sts on the body.

With long strand of STO or sewing tail from the Wing Cap, sew wing to body through two stitches along the marked line.

Attaching the wings only on the front side will allow them to flap.

Tail

With OCH, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)

Rnds 3-24: Sc evenly around.

Stuff as you go.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Using pins, mark a 3 x 2 rectangle on the back of the body, centered between the hind legs, between Rnds 74 and 75 of the torso (one rnd above decrease rounds).

Using pins as a guide, sew tail to body.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.

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You may sell products made by this pattern, but please link back to hookedbykati.com or credit Hooked By Kati on the craft fair tag. Do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale; that’s not nice and also illegal.

If you run into a snag, drop me a line! I respond quickly and will help any way I can to clarify any confusion or challenging stitches.

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Kati

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3 Comments

  • Meg

    Hi Kati!

    I am loving this pattern and it’s working up so well! I just have one question…

    It appears that there is only one set of ‘wing cap’ pattern instructions in your free pattern when it looks as if two ‘wing caps’ (a medium size and a small size) on the wing base in your photos. Am I missing something?

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