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Ophelia the Ostrich | Free Crochet Pattern

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The next pattern in the 2022 Roly-Poly Mystery Bundle is Ophelia the Ostrich.

Ophelia is an adorable little no-sew ostrich plush, with floppy wings and legs. She’s the perfect little crochet gift for little people.

She has so much personality, and she even looks great in a variety of colors! This easy crochet bird pattern won’t have you sticking your head in the sand! Ophelia is the penultimate pattern in the Roly Poly Mystery Collection.

Free No-Sew Ostrich Plush Crochet Pattern - Hooked by Kati

You can get your Premium Pattern 2.0 of Ophelia the Ostrich from my shop, or you can get Ophelia AND 11 other no-sew or low-sew patterns!

So far, this awesome collaborative collection includes an axolotl, tiger, robin, blob fish, unicorn, fox, alligator, penguin, cow, and now, an ostrich! That means there is still ONE more patterns to add to the bundle this year!

All about the Roly-Poly Mystery Bundle

The 2022 Roly-Poly Mystery Bundle features 12 amigurumi patterns created in collaboration between Anvi’s Granny and Hooked by Kati.

The Roly-Poly Mystery Bundle will have twelve patterns: 6 designed by Joy from Anvi’s Granny and 6 designed by Kati from Hooked by Kati.

We chose our favorite animals (some real, some fantasy) and made them round, pudgy, and small enough to hold in your hand.

The best way to get them all is in their Premium printable PDF format, and at a HUGE discount, by purchasing the Roly Poly Mystery Bundle!

The Ophelia the Ostrich pattern is FREE here on the blog, in text-only format. But because of the no-sew assembly, I would highly recommend you upgrade your creative experience with the Premium Pattern. 

Construction

I’ve very proud of this NO SEW crochet pattern!

Wait…how? How is something with this type of parts a no-sew pattern?

Easy! Each piece is attached to the body by working it straight onto the round as you go! The free pattern has all the instructions for this unique attachment method, but the Premium Pattern 2.0 has even more pictures and will be very helpful with the construction.

Ophelia the Ostrich | Free Crochet Pattern

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

You Need to Know

Chains (ch), single crochet (sc), Right side (RS), Wrong side (WS), increases and decreases, mattress stitch sewing. Be eager to learn and ready to have fun!

For a quick refresher of these basic skills, go here.

You Will Practice Intermediate Techniques:

  • How to make a 3-dimensional object in crochet
  • How to add parts to an amigurumi without sewing
  • How to curve crochet using short rounds
  • How to work on both sides of a starting chain
  • How to shape using increases and decreases

Supplies

  • yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 380 yds/6 oz/170 g, Light Rose (ROSE), < 1 ball; Cosmetic Pink (PNK), < 1 ball; White (WHT), 1 ball; Black (BLK), < 1 ball.
  • F (3.75 mm) hook
  • Two 12mm black safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers

Measurements

7” tall x 5” wide

Gauge

9 sts x 9 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.
  • Rounds labeled “Short round” are worked back and forth and will end before the round is complete, leaving stitches deliberately unworked to be worked in later rounds as instructed.

Instructions

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Beak

With ROSE, ch 2.

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

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

Rnds 3-4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnd 6: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Stuff tip lightly.

Press last round flat with increases on either side.

Legs

(Make 2)

First Toe

With PNK, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] 3 times. (9)

Rnds 3-5: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for future use.

Second Toe and Leg

With PNK, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] 3 times. (9)

Rnds 3-5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: Working on First Toe, 9 sc, working on Second Toe, 9 sc. (18)

Rnd 7: [Sc, dec] 6 times. 4 sc to move starting st (see Pattern Notes), turn. (12)

Rnd 8: (Short Rnd) (WS) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 9: (Short Rnd) (RS) Do not chain, 7 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (7)

Rnd 10: (Short Rnd) (WS) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 11: (Short Rnd) (RS) Do not chain, 5 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (5)

Rnd 12: (Short Rnd) (WS) Do not chain, 4 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (4)

Rnd 13: (Short Rnd) (RS) Do not chain, 3 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (3)

Rnd 12: (Short Rnd) (WS) Do not chain, 2 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (2)

Rnd 13: (Short Rnd) (RS) Do not chain, 2 sc, do not turn. (2)

Rnd 14: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnd, 12 sc. (12)

Stuff toes and foot.

Rnd 15: [2 sc, dec] 3 times. (9)

Rnds 16-25: Sc evenly around.

Lightly stuff leg.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Using tail from First Toe, sew closed the hole between the toes.

Press last round of leg flat, horizontally with toes pointed up.

Wings

(Make 2)

With WHT, ch 9.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 7 sc, turn. (8)

Rnd 2: (Worked around Row 1) Do not chain, inc, 6 sc, inc, do not turn work, rotate so starting ch faces up, working in back of starting ch, inc, 6 sc, inc. (20)

Rnd 3: Inc, 8 sc, inc, inc, 8 sc, inc. (24)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: Change to BLK, sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: [Dec, 10 sc] twice. (22)

Rnd 8: [Dec, 9 sc] twice. (20)

Rnd 9: [Dec, 8 sc] twice. (18)

Rnd 10: [Dec, 7 sc] twice. (16)

Rnd 11: [Dec, 6 sc] twice. (14)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Press flat.

Tail

With WHT, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 5 sc, turn. (6)

Rnd 2: (Worked around Row 1) Do not chain, inc, 4 sc, inc, do not turn work, rotate so starting ch faces up, working in back of starting ch, inc, 4 sc, inc. (16)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 4: Change to BLK, sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: [Dec, 6 sc] twice. (14)

Rnd 7: [Dec, 5 sc] twice. (12)

Rnd 8: [Dec, 4 sc] twice. (10)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Press flat.

Head/Body

With PNK, 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)

Rnds 6-8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: Working through both layers of last rnd of Beak and next st, 8 sc, 22 sc on head only. (30)

Rnd 10: Sc evenly around.

Insert safety eyes between Rnds 5 and 6, 4 sts apart.

Rnd 11: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 12: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff head.

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

Rnds 14-21: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 22: Change to WHT, [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 23: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Stuff neck.

Rnd 24: Change to BLK, [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 25: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 26: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 27: 8 sc, working through both layers of last rnd of Wing and next st, 7 sc, 12 sc on body only, working through both layers of last rnd of Wing and next st, 7 sc, 8 sc on body only. (42)

Rnds 28-33: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 34: Working through both layers of last rnd of Tail and next st, 5 sc, 12 sc on body only, working through both layers of last rnd of Leg, with toes pointed toward head, 4 sc, 5 sc on body only, working through both layers of last rnd of Leg, with toes pointed toward head, 4 sc, 12 sc on body only. (42)

Rnd 35: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 36: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 37: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 38: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff body.

Rnd 39: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 40: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

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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.

Find more free patterns like this at allfreecrochet.com.

Here’s a few more FREE crochet patterns you might like:

MAX THE FOX

CHICKU THE PENQUIN

PEACE THE UNICORN

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Free No-Sew Ostrich Plush Crochet Pattern - Hooked by Kati

Check out the other patterns in the bundle here

And be sure to visit Anvi’s Granny for even more adorable patterns!

Yarn on, 

Kati

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