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Regal the Peacock free amigurumi crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati
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Regal the Peacock | Free Crochet Pattern

The next amigurumi most voted for on the poll has been the peacock. With over 15% off the all time votes, the peacock was an obvious frontrunner.

So, here is our latest friend at Hooked by Kati, Regal the Peacock.

Regal the Peacock free amigurumi crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati

When I was a kid, my grandparents lived in Grand Junction, CO and had a large acreage full of fruit trees. One summer, a pair of peacocks moved in, and they never left. I nicknamed them King and Queenie, and they would wander around the yard and perch on the roof.

I remember thinking that King was pretty when he had his tail up in his classic tough-guy display, but that he was most beautiful when he was strutting along, his tail gently floating behind him, swaying in time. I always marveled at how his long feathers always fell perfectly back into place after his dance. In this spirit, I chose not to make a peacock with its tail in the air, but rather one with its tail folded into that soft royal train.

Regal the Peacock free amigurumi crochet pattern

Regal’ shape was inspired by many lovely art pieces featuring a slender, curved neck peacock dragging a long, flowing tail behind him. Very specifically, I used Peacock Blue II by Tim O’toole for most of my shaping references.

These royal-looking peacocks were sitting on branches with their glorious tail hanging below them. I wanted to make sure that this fellow would stand on his own and have a little extra leg support so he too could drape his tail over a shelf or tree branch.

Construction

His curved neck is made in much the same way as the curved trunk on the Elephants in Love.

The tail on our majestic friend is done by making 9 individual tail feathers, all fringed for the entire length of the feather and attached individually to the body. Feathers are loosely attached to one another, but allowed to flow and move the way a real peacock’s tail floats out behind them when they walk.


This pattern can also be purchased as a Premium Pattern (printable, ad-free, downloadable .pdf file) here.  It can also be found on Etsy or Ravelry.

Regal the Peacock

All patterns are written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Advanced. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), increases and decreases. Knowledge of amigurumi part attachment is recommended. Pattern uses non-traditional shaping techniques.

Supplies

  • Red Heart With Love, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 370 yds/ 7 oz / 198 g per ball, 200 yds Peacock (PEA), 200 yds Lettuce (GRN), 100 yds Iced Aqua (AQU), 100 yds Light Grey (GRY), 100 yds Black (BLK), <50 yds White (WHT).
  • Red Heart Super Saver, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/ 7 oz / 198 g per ball, <100 yds Warm Brown (BRN).
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Furls Odyssey H (5.00 mm) hook
  • Two 15mm colored safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins (optional)
  • 2 6” wooden dowels (optional)

Measurements

11″ tall x 18″ long from beak to tail

Gauge

Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Pattern Stitches

  • Single Crochet Join – Sc join: Put slip knot over hook, insert hook through st, yo, pull though stitch, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Sc created.
  • Loop Stitch Join – Loop-st join: With slip knot over hook, insert hook through st, wrap yarn over finger, pull left side of loop behind right side of loop and pull through the stitch, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Loop-st created.
  • Loop Stitch – Loop-st: Insert hook through st, wrap yarn over finger, pull left side of loop behind right side of loop and pull through the stitch, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Loop-st created.

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds, do not slip stitch to join unless otherwise directed by pattern.
  • Changes for Tail Feather sizes are written Small (Medium, Long, Extra-Long).
  • Ch-3 at beginning of Rounds count as dc.

New to amigurumi? Need a little help with part attachment? Check out “5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment” and “Easy Peasy Joining for Round Amigurumi Parts.


Video Tutorials

Part 1: Head and Body

Part 2: Limbs and Assembly

This pattern tutorial uses Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart With Love yarn, Furls Odyssey crochet hooks,and Glass Eyes Online safety eyes.

This video also features the invisible decrease and the loop stitch.


Instructions

Head

(Begins at curve of neck.)

With PEA, 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: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 8: Skip 21, 21 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked for neck hole. (21)

Rnd 9: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnds 10-13: Sc evenly around. (24)

Rnd 14: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around. (18)

Insert safety eyes at Between Rounds 12 and 13, 7 sts showing between. Note: The head is curving DOWN, so the eyes need to be on the TOP of the head, closest to the starting round, not closest to the neck hole.

Rnd 16: [4 sc, dec] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 17: [3 sc, dec] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 18: 6 dec. (6)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Body

With PEA, starting on unworked stitches of neck hole at Round 8 of head.

Rnd 9: Sc join (see Pattern Stitches) in 1st skipped stitch, 20 sc. (21)

Rnds 10-14: Sc evenly around.

Stuff head.

Rnd 15: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnds 16-17: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 18: [7 sc, inc] 3 times. (27)

Rnds 19-20: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 21: [8 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 22: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 23: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 24: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 25: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 26: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 27: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 28: Sc evenly around.

Stuff neck.

Rnd 29: 19 sc, [inc, 7 sc] twice, inc, 12 sc. (51)

Rnd 30: 20 sc, [inc, 8 sc] twice, inc, 12 sc. (54)

Rnd 31: 21 sc, [inc, 9 sc] twice, inc, 12 sc. (57)

Rnd 32: 22 sc, [inc, 10 sc] twice, inc, 12 sc. (60)

Rnd 33: 23 sc, [inc, 11 sc] twice, inc, 12 sc. (63)

Rnd 34: 24 sc, [inc, 12 sc] twice, inc, 12 sc. (66)

Rnds 35-36: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 37: [6 sc, dec] twice, 48 sc, dec . (63)

Rnd 38: [5 sc, dec] twice, 47 sc, dec. (60)

Rnd 39: [4 sc, dec] twice, 46 sc, dec. (57)

Rnd 40: [3 sc, dec] twice, 45 sc, dec. (54)

Rnd 41: [7 sc, dec] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 42: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 43: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 44: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 45: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 46: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff body.

Rnd 47: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 48: Dec 6 times. (6)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Leg

(Make 2)

With GRY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)

Rnds 2-8: Sc evenly around. (8)

Stuff firmly.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Loose Toes

(Make 4)

With GRY, ch 2.

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

Rnds 2-6: Sc evenly around. (6)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Last Toe and Foot

(Make 2, using 2 loose toes on each foot)

With GRY, ch 2.

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

Rnds 2-6: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 7: 3 sc on first loose toe, 6 sc on second loose toe, 3 sc on unworked sts of first loose toe, 6 sc on starting toe. (18)

Stuff first three toes firmly.

Rnd 8: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 9: 6 dec. (6)

Rnds 10-14: Sc evenly around. (6)

Stuff remainder of foot firmly. Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts, pull tight to close. Thread tail through last toe and up through foot at Round 9. This tail will be used to attach foot to leg.

Using tail from Foot, sew closed end of leg to foot, centered over connecting point of three toes. Repeat with second Leg and Foot.

Stuff legs firmly.

Attach legs to body between rounds 42 and 44 on the body, on the side of the body closes to the head, close enough together for the toes to touch (about 5 sts apart). Pin first. Legs need to be centered under the peacock’s shoulders. If using dowels, do not firmly stuff legs. After attaching leg, insert dowels down through shoulder and into open end of legs.

Beak

With GRY, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around.

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

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (15)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff.

Attach to Head at Round 16.

Nostrils

Thread needle with scrap BLK yarn.

Insert needle close to Beak, coming up through Beak at Round 6, even with eye.

Thread needle down through work one stitch left and come up through Beak at Round 6, even with other eye.

Thread needle down through work one stitch right and come up through starting point of first nostril.

Pull firmly to pull nostrils together, pinching beak slightly. Repeat. Bind off and hide ends.

Round Feather

(Make 1)

With PEA, ch 4.

Rnd 1: 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, change to AQU, 2 dc in same ch. (12)

Rnd 2: Inc in next 11 sts, change to BRN, inc in next st. (24)

Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 12 times. (36)

Rnd 4: Change to GRN, 36 loop-st, sl st in 1st st to join. (36)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Tail Feathers

(Make 2 small, 3 medium, 2 long, and 1 extra-long. (see Pattern Notes))

With PEA, ch 4.

Rnd 1: 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, change to AQU, 2 dc in same ch. (12)

Rnd 2: Inc in top of ch-3, inc in next 10 sts, change to BRN, inc in next st. (24)

Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 11 times, sl st, ch 15(25,35,45). Bind off.

Rnd 4: With GRN, loop-st join (see Pattern Stitches) in last ch, loop-st (see Pattern Stitches) in next 14(24,34,44) chs, loop-st in 35 sts around feather, loop-st in bottom of next 15(25,35,45) chs. Sl st in 1st st to join.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Weave in all other ends.

Sew each feather to body in the pattern shown. Each row of feathers is 3 rounds apart. Feathers are staggered. Sew each feather through two stitches on the body to secure feather. Sew feathers of the same length together at the point where the widest points touch. This will allow them movement while remaining in place.  

Wings

(Make 2)

Hold one strand of GRY and one strand of BLK together.

Using H hook, ch 2.

Row 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook. Turn. (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, 3 sc. Turn. (3)

Row 3: Ch 1, inc, sc, inc. Turn. (5)

Row 4: Ch 1, 5 sc. Turn. (5)

Row 5: Ch 1, inc, 3 sc, inc. Turn. (7)

Row 6: Ch 1, 7 sc. Turn. (7)

Row 7: Ch 1, inc, 5 sc, inc. Turn. (9)

Rows 8-12: Ch 1, 9 sc. Turn. (9)

Row 13: Ch 1, dec, 5 sc, dec. Turn. (7)

Row 14: Ch 1, 7 sc. Turn. (7)

Row 15: Ch 1, dec, 3 sc, dec. Turn. (5)

Row 16: Ch 1, 5 sc. Turn. (5)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Sew wings to body along a slanted line at the shoulder, starting at Round 23, overlapping tail feathers. Optional: Tack down tip of wings to tail feathers.

Finishing

Face Markings: Using WHT, Thread yarn from edge of beak to st 2 rounds behind safety eye. Stretch yarn in arch above safety eye. Repeat through same sts with two strands stretched below safety eye. Repeat with other eye.

Crest: Cut two 6” pieces of GRN. Fold in half. Insert hook along centerline of head, perpendicular to beak, in line with back side of safety eyes. Loop yarn over hook and pull through st, wrap yarn over hook and pull through loop on hook. Knot created. Pull tight. Repeat one st back. Cut to even lengths.


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14 Comments

  • Anne Chomica

    On your tail instructions it shows a double line of sc to attach to the body. But on the pattern it says only one tow of sc. what gives?

  • Susana Arber

    He tejido el pavo real. Ingles no es un idioma que domino. Sin embargo las explicaciones del video fueron tan claras que me ha resultado facil entenderlas. Te agradezco y te felicito por tu trabajo.

  • Bársony Judit

    Csodálatos ez a páva.Sajnos tmenetileg nem tudom használni a kezem, pedig már nagyon elkezdeném. Köszönöm, hogy megosztottad velünk ezt a gyönyörűséget!

  • Gilvete

    am immensely grateful for your willingness to share your wonderful talent with us. His art is beautiful. I’m Brazilian, hugs!

  • Jamie Rosendahl

    Absolutely stunning project! Almost done with my first one. May I ask where you get the eyes? I saw the link but was unable to find those specific ones. I used brown from Joanns but would love to use blue.
    Thank you for your help and beautiful creation!

    • Felipe Souza

      I would like to thank you a lot for this pattern! Both instructions and video were perfectly clear to understand. This was my first amigurumi and I loved the result.
      With all my love and gratitude from Brazil,
      Felipe

  • Donna Bennett

    Round 47 on body. Should that not be decreasing instead of increasing? I bought the pdf and really am enjoying your patterns

  • Bharati

    Wonderful… i will try to make one. Please Kati can i have your email address, and thank you for this tutorial on you tube.

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