Newborn Baby Gryphon (Griffin) plush crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati
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Scout the Newborn Gryphon | Free Crochet Pattern

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This Newborn Gryphon crochet pattern is full of challenging techniques that you will love. The finished baby gryphon (griffin) amigurumi makes a great gift for kids or fantasy-loving friends.

After making Toby the Newborn Dragon, I knew I wanted more amigurumi in his shape. I loved the way he was laying on his back, asking to be picked up and cuddled — perfect to put in a basket or rock back and forth. This size and shape of this plushie reminds me of being a kid and just wanting to take care of my stuffed animals.

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It was my oldest son who thought the next newborn should be a gryphon. He was inspired by a book he was reading that revolved around mischievous baby gryphons. We tossed around ideas for wings, ear positions, and claws that could actually “grab” your finger.

And so, many chicken-scratch sketches later, Scout was born.

Construction

Scout is assembled as several pieces sewn together, but I took out attachments where I could. You will start with his beak and work into the head, adding feathers and his little “head floof” as you go.

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There is a lot of branching in this pattern and that’s why I consider it an advanced crochet pattern. Arms are started at the elbow. Legs are started at the knees. His wings are long rows of branching that create a nice, solid wing. And then of course there is the branching that creates his little claws with opposable thumbs. Of all the parts on Scout the Newborn Gryphon, his claws are probably the part that benefits most from the photos in the Premium Pattern 2.0.

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Scout the Newborn Gryphon | Free Crochet Pattern

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

You Need to Know

Chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loops only (BLO), front loops only (FLO), increases and decreases, mattress stitch sewing. Be eager to learn and ready to have fun!

For a quick refresher of these basic skills, go to www.hookedbykati.com/basics

You Will Practice Advanced Techniques

  • How to add texture to your amigurumi
  • How to use pins to perfectly place and attach amigurumi parts
  • How to make no-sew feathers integrated right into the amigurumi
  • How to curve 3D crochet using short rounds
  • How to merge and branch parts with several branches
  • How to sculpt crochet with tapestry needle

Supplies

  • Big Twist Value yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 380 yds/6 oz/170 g, Rust (RUST), < 1 ball; White (WHT), < 1 ball; Mustard (MUST), 1 ball; Chocolate Brown (CHOC), 1 ball; Soft Grey (GREY), < 1 ball; Light Rose (ROSE), < 1 ball; Black (BLK), scraps.
  • G (4.00 mm) Furls Odyssey hook
  • Two 24mm colored round-pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers

Measurements

13” tall x 7” wide with 13” wingspan

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.
  • Round 7 of the head will end two stitches shy of a complete round. This moves the starting stitch to the left two stitches without changing the stitch count of the round.
  • 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.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.

Special Stitches

sc join – single crochet join: With long starting tail, make slip knot in yarn, loop slip knot over hook, insert hook through stitch, yo, pull through, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Leave starting tail on outside of work.

Picot – Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Instructions

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Beak

Lower Beak

With RUST, ch 2.

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

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

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

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

Bind off and weave in ends. Press last round flat.

Set aside.

Upper Beak

With RUST, ch 2.

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

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

Rnd 3: Skip 6, 6 sc. Leave skipped sts for future use. (6)

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

Beak Attachment and Head

Rnd 3: With RUST, sc join (see Special Stitches) in 1st skipped st of Upper Beak, sc, inc, 2 sc, inc. (8)

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

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 7: 17 sc. Move starting st marker to the next st, moving the starting st to the right without changing the st count. (see Pattern Notes) (20) 

Rnd 8: Working through both layers of last rnd of Lower Beak and next st, 8 sc, 3 sc in next st, 10 sc, 3 sc in next st. (24)

Note: Make sure Lower Beak is in alignment with crook of Upper Beak.

Rnd 9: 9 sc, 3 sc in next st, 12 sc, 3 sc in next st, sc. (28)

Rnd 10: Change to WHT, in BLO, 10 sc, inc, 14 sc, inc, 2 sc. (30)

Rnd 11: In both loops, [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 12: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 13: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: 15 sc, sc in FLO, picot (see Special Stitches), sc in FLO, (see Pattern Notes) ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down chain, sc in FLO, ch 5, (sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc) down chain, sc in FLO, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down chain, sc in FLO, picot, sc in FLO, 19 sc, sc in FLO, picot, sc in FLO, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down chain, sc in FLO, ch 5, (sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc) down chain, sc in FLO, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down chain, sc in FLO, picot, sc in FLO, 2 sc. (48 sts, 4 picots, 4 small feathers, 2 large feathers)  

Rnd 16: 15 sc, 6 sc in exposed back loops of Rnd 17, 19 sc, 6 sc in exposed back loops of Rnd 17, 2 sc. (48)

Rnd 17: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 18: 30 sc, sl st in FLO of next st, (ch 8, sl st in same st) 3 times in FLO of same st, 17 sc. (48)

Rnd 19: 30 sc, sc in exposed back loop of Rnd 17, 17 sc. (48)

Rnds 20-23: Sc evenly around.

Mark sts for eyes between Rnds 12 and 13, evenly spaced on either side of the beak, about 10 stitches apart. Insert safety eyes in marked sts and attach washers.

Begin stuffing.

Rnd 24: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 25: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 26: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 27: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Stuff.

Rnd 28: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 29: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 30 : Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Ears

(Make 2)

With WHT, 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)

Rnds 4-5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around, turn.

Rnd 8: (WS) (Short Rnd) (see Pattern Notes) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 9: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 10: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 11: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 12: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 4 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (4)

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

Rnd 14: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 2 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (2)

Rnd 15: (RS) Do not chain, 2 sc, do not turn. (2)

Rnd 16: (RS) Work around including unworked sts from previous rnds, inc, [inc, sc] twice, 4 sc, [sc, inc] twice, inc, 2 sc. (22)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat. Last round will create an angled opening.

Using pins, mark two lines 11 sts long along Rnd 23 of the head. Top pins should be even with inside of the safety eyes, about 7 stitches apart.

Using pins as a guide, sewing through both layers of the last round of ear, pointy end sticking up, sew ear to head. Repeat with other ear.

Beak Shaping

Using strand of RUST, thread straight through beak, 3 rounds from color change and 2 sts up from the corner of the mouth. Thread back through the beak 2 sts above each st. Repeat to create 2 nostril lines on either side of the beak.

Pull both ends of yarn to pinch the beak together until beak is about half an inch wide at the peak between the nostrils. Bind off. If desired, go back over the nostrils with a strand of BLK.  

Eyebrows

(Make 2)

With WHT, ch 8.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 5 hdc, sc. (7)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Using pins, mark either side of safety eyes one round below the top of the eye. With pins as a guide, sew eyebrows over safety eyes in a slight arch.

Tongue

With PNK, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: [sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat.

Mark 3 sts at the back of the mouth. Using tail from tongue, sewing through both layers of last round, sew tongue to inside of mouth.

Set head aside.

Body

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With MUST, 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)

Rnds 7-11: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 12: [11 sc, inc] 3 times. (39)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: [12 sc, inc] 3 times. (42)

Rnds 15-28: Sc evenly around.

Start stuffing.

Rnd 29: Change to WHT, sc evenly around.

Rnd 30: [3 sc in FLO, picot] 5 times, 3 sc in FLO, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down chain, 3 sc in FLO, ch 5, (sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc) down chain, 3 sc in FLO, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down chain, [3 sc in FLO, picot] 6 times. (42 sts, 11 picots, 2 small feathers, 1 large feather)

Rnd 31: Working in exposed back loop from Rnd 29, sc evenly around.

Start stuffing.

Rnds 32-33: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 34: [12 sc, dec] 3 times. (39)

Rnd 35: [11 sc, dec] 3 times. (36)

Rnd 36: [10 sc, dec] 3 times. (33)

Rnd 37: [9 sc, dec] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 38: [8 sc, dec] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 39: [7 sc, dec] 3 times. (24)

Rnds 40-41: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 42: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 43: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 44: Dec 6 times. (6)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Position head on body with beak centered over the longest feather on the chest. Head will attach to neck at a slight angle, so it bends slightly up when the baby is laying on his back. The chin will touch the chest 4 rounds below the color change of the beak on the bottom of the head.

Once held in the desired position, use pins to mark where the head and neck meet. Pin slightly wider than you think necessary to prevent a floppy head. Using the sewing tail from the body, using the pins as a guide, sew the head to the neck.

Arms

(Make 2, one right claw and one left claw)

Upper Arm/Shoulder

With RUST, ch 2.

(Starts at elbow)

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

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

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

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

Rnd 5: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: Skip 12, 12 sc. Leave unworked sts for future use to create lower arm later. (12)

Rnd 8: Change to MUST, [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnds 10-12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 14: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 15: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Stuff loosely through hole left by unworked sts.

Claw and Thumb

Rnd 7: With RUST, sc join on 1st skipped st of Rnd 6, 11 sc. (12)

Rnd 8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

 (Thumb) (LEFT CLAW ONLY) Rnd 10: Skip 12 sts, 6 sc. Work in the round on the 6 worked sts, leave unworked sts for future use. (6)

 (Thumb) (RIGHT CLAW ONLY) Rnd 10: 2 sc to move starting st (do not count these sts), 6 sc, skip 12. Work in the round on the 6 worked sts, leave unworked sts for future use. (6)

Rnd 11: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 14: Change to GREY, 6 sc. (6)

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

Stuff thumb through hole left by unworked sts.

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

Claw (cont.) and First Finger

Rnd 10: with RUST, sc join on 1st skipped st of Rnd 9, [inc, sc] 5 times, inc. (18)

Rnd 11: Sc evenly around. 2 sc to move starting st.

Rnd 12: 6 sc, skip 12. Work in the round on the 6 worked sts, leave unworked sts for future use.

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 14: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 17: Change to GREY, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

Stuff finger and claw through hole left by unworked sts.

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

Second Finger

Rnd 12: with RUST, sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 11, 2 sc, skip 6, 3 sc. Work in the round on the 6 worked sts, leave unworked sts for future use. (6)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 14: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

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Rnd 15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 17: Change to GREY, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

Stuff finger and claw through hole left by unworked sts.

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

Third Finger

Rnd 12: with RUST, sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 11, 5 sc. (6)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 14: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: [2 sc, dec] twice. (6)

Rnd 17: Change to GREY, 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] twice. (4)

Stuff finger and claw through hole left by unworked sts.

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

end.

Using starting tails from sc joins, close holes between fingers.

Hold arm to side of the body with thumb facing inward and elbow facing down. Align top-most point of shoulder four rounds below the head attachment. Armpit should touch body one round below the color change on the body. Mark where the shoulder touches the body with pins. Using pins as a guide, sew shoulder to body.

Repeat on other side, making sure the arms are evenly placed directly on either side of the body. Tip: Use the picots on the body color change to help visualize even placement.

Hind Legs

(Make 2)

With MUST, ch 2.

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

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

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

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

Rnd 5: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: Skip 12, 12 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (12)

Rnds 8-9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Stuff.

Thigh

Rnd 7: With MUST, sc join (see Special Stitches) in 1st skipped st of Rnd 6, leave starting tail on outside of work for future use, 11 sc. (12)

Rnd 8: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 10: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 11: [7 sc, inc] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 12: [8 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)

Rnds 13-17: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 18: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 19: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff.

Rnd 20: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 21: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Using starting tail from sc join, close hole in attachment by sewing in a circle through the sts closest to the hole.

Hind Feet

Foot Base

(Make 2)

With MUST, 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)

Rnds 5-6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

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

Stuff loosely so foot can be pressed to 1 inch thick.

Rnd 9: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Hind Toes

(Make 2)

With MUST, 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: 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 round, out through any stitch between Rnds 13 and 14.

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

Wrap yarn around work and insert needle into same hole, thread needle out through any stitch 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 sewing.

Thread tail of toes straight through Foot Base between Rnds 5 and 6. Thread tail back through other end of toes and out nearest toe. Pull tight to wrap toes around Foot Base along Rnds 5 and 6, creating a paw with the starting point of the Foot Base in the center. Tack down each toe to the Foot Base to hold shape. Weave in ends.

Attach Feet To Hind Legs

Mark 12 sts around the small end of Hind Leg. Mark 12 sts in the center of the Foot Base on the decrease side of a Hind Foot. Using sewing tail from Foot Base, sew foot to small end of leg with toes facing away from the thigh. Repeat with other Hind Leg and Hind Foot.

Hold hind legs to body so knee is even with elbow. Thigh should touch Rnd 4 of the body, allowing it to wrap slightly around the bottom of the body.

Using pins, mark where the thigh touches the body. Using sewing tail from leg, sew thigh to body. Repeat with other Hind Leg.

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Optional: Hind legs do not need to be exactly even. The baby can be in mid-kick or wiggle by changing the tilt of one knee or the other. Try a few different positions before sewing.

Hind Claws

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

Wings

(Make 2)

Base of Wing and First Feather

With CHOC, 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: Working in FLO, [sc, picot, sc] 18 times. (36 sts, 18 picots)

Rnd 8: Working in exposed back loops of Rnd 6, [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 9: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 10: [7 sc, inc] 6 times. (54)

Rnd 11: Working in FLO, [sc, picot, sc] 27 times. (54 sts, 27 picots)

Rnd 12: Working in exposed back loops of Rnd 10, [8 sc, inc] 6 times. (60)

Rnd 13: [9 sc, inc] 6 times. (66)

Rnd 14: [10 sc, inc] 6 times. (72)

Rnd 15: Working in FLO, [sc, picot, sc] 36 times. (72 sts, 36 picots)

Rnd 16: Working in exposed back loops of Rnd 14, [11 sc, inc] 6 times. (78)

Rnd 17: [12 sc, inc] 6 times. (84)

Rnd 18: (first feather) 6 sc, skip 72, 6 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. Continue working in the round on worked sts. (12)

Rnds 19-21: Sc evenly around. (12)

Rnd 22: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Second Feather

Rnd 18: Sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 17, 71  sc. (72)

Rnd 19: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 20: 6 sc, skip 60, 6 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. Continue working in the round on worked sts. (12)

Rnds 21-23: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 24: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Third Feather

Rnd 20: Sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 19 from Second Feather, 59 sc. (60)

Rnd 21: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 22: 6 sc, skip 48, 6 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. Continue working on the round on worked sts. (12)

Rnds 23-25: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 26: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Fourth Feather

Rnd 23: Sc join on 1st skipped st of Rnd 22 from Third Feather, 47 sc. (48)

Rnd 24: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 25: 6 sc, skip 36, 6 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. Continue working on the round on worked sts. (12)

Rnds 26-29: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 30: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Fifth Feather

Rnd 25: Sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 24 from Fourth Feather, 35 sc. (36)

Rnd 26: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 27: 6 sc, skip 24, 6 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. Continue working on the round on worked sts. (12)

Rnds 30-34: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 35: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Sixth Feather

Rnd 27: Sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 26 from Fifth Feather, 23 sc. (24)

Rnd 28: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 29: 6 sc, skip 12 sc, 6 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. Continue working on the round on worked sts. (12)

Rnds 30-35: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 36: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Seventh Feather

Rnd 29: Sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 28 from Sixth Feather, 11 sc. (12)

Rnds 30-38: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 39: Dec 6 times. (6)

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

Using starting tails from sc joins, close holes between feathers.

Wing Attachment

The wings are sewn on in a large triangle-like shape.

On the back side of the body, use pins to mark a straight line. Starting at the color change, place a pin, and place 3 more pins in a straight line down the center of the back, every 3 rounds. One at a time, hold the wings to the back of the body, aligning the inside round of picots with the first pin. Place pins in the wings corresponding to the pins on the back.

Place a pin where the center point of the wing touches the body.

Place a pin between the 1st and second feather on the wings and a pin in the body where it touches.

Repeat for other wing.

Using a long strand of CHOC, starting at the center point of the wing, sew the edge of the wing along the pinned line.

Fold the wing over in a straight line from the lower outside pin to the pin at the center point of the wing. Sew the wing to the body in a straight line on the underside of the wing from pin to pin, working through only one layer of the wing.

Repeat with other wing.

Tail

With MUST, ch 2.

Stuff as you go.

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

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

Rnds 3-42: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Tail Feathers

With CHOC, ch 26.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down chain, [2 sc, ch 4, (sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc) down ch] 11 times, sl st in last ch. (12 feathers)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Starting at the tip of the tail, working through the back of the starting chain on the Tail Feathers, sew the feathers to the tail in a spiral, one round apart.         

Press open end of tail flat. Mark a line on the body 5 sts long between Rnds 7 and 8. Sewing through both layers of the last round of the tail, sew tail to body along marked stitches.

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

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