I’m so excited to share a guest post for an adorable (that is, kawaii!) birdhouse softie by Donna and Michealene from 3amgracedesigns. This is a beginner-friendly crochet project that can be embellished with safety eyes, embroidery, or fabric paint.

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

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Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Donna and Michaelene from 3amgracedesigns illustration

Donna Beavers & Michaelene Nelson are the crochet designing duo behind 3amgracedesigns. While a three hour time difference & 2,600 miles geographically separate them, they talk daily and draw inspiration from the maker community to create fun, original designs for their crochet-loving audience. They can accomplish anything with Jesus, enough coffee, and a good Wi-Fi connection.

When they’re not designing, they can be found spending time with their families and loudly supporting their children at their sporting competitions.

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Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™

Crochet Pattern by 3amgracedesigns

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

Hello Makers! I’m Donna from 3amgracedesigns. We’re so honored that we get to hang out with you today!

I’m absolutely convinced the crochet community is filled with the nicest, kindest people around. I’ve met and been inspired by so many amazing human beings through Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest all via a little hashtag #crochet.

My goal for 3amgracedesigns was to give back to an amazing fiber community that supported me through some of life’s darkest challenges.  Crochet kept my hands busy when my heart was hurting over post-partum depression with my first child, unsuccessful infertility treatments trying to have a second child, and battling a rare form of cancer in 2015. Life can be hard – but crochet has always provided beauty & healing from the ashes.

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - with cloud and bird

I launched 3amgracedesigns with our Big Bang Theory C2C Crochet-along. Soon after, God crossed my path with Michaelene and we connected on so many levels within our hearts. We’ve been designing together ever since. We’re 2600 miles apart in distance yet we still finish each other’s thoughts & designs in a way that astonishes us both. We can’t wait to see where God takes our Maker journey next.

Together we have designed nine C2C Crochet-alongs, our most recent being for the popular video game Fortnite. We also love all things kawaii and have designed over 100 Kawaii Cuddlers, a line inspired by our love for food with faces. They are a bit bigger than traditional amigurumi – they just have TOO much personality to be small!

Today we’re sharing our Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™ pattern.  This is a beginner level design and we hope you enjoy making it as much as we loved creating it for you!

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - with bird

Materials

Dimensions/Gauge

  • 11” x 11.5”

Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back Loop Only – Marly Bird has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dec – Single Crochet Decrease – Fiber Flux has a helpful video for this stitch, also known as sc2tog, here.
  • FO – Fasten Off
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • Inc – Single Crochet Increase
  • MR – Magic Ring – Oombawka Design has a helpful video for the magic ring here.
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations.
  • Unless otherwise specified, you will Ch1 and turn at the end of each row throughout the pattern.
  • A photo tutorial for the whipstitch is available here.

Birdhouse Base (Make 2)

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, Ch36, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (35)
  • Rows 2-3 – SC across (35)
  • FO, Weave in ends.

Birdhouse

  • Row 1 – With Waterslide yarn, into the third stitch from the right of the Birdhouse Base, SC31 (31)
  • Rows 2-28 – SC across (31)
  • Row 29 – Dec, SC27, Dec (29)
  • Row 30 – Dec, SC25, Dec (27)
  • Row 31 – Dec, SC23, Dec (25)
  • Row 32 – Dec, SC21, Dec (23)
  • Row 33 – Dec, SC19, Dec (21)
  • Row 34 – Dec, SC17, Dec (19)
  • Row 35 – Dec, SC15, Dec (17)
  • Row 36 – Dec, SC13, Dec (15)
  • Row 37 – Dec, SC11, Dec (13)
  • Row 38 – Dec, SC9, Dec (11)
  • Row 39 – Dec, SC7, Dec (9)
  • Row 40 – Dec, SC5, Dec (7)
  • Row 41 – Dec, SC3, Dec (5)
  • Row 42 – Dec, SC, Dec (3)
  • Row 43 – Dec, SC (2)
  • Row 44 – Dec (1)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
  • Using Waterslide yarn, SC along row ends of Birdhouse peak. This will allow a clean line when you whipstitch the Roof onto the Birdhouse
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

Roof (Make 2)
Left Side

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, Ch6, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (5)
  • Rows 2-34 – SC across (5)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Roof

Right Side

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, into the fifth stitch from the end of Left Side Roof, SC5 along edge (5)
  • Rows 2-28 – SC across (5)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
  • Center Roof on Birdhouse. With Lavender yarn, whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) Roof into BLO of stitches along Birdhouse peak.

Bird Entrance

  • Bird Entrance is worked in a continuous round, do not join.
  • Round 1 – With Shocking Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)
  • Round 3 – (SC, Inc) x 6 (18)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Door

  • Row 1 – With Turqua yarn, Ch17, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (16)
  • Rows 2-18 – SC across (16)
  • Row 19 – Dec, Dec, SC8, Dec, Dec (12)
  • Row 20 – Dec, SC8, Dec (10)
  • Row 21 – Dec, HDC6, Dec (8)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Cheeks (Make 2)

  • Round 1 – With Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Join. FO, Leave long tail for sewing.


Alternative to Safety Eyes (Make 2)

  • Eyes are worked in a continuous round, do not join.
  • Round 1 – With Black yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.
  • You can also embroider or use puff paint to create sleepy eyes like this:
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Eyes

Assembly

  • Sew or glue Bird Entrance and Door in desired locations.
  • Place safety eyes between Rows 12-13 of Door, roughly 5 stitches apart.
  • Sew or glue Cheeks in desired location.
  • Use embroidery floss or puff paint to create mouth.
  • Align Birdhouse halves so ends of rows match. SC around both pieces to join together. If you want your edging to match  – make sure you change colors as you SC around. Stuff with Poly-Fil prior to completing stitching. Make sure you work in a counter-clockwise direction so your stitches face forward.

We hope you enjoy our new pattern. When you make a Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™, we’d love to see it! Tag us @3amgracedesigns on social media. We’re always available via email to 3amgracedesigns AT gmail DOT com or in our Facebook group to answer any questions you might have. Happy crocheting!

© 2019 by 3amgracedesigns and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate 3amgracedesigns’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2019/04/29/crochet-pattern-birdhouse-kawaii-cuddler-by-3amgracedesigns. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Crochet Pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns

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