Lou Bird Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Paw-Gurumis

I’m sharing the second in a series of three amigurumi patterns by guest contributor Constanza from Paw-Gurumis today. Lou Bird is a bird amigurumi crochet pattern inspired by underground rock legend, Lou Reed.

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About Paw-Gurumis

Constanza Prajoux has been creating little yarn creatures for about 10 years. Born in Chile 31 years ago, but still a kid inside, her love for weird, colorful and dark natured things, comics, music, and her friends inspire her to try to give each amigurumi a unique personality under the name Paw-Gurumis.

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Lou Bird

Bird Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Paw-Gurumis

Pattern Notes from Underground Crafter

  • This pattern uses US crochet abbreviations. You can find a standard list of abbreviations here.
  • Body, Back Feathers, Wing Feathers, Top Feathers, and Beak are crocheted in the round in unjoined spirals. (Optional: Use a stitch marker in the last stitch of each round to mark position. Move stitch marker up each round.)
  • Feet and Sunglasses are crocheted flat in rows.
  • Pattern pieces worked in the round list the total number of stitches in the round first with directions following in parenthesis.
  • To increase, work 2 sc into same st.
  • To decrease, I recommend the invdec. Planet June has a helpful invdec video tutorial here.
  • Oombawka Design Crochet has helpful tutorials for the magic circle (also called the magic ring) here.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites here.

For this amigurumi you’ll need

Body (with Paintbox Yarns Metallic DK 07 Sea Breeze)

  • 1. – 6 st in magic circle (see Pattern Notes)
  • 2. – 12 (inc 6 times)
  • 3. – 18 (*inc sc* 6 times)
  • 4. – 24 (*inc 2sc* 6 times)
  • 5. – 30 (*inc 3sc* 6 times)
  • 6. – 36 (*inc 4sc* 6 times)
  • 7. – 42 (*inc 5sc* 6 times)
  • 8. – 48 (*inc 6sc* 6 times)
  • 9. – 54 (*inc 7sc* 6 times)
  • 10. – 60 (*inc 8sc* 6 times)
  • 11-16. – 60 (sc around)
  • 17. – 54 (*dec 8sc* 6 times)
  • 18. – 54 (sc around)
  • 19. – 54 (sc around)
  • 20. – 48 (*dec 7sc* 6 times)
  • 21. – 48 (sc around)
  • 22. – 48 (sc around)
  • 23. – 42 (*dec 6sc* 6 times)
  • 24. – 42 (sc around)
  • 25. – 42 (sc around). Start stuffing.
  • 26. – 36 (*dec 5sc* 6 times)
  • 27. – 36 (sc around)
  • 28. – 30 (*dec 4sc* 6 times)
  • 29. – 30 (sc around)
  • 30. – 24 (*dec 3sc* 6 times)
  • 31. – 24 (sc around)
  • 32. – 18 (*dec 2sc* 6 times)
  • 33. – 18 (sc around)
  • 34. – 9 (dec 9 times). Finish off and close.

Back Feathers, make 3 (with Paintbox Yarns Metallic DK 07 Sea Breeze)

  • 1. – 6 st in magic circle (see Pattern Notes)
  • 2. – 12 (inc 6 times)
  • 3. – 18 (*inc sc* 6 times)
  • 4. – 18 (sc around)
  • 5. – 18 (sc around)
  • 6. – 15 (*dec 4sc* 3 times)
  • 7. – 15 (sc around)
  • 8. – 12 (*dec 3sc* 3 times)
  • 9.- 12 (sc around)
  • 10. – 12 (sc around)
  • 11. – 9 (*dec 2sc* 3 times)
  • 12. – 9 (sc around)
  • 13. – 9 (sc around)
  • 14. – 9 (sc around). Finish off and leave long tail to sew into body.

Wing Feathers, make 4 (with Paintbox Yarns Metallic DK 07 Sea Breeze)

  • 1. – 5 st in magic circle (see Pattern Notes).
  • 2. – 10 (inc 5 times)
  • 3. – 15 (*inc sc* 5 times)
  • 4. – 15 (sc around)
  • 5. – 15 (sc around)
  • 6. – 12 (*dec 3sc* 3 times)
  • 7. – 12 (sc around)
  • 8. – 9 (*dec 2sc* 3 times)
  • 9. – 9 (sc around)
  • 10. – 6 (*dec sc* 3 times)
  • 11. – 6 (sc around) Finish off and leave a long tail to sew into body.

Top Feathers, make 3 (with Paintbox Yarns Metallic DK 07 Sea Breeze)

  • 1. – 4 st in magic circle (see Pattern Notes)
  • 2. – 8 (inc 4 times)
  • 3. – 8 (sc around)
  • 4. – 8 (sc around)
  • 5. – 7 (dec 6sc)
  • 6. – 7 (sc around)
  • 7. – 6 (dec 5sc)
  • 8. – 6 (sc around)
  • 9. – 6 (sc around). FO and leave a long tail to sew into body.

Feet, make 2 (with Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK 422 Daffodil Yellow)

  • 1. – Ch4 and start working on second ch from hook, make 1 sc on each ch (3sc)
  • 2. – Ch4 and repeat as row 1.
  • 3. – Repeat as row 2.

Beak (with Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK 422 Daffodil Yellow)

  • 1. – 3 st in magic circle
  • 2. – 4 (inc 2sc)
  • 3. – 5 (inc 3sc)
  • 4. – 6 (inc 4sc)
  • 5. – 6 (sc around)
  • 6. – 7 (sc around). Finish off and leave a long tail to sew into body.

Sunglasses (with Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK 402 Pure Black)

  • 1. – Ch26 and start working on second ch from hook, make 7slst on first 7chains. Ch1 and make 4dc on next 4 chains, ch1 and make 3slst. Ch1 and make 7slst. Finish off and leave long tail to sew into body.

Joining everything

  • First you’ll sew the tail feather.
  • The feet should go like this, placed in the bottom of our bird.
  • Wings should go on the sides of the body, like this. And top feather in the highest part of our Lou Bird.
  • And finally add the beak and sunglasses. And our Rock and Roll animal is done!
© 2020 by Constanza Prajoux/Paw-Gurumis 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 Constanza’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/2020/11/04/lou-bird-amigurumi-crochet-pattern-by-paw-gurumis/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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