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An original amigurumi pattern from Bubbles And Bongo

FLO THE FLAMINGO

Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BubblesAndBongo Original pattern by: LittleAquaGirl (Instagram: @littleaquagirl) Copyright © BubblesAndBongo 2016. All rights reserved.

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Dear fellow crochet lover, First of all, thank you so much for purchasing this pattern! We are more than happy for you to gift or sell any items you produce from this pattern but request that you provide a link to our Etsy shop BubblesAndBongo and credit @littleaquagirl as the designer. Much love, time and effort have gone into designing this amigurumi creation and we would appreciate if you do not share, reproduce or sell this pattern either in its entirety or in parts. We would love to see your finished creation, so please do use the hashtag #littleaquagirl on Instagram! Never hesitate to contact us through our Etsy shop should you have any questions with regards to this pattern‌we will do all we can to help you as best as we can! With love, Erinna (Instagram: @littleaquagirl)

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PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS: This pattern is written

ABBREVIATIONS:

using American terminology and is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated. If Flo is made using the

BLO = back loop only | bo = bobble stitch | ch = chain |

materials described, she will be ~ 29 cm / 11.5 inches

dc = double crochet | dec = decrease |

tall from the top of her head to her feet.

FLO = front loop only | inc = increase | rnd = round | sc = single crochet | sk = skip stitch | sl st = slip stitch | st = stitch

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate A very quick guide to the crochet stitches used in this MATERIALS REQUIRED (descriptions in brackets indicate those used in the pictured example): 1. Yarn (DMC Natura Just Cotton in Gerbera (N98),

pattern in alphabetical order: 1. Bobble stitch (bo): Yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over, draw loop through, yarn over, draw through

Rose Layette (N06), Ixora (N104), Noir (N11), Ivory

two loops on the hook, (yarn over, insert hook in

(N02))

same st, yarn over, draw loop through, yarn over,

2. Crochet hook in accordance with the yarn you use (2.5 mm) 3. Polyester fibrefill 4. Black embroidery thread (DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss) 5. Stitch markers, darning and embroidery needles

draw through two loops on the hook) x 3, yarn over, draw through all five loops on the hook. 2. Chain (ch): Insert hook, yarn over, pull loop through loop on hook. 3. Double crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull loop through stitch (there should be 3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull loop through both loops left on hook (there should be 2 loops left on hook), yarn over, pull loop through remaining loop on hook. 4. Decrease (dec): I prefer to use the “invisible� decrease. For this, insert hook into front loop of first stitch (from the front and under). Repeat into front loop of next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through both loops on hook. 5. Increase (inc): Work two single crochets into the same stitch. 6. Magic ring: Wrap yarn around fingers to form a loop. Insert hook through middle of loop. Pull working end of yarn through ring and chain the required number of stitches through. Pull the yarn ends to close the loop. 7. Single crochet (sc): Insert hook, yarn over, pull loop through stitch (there should be 2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull loop through both loops on hook. 8. Slip stitch (st): Insert hook, yarn over, pull loop through stitch and loop on hook.

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FLO THE FLAMINGO (DMC Natura Just

HEAD – Part A (in Gerbera)

Cotton, 2.5 mm crochet hook) th

TOP OF HEAD AND NECK (in Gerbera)

20 stitch marked to define the “neck” section

“Head” Make first sc of Rnd 14A in here

“Head”

“Neck”

Starting from the top of the head and neck. Rnd 1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring [6] Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

End of Rnd 13

“Neck”

Work Rnd 14A in this direction

Picture 3

Picture 2

Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, inc in next st) x 6 [18] Rnd 4: (Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st) x 6 [24]

Continuing from the end of Rnd 13 of the “Top of head

Rnd 5: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 6 [30]

and neck” section with the “neck” section on your left

Rnd 6: (Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st) x 6 [36]

(Picture 2).

Rnd 7: (Sc in each of next 5 st, inc in next st) x 6 [42] Rnd 8: (Sc in each of next 6 st, inc in next st) x 6 [48]

Rnd 14A: Sc across into the st after the 20 st you

Rnd 9: (Sc in each of next 7 st, inc in next st) x 6 [54]

marked before when defining the “neck”

Rnd 10: (Sc in each of next 8 st, inc in next st) x 6 [60]

section (marked with arrow in Picture 2). Now

Rnd 11-13: Sc in each st around [60]

turn your work around so the “neck” section is

th

now on your right. Continue working in the We will split Rnd 13 and work the rest of the head (Part

round (in the direction indicated by the arrow

A) and the rest of the neck (Part B) separately. The

in Picture 3). Sc in each of next 39 st around

“head” section will use 40 st of Rnd 13 and the “neck”

[40]

section will use 20 st of Rnd 13.

Rnd 15A: (Sc in each of next 9 st, inc in next st) x 4 [44] Rnd 16A: (Sc in each of next 10 st, inc in next st) x 4 [48]

To split Rnd 13 into the head and neck sections, count

Rnd 17A: (Sc in each of next 11 st, inc in next st) x 4 [52]

20 stitches continuing in the direction from Rnd 13. Mark

Rnd 18A-21A: Sc in each st around [52]

th

the 20 stitch (Picture 1). These 20 stitches will be used

Rnd 22A: (Sc in each of next 11 st, dec) x 4 [48]

later for creating the neck.

Rnd 23A: (Sc in each of next 10 st, dec) x 4 [44] Rnd 24A: (Sc in each of next 9 st, dec) x 4 [40] Rnd 25A: (Sc in each of next 8 st, dec) x 4 [36]

Stitch marker to mark the th 20 stitch

End of Rnd 13

Rnd 26A: (Sc in each of next 7 st, dec) x 4 [32] Rnd 27A: (Sc in each of next 6 st, dec) x 4 [28] Embroider the eyes as shown in Picture 4.

20 sts to be used for creating the neck

Rnd 18 Rnd 24

Picture 1

Picture 4

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The back corner of the eye starts between Rnd 18 and

Working in the direction of the arrow around the “Neck”

19. Work 5 back stitches in the direction shown in

section shown in Picture 5.

Picture 4 such that the front corner of the eye ends between Rnd 23 and 24. Sew 6 strands of eyelashes as

Rnd 14B-16B: Sc in each st around [20]

shown in Picture 4.

Rnd 17B: Inc in next st, sc in each of next 9 st, dec, sc in each of next 8 st [20]

The front corners of both eyes are 18 st apart across the

Rnd 18B: Sc in each st around [20]

front of the head. Use the long starting yarn tail to sew up the gap / hole Start stuffing the head firmly with polyester fibrefill.

that is left between the “Head” and “Neck” sections.

Rnd 28A: (Sc in each of next 5 st, dec) x 4 [24]

Rnd 19B: Sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 9

Rnd 29A: (Sc in each of next 4 st, dec) x 4 [20]

st, dec, sc in each of next 7 st [20]

Rnd 30A: (Sc in each of next 3 st, dec) x 4 [16]

Rnd 20B: Sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 31A: (Sc in each of next 2 st, dec) x 4 [12]

Rnd 21B: Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 8 st, dec, sc in each of next 6 st

Finish stuffing the head firmly with polyester fibrefill.

[20] Rnd 22B: Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in

Rnd 32A: Dec x 6. Sl st in next st and fasten off leaving a long tail [6]

each of next 8 st, dec, sc in each of next 6 st [20] Rnd 23B: Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st, sc in

After Rnd 32A, thread the tail through a needle. Weave

each of next 8 st, dec, sc in each of next 5 st

the needle through the front loop of each of the 6 sts,

[20]

always going in the direction from the centre and under

Rnd 24B: Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st, sc in

the front loop. Pull the yarn tail and the hole should close.

each of next 9 st, dec, sc in each of next 4 st

Insert the needle through the middle of the hole and pull

[20]

through the head. Fasten off and weave the end in.

Rnd 25B: Sc in each of next 5 st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 8 st, dec, sc in each of next 4 st

NECK – Part B (in Gerbera)

[20] Rnd 26B: Sc in each of next 5 st, inc in next st, sc in

With the finished “Head” section on your right, join yarn st

into the 1 st of the 20 st that make up the “Neck”

each of next 9 st, dec, sc in each of next 3 st [20]

section (Picture 5). Leave a long starting yarn tail which will be used to sew up the gap between the “Head” and

Start stuffing the neck firmly with polyester fibrefill and

“Neck” sections.

continue to stuff the neck as you go along. Rnd 27B: Sc in each of next 6 st, inc in next st, sc in

20 st that make up the “Neck”

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Marked 20 stitch

each of next 8 st, dec, sc in each of next 3 st [20] Rnd 28B: Sc in each of next 6 st, inc in next st, sc in

Join yarn here to start Rnd 14B of the “Neck”

each of next 9 st, dec, sc in each of next 2 st [20] Rnd 29B: Sc in each of next 7 st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 9 st, dec, sc in next st [20]

Picture 5

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Rnd 30B: Sc in each st around [20]

After Rnd 29, thread the tail through a needle. Weave

Rnd 31B: Sc in each of next 9 st, inc in next st, sc in

the needle through the front loop of each of the 5 sts,

each of next 8 st, dec [20]

always going in the direction from the centre and under

Rnd 32B: Sc in each st around [20]

the front loop. Pull the yarn tail and the hole should close.

Rnd 33B: Sc in each of next 9 st, inc in next st, sc in

Insert the needle through the middle of the hole and pull

each of next 8 st, dec. Sl st in next st and

through the body. Fasten off and weave the end in.

fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the head and neck to the body later [20] Finish stuffing the neck with polyester fibrefill.

LEG (in Ixora) x 2 Starting from the base of the leg.

BODY (in Gerbera) Rnd 1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring [6] Starting from the top of the body.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12] Rnd 3: Into BLO, sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 4-24: Sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12] Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, inc in next st) x 6 [18]

Start stuffing the leg with polyester fibrefill. I only stuff

Rnd 4: (Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st) x 6 [24]

the leg gently. Continue to stuff the leg gently with

Rnd 5: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 6 [30]

fibrefill as you go along.

Rnd 6: (Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st) x 6 [36] Rnd 7: (Sc in each of next 5 st, inc in next st) x 6 [42]

Rnd 25: (Sc in each of next 5 st, inc in next st) x 2 [14]

Rnd 8: (Sc in each of next 6 st, inc in next st) x 6 [48]

Rnd 26: (Sc in each of next 6 st, inc in next st) x 2 [16]

Rnd 9: (Sc in each of next 7 st, inc in next st) x 6 [54]

Rnd 27: (Sc in each of next 7 st, inc in next st) x 2 [18]

Rnd 10: (Sc in each of next 8 st, inc in next st) x 6 [60]

Rnd 28: Sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 11: (Sc in each of next 9 st, inc in next st) x 6 [66]

Rnd 29: (Sc in each of next 7 st, dec) x 2 [16]

Rnd 12-19: Sc in each st around [66]

Rnd 30: (Sc in each of next 6 st, dec) x 2 [14]

Rnd 20: (Sc in each of next 9 st, dec) x 6 [60]

Rnd 31: (Sc in each of next 5 st, dec) x 2 [12]

Rnd 21: (Sc in each of next 8 st, dec) x 6 [54] Rnd 22: (Sc in each of next 7 st, dec) x 6 [48]

Once above the “knee� (i.e. Rnd 31), I hardly stuff the

Rnd 23: (Sc in each of next 6 st, dec) x 6 [42]

leg with any fibrefill so that Flo the flamingo finds it

Rnd 24: (Sc in each of next 5 st, dec) x 6 [36]

easier to sit down.

Rnd 25: (Sc in each of next 4 st, dec) x 6 [30] Rnd 26: (Sc in each of next 3 st, dec) x 6 [24]

Rnd 32-43: Sc in each st around [12]

Start stuffing the body firmly with polyester fibrefill.

Change to Gerbera yarn.

Rnd 27: (Sc in each of next 4 st, dec) x 4 [20]

Rnd 44-45: Sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 28: Dec x 10 [10]

Rnd 46: Into BLO, sc in each st around [12]

Finish stuffing the body firmly with polyester fibrefill. Rnd 29: Dec x 5. Sl st in next st and fasten off leaving

Sl st in next st and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew each leg to the body later.

a long tail [5]

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With the leg pointing away from you, join the Gerbera

leaving a long tail for sewing the foot to the leg

yarn in a front loop left from Rnd 46 of the leg (I prefer to

later.

join the yarn into a loop at the back of the leg). Weave the end yarn tail through and towards the back of Rnd 47: Ch 2. Into the FLO left from Rnd 46 of the leg

the foot and pull it through the top of the foot between

and starting in the same st to which you joined

Rnd 4 and 5 on one edge of the foot as seen in Picture 6.

the yarn, make 3 x dc into each of the next 12 st

This will be used to sew the foot to the leg later.

[36] End yarn tail after finishing the toes

Sl st in the first dc of Rnd 47 and fasten off. Weave the yarn tail in.

Rnd 5

Back of foot

Picture 6

FEET (in Ixora) x 2 Starting from the back of the foot.

Push each bobble stitch such that the bobble (bump) is on the top of the foot.

Rnd 1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring [6] Rnd 2: (Sc in each of the next 2 st, inc in next st) x 2 [8] Rnd 3: Sc in each st around [8] Rnd 4: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st ) x 2 [10] Rnd 5: Sc in each st around [10] Rnd 6: (Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st) x 2 [12] Rnd 7: Sc in each st around [12] Rnd 8: (Sc in each of next 5 st, inc in next st) x 2 [14] Rnd 9: Sc in each st around [14] Rnd 10: (Sc in each of next 6 st, inc in next st) x 2 [16] Rnd 11: (Sc in each of next 7 st, inc in next st) x 2 [18] Rnd 12: (Sc in each of next 8 st, inc in next st) x 2 [20] Rnd 13: (Sc in each of next 9 st, inc in next st) x 2 [22] Rnd 14: (Sc in each of next 10 st, inc in next st) x 2 [24] The foot does not need to be stuffed with fibrefill. Flatten the front end of the foot and sc across both sides

Just for your easy reference, here is what the bobble stitch (bo) is: 1. Yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over, draw loop through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on the hook (you should have two loops on the hook) 2. Yarn over, insert hook in the same st, yarn over, draw loop through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on the hook (you should have 3 loops on the hook) 3. Yarn over, insert hook in the same st, yarn over, draw loop through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on the hook (you should have 4 loops on the hook) 4. Yarn over, insert hook in the same st, yarn over, draw loop through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on the hook (you should have 5 loops on the hook) 5. Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on the hook I find it helps if your tension is not too tight. A little slack helps making the bobble stitch easier.

of the foot in each of the next 12 st to close the opening. We will now work the foot in Rows to create the toes. th

Row 1: ch 2, turn, bo into the 4 st from hook, sl st in

BEAK (start in Noir)

next st, sk, (bo in next st, sl st in next st, sk) x 2, bo in next st, sl st in next st and fasten off,

Rnd 1: Start 4 sc in a magic ring [4] Rnd 2: (Sc in next st, inc in next st) x 2 [6]

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Rnd 3: (Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st) x 2 [8]

Rnd 8: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 6 [30]

Rnd 4: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 2 [10] Rnd 5: (Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st) x 2 [12]

Flatten the open edge of the wing base and sc across

Rnd 6: Inc in next st, sc in each of next 11 st [13]

both sides of the wing base in each of the next 15 st to

Rnd 7: Inc in next st, sc in each of next 12 st [14]

close the opening.

Rnd 8: Sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 12 st [15] Rnd 9: Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 12 st [16]

We will now work in Rows from here. Note the ch made at the start of each Row does not contribute to the final stitch count for that Row.

Rnd 10: Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 13 st [17]

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, starting in the 2

nd

st from hook and

into the FLO, sc in each of next 15 st [15] Change to Gerbera yarn.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, starting in the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in

nd

st from hook and

each of next 15 st [15] Rnd 11: Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 13 st [18] Rnd 12: Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in each of next 14 st [19]

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, starting in the 2

into the FLO, sc in each of next 15 st [15] Row 4: Ch 1, turn, starting in the 2

st from hook, sc in

nd

st from hook, sc in

each of next 15 st [15] Row 5: Ch 1, turn, starting in the 2

Change to Ivory yarn.

nd

each of next 15 st. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing the wing base onto the body later

Rnd 13-15: Sc in each st around. Sl st in next st and

[15]

fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the beak to the head later [19]

Feathers Stuff the beak firmly with polyester fibrefill. FIRST ROW OF FEATHERS (in Gebera) With Row 5 of the wing base pointing away from you, join the Gerbera yarn into the first FLO on the right of the

WING x 2 Wing Base (in Gebera) x 2

wing base left from Row 1 (see Picture 7).

Row 5 of wing base Start the second row of feathers here

Starting from the top of the wing base Rnd 1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring [6] Rnd 2: (Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st) x 2 [8] Start the first row of feathers here

Rnd 3: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 2 [10] Rnd 4: (Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st) x 2 [12]

Start of wing base

Rnd 5: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 3 [15] Rnd 6: (Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st) x 3 [18]

Picture 7

Rnd 7: (Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st) x 6 [24]

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Row 1: Sc into the same st that you joined the yarn, (make 5 dc all in the next st, sk, sc in next st) x 4,

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

make 5 dc all in the next st, sl st in next st and fasten off. Weave the yarn tail in [31]

Feather strand 6: Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

SECOND ROW OF FEATHERS (in Rose Layette)

6), ch 12, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 11

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO FOR THE RIGHT WING

st.

With Row 5 of the wing base pointing away from you,

Feather strand 7:

join the Rose Layette yarn into the first FLO on the right

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

of the wing base left from Row 3 (see Picture 7).

7), ch 13, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 12

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO We will work the 15 “strands” of feathers as described:

st.

Feather strand 1:

Feather strand 8:

Sc into the same FLO st to which you joined the yarn (I

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

refer to the FLO st as the “base FLO st” of Feather

8), ch 14, into the 2

strand 1). Ch 8, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of

next 7 ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 13

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

FLO st. Feather strand 9: Feather strand 2:

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

9), ch 13, into the 2

2), ch 8, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 7

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 12

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

st. Feather strand 10: Feather strand 3:

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

10), ch 12, into the 2

3), ch 9, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 8

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next

11 ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

st. Feather strand 11: Feather strand 4:

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

11), ch 11, into the 2

4), ch 10, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 9

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next

10 ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

st. Feather strand 12: Feather strand 5:

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

12), ch 10, into the 2

5), ch 11, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 10

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 9

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

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Feather strand 13:

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 13), ch 9, into the 2

nd

st.

ch from hook, sc in each of next 8

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

Feather strand 4:

st.

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 4), ch 10, into the 2

Feather strand 14:

ch from hook, sc in each of next 9

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 14), ch 8, into the 2

nd

nd

st.

ch from hook, sc in each of next 7

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

Feather strand 5:

st.

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 5), ch 11, into the 2

Feather strand 15:

ch from hook, sc in each of next 10

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 15), ch 7, into the 2

nd

nd

st.

ch from hook, sc in each of next 6

ch back towards the base FLO st, sl st into the base FLO

Feather strand 6:

st.

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 6), ch 12, into the 2

Fasten off and weave the yarn tail in.

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 11

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

FOR THE LEFT WING Feather strand 7: With Row 5 of the wing base pointing away from you,

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

join the Rose Layette yarn into the first FLO on the right

7), ch 13, into the 2

of the wing base left from Row 3 (see Picture 7).

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 12

st. We will work the 15 “strands” of feathers as described: Feather strand 8: Feather strand 1:

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

Sc into the same FLO st to which you joined the yarn (I

8), ch 14, into the 2

refer to the FLO st as the “base FLO st” of Feather

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO

strand 1). Ch 7, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 13

st.

next 6 ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

Feather strand 9: Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

Feather strand 2:

9), ch 13, into the 2

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 2), ch 8, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 7

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 12

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

Feather strand 10: Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand

Feather strand 3:

10), ch 12, into the 2

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 3), ch 9, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 8

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next

11 ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

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Feather strand 11:

Ch 11.

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 11), ch 11, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next

10 ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

Row 1: Into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 10

ch [10] Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO of

each of next 10 st, ch 5 [15] Feather strand 12:

Row 3: Turn. Into the 2

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 12), ch 10, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 9

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

nd

ch from hook, sc in each

of next 4 ch, sc in BLO of each of next 10 st [14] Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO of

each of next 14 st, ch 5 [19] Row 5: Turn. Into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of

next 4 ch, sc in BLO of each of next 14 st [18] Feather strand 13:

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 13), ch 9, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 8

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO

of each of next 18 st, ch 5 [23] Row 7: Turn. Into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of

next 4 ch, sc in BLO of each of next 18 st [22] Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO of

each of next 10 st, ch 13 [23] Feather strand 14:

Row 9: Turn. Into the 2

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 14), ch 8, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 7

ch back towards the base FLO st, sc into the base FLO st.

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of

next 12 ch, sc in BLO of each of next 10 st [22] Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO

of each of next 18 st [18] Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO

of each of next 18 st [18] Feather strand 15:

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

Sc into the next FLO st (base FLO st of Feather strand 15), ch 8, into the 2

nd

ch from hook, sc in each of next 7

ch back towards the base FLO st, sl st into the base FLO st.

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO

of each of next 14 st [14] Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO

of each of next 14 st [14] Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO

of each of next 10 st [10] Fasten off and weave the yarn tail in.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. Into the 2

nd

st from hook, sc in BLO

of each of next 10 st [10] To neaten the top of the tail, turn the tail such that the top flat edge is pointing away from you. Ch 1 and sc in th

each of next 14 st and sl st in the 15 st across the top flat edge of the tail (created by Rows 1-15 of the tail). See Picture 8. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

TAIL (in Gerbera)

the tail to the body later.

We will work the tail in Rows. Note that the ch at the start of each Row does not contribute to the final st count for the Row.

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provide a guide for sewing (Picture 10). The base of the beak should fall over Rnd 29 and 32.

Crochet across this edge of the tail in this direction.

Rnd 29

Picture 10 Picture 8 3. Before sewing the wings to the body, I chose to “block” the wings first. This is so the feather strands look neater but is a step that is entirely up to you to do or not. To “block” the wings, I wet the wings with a spray of water. I then lay a handkerchief over the

ASSEMBLY OF FLO THE FLAMINGO

damp wings and gently ironed over the wings with a warm iron. Ensure that all the feather strands lie

1. Sew the head and neck to the body. The base of the neck should fall over Rnd 5 and 11 of the body (see Picture 9). I like to mark the base of the neck on the body with pins first to provide a guide for sewing. I attached Flo’s head such that it faces the back. You can experiment with however you wish to place Flo’s head but just ensure she is always balanced once the head and neck is fixed.

neatly in the same direction. I then leave the wings till they are completely dry. To sew the wings onto the body. I first pinned them in place (Picture 11). Make sure the Right and Left wings are on the correct side. The starting corner of the wing base should sit on Rnd 9 of the body, ~2 st from the base of the neck. The top corner of the wing should sit between Rnd 7 and 8, whilst the bottom corner should sit between Rnd 16 and 17.

Back of Body

Use the long yarn tail left from the wing base and

Rnd 5

sew around the entire wing base to secure it to the body. Make stitches as indicated by the black lines in Picture 11 to ensure the first row of feathers sit down against the body.

Rnd 11

Front of Body Make Rnd 7 st here as well

Picture 9

2 st

2. Sew the beak to the head. Make sure that the increases that you made when crocheting the beak points

downwards

so

that

the

beak

Rnd 9

curves

downwards when attached. Once again, I mark the

Rnd 17 Make st here as well

base of the beak on the head with pins first to

Picture 11

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4. Sew the tail onto the back of the body between the

Sew the leg to the body from under the “frill” of the

wings. I attached the tail between Rnd 9 and 10

leg through to the body (as indicated by the black

(Picture 12). Secure all the loose yarn tails in.

lines in Picture 15), such that the top of the leg and the “frill” sits flush against the underside of the body.

Rnd 9

Picture 12 5. Sew the legs onto the base of the body. Mark where the top of the legs would sit on the body with pins

Picture 15

first. I had the top of the legs fall over Rnd 26 and 28 of the body (Picture 13 shows an example for how to

6. Sew each foot to the bottom of each leg using the

attach one leg). I had the legs sit slightly towards the

yarn tail that was pulled through the top of the foot

front of the body so that it is easier for Flo to sit.

(Picture 6). Use whip stitches to attach the feet to

Experiment with where to place the legs so that Flo

the front loops that were left from Rnd 3 of the legs.

is able to adopt the position that you would like her

The bottom of the leg should sit over Rnd 5 and 8 of

to be / sit in.

the top of the foot. Your Flo the Flamingo is all done! Rnd 26 Rnd 28

We hope that you had fun making her and would love for you to share your creations with us!! (see how at the start of pattern)

Picture 13 To sew the legs on, bring the long yarn tail left after Rnd 46 of the legs to the outside under the “frill” made at the top of the legs with Rnd 47 (Picture 14).

Top of leg

Pull yarn tail through to sew leg to body.

Picture 14

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