This week I started playing around making a couple of boxy pouches with this tutorial on : it's a pretty modern life. This pouch is fully lined; presenting a bit of a sewing challenge for me. Adjusting the size for a smaller size; I was in sweats sewing this little guy. Next time; a larger size may prove more sewing friendly. Or I may try this tutorial from Skip to my Lou; a modified version of a lined pouch; with a few seams in view. This version with only 4 boxed corners to sew may prove less stressful than the fully lined version's 8 boxed corners. With each attempt at something new, I learn. I like that.
This cute amigurumi crochet bird pouch was a savior; helping to re-align my zakka chakra. He's a tiny fellow...5" wide x 3" high. No Sewing Machine Required.
Mini Amigurumi Bird Pouch Crochet Pattern
Size Needle : 5/0
Yarn : 4 ply; 2 colors : one for body, one for beak
Eyes : Buttons, Eyes, Felt ... your choice
Zipper : 5 inches
Fabric : Small piece for lining & wings
Work in rounds; do not join rounds. Use a marker or a piece of yarn (my style) to mark the start of the row after each round.
First if you are new to Japanese style crocheting, please check out planet june's delightful crochet blog for her terrific amigurumi tutorials.
Bird Body :
- You will start with a 'wa' or what crocheters refer to as the Magic Circle. Start with 7 stitches.
- 2 single crochet in each stitch : 14 stitches
- (Single crochet in first stitch, 2 single crochet in second stitch), repeat to end of row : 21 stitches
- Single crochet in first stitch, ( 2 single crochet in second stitch, single crochet in next two stitches), repeat to end of row ending with single crochet in last stitch : 28 stitches
- Single crochet in each stitch : 28 stitches
- (Single crochet in first 3 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch); repeat to end of row ending : 35 stitches
- Single crochet in each stitch : 35 stitches
- Single crochet in first 2 stitches, (2 single crochet in next stitch, single crochet in next 4 stitches), repeat to end of row, ending with single crochet in last 2 stitches : 42 stitches
- Rows 9 - 15 : Single crochet in each stitch : 42 stitches. END
Bird Beak :
- You will start with a 'wa' or what crocheters refer to as the Magic Circle. Start with 4 stitches.
- (Single crochet in first stitch, 2 single crochet in second stitch); repeat one more time
- (Single crochet in first 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch), repeat one more time. END : Fold in half
To Assemble :
- Attach eyes
- Attach beak
- Attach wings : For the wings I decided to use a flower motif....other options: Applique a wing from fabric. Use a fabric yo-yo. Use a heart shape felt piece.
- Hand stitch zipper to inside of pouch
- Lay the crochet pouch on your lining fabric (you will need 2 pieces). Draw an outline on the fabric. This line will be your sewing line. Add about 1/2" or more to the top of the lining. Sew the lining. Insert the lining inside the crochet pouch. Fold over the top towards the inside to hide raw edges. Hand stitch lining to zipper.
I hope this birdie makes you happy....till my next post...pet a bird.