Robin Ornament Crochet Pattern


Crochet robin ornament

Happy December 1st! I’m so excited to be bringing back the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas for another year and we’re kicking things off with this cute little robin ornament crochet pattern.

Fun fact: Robins became associated with Christmas back in the times of Victorian Britain where postmen were nicknamed ‘robins’ because of their red-breasted uniforms. Robins eventually cornered the Christmas market appearing on greeting cards and wrapping paper.


MATERIALS

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  • DK weight yarn in dark brown, red, light grey and yellow (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Coffee Bean, Pillar Red, Misty Grey and Mustard Yellow)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Yarn/twine for hanging
  • Stitch marker, yarn, needle, scissors
  • Optional: fabric glue

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2″ x 2″ (5cm x 5cm) not including the wings or feathers, when using the materials listed.

Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.

The last round of the wings is worked with the wrong side facing you. Make note of this so you know which way to sew the wings on.


PATTERN

BODY (starting with dark brown)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)
R8-14: [Sc] x42 (42) 7 roundschange to light grey in last st
R15: [Sc] x42 (42)
R16: [5 sc, invdec] x6 (36)

Insert safety eyes between R9 and R10, 8 sts apart.

R17: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)
R18: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R19: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)
R20: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R21: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close. Hide end inside the body.

BELLY (red)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: Sc, sl st – leave the rest of the sts unworked

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

BEAK (yellow)

Ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next (2)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Tip: you may glue the beak in place instead if you find it too fiddly.

WINGS (make 2, dark brown)

R1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
R2: Ch 1, turn. [Inc] x4 (8)
R3: Ch 1, turn. [Dc, sl st] x4 (8)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Note: R3 is worked with the wrong side facing you.

FEATHERS (dark brown)

Ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook and next 2 ch. Ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook and next 2 chs. Sl st to first starting ch.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

ASSEMBLY

  • Sew the belly to the front of the body between the eyes covering R9-18.
  • Sew wings to either side of the body between R11 and R12, approximately 2 sts away from each eye.
  • Sew or glue the beak to the top of the belly centred between the eyes.
  • Sew the feathers to the top of the body between R3 and R4, centred between the eyes.
  • Attach a hanging loop.

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Happy Crocheting x

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