Sunday, June 1, 2014

Free Pattern: Raven Amigurumi


A 7" tall amigurumi of a raven. The pattern is available as a PDF on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Haven't had the time to make a new pattern recently, so here is an older one. Because he is so dark I have included outlines of the feathers to make them easier to see.

Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in black, dark grey 
▪  F hook (3.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  12 mm safety eyes 
▪  Scissors 
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, and decrease.

Pattern:

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.

Key

Head
Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 14.  [sc] around  (42)
15.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
16.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
17.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
18.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 10 and 11 at about 8 sts apart)

F/O

Beak
Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  inc, 3 sc, dec, 3 sc  (9)
5.  sc, inc, 3 sc, dec, 2 sc  (9)
6.  2 sc, inc, 3 sc, dec, sc  (9)
7.  3 sc, inc, 3 sc, dec  (9)
8.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body
Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7 – 10.  [sc] around  (36)
11.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
12 – 14.  [sc] around  (30)
15.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
16.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
17.  [sc] around  (18)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Left Wing
Starting with black

1.  ch 15, [sc] across  (14)
2 – 3.  Turn, [sc] across  (14)
4.  Turn, 11 sc  (11)
5.  Turn, [sc] across  (11)
6.  Turn, 8 sc  (8)
7.  Turn, [sc] across  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Right Wing
 Starting with black

1.  ch 9, [sc] across  (8)
2.  Turn, [sc] across, ch 4  (12)
3.  Turn, [sc] across  (11)
4.  Turn, [sc] across, ch 4  (15)
5 – 7.  Turn, [sc] across  (14)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Haunches
Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [sc] around  (18)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Legs
Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 5, ss to 1st ch to form a ring  (5)
2 – 5.  [sc] around  (5)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet
Starting with dark grey

First Toe
1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2 – 5.  [sc] around  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second Toe
Work the same as the first toe, DO NOT F/O
6.  Attach to first toe with a sc, [sc] around the first toe,
      attach to second leg with a sc, [sc] around the second toe  (8)
7.  [2 sc, dec] around  (6)
Use the tail from the first toe to sew the hole between the toes shut
8.  [sc, dec] around  (4)
9 – 11.  [sc] around  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Small Feathers
Starting with black

1.  ch 5, [sc] across  (4)
2 – 4.  Turn, [sc] across  (4)
5.  Turn, 2 dec  (2)
6.  Turn, [sc] across  (2)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Large Feather
Starting with black

1.  Turn, ch 7, [sc] across  (6)
2 – 4.  Turn, [sc] across  (6)
5.  Turn, dec, 2 sc, dec  (4)
6.  Turn, [sc] across  (4)
7.  Turn, 2 dec  (2)
8.  Turn, [sc] across  (2)
F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement
Two diagrams have been included below if you are having trouble making out the placement of the feathers

▪  Sew the beak onto the head
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the haunches onto either side of the body
▪  Sew the wings on either side of the body above the haunches
▪  Sew the feet onto the end of the legs
▪  Sew the legs onto the body in front of the haunches
▪  Sew the two small feathers next to each other onto the back of the body
▪  Sew the large feather just above the two small feathers



12 comments:

  1. That's so lovely! I love your pretty and cute raven

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  3. i"ve noticed that you have left out the head and beak from this tutorial but they are in the ravelry download, i would suggest updating the post to include them so as not to confuse people.

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    1. Whoops, thanks for pointing this out! The head and beak have been put in now.

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  4. Oh my goodness!!! I love your patterns! You are completely and utterly talented! Your designs are well thought out and gorgeous to look at. I will be making all of them for my kids!

    Thank you for sharing all of these cuties. I have a few freebies on my blog too. Come take a look @ aisforamigurumi.blogspot.com. I have a few more designs in progress for some more So So Happy dolls and Minecraft. I love your Mooshroom pattern! Check out the Enderman and Cuteness patterns on my blog. They seem to be the most popular so far.

    Enjoy! I hope to see more from you soon.

    Stephanie Ripley
    A is for Amigurumi

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  5. Is there any sort of estimate on yardage used? I'm really interested in the pattern, and I think I have enough yarn but am unsure.

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  6. Hi,
    I love the pattern! I'm making this for a friend of mine who absolutely loves ravens but I'm a little confused by the pattern. By (inc) around do you mean 2 sc in each stitch?

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    1. Hello! Yes, [inc] around means to do 2 single crochet in each stitch of the round.

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    2. Thanks! I was having a blonde moment lol. On the ravelry pattern there's a typo in the right wing instructions. The 2nd chain 4 is on the wrong line. It should be the one above it but it might be easier to just make 2 left wings and attach the other one the opposite way. I'm almost finished the raven now but I seem to be having trouble with the legs. I just can't seem to get them right, so I used the same start as the beak but only used 5 st. I figure since they will be sewn on and you can't see the ends it doesn't make much difference

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  7. Thank you so much! I adapted to make a cardinal (bird) for my friend who teaches at a school that has the cardinal as their mascot. She is using it in her 2nd grade class as a room-mascot. The kids love it. They named it "Hermie," and it sits on the desk of anyone who has done an especially good job on their work. :-)

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  8. Hello, I am terribley confused! I have the version of the Raven that on round 13 It says "15 sc, ch 7, (sc) across the chs, sc in the next st, 14 sc, (sc,dec) six times (48). Okay I sc 15 then ch 7 now what do I do?? Do I attach the ch 7?? What does the rest mean. I know I am tired so I apologize for my confusion but I can't figure this out Thank you! ariadnedesarro@yahoo.ie

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  9. Okay now that I have looked at this version it is quite a bit different than the one off Ravelry. I like the fuller body but.... Please help me! ariadnedesarro@yahoo.ie

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