crochet stitches crochet stitches Songbird Crochet Motif

Songbird Crochet Motif

Songbird: Free  Crochet Motif PatternSongbird: Free Crochet Motif Pattern

Finished width: 2 7/8 in (73 mm)

Thread required: 7 yds (6.4 m)

Note: This pattern is crocheted in rounds around a foundation chain.

Foundation chain: ch 18. 

Rnd 1: Starting in 3rd ch from book, sc in 15 ch. 5 sc in the end ch. Working down the other side of the chain, sc in 16 ch.

Rnd 2: ch 9, and sl st in 9th ch from hook, to form loop, ch 10, and sl st in 10th ch from hook, to form loop. Skip the ch 2 point, and sc in next 9 sc. *ch 14, and sc in top of the last sc made, to form loop. Repeat from * 3 times, ch 18, and sc in top of the last sc made, to form loop, sc down the sides of the next 3 sc (at the bottoms of the ch 14 loops). Back on the bird's body, sc in 6 sc. 2 sc in each of 5 sc. Skip 1 sc, sl st in 1 sc, and skip 1 sc. sc in 1 sc, hdc in 1 sc, 2 dc in 1 sc, and dc in 1 sc. ch 15, and sl st in 1st ch of ch 15, to form loop, ch 12, and sl st in 1st ch of last ch 15. Back on bird's body, dc in same sc as last dc. 2 dc in 1 sc, dc in 1 sc, hdc in 2 sc, and sc in 1 sc. Skip 1 sc, and sl st in 3 sc.

Rnd 3: ch 6, and sc in ch 9 loop, ch 1, and sc in ch 10 loop, ch 7. Skip sl st, and sc in 5 sc. Skip 4 sc. In 1st ch 14 loop of wing, work: [5 sc, ch 1, dc, ch 4, sc]. In each of the next 3 ch 14 loops, work: [sc, ch 1, dc, ch 4, sc]. In ch 18 loop, work: [3 sc, ch 1, dc, ch 4, 9 sc], sc in 1 sc, and hdc in 2 sc. Skip 3 sc. sl st in 12 sc. ch 3, and sl st in 2nd ch from hook for picot. ch 1. Skip next ch (1st ch of ch 3), and sl st in 6 stitches, ch 2. In ch 15 loop, work: [3 sc, ch 4, dc, ch 1, sc]. 6 sc in ch 12 loop, ch 2. Skip sl st, and skip 3 dc. sl st in 1 dc. Fasten off; weave in ends.