maandag 9 september 2013

lovebirds

rara wat is dit
 



eind resultaat van de lovebirds.
Martijn en Lincy zijn getrouwd en een stukje van hun trouwkaart op het doosje geplakt en daar het geld ingedaan.
 

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Author

maggie keith

Introduction

i crocheted thie tweet bride and groom for my cousins wedding in june 2010. i chose to use their wedding colors and used them as a personalized gift topper!

Materials List

yarn (bird, flowers and top hat colors)
felt (wing and beak colors)
stuffing
9mm safety eyes
embroidery thread or sewing thread
tulle or lace
g crochet hook

Finished Size

finished size with a g hook is between 4-5 inches

The Pattern

BRIDE AND GROOM LOVEBIRDS

BODY
2 sc
6 sc in second chain from hook
2 sc in each sc (12st)
[1 sc, inc] (18st)
1 sc in each (18st)
1 sc in each (18st)
1 sc in each (18st)
1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (21 st)
2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (24 st)
3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (27 st)
4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (30 st)
1 sc in each (30 st)
1 sc in each (30 st)
1 sc in each (30 st)
1 sc in each (30 st)
4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 1sc in each of the next 12 st (27 st)
3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (24 st)
2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (21 st)
1 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (18 st)
Dec, dec, dec , 1 sc in each of the next 12 st (15 st)
Insert or sew on eyes
Stuff body
Dec, dec, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 9 st (12 st)
Dec, dec, dec, 1 sc in each of the next 6 st (9 st)
1 sc in each (9 st)
1 sc in each (9 st)
2 sc in each (18 st)
Brides tail - [3 HDC in 1 sc, ss, skip 1 st]
Grooms tail - HDC in each
 
GROOM’s TOP HAT
(barrel part of top hat) 2 sc
6 sc in second chain from hook
2 sc in each sc (12st)
Inside loops only - 1 sc in each (12 sc)
1 sc in each (12 st)
1 sc in each (12 st)
Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew visor part of top hat on and to sew hat to head
(visor part of top hat) 2 sc
6 sc in second chain from hook
2 sc in each sc (12st)
[1 sc, inc] (18st)
Fasten off and weave in ends
Lightly stuff barrel part of top hat and sew to visor part
Sew onto groom’s head

FLOWERS (make 4, 3 for Bride’s veil and 1 for Groom’s corsage)
2 sc
6 sc in second chain from hook
[3 HDC in 1 sc, ss, skip 1 st] 3 times
Fasten off
Attach to bride and groom with a button as center of flower

DETAILING
Use a small piece of tulle or lace for Bride’s veil and “overlay” on her wings
Cut and sew on wing or heart-shaped wing, out of felt, for wings on both lovebird
Cut and sew a diamond shape beak, out of felt, for beaks on both lovebirds

ABBREVIATION KEY
Sc = single crochet
St = stitch
Ss = slip stitch
HDC = half double crochet
[ ] = repeat instructions within bracket to end of round
Inc = increase
Dec = decrease
I used a G crochet hook for all

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