Felicity the Flamingo – Free Crochet Pattern

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share my pattern for the 2020 Softie CAL! If you have not heard of the CAL Central Softie CAL, you can find more information in the Introduction Post by Marie from Underground Crafter. There will be 10 awesome softie (stuffed animals, pillows, etc.) patterns for you as well as an end of CAL Giveaway that you can find here. My pattern contribution is an adorable request from my daughter. She wanted a flamingo! When she was in school, the class had a stuffed “pet” flamingo named Bob. Kaylee adored Bob and was missing him very much. So I decided to make her a pet flamingo of her own to ease her heartache. It took a lot of frogging but I absolutely love how it turned out. Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for Felicity the Flamingo. I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

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Felicity the Flamingo

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

16 stitches & 14 rows = 4″ (in sc)

Finished Size:

  • Approximately 12″ tall

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This pattern is worked in a continuous round with many increases and decreases. Do not join unless otherwise noted. Using a stitch marker will come in handy to mark your last stitch in each round.
  • For a sturdier bottom, you can fill the body with poly pellets instead of fiber fill stuffing so that the toy can sit more upright.

Instructions:

Head:

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12 sts)
Round 3: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 4: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 5: *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 6: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 4 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 7-15: 1 sc into each st around. (36 sts)
Round 16: *1 sc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 17: *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 18: *1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 19: *1 sc into the next st, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Begin stuffing the head with fiberfill. Position safety eyes towards the bottom of the head, leaving enough room for the beak to fit in between. Attach the safety eyes.

Round 20-27: 1 sc into each st around. (12 sts)

Begin stuffing the neck with fiberfill, making sure that head is filled.

Round 28: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 29: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 30: *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 30-35: 1 sc into each st around. (30 sts)
Round 36: *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 37: *1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 38: *1 sc into the next st, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Stuff the body with fiberfill, making sure the neck is filled.

Round 39: 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, around, fasten off. (6 sts)


Beak:

With Color B, Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: Work 3 sc into the magic circle. (3 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (6 sts)
Round 3-4: 1 sc into each st around. (6 sts)

Change to Color C.

Round 5: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (9 sts)
Round 6: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Round 7: 1 sc into each st around. (12 sts)
Round 8: 1 sc into each st around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (12 sts)


Wings (Make 2):

With Color A, Ch 2,
Row 1: 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, turn. (1 st)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into the next st, turn. (2 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc into each of the next 2 sts, turn. (4 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into each of each st across, turn. (4 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (4 sts)
Without fastening off, sc evenly around the entire wing placing 3 sc sts into the bottom of the first st of Row 1 to create a rounded “point”, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.


Tail:

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: Work 3 sc into the magic circle. (3 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (6 sts)
Round 3: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (9 sts)
Round 4: 1 sc into each st around. (9 sts)
Round 5: 1 sc into each st around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)


Legs (Make 2):

With Color C, Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic circle. (6 sts)
Round 2-19: 1 sc into each st around. (6 sts)
Round 20: 1 sc into each st around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (6 sts)

Stuff both legs with fiberfill.


Feet (Make 2):

After the leg has been stuffed, squeeze the bottom flat and work through both layers of the leg.

Join Color C with a sl st.
Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, working through both layers of the leg, turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the last st, turn. (5 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc into the first st, 1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into the last st, turn. (7 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (7 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, 1 dc into the next st, sl st into the next st, 1 dc into the next st, sl st into the next st, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 dc into the last st, turn. (7 sts)

Sc evenly down one side of the foot. Fasten off and join yarn to the other side and sc evenly down the other side of the foot. Fasten off.


Finish:

  • To close up the bottom of the body, weave the tail end around the circle, through the last round of stitches, until the bottom is full closed. Fasten off, weave ends.
  • Place a small amount of stuffing into the beak. Position the beak between the eyes and sew onto the head using the yarn tail from the beak and a yarn needle. Fasten off, weave ends.
  • Position the first wing onto the side of the body so that the “pointy end” faces the back. Using yarn tail and needle attach the wing at the front only so that the back of the wing can be free to move. Fasten off and weave ends. Repeat with the other wing.
  • Place a small amount of stuffing into the tail. Position the tail onto the back of the body and attach using the yarn tail from the tail and a yarn needle. Fasten off, weave ends.
  • Position the first leg onto the bottom of the body and attach using the yarn tail from the leg and a yarn needle. Fasten off and weave all ends. Repeat with the other leg.
  • To add a tuft of hair to the top of your flamingo’s head, cut 4 strands of yarn approximately 4″ long. Insert crochet hook at the top of the head (through the first round of sts,) fold the yarn strands in half, place the folded yarn around the hook and pull through the top of the head. Knot the strands and trim to desired size.

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