Here is Day 14 of my 26 Days of Crochet Animal Alphabet Appliques!
HDC = Half Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet
Nightingale Applique Pattern:
Starting with cream color for belly
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1
Round 3: 2 HDC in first 6, change to brown yarn, HDC +DC in next stitch, chain 5, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC in next 3, 2 SC over the DC and SC in next 3, HDC in next, Hdc + DC + 6 TC + DC and join to same stitch. Fasten off
Beak: join yellow, chain 3, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, join to same stitch, chain 2, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch to join in same stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring,do not join, chain 1, turn
Round 2: SC in next 6, SC + HDC in next, DC in last, chain 2. Slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook and continue to SC across top. Fasten off leaving tail to sew onto bird body.
Make a french knot for the eye.