I think I have to credit this project to the adorable flamingo polymer clay crochet hook I was using! The cute design inspired me to make a Crochet Flamingo Applique that I plan to attach to the corner of my spike stitch blanket! Although I am sure you guys can come up with a variety of ways to use this adorable pink bird! I am thrilled with how it turned out and can’t wait to make more. It’s such a fun and quick summer project!
– Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Watermelon Pink, Soft Pink, Black and White.
Shop these perfect flamingo colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: 9 inches tall x 7 inches wide.
With magenta pink yarn
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 2 DC + HDC+ 4 SC + HDC + 2DC + HDC + 4 SC+ HDC all in ring, pull tight and join to first DC stitch, chain 2 (16 stitches)
Round 2: 2 DC in first, DC in next 5, 2 DC in next 3, DC in next 5, 2 DC in last, join, chain 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first 14 stitches, DC + HDC in next, SC in next 3, SC + HDC in last, join, chain 1 (35 stitches)
Round 4: skip first stitch, SC in next, HDC + DC in next, DC + chain 2 and join back to stitch with a SC, fasten off leaving rest of the round unworked.
Weave in ends
Attach magenta pink yarn 15 stitches from where you just fastened off and ended the body. So you are now working on the opposite end from the tail.
Chain 22, DC in fourth chain from hook, TC in next 2, DC in next, SC decrease 3x, SC in next 5, 2 SC in next, 2 HDC in next, 2 DC in next, DC in last two chain, join 2 stitches away from where you attached your starting chain. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach black yarn to the top end of head, chain 5, SC Decrease over first two stitches, SC in next, HDC in last, attach to bottom part of head (just one stitch over from where you began), fasten off and weave in end.
Surface slip stitch with white yarn between black beak and pink head.
Add a french knot with black yarn for the eye.
Straight Leg: Attach light pink yarn at the bottom of the flamingo body, chain 18, DC in fourth chain from hook + chain 2 and join back to same stitch, slip stitch the rest of the way down chain and join back to the same spot where you started at the bottom of the body.
Bent Leg: Attach light pink yarn at the bottom of the flamingo body one stitch away from straight leg, chain 24, DC in fourth chain from hook + chain 2 and join back to same stitch, Slip stitch in the next 11 stitches, 2 SC in next stitch (this makes the bend), slip stitch in remaining stitches and join back to the same spot where you started at the bottom of the body.
I can’t wait to attach this to my spike stitch blanket! I feel like it compliments the ocean blues of the background! Spike Stitch blanket pattern will be posted soon but I pretty much just used the same pattern as my spike stitch pillow pattern (HERE). Note that I tripled the starting chain.
Happy Summer Stitching! Even though it’s not summer yet 🙂
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