Free Patterns

Pixie the Chubby Bird

Apparently I have been on a chubby bird kick as of late. I think this is the last one, for now. 😆 I won’t say that for sure, but who knows. I love that you all have been loving them as much as I have! I hope Pixie is the same.

Pixie was so fun and quick to make! Personalize your colors for Valentine’s Day, or make Pixie as a shelf friend to see you through all of your crochet adventures. I currently have two chubby birdies looking at me and overseeing everything. 😝

Happy crocheting!

Materials

  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Yarn
  • Polyfill
  • Black embroidery thread

Notes

**Please read through entire pattern before beginning**

Pattern is in US terminology. The pattern is made in continuous rounds. Take care to always move up the stitch marker to the last stitch, at the end of each round. Stitch count is in ( ) at the end of each row. Make sure to have the correct number of stitches before moving on to the next round. If using safety eyes, squeaky toys, rattle inserts or any other small parts, please include safety warnings for children under 3.

Legal

This pattern is for personal use only. You may sell the items that you make from this pattern, but I ask that you please refer back to ©️SarahDeeCrochet as the designer. Altering, reproducing, or selling this pattern, online or in print is strictly prohibited. This pattern is protected by international copyright laws.

Abbreviations

Rnd – round
MR – magic adjustable ring
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
inc – 2sc in the same stitch
dec – invisible decrease
crab st – Also known as the reverse single crochet (RSC) Working from left to right, place a sc in the stitch to the right of your working yarn.
BLO – back loop only
FLO – front loop only
FO – fasten off

Yarn Used

Scheepjes Stonewashed (Sport/light DK weight)
Peridot(14g) Malachite(10g) Tourmaline(6g) Rose Quartz(1g) Coral(1g)

There are helpful video tutorials to help you sew your Bird together available on my YouTube channel and Instagram Reels!

If you would like an ad-free, high quality PDF, it is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is available in US and UK terminology.

Pattern

Tail Feathers

Using Malachite
The tail feathers start with two separate parts.
Rnd 1: 6sc in a MR (6)
Rnd 2: inc x 6 (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc in each st (12)
Sl st into the next st to FO and cut yarn of part one. Repeat rnds 1-4 and continue working from part two.
Rnd 5: sc into any st from part one, 11sc, 12sc around part two, place your stitch marker. If there is a gap between the two parts, you can sew it closed using the tail from part one. (24)
Rnd 6: [6sc, dec] x 3 (21)
Rnd 7: sc in each st (21)
Rnd 8: [5sc, dec] x 3 (18)
Rnd 9: sc in each st (18)
Rnd 10: [4sc, dec] x 3 (15)
Rnd 11: sc in each st (15)
Rnd 12: [3sc, dec] x 3 (12)
Rnd 13: sc in each st (12)
Do not stuff.
Rnd 14: Add a few sc to get to the side of the tail feathers, I added 5sc. 6sc across both sides to close. (6)
FO and cut yarn.

Using white yarn, embroider the faux stitching around the outside of the tail, weaving in and out of each rnd.

Beak

Using Coral
Rnd 1: 4sc in a MR (4)
Rnd 2: inc, 3sc (5)
Rnd 3: 5sc (5)
Sl st into the next st to FO and cut yarn. Leave a long tail for sewing to the body.

Cheeks

Using Rose Quartz
Rnd 1: 7sc in a MR (7)
Sl st into the next st to FO and cut yarn. Leave a long tail for sewing to the body.0

Hat

Starting with Tourmaline
Rnd 1: 6sc in a MR (6)
Rnd 2: inc x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rnd 4: [2sc, inc] x 6 (24)
Rnd 5: [3sc, inc] x 6 (30)
Rnd 6: [2sc, inc, 2sc] x 6 (36)
Rnd 7: sc in each st through BLO (36)
Rnd 8: sc in each st (36)
Rnd 9: [10sc, dec] x 3 (33)
Rnd 10: sc in each st (33)
Rnd 11: [9sc, dec] x 3 (30)
Rnd 12: sc in each st (30)
Rnd 13: [8sc, dec] x 3 (27)
Rnd 14-15: sc in each st (27)
Rnd 16: [7sc, dec] x 3 (24)
Rnd 17: sc in each st (24)
Change to Peridot
Rnd 18: sc in each st through BLO (24)
Rnd 19-20: sc in each st (24)
Change to Tourmaline
Rnd 21: [sc, inc] x 12 through FLO (36)
Rnd 22: [5sc, inc] x 6 (42)
Rnd 23: crab st in each st around (42)
Sl st into the next st to FO. Leave a long tail for sewing to the body. Weave the tail through the brim of the hat toward the opening, for sewing to the body.

Wings x 2

Using Malachite
Rnd 1: 6sc in a MR (6)
Rnd 2: inc x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rnd 4-6: sc in each st (18)
Rnd 7: 6sc, dec x 3, 6sc (15)
Rnd 8: sc in each st (15)
Rnd 9: 5sc, dec x 3, 4sc (12)
Rnd 10: sc in each st (12)
Rnd 11: 4sc, dec x 3, 2sc (9)
Rnd 12: inc x 2, dec x 3, inc (9)
Rnd 13: dec x 3, leave the rest of the stitches unworked. (6)
Sl st into the next st to FO and cut yarn. Leave a long tail for sewing to the body. Do not stuff. Weave your tail through FLO of the remaining 6 stitches, pull to close.

Body

Using Peridot
Rnd 1: 6sc in a MR (6)
Rnd 2: inc x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rnd 4: [2sc, inc] x 6 (24)
Rnd 5: [3sc, inc] x 6 (30)
Rnd 6: [4sc, inc] x 6 (36)
Rnd 7: [5sc, inc] x 6 (42)
Rnd 8: [6sc, inc] x 6 (48)
Rnd 9: [7sc, inc] x 6 (54)
Rnd 10-20: sc in each st (54)

Adding the tail – Make sure the embroidered side of the tail faces you while crocheting. This placement should center the tail between the increases of rnd 9. Keep the yarn tail on the outside of the body, this will be used to secure the tail later.

Rnd 21: 46sc, 6sc through the tail and the body, 2sc (54)
Rnd 22: [4sc, dec] x 9 (45)
Rnd 23: [3sc, dec] x 9 (36)
Rnd 24: [4sc, dec] x 6 (30)
Rnd 25: [3sc, dec] x 6 (24)
Stuff the body firmly. Continue stuffing until the last rnd.
Rnd 26: [2sc, dec] x 6 (18)
Rnd 27: [sc, dec] x 6 (12)
Rnd 28: dec x 6 (6)
Sl st into the next st to FO. Weave your tail through FLO of the remaining 6 stitches, pull to close. Bury the tail inside of the body.

Embroidery

Embroider the eyes between rnds 12 & 13, with 7 sts showing between them. The eyes should be on the opposite side of the body to the tail feathers.

Assembly

Use straight pins to hold all pieces together while you are sewing.

Using the yarn tail from where we attached the tail feathers, secure the feathers to the body. Leave rnds 1-7 free to bend outward.

Sew the beak to the face over rnds 13 & 14. Use the eyes to ensure proper placement.

Sew the wings on either side of the body, over rnds 12-19. Make sure you have them facing the same way on each side. I sewed mine  with the decreases from rnds 7, 9, and 11 facing upward. The bottom of the wing should line up perfectly with rnd 19. Use the embroidered eyes and tail feathers to ensure even placement.

Sew the cheeks over rnds 15-16, on either side of the face. With 10 sts showing between them.

Add a small amount of stuffing to the hat and sew it on top of the body.

Congratulations! You have finished your Chubby Pixie Bird!
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