Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Round Robin Free Crochet Pattern...

Hello, this is the first crochet pattern I've ever written, you may notice that it's very simple, I've made it myself several times, but if you notice any mistakes please let me know...

 You will need

small amount of brown dk yarn
3.5mm crochet hook
scraps of fabric to stuff it and to make the beak and breast
needle and embroidery thread

This pattern uses chain stitch (ch) and UK double crochet (dc) (US single crochet), slip stitch (slst) increasing and decreasing (dc2tog).  You might like to use a stitch marker at the start of each round to help you keep count, I never do, because I can usually see where I am without them, and to be honest this pattern is simple enough that a stitch too few or too many doesn't really make any difference!  So in the pattern, when I say 1dc, into next st, 2 dc into next st, repeat all the way round, I mean for one round, until you get back to your stitch marker (or if you're me, wherever you guess you started that round!).


1. Make 2 ch, 6dc into 2nd ch from hook, join with a slip stitch

2. 2dc in each st

3. 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, repeat all the way round

4. 1dc in next 3sts, 2dc in next st rep. all the way round

5 - 9. 1dc in each st

10. idc in next 2 sts, dc2tog in next st, rep. all the way round.  Add your stuffing here before the hole gets too small to get anything in!

11. 1dc in next st, dc2tog in next st, rep. all the way round

12. dc2tog until the hole at the top joins up

13. ch 30, join with a sl st to make the hanging loop.


Ch 2, 5dc into 2nd ch from hook, turning ch 2, 1 dc in each st, fasten with a slst.

Finishing off...

Weave in the end of yarn from fastening the hanging loop, and the ends on the wings, sew on the wings, cut out a red circle for the breast, a yellow diamond for the beak and sew them on, embroider little eyes and he's all finished and ready to hang on your christmas tree!

If you can't crochet, I'm selling these in my etsy shop...here and here!

If you want to use this pattern to make robins to sell locally (at craft fairs, school fetes, etc) then thats fine, but please don't use the pattern to make robins to sell online, or use or copy or sell the pattern anywhere, if you make a robin please let me know, I'd love to see it, and please link back to me if you post about it online, thanks!

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