Christmas is nearly upon us so my decoration making has started in earnest. I always like to have a few new homemade cuties to add to my tree this year and for 2017 it’s going to be a couple of these robins.
The written pattern is available on Ravelry and hopefully, if I work it out, I’ll add it as a pdf here too. For now, you can follow this link – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rocking-robin-3
If you prefer a photo tutorial then follow the instructions below.
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- Double knit yarn in Red, Brown, Black and Yellow (I prefer cotton)
- 3.5mm hook
- Small amount of stuffing
- Stitch marker
- mc – magic circle
- ss – slip stitch
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- dc – double crochet
- htr – half treble
- tr – treble
- dc2tog – double crochet two together (decrease)
Body starting from the top down
Using brown double knit cotton and a 3.5mm hook make a mc or 2 ch
Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of every round and move it up the rounds as you work.
Rnd 1: work 6dc into the mc or the 2nd ch from hook 
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st around 
Rnd 3: 2 dc in first st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*. Repeat from * to * until end of round. 
Rnd 4-7: dc in each st around 
Rnd 8(and wings): dc in next 4 st, *ss into next st, ch 4, htr into 2nd ch from hook, tr in next 2 ch, ss back into original st* dc in next 8 st, repeat from * to * for next wing, dc in next 4 st. SS to first st. [18 excluding wings] Fasten off
Rnd 9: Using red yarn, dc in each st around 
When you get to the wings, make sure you do a dc on either side of it.
Rnd 10: *2 dc in next st, dc in next 8 st* repeat from * to * again. 
Rnd 11: *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st* repeat from * to * to end 
Rnd 12-13: dc in each st around 
Rnd 14: *dc2tog, dc in next 4 st* repeat from * to * till end 
Rnd 15: *dc2tog, dc in next 3 st* repeat from * to * till end 
Rnd 16: *dc2tog, dc in next 2 st* repeat from * to * till end 
Rnd 17: *dc2tog, dc in next st* repeat from * to * till end 
Rnd 18: *dc2tog in each st around* repeat from * to * till end  Fasten off and pass the yarn through each stitch pulling tight.
Using yellow or orange double knit attach in centre stitch on the last brown round between the wings.
Ch 1, tr, ch 1, ss into same stitch. Fasten off.
To make up
Using black embroider eyes
Take in all ends
And you’re done!
Don’t forget to pop a link on here or post on the facebook page if you do a robin. I’d love to see your creations.