With my sons birthday fast approaching (is it really October tomorrow?) I have been finishing of the angry birds that I will give him (See here and here for the red and blue birds). This is the final bird I am making but I will be making some piggies too, you can't play angry birds without the pigs. To make the yellow bird first you need to crochet two diamonds. So using your yellow dk yarn and a 4mm hook follow this pattern:
Ch3, DC into the first chain, turn.
Ch2, 2DC into the next st, turn.
Ch2, 2DC into the next stitch and then 1 DC into the subsequent stitch, turn.
Ch2, 2DC into the next stitch and then 1 DC into the subsequent stitches, turn.
Continue in this manner until you have a triangle (half the diamond) that you think is large enough. My widest row had 14DC's altogether. Now you need to start making the diamond smaller again. So instead of putting 2 DC into the first stitch, you miss it out and just do one DC into each of the subsequent stitches. When you have only 2 DC's in the row turn and then ch2 and ss into the other DC to make it a nice pointy diamond.
Make two of these. Then you need to stitch them together to make a pyramid. Put them together like this:
And then stitch these sides together, continue round until you have only one side left to stitch, stuff with wadding, then stitch together the last edges. Then you should have a yellow pyramid that looks like this:
After making this body you need to make a nose, to do this find a slightly darker yellow yarn or an orange yarn and follow this pattern:
Ch8, ss into the first ch to form a ring,
Ch2 and then DC into the next stitch,
Skip a stitch and DC into the next 2 stitches. Repeat this step until you have made a little cone.
When you have made these, you need to make the hair and tail. These are the same as each other so you get your black yarn and make two of these:
Ch6, turn, skip the first 2ch (these are the first DC) and DC into the other 4 stitches, this returns you to the beginning.
Going out from your starting stitch repeat the first step: Ch6, turn, skip the first 2ch (these are the first DC) and DC into the other 4 stitches. Then repeat this again : Ch6, turn, skip the first 2ch (these are the first DC) and DC into the other 4 stitches.
I then tied together the ends. You can see in the picture above the top one is tied and the bottom one isn't and by tying them it gave the shape I was after. Then you stitch the hair and beak onto the bird.
I then made the eyes and the eyebrows out of felt and stitched these on too. So now I have three birds complete:
I will be making the pigs soon too, hopefully by the end of the week so come back if you want to see those. Zoe xx
Update: Pig and King Pig now up too.