Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pretty Peacock Amigurumi!

Another gift for one of my girls! My friend Melissa, who I've known practically since birth, has a very unique style and a lot of it is inspired by peacocks. Everything peacock reminds me of her. So this was part of her Christmas present this year, along with a matching scarf (which I think I forgot to take a picture of before giving it to her). I love the fancy eye-lashy googly eyes I found for her; they fit this proud and pretty little lady so well! 

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in light blue, lime green, and light purple. I used Red Heart for the body and wings, and Caron Simply Soft Neon colors for the tail.
Hook: Size G or H depending on your tension. You may want to use the smaller hook for the tail, since Simply Soft is a little thinner than regular worsted weight. 
Other materials: A small orange piece of felt cut into a triangle, googly eyes (I found the cute eye-lashy ones at Michael’s!), hot glue gun and glue, needle to sew wings and tail on. 

Body (using light blue Red Heart yarn)

Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first stitch
Row 2: 2 sc in each st around
Row 3: *2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next st* repeat around 
Row 4: *2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 sts* repeat around 
Rows 5-8: sc around 
Row 9: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts* repeat around 
Row 10: *Sc2tog, sc in next st* repeat around 
Rows 11-15: sc around 
Row 16: *2 sc in first st, sc in next st* repeat around 
Row 17 and 18: sc around 
Row 19: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts* repeat around 
Row 20: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 sts* repeat around 
Row 21: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 sts* repeat around 
Rows 22-28: sc around 
Row 29: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts* repeat around (Start stuffing!)
Row 30: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts* repeat around 
Row 31: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts* repeat around 
Row 32: *Sc2tog, sc in next st* repeat around 
Row 33: Sc2tog all around 
Sew hole closed and weave in yarn end. 

Wings (still using light blue Red Heart yarn)

Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first st
Row 2: 2 sc in each st around
Row 3: *2 sc in first st, sc in next st* repeat around
Row 4: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts* repeat around 
Row 5: Fold circle in half with wrong side inside, hold stitches parallel and sc along edge. Sew to body. 

Tail (start with Simply soft blue)

Row 1: Ch 3, 9 dc in first ch, join. (switch to green yarn)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each stitch around, join. (switch to purple)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in st, dc in next st* repeat around. (switch to blue)
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in st, dc in next 2 sts* repeat around. (switch to green)
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in st, dc in next 3 sts* repeat around. (switch to purple)
Row 6: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in st, dc in next 4 sts* repeat around. (switch to blue)
Row 7: Fold circle in half with wrong side inside, starting thread in the corner, making all stitches parallel. *Skip 1 stitch, 5 dc in next st, skip 1 stitch, slip stitch in next stitch* repeat to the end. Finish off and weave in end. Sew center to the back of the body. 
Hot glue the eyes and felt beak onto the face. Done! 



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