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Christmas Robin Tree Decoration

Today I am sharing another free tutorial for a crochet Christmas Tree Decoration, last year I designed a Xmas Pudding, this year I have designed TWO more Tree Decorations, the first is a Christmas Robin Tree Decoration….scroll down for the FREE pattern.

 

Inspiration & Design

I wanted to create a collection of Christmas tree decorations, after the success of my pudding, this pattern actually sells all year round!

After playing around with designs, I couldn’t decide on a favourite, so you will get two tree decoration patterns this year.  this is the pattern for my Christmas Robin Tree Decoration. (the next pattern will be published shortly)

Did you Know that…Robins have been associated with and seen as a traditional Christmas bird for many years. Victorian British postmen were nicknamed ‘robins’ because of their red-breasted uniforms, the idea caught on and the robins, now seen on Christmas cards, represent the postmen that deliver the cards.

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Yarn

I wanted to keep the colours matching throughout my Christmas decoration collection, so chose to use Deramores Studio DK, is an Anti-pilling super soft yarn, that comes in 48 amazing colours!

For this pattern I used

Yarn A – Chocolate

Yarn B – Ruby

Yarn C – Citrine

Yarn D – Pearl

Whatever DK weight yarn you chose to work with, you’ll have some stunning new home decor for the festive season!

 

Pattern

Get the inexpensive, printable ‘ad-free’ PDF from Etsy here or Love Crafts here

Purchase as a Kit (PDF + Yarn) for all three Xmas decs from Deramores here

Pin it for later here

Add it to your Ravelry queue here

Description

This cheeky little robin looks gorgeous in his festive Christmas hat, his flight ready wings and yellow dangly legs help to put the finishing touches on this sweet little bird!

Your Christmas Robin can be hung anywhere in the home to decorate, other then just the tree! It’s the perfect addition to your Christmas decoration collection.

The Robin is made in separate pieces, then sewn together and stuffed at the end.

This pattern is suitable for beginners, I’ve included lots of photos to help you.

 

Materials

Your chosen DK yarn

Hook – 3mm

2 x 12mm safety eyes

Stuffing

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

 

Finished Measurements

Gauge is not important for this project.
Width 8cm (3.25″) x length 14cm (5.5″) excluding hanging loop 20cm (8″) including loop & legs.

Notes

The Robin is made in separate pieces, then sewn together and stuffed at the end.

Ch2 does not count as a stitch throughout.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms {for UK terms click here}

Abbreviations

Ch – chain.

Sl st – slip stitch.

St – stitch.

Sc – Single Crochet – insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (two loops on
hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Hdc – Half Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch
(three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.

Half Puff St – Half Puff Stitch – * (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop), repeat
from * once more in same stitch, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

Puff St – Puff Stitch – * (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop), repeat from * 3
more times in same stitch, yarn over, pull through all 9 loops on hook.

Inc – Increase – work two of the same crochet stitch in one stitch space, for this pattern that will be
work two sc into the same space.

 

Pattern

Ok lets start!

Robin Body – Make 2 with yarn A – Worked in the round

Make a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch2, 11 hdc into the loop, sl st into the 1st hdc to join [11]

Round 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in each st, sl st into 1st hdc [22]

Round 3: Ch2, *(2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next st) rep from * around, sl st into 1st hdc [33]

Round 4: Ch2, *(2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 2 sts,) rep from * around, sl st into 1st hdc [44]

Round 5: Ch2, *(2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 3 sts,) rep from * around, sl st into 1st hdc [55]

Hanging loop (on one body only – the back) – ch 35, sl st to the base to the chain to join and
create the loop. Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off.

 

Robin Wing – Make 2 with yarn A – Worked in the round

Make a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch2, 11 hdc into the loop, sl st into the 1st hdc to join [11]

Round 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in each st, sl st into 1st hdc [22]

Round 3: Ch2, *(2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next st) rep from * around, sl st into 1st hdc, Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off.[33]

 

Robin Breast – Make 1 with yarn B – Worked in the round

Make a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch2, 11 hdc into the loop, sl st into the 1st hdc to join [11]

Round 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in each st, sl st into 1st hdc, Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off. [22]

 

 

Robin Beak – Make 1 with yarn C – Worked in rows
Ch 2.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 1 turn. [1]

Row 2: 2 Sc in same st, Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off. [2]

 

Robin Legs – Make 1 with yarn C

Ch 25, fasten off.

Cut 2 x 2″ pieces of the same yarn.  Thread one piece through the 1 st ch, tie a double knot.
Thread the other piece through the last ch, tie a double knot.
Trim both ends to make your robin’s feet.

If you’re enjoying this pattern so far, you’ll love these:

1. Christmas Pudding Tree Decoration 2. Mickey Mouse Wall Hanging 3. Tweed Stripe Beanie

 

Robin Hat – Make 1 with yarn B – worked in continuous rounds. (Place a stitch marker in the 1st st of each round to help you)
Make a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc [6]

Round 2: Inc, 5 sc [7]

Round 3: 1 sc, inc, 5 sc [8]

Round 4: 2 sc, inc, 5 sc [9]

Round 5: 3 sc, inc, 5 sc [10]

Round 6: 4 sc, inc, 5 sc [11]

Round 7: 5 sc, inc, 5 sc [12]

Round 8: 3 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 3 sc [14]

Round 9: 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc [16]
Join yarn D in the nxt st.

Round 10: Ch 2, half puff st in same st, half puff st in each st around, sl st to 1st st to join. Leave a
long tail for sewing, fasten off. [16]

 

Hat bobble – Make 1 with yarn D

Ch 2, puff stitch in 1st ch, ch 1, sl st into the base of the puff st.
fasten off.

 

Assembly
Yarn B – sew the breast onto the body piece without the loop.  Insert the eyes, attach the safety backs.

Yarn C – sew the beak, in-between the eyes & the breast.

Yarn A – hold the two body pieces, right sides out & with hanging loop at the top, sc around, when you reach the bottom, fold the legs in half & catch the middle of the legs in a sc st, continue to sc around, leave a gap for stuffing.
Stuff with filling, finish with sc using Yarn A until closed.

Yarn A – sew the wings in place, one either side. Only sew the top half of the wing.

Yarn D – sew the hat to one side of the hanging loop.  Fasten off.

 

UK crochet terms

Abbreviations

Ch – chain.

Sl st – slip stitch.

St – stitch.

Dc – Double Crochet – insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (two loops on
hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Htr – Half Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch
(three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.

Half Puff St – Half Puff Stitch – * (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop), repeat
from * once more in same stitch, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

Puff St – Puff Stitch – * (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop), repeat from * 3
more times in same stitch, yarn over, pull through all 9 loops on hook.

Inc – Increase – work two of the same crochet stitch in one stitch space, for this pattern that will be
work two dc into the same space.

 

Pattern

Ok lets start!

Robin Body – Make 2 with yarn A – Worked in the round

Make a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch2, 11 htr into the loop, sl st into the 1st htr to join [11]

Round 2: Ch2, 2 htr in each st, sl st into 1st htr [22]

Round 3: Ch2, *(2 htr in 1st st, htr in next st) rep from * around, sl st into 1st htr [33]

Round 4: Ch2, *(2 htr in 1st st, htr in next 2 sts,) rep from * around, sl st into 1st htr [44]

Round 5: Ch2, *(2 htr in 1st st, htr in next 3 sts,) rep from * around, sl st into 1st htr [55]

Hanging loop (on one body only – the back) – ch 35, sl st to the base to the chain to join and
create the loop. Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off.

 

Robin Wing – Make 2 with yarn A – Worked in the round

Make a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch2, 11 htr into the loop, sl st into the 1st htr to join [11]

Round 2: Ch2, 2 htr in each st, sl st into 1st htr [22]

Round 3: Ch2, *(2 htr in 1st st, htr in next st) rep from * around, sl st into 1st htr, Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off. [33]

 

Robin Breast – Make 1 with yarn B – Worked in the round

Make a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch2, 11 htr into the loop, sl st into the 1st htr to join [11]

Round 2: Ch2, 2 htr in each st, sl st into 1st htr, Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off. [22]

 

Robin Beak – Make 1 with yarn C – Worked in rows
Ch 2.

Row 1: Dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 1 turn. [1]

Row 2: 2 Dc in same st, Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off. [2]

 

Robin Legs – Make 1 with yarn C

Ch 25, fasten off.

Cut 2 x 2″ pieces of the same yarn.  Thread one piece through the 1 st ch, tie a double knot.
Thread the other piece through the last ch, tie a double knot.
Trim both ends to make your robin’s feet.

 

Robin Hat – Make 1 with yarn B – worked in continuous rounds. (Place a stitch marker in the 1st st of each round to help you)
Make a Magic Circle

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 dc [6]

Round 2: Inc, 5 dc [7]

Round 3: 1 dc, inc, 5 dc [8]

Round 4: 2 dc, inc, 5 dc [9]

Round 5: 3 dc, inc, 5 dc [10]

Round 6: 4 dc, inc, 5 dc [11]

Round 7: 5 dc, inc, 5 dc [12]

Round 8: 3 dc, inc, 4 dc, inc, 3 dc [14]

Round 9: 4 dc, inc, 4 dc, inc, 4 dc [16]
Join yarn D in the nxt st.

Round 10: Ch 2, half puff st in same st, half puff st in each st around, sl st to 1st st to join. Leave a
long tail for sewing, fasten off. [16]

 

Hat bobble – Make 1 with yarn D

Ch 2, puff stitch in 1st ch, ch 1, sl st into the base of the puff st.
fasten off.

Assembly

Please see above, when seaming together the two main pieces, use a dc crochet stitch.

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