tiny wings

tiny wings

8th pat­tern in the 12 Days of Wood­land Crea­tures (and Their Favourite Things) project!

When we have a bee, we must have a bird. The bird also shares the same wing pat­tern as the bee :D

I used:

Worsted weight yarn in laven­der, blue and tan (or oth­er colour com­bi­na­tions you like).

3.5 mm hook

2 small black beads for eyes

Pink embroi­dery thread for rosy cheeks

Nee­dle and thread for sewing


Head and body (make 2)

Head is cro­cheted in rounds, while body is cro­cheted in rows.

Round 1: With main body colour, 6 sc in mag­ic ring, do not join.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc), do not join.

Round 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around (18 sc), do not join.

Now we start on the body.

Row 1: con­tin­u­ing from the head, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, turn.

Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next two sc, turn.

Row 3: ch 1, 1 sc in each of next two sc, hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, turn.

Row 4: ch 1, hdc in first dc, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 5: ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, hdc in next sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 6: ch 1, 2 dc tog over next 2 st, 2 dc tog over next 2 st, hdc in next st, sc in last st, turn.

Row 7: ch 2, skip first sc, 2 dc tog over next 2 st, leave remain­ing st unworked, fas­ten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Repeat pat­tern for the 2nd side of bird, but no need to leave long tail for sewing.

Wings (make 2)

With wing colour, 4 sc in mag­ic ring, ch 2, work 2 dc tog by work­ing 1 dc in mag­ic ring and 1 dc in first sc, fas­ten off, leav­ing long tail for sewing when fin­ish­ing one of the wings. Secure­ly tie off the loose end of mag­ic ring and weave in ends.


Sew eye and embroi­der rosy cheeks to each side of the bird. Sew the 2 sides of bird togeth­er. Sew wings to body. Weave in ends.


Attach beak colour yarn to 5th stitch from the stitch where head and body meet, in the “chin” area of the bird.

Insert­ing hook through both lay­ers of the bird, ch 1, 2 sc tog over same st where yarn is attached and next st, ch 1, sl st in the top of the 2‑sc-tog just made, sl st in the 2nd sc of the 2‑sc-tog. Fas­ten off, weave in ends.

Bird is ready to take flight!


Have a fan­tas­tic week ahead, everyone!


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