Monday, February 9, 2009

Alta M. Flamingo Pattern


Alta M. Flamingo
Copyright May 31 2005 Alisha Simmons
Do not claim this pattern as your own or sell it. Do not post this pattern to any website. Do not sell the finished product.

I made this pattern in Memory of my Dear Mom who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1997. She was a truly beautiful woman with a warm heart & a heart of gold. I miss her everyday. I think she would’ve liked the flamingo it’s kinda silly & makes me smile just like she did.


Supplies: G hook, Worsted weight yarn in Hot pink, Light pink, scraps of white & black, You could also use fun fur for wings & legs, Stitch marker, Toy stuffing

Body & Head w/ Light pink starting at bottom of body
Note always mark rounds
Chain 2, 8 sc in second chain from hook
(1) 2 sc in each sc around (16 sc)
(2) Sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in 1 sc, repeat around (24 sc)
(3) Sc around
(4) Sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in 1 sc, repeat around (32 sc)
(5-10) Sc around
(11) Sc in 2 sc, Decrease, repeat around (24 sc)
(12) Sc around
(13) Sc in 1 sc, Decrease, repeat around (16 sc)
(14) Sc around, Stuff Body
(15) Decrease around (8 sc)
(16-25) Sc around, Stuff
(26) 2 sc in each sc around (16 sc)
(27 & 28) Sc around
(29) 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, Sc in 13 sc (19 sc)
(30) 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, Sc in 16 sc (22 sc)
(31) Sc around
(32) Sc in 16 sc, Decrease 3 times (19 sc)
(33 & 34) Sc around
(35) Sc in 11 sc, Decrease 4 times ( 15 sc)
(36) Sc around
(37) Decrease, Sc in 1 sc, repeat around (10 sc) Finish Stuffing
(38) Decrease around (5 sc) Fasten off & sew closed

Beak Starting w/ black
Chain 2, 4 sc in second chain from hook
(1) 2 sc in each around (8 sc)
(2-5) Sc around, At end of row 5 join Hot pink Fasten off Black
(6) Sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in 1 sc, repeat around (12 sc)
(7 & 8) Sc around, At end of row 8 slip stitch to first sc & fasten off leaving long tail Stitch black part of beak flat then stuff pink part & sew to head

Wings w/ Hot pink
Start with long tail for sewing to body
Chain 9, Sc in second chain from hook & in each chain (8 sc) Chain 1 turn
(1 ) Sc in each sc across, Chain 1 turn
(2) Sc in each sc across, Chain 1 turn
(3) Decrease, Sc in 4 sc, Decrease (6 sc) Chain 1 turn
(4) Sc in each sc across, Chain 1 turn
(5) Decrease, Sc in 2 sc, Decrease (4 sc) Chain 1 turn
(6) Sc around, Chain 1 turn
(7) Decrease 2 times (2 sc)
(8) Decrease (1 sc) Do not turn
Sc evenly around entire wing putting 2 sc in each corner (28sc) Fasten off sew wide part of wing together then sew to body

Eyes Make 2 in White & 2 in Hot pink
Chain 2, 4 sc in second chain from hook join w/ slip stich to first sc Fasten off leaving tail Sew pink eye to head then sew white eye halfway over pink eye using black sew a dot in the middle of eye

Legs w/ Hot pink (make 2)
Chain 7, Sc in second chain from hook & in next 5 chains, continuing on underside of chain sc in 6 loops (12 sc)
(1-3) Sc around
(4) Decrease, Sc in 2 sc, repeat around (9 sc)
(5) Decrease, Sc in 5 sc, Decrease (7 sc)
(6-30) Sc around, At end of row 30 slip stitch to first sc Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing Do not stuff Before sewing to body sew Row 5 together to form ankle then halfway up leg sew 2 rows together to form knee sew leg to body

w/ Hot pink cut 4 pieces of fringe & attach to top of head

2 comments:

Howie said...

That's an adorable and happy-looking flamingo! :) Any parent would be proud to have their kids continue to be creative and expressive, and you do both so well.

I like your etsy store profile where you describe your attachment to your creations. I also get very attached to my creations! Your approach of keeping the first one before selling the pattern is a super idea, thank you!

Alisha said...

Thanks Howie : )