Ingo the Flamingo

Ingo is a sweet little crochet bird who wants to brighten your day. She makes a wonderful addition to a colorful nursery.

Size: 8” tall x 8” long

Gauge: not necessary with amigurumi

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart with Love (100% Acrylic; 370 yards [338 meters]/198 grams): Papaya (C1, 1 ball), Black (C2, 1 ball), White (C3, 1 ball).

Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, two 15-mm black safety eyes, polyfil stuffing, removeable stitch markers (optional)

Abbreviations

Inc: Work 2 sc in same st

Dec: Sc 2 sts togther

Pattern Notes

Work in continuous round. Do not slip stitch to join unless otherwise specified.

Use whip stitch to attach all parts.

Amigurumi attachment experience recommended.

Pattern

Head

With C2, ch 2,

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. (6 sts)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, inc) 3 times. (9 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (9 sts)

Rnd 5: Work 3 inc, sc in next 6 sts. (12 sts)

Rnd 6: Sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 7: (Inc, sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 6 sts. (15 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc in next 3 sts, 3 inc, sc in next 3 sts, 3 dec. (15 sts)

Rnd 9: Change to C3, sc in next 3 sts, 3 inc, sc in next 3 sts, 3 dec. (15 sts)

Rnds 10-11: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 12: Change to C1, (sc in next 2 sts, inc) 5 times. (20 sts)

Rnd 13: (Sc in next 3 sts, inc) 5 times. (25 sts)

Rnd 14: (Sc in next 4 sts, inc) 5 times. (30 sts)

Rnds 15-19: Sc in each st around.

Insert safety eyes between Rnds 15 and 16, 10 sts apart. Make sure beak is pointing down and eyes are evenly spaced above it.

Begin stuffing.

Rnd 20: (Sc in next 3 sts, dec) 6 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 21: (Sc in next 2 sts, dec) 6 times. (18 sts)

Rnd 22: (Sc in next st, dec) 6 times. (12 sts)

Finish stuffing.

Rnd 23: Work 6 dec. (6 sts)

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of rem 6 sts. Pull tight to close.

Eyebrows (make 2)

With C1, ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in last ch.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Neck

With C1, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: (Sc in next st, inc) 3 times. (9 sts)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next 2 sts, inc) 3 times. (12 sts)

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 3 sts, inc) 3 times. (15 sts)

Rnds 5-16: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 17: (Work 2 inc, sc in next 5 sts, 2 dec, sc in next 4 sts. (15 sts)

Rnd 18: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 19: Sc in next st, 2 inc, sc in next 5 sts, 2 dec, sc in next 4 sts. (15 sts)

Rnd 20: Sc in each st around.

Rnds 21-28: Rep Rnd 19.

Rnd 29: Sc in next st, 7 dec. (8 sts)

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 8 stitches. Pull tight to close.

Body

With C1, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Work 6 inc. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, inc) 6 times. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 5 sts, inc) 3 times. (21 sts)

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 6 sts, inc) 3 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 7 sts, inc) 3 times. (27 sts)

Rnd 7: (Sc in next 8 sts, inc) 3 times. (30 sts)

Rnd 8: (Sc in next 9 sts, inc) 3 times. (33 sts)

Rnd 9: (Sc in next 10 sts, inc) 3 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 10: (Sc in next 11 sts, inc) 3 times. (39 sts)

Rnds 11-18: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 19: (Sc in next 11 sts, dec) 3 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 20: (Sc in next 10 sts, dec) 3 times. (33 sts)

Rnd 21: (Sc in next 9 sts, dec) 3 times. (30 sts)

Rnd 22: (Sc in next 8 sts, dec) 3 times. (27 sts)

Rnd 23: (Sc in next 7 sts, dec) 3 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 24: Work 5 dec, sc in next 12 sts, dec. (18 sts)

Rnd 25: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 26: Work 4 dec, sc in next 6 sts, 2 dec. (12 sts)

Rnds 27-28: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 29: Work 6 dec. (6 sts)

Fasten off. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Wings (make 2)

With C1, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Work 6 inc. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, inc) 6 times. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, inc) 6 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, inc) 6 times. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sts, inc) 6 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 7: Sl st in next st, (ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 5 chs, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 4 chs, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 5, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 chs, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 3, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next st) 6 times, (ch 3, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 5, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 chs, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 4 chs, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 5 chs, sl st in next st) 3 times.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Fold across axis from first st to 18th, overlapping feathers so there are two distinct layers of feathers. Fold one Wing with the long feathers to the left and one Wing with the long feathers to the right.

Finishing

Assembly

Sew Eyebrows to face slightly overlapping tops of eyes.

Set Body on a flat surface with tail pointed up. Sew decrease end of Neck to Body from the underside of Body at Rnd 4 across the center point and to Rnd 4 on the other side. Make sure it is in line with the tail so they both point up. The Neck will set on the ground, tilting back over Body and Body will tilt up a slight angle.

Sew Head to Neck, sewing front side of Rnds 1-5 of Neck to Rnds 14-18 of Head. Face beak forward.

Attach Wings with the longest feathers toward the back, flat side of the wing facing up, largest side of the wing touching Body. Sew the flat edge of Wing to Body between Rnds 8 and 17. The bottom of Wings are 8 sts apart and the top of Wings are 4 sts apart. Leave the feather sides of Wings unattached.

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