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Parrot Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

This parrot amigurumi is a great project for intermediate as well as seasoned crocheters! The free crochet pattern is accompanied by a video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I received several requests from you for a parrot amigurumi and so I spontaneously came up with this one. I made a Scarlet Macaw this time. Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial for a Blue and Golden Macaw.

Parrot Amigurumi Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern | Crochet a Scarlet Macaw

This pattern is written in US crochet terms. You can convert it to British terms using my conversion chart.

Crochet Conversion Chart

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Materials and tools you need to make the parrot amigurumi

DK/light worsted weight yarn (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Pillar Red, Buttercup Yellow, Kingfisher Blue, Champagne White and Black)

2.5mm crochet hook / B-1 or C-2

Yarn needle (preferably with a bent tip)

4mm safety eyes

Fiberfill

Stitch marker

Sewing pins

30cm / 12″ piece of 1mm thick craft wire

Small flat pliers (optional)

Abbreviations

R = row

Rnd = round

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

*… = times the series of stitches is to be repeated

(…) = stitch count once round is complete

Instructions for the Parrot Amigurumi

Crochet the beak in white

Rnd 1: Sc 3 (3)

Rnd 2: Inc 1, sc 1, inc 1 (5)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1]*2, sc 1 (7)

Rnd 4: [inc 1, sc 1]*3, inc 1 (11)

Rnd 5: Sc 2 st on opposite sides together (5)

Fasten off with a long yarn end.

Crochet the head and body

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring in red (6)

Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Rnd 3: [inc 3, sc 3]*2 (18)

Rnd 4: Sc 2, inc 2, sc 2, sc 1 changing to white, inc 1, sc 1, sc 1 changing to red, sc 1, inc 2, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, inc 1 changing to red in 2nd sc, sc 1 (24)

Rnd 5: Sc 8, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, sc 1 changing to black, sc 5, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, sc 1 changing to red, sc 1 (24)

Rnd 6: Sc 8, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, sc 1 changing to black, sc 7, sc 1 changing to white, sc 2, sc 1 changing to red, sc 1 (24)

Rnd 7: Sc 8, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1, sc 1 changing to black, sc 9, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1, sc 1 changing to red, sc 1 (24)

Rnd 8: Sc 9, sc 1 changing to black, dec 5 times, dec 1 changing to red, sc 2 (18)

Sew the beak on

Sew the beak on the black part of round 5. Insert the safety eyes in the white part between rnd 4 and 5.

Rnd 9: Sc 10, dec 3 times, sc 2 (15)

Fill the head with fiberfill.

Rnd 10: Sc 15 (15)

Rnd 11: [sc 4, inc 1]*3 (18)

Rnd 12: [sc 5, inc 1]*3 (21)

Rnd 13 to 19 (7 rnds): Sc 21 (21)

Rnd 20: Sc 11, dec 5 (16)

Rnd 21: Dec 2, sc 8, dec 2 (12)

Rnd 22: Dec 1, sc 8, dec 1 (10)

Rnd 23: Dec 1, sc 6, dec 1 (8)

Rnd 24 to 35 (12 rnds): Sc 8 (8)

Rnd 41: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)

Fasten off and close the round.

Crochet the wings in red, yellow and blue

The wings are crocheted in rows.

Crochet the right wing

Ch 3 in red, leaving a long tail for sewing.

As you join the other colours, leave LONG YARN ENDS on both sides (WHEN YOU JOIN A NEW COLOUR AND WHEN YOU FASTEN IT OFF), especially in red and blue. You will use them later to crochet around the wing.

R 1: Sc in next 2 ch (from 2nd from hook), ch 1, turn

R 2: Inc in both st, ch 1, turn (4)

R 3: Inc 1, sc 2, inc 1, ch in yellow, turn(6)

R 4 and 5 (2 rs): Sc 6, ch 1, turn (6)

R 6: Sc 6, ch 1 in blue, turn (6)

R 7: Sc 6, ch 1, turn (6)

R 8: [sk 1, sc 1]*2, sc 2, ch 1, turn (4)

R 9: Sc 2, sk 1, sc 1, ch 1, turn (3)

R 10: Sk 1, sc 2, ch 1, turn (2)

R 11: Sc 2, ch 1, turn (2)

R 12: Sk 1, sc 1, ch 1, turn (1)

R 13 and 14 (2 rs): Sc 1, ch 1, turn (1)

R 15: Sc 1 (1)

Now crochet all around the wing.

Sc in the side of each row all the way to the top of the blue part (7),

change to the yellow yarn end in the side of the last blue row (1),

sc in the side of the yellow rows (2),

change to the red yarn end in the side of the last yellow row (1),

sc in the side of each row (3),

sc 2 in the other side of the chain you began with (2),

sc in the side of the red rows on the other side (2),

change to the yellow yarn end in the side of the last red row (1)

sc in the side of the yellow rows (2),

change to the blue yarn end in the side of the last yellow row (1)

sc in the side of each blue row (8)

Finish with a sl st in the first sc and an invisible finish. Use the remaining yarn ends to sew the wing on.

Crochet the left wing

Ch 3 in red, leaving a long tail for sewing.

As you join the other colours, leave LONG YARN ENDS on both sides (WHEN YOU JOIN A NEW COLOUR AND WHEN YOU FASTEN IT OFF), especially in red and blue. You will use them later to crochet around the wing.

R 1: Sc in next 2 ch (from 2nd from hook), ch 1, turn

R 2: Inc in both st, ch 1, turn (4)

R 3: Inc 1, sc 2, inc 1, ch in yellow, turn(6)

R 4 and 5 (2 rs): Sc 6, ch 1, turn (6)

R 6: Sc 6, ch 1 in blue, turn (6)

R 7: Sc 6, ch 1, turn (6)

R 8: Sc 2, [sk 1, sc 1]*2, ch 1, turn (4)

R 9: Sk 1, sc 3, ch 1, turn (3)

R 10: Sc 1, sk 1, sc 1, ch 1, turn (2)

R 11: Sc 2, ch 1, turn (2)

R 12: Sk 1, sc 1, ch 1, turn (1)

R 13 and 14 (2 rs): Sc 1, ch 1, turn (1)

R 15: Sc 1 (1)

Now crochet all around the wing.

Sc in the side of each row all the way to the top of the blue part (7),

change to the yellow yarn end in the side of the last blue row (1),

sc in the side of the yellow rows (2),

change to the red yarn end in the side of the last yellow row (1),

sc in the side of each row (3),

sc 2 in the other side of the chain you began with (2),

sc in the side of the red rows on the other side (2),

change to the yellow yarn end in the side of the last red row (1)

sc in the side of the yellow rows (2),

change to the blue yarn end in the side of the last yellow row (1)

sc in the side of each blue row (8)

Finish with a sl st in the first sc and an invisible finish. Weave in the blue yarn ends. Use the remaining yarn ends to sew the wing on.

Sew the wings on

Sew the upper half of each wing on each side of the body on round 12 to 19. Leave approx. 7 stitches space on the belly between wings. Position the wings with the tips pointing slightly behind the tail.

Attach the feet

Cut an approx. 30cm / 12” long piece of 1mm diameter craft wire.

Insert the wire horizontally through the front of the body, where the feet go. Stitch through in between round 20 and 21 of the body, centred, with approx. 3 st space in between both sides of the piece of wire.

Push the piece of wire through until its centre is aligned with the front centre of the body.

Now bend both wire ends down. Then bend them forward 1cm / 0.4” below the beginning of the legs. At 1cm / 0.4” from the bend, bend them backward.

Next bend them forwards again at 1cm / 0.4” from the last bend. Bend the wire backward again 1cm / 0.4” from the last bend.

Bend the wire forward 2cm / 0.8″ from the last bend, then backward again at about 1cm / 0.4″ and forward at 1cm /0.4″.

You should have 2 front and 2 backward facing toes. Now wrap the wire as tightly as possible around the leg and cut it short.

Your parrot is now complete!

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