Peace Dove Crochet Pattern
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Peace Dove Crochet Pattern

Hello and welcome to the free version of my Peace Dove crochet pattern!

I’m sure Paloma the Peace Dove will make a beautiful addition to your amigurumi collection.
We need more peace in this world now so let’s envision it and spread the message with our art.

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About the pattern

Terminology
This pattern is written in American terminology.

Size

The dove will be about 11cm/4.3” long from head to tail. She will have a wingspan of about 14cm/5.5” if using the indicated yarn weight and hook size. If you would like her to be larger or smaller, you can use a different yarn weight and adjust the hook size accordingly.

Construction

The beak, head, body and tail are crocheted in one piece. The wings and olive branch are sewn on. 

Techniques

For this pattern, you will need techniques such as the magic ring, invisible sc decreases, and closing small rounds. Whenever you need to use one of these techniques throughout the pattern, refer to the “Amigurumi Lessons PDF” where you can find the respective photo tutorial.

Tips and tricks

  1. You crochet in seamless spirals.
  2. Crochet as tightly as you comfortably can. This will ensure your amigurumi will have the right scale and no filling will show through any gaps. If you tend to crochet quite loosely, try using a smaller-sized hook.
  3. Have fun! In my opinion, crocheting shouldn’t be just about the result, but mainly about enjoying the process.

Materials

  • 4-ply/Fingering or DK/light worsted yarn in white, orange, and green [I used Rico Creative Ricorumi DK in Cream (002), and Scheepjes Catona in Sweet Orange (411) and Forest Green (412)]
  • 2.5mm crochet hook / Size B-1 or C-2 depending on how tightly you crochet
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Large-eyed sewing needle
  • Sewing pins
  • Scissors
Peace Dove Free Crochet Pattern

Instructions

If you need more guidance for any part of the pattern you can watch the accompanying video tutorial here.

Crochet the beak, head and body

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring in orange (4)

Rnd 2: [inc, sc]*2 (6) Change to white in the last stitch.

Tie both yarn ends together and cut the orange yarn.

Rnd 3: 6 inc (12)

Rnd 4: Dec, 2 sc, 4 inc, 2 sc, dec (14)

Rnd 5: Dec, 3 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 3 sc, dec (14)

Rnd 6: 14 sc (14)

Rnd 7: 2 inc, 4 sc, 2 dec, 4 sc (14)

Rnd 8: 7 sc, 2 dec, 3 sc (12)

Rnd 9: Sc, 2 inc, 3 sc, 2 dec, 2 sc (12)

Fill the head with yarn ends and fiberfill, and continue filling the body as you go.

Rnd 10: [inc, 3 sc]*3 (15)

Rnd 11: 15 sc (15)

Rnd 12: [inc, 4 sc]*3 (18)

Rnd 13 and 14 (2 rnds): 18 sc (18)

Rnd 15: [inc, 5 sc]*3 (21)

Rnd 16 and 17 (2 rnds): 21 sc (21)

Rnd 18: [dec, 5 sc]*3 (18)

Rnd 19: 2 sc, dec, [4 sc, dec]*2, 2 sc (15)

Rnd 20: [3 sc, dec]*3 (12)

Rnd 21: 12 sc (12)

Do NOT fasten off.

Crochet the tail

Make 9 sc or as many sc as you need to get to the left side of the dove’s body if you are right-handed or the right side of the dove’s body if you are left-handed.

8 ch, 7 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), press the last round flat and sl st in the first and last stitch of the round together,

9 ch, 8 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together,

[10 ch, 9 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together]*2,

9 ch, 8 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together,

8 ch, 7 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the last two stitches together. 

Fasten off and weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the wings (make 2)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring in white (6)

Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)

Rnd 3: [sc, inc]*6 (18)

Rnd 4: Sc, [inc, 2 sc]*5, inc, sc (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc]*6 (30)

Fold the wing so that the beginning of the round is at the side.

Rnd 6: 8 ch, 7 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the first and last stitch of the round together, 9 ch, 8 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together,

[10 ch, 9 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together]*3,

[9 ch, 8 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together]*2,

[8 ch, 7 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together]*2,

7 ch, 6 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together,

6 ch, 5 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the next and the corresponding stitch on the other side together,

5 ch, 4 sl st (starting in 2nd ch), sl st in the remaining two stitches together.

6 sc in remaining stitches

Rnd 7: 6 sc (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing.

Crochet the other wing the same way. For one wing the feathers will have the “wrong” side facing up.

Crochet the olive branch in green

[6 ch, sl st (in 2nd ch), hdc, sl st]*3, 

[2 sl st, 4 ch, sl st (in 2nd ch), hdc, sl st]*2, 

2 sl st

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends halfway through the branch. Use the remaining yarn ends to stitch the branch to the dove’s beak.

Embroider the eyes

Cut a 20cm/8” long piece of black embroidery floss and thread it on a large-eyed sewing needle.

Insert the needle in between stitches somewhere on the bottom side of the neck and bring it to one side of the head, 2 rounds behind the beak.

When embroidering the eyes, stitch through the fibers of the yarn rather than in between stitches. This way you have more control over the stitch placement.

Embroider one of the eyes with 3 small, horizontal stitches.

With the third stitch, bring the needle to the other side of the head to embroider the other eye the same way.

With the third stitch of the second eye, bring the needle to the same spot where the other yarn end is.

Tie both ends together, cut them short and hide them inside the body, using your hook.

Assembly

Stitch the olive branch to the tip of the beak, using the half-woven-in yarn end.

Weave in the yarn end and cut it short.

Sew the wings on rounds 12 to 14 of the body with about 4 stitches space in between on the back, using the long yarn ends. Weave in the yarn ends and cut them short.

Paloma the Peace Dove is now complete!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting her as much as I did. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at stellasyarnuniverse@outlook.com.

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Happy creating!

Stella xx

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