FLAMINGO BAG CHARM

Ac­ces­sorise with this classy bird by Ilaria Caliri. She’ll look ex­otic and charm­ing clipped onto your keys or bag.

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NOTES

The pat­tern is worked us­ing the amigu­rumi method. Work in a con­tin­u­ous spi­ral with­out clos­ing off the round with a ss. It may help to use a stitch marker in the first st of each round, mov­ing it up as you work. Head and Body are made in one piece; Legs, Beak and Wing are sewn to the body.

BODY !MAKE 2" Us­ing Yarn A, ch7.

Round 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, 5dc in next ch, ro­tate to work along op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, dc in each of next 4 ch, 4dc in last ch. [18 sts]

Round 2 (Dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in each of next 3 sts) twice. [24 sts]

Round 3 Ch13, dc in 2nd ch from hook, htr in each of next 3 ch, dc in each of next 8 ch, cont on body; dc in each of next 6 sts, htr in next st, 3tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in each of next 15 sts, cont along op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch of flamingo’s neck; dc in each of next 8 ch, htr in each of next 2 ch, 3tr in next ch, dc in last ch, ss to top of head. [52 sts] Fas­ten off leav­ing a tail. BEAK Us­ing Yarn C, ch4.

Row 1 (RS) Htr in fourth ch from hook (first 3 ch counts as first htr), turn. [2 sts]

Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in next st, htr in next st, turn. [3 sts]

Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Change to Yarn B.

Row 4 Ch1, dc in each st to end. Fas­ten off. WING !MAKE 3, 1 IN EACH COLOUR" Ch4. Row 1 (RS) 2tr in fourth ch from hook (first 3 ch counts as first tr), turn. [3 sts] Row 2 Ch12, ss into st at base of beg ch-12, (ch12, ss in next st) twice. [3 loops] Fas­ten off leav­ing a tail for sewing. LEGS !MAKE 2" Us­ing Yarn C. Row 1 (RS) Ch22 (leg), cont with (ch3, ss in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook) 3 times, cont along main leg, ss in each of next 22 ch. Fas­ten off. Knot leg to cre­ate knee. TO MAKE UP Us­ing beads for eyes, sew beads with black thread onto head at base of 3tr group. Match 2 lay­ers of body. Be­fore sewing 2 pieces tog, pin beak and legs in po­si­tion. Sew in back­stitch all around body us­ing a ta­pes­try nee­dle and Yarn A. For wing, place 3 parts next to each other (us­ing im­age as a guide) and sew with a few hid­den sts us­ing Yarn A.

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