I have been wanting to add this knitting pattern to my blog for a while to share. It was featured over at the lovely, Rhythm of The Home and now I am adding it here:) This little Bluebird is wonderful for nature tables, a small stocking filler at Christmas time etc…
This Bluebird of Happiness pattern is knitted with The Magic Loop method of knitting with circular needles.
Brown yarn for beak
Felting needle, black fleece for eyes
With circular needles, cast on 9 stitches (knitting in garter stitch (plain)). Join for knitting in the round and place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.
Round 1: Knit 1 round.
Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch for 1 round (18 stitches).
Round 3: Knit 1 round.
Round 4: Knit into the front and back of each stitch for 1 round (36 stitches).
Knit seven rows.
Round 12: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together) repeat across this round.
Round 13: Knit 1 round.
Round 14: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together) repeat across this round.
Round 15: Knit 1 round.
Round 16: Knit into the front and the back of each stitch to increase.
Knit 4 rounds.
Round 21: (Knit 2 stitches together) repeat to the end of the round.
Break yarn and thread the yarn onto a wool needle and thread the remaining stitches through the wool needle and leave until you are finished filling your bird with stuffing.
The tail is knit in garter stitch (plain).
Cast on 3 stitches
Knit 6 rows.
Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and end of the row.
Knit 3 rows.
Knit wings in garter stitch (plain)
Cast on 5 stitches.
Knit first and second row.
Row 3: Cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of the row and 1 stitch at the end of the row.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and knit 2 together at the end of the row.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of the row, knit to the end of the row.
Row 8: Knit.
Shape your bluebird gently, by pushing more fleece to the back as can be seen in the photo.
Sew on wings and tail.
Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.