Chloe The Flamingo by Irene Strange

Chloe The Flamingo

Crochet
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in 13sc by 14rows for smaller flamingo (2.5mm hook), 12sc by 11rows for larger fluffy (3.5mm hook)
2.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
Made with 2.5mm hook - 39cm tall, made with 3.5mm hook - 50cm tall.
US
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Elegant, slender and really rather pink - say hello to Chloe and Beau, The Flamingos!

Both flamingos are made using the same pattern, but with different yarn and hook size (see below). The instructions are written in US crochet terms, with step by step photos detailing how to make the pieces and sew together the toy.

When made with DK weight yarn and 3.50mm hook the finished flamingo will measure about 50cm long from top of the neck to feet. When made with 4-ply weight yarn and 2.50mm hook she is 39cm long.

The fluffy flamingo fur is created with a single thread of textured yarn hidden under the stitches over the body (more details on the technique are here), and uses different pink colours for different elements, so there is a subtle colour shift behind the fur.

You’ll need to know how to:

  • make a Magic Ring (visit my Insta feed to see how to make a quick magic ring)
  • work in a round
  • single crochet
  • increase/decrease
  • invisible decrease/ invisible sc3tog (photos included)
  • half double crochet
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch

You will need:
For smaller flamingo
Scheepjes Catona in Rich Coral(410) - 55gr/130m
Small amounts of DMC Natura Just Cotton in Noir, Sable and Acanthe for the details.
For larger flamingo
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in
Light Peach (50gr), Bright Peach (20gr) and Lipstick Red(15gr) for the shades of pink
Seafoam Blue(5gr) and Black(5gr) for the beak.
Pair of 12mm black safety eyes
(optional) wire or pipecleaners for the legs
Toy Stuffing
Scissors
Darning Needle