Flisby the kingfisher by Sonja van der Wijk

Flisby the kingfisher

by Sonja van der Wijk
Crochet
May 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
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With this clear written pattern, you can make a super cute and realistic-looking crochet kingfisher. This .pdf crochet pattern is written in standard American crochet terms.

Despite the many colour changes for the head, this isn’t a very difficult pattern to crochet, as long as you follow the instructions to the letter and untangle your skeins after every round. The spots on the head and wings are easy enough to embroider because of the way they are placed. Assembling the animal and getting all the pieces in the right place will require some skill, but I guide you with the text and images in the pattern. As long as you take your time, you can make yourself a gorgeous little bird, I’m sure!

Size
If you use the recommended yarn, your kingfisher will be 4.3 inch / 11 cm tall

Materials
For this crochet kingfisher you’ll need worsted weight yarn (Lètt Lopi) and an E US/3.5 mm crochet hook. You also need a D US/3 mm crochet hook for the feet. You’ll need five colours of yarn: lagoon heather (9423), apricot (1704) and glacier blue heather (1404); for these you only need about 1/4 of a 100 yarn skein each. You need left-over bits of white (0051) and sheep black (0052) or another black. For the eyes I’ve used 10 mm animal eyes. You will also need fibrefill and pellets for extra weight in the body (I use Hama beads).

The crochet pattern contains
An intro with useful info. List of materials, tools and accessories needed. Brand and colour numbers of the needed yarn. A clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the animal. Pictures and illustrations to help getting everything right. All my patterns are text edited for correct English and have been tested by an experienced crocheter before publishing.

Yarn
Istex Lett lopi. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result.

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. If the pieces are crocheted tightly enough, they will not gape visibly when stuffed. You can make a little test swap to be sure.

If you feel like it, please sell a finished koala to donate some money to an Australian wildlife rescue organisation like Wires. I will donated a part of my earnings from this pattern to them.

For fun, support, suggestions, crochet alongs, showing off and much more, please come and join us in the Son’s Popkes crochet animal group.