This is another addition to the series of Crochet Heart-shaped Animals – Flamingo!
A beautiful project for Valentine’s Day. Easy and fun to make!
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
HDC3tog – half double crochet 3 stitches together
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet
– cotton crochet thread size 10 in pink and black
– crochet hook size 6/1.8 mm
Ch 20, HDC in 3rd Ch from hook, HDC in each of the next 12 Chs, 2 HDC in each of the next 4 Chs, working under two loops – 6 HDC in next (last) Ch – for Head, Sl St in the same last St.
Join black color to the bottom of the Head at the 4th St counting from the last Sl St made.
Ch 3, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in next Ch, Sl St in next St of the Head, cut the yarn leaving a about 6” tail, fasten off. Using the tail and a sewing needle, make the flamingo’s eye.
Body and Legs
Rnd 1. make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under two loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, in top of first St of previous Round make HDC and DC, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, HDC into each of next 4 Sts, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point), HDC in Ch-1, HDC into each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC and HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in top of first St of previous round, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, then SC in each of the next 7 Sts, SC (Heart point).
First Leg: Ch 18, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in each of next 2 Chs, 3 HDC in next Ch, HDC in next Ch, SC in each of next 12 Chs, Sl St in same St where SC for the Heart point was made, SC* in next St.
Second Leg: Ch 19, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in next Ch, HDC3tog, HDC in next St, SC in each of next 4 Chs, 3 SC in next Ch, SC in each of next 7 Chs, Sl St in same St of the Body where SC* was made.
How to make half double crochet three together (HDC3tog).
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop] 3 times – you will have 7 loops on your hook, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
SC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center, Ch 1.
Sew bottom of the Neck to the Body.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Block your Flamingo appliqué to the proper shape.
Enjoy your Flamingo!
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