This crochet Flamingo is another addition to the series of Crochet Heart-shaped Appliques! His body is in the shape of a heart and it will be a beautiful project for Valentine’s Day. Easy and fun to make!
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Crochet Flamingo Applique – Free Crochet Pattern
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
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, color A – french rose
- cotton crochet thread size 10, color B – black
- crochet hook size 6/1.8 mm
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Crochet Flamingo is about 3-3/4” (9.5 cm) tall.
Neck and Head
With color A, Ch 20;
Row 1. 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 (this is Flamingo’s Head), Sl St in the same last St.
Join black color to the 4th St of the Head 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 about 6” tail, fasten off. Using the tail and a sewing needle, make the Flamingo’s eye.
Body and Legs
With pink color, Ch 4;
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 in center.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, HDC + DC in first St, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, HDC into each of next 3 Sts, HDC in Ch-1 St, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point), HDC in Ch-1 St, HDC into each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC + HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in first St, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in each of the next 6 Sts, SC in Ch-1 St, SC in next St (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 (see Instructions below), 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 second Leg was started,
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.
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.
Sew bottom of the Neck to the Body. Block your crochet Flamingo to the proper shape.
You are welcome to experiment with different yarn weight for your Flamingo applique.
Flamingo in the picture below is about 5-1/2″ (14cm) tall. It is made from Patons Grace, light weight yarn #3 cotton yarn, color – Lotus, hook 1/2.75 mm.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet Flamingo applique free pattern!
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The “Be a Flamingo Mug” has my crochet flamingo design on it! It is available for purchase HERE in my GoldenLucyCrafts Zazzle Shop!
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