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Crocheted Love Birds

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Love is in the air with these magical kissing love birds!  These adorable love birds are crocheted with magnets tucked inside to make them super smoochy.  You won't be able to stop playing with these darling birdies and testing their magnetic attractions.  The perfect gift for Valentine's Day, or any day you want to inspire your loved one to engage in some smooching too!
 
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Step 1: Materials

I followed this free pattern from Lion Brand, and used two different types of yarn and two different sizes of crochet hooks to create two differently-sized birds:

Lion Brand Wool Ease in Blush Heather
Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (smaller bird)

Lion Wool in Winter White
Crochet Hook - Size H-7 (larger bird)

Scraps of black yarn or 6mm Safety Eyes 

Large-Eye Blunt Needle

Split-ring stitch marker

Stuffing - I didn't have any batting on hand, so I used a cut-up old sock and t-shirt!

Magnets

Step 2: Getting Started

This pattern from Lion Brand Yarn was simple to follow and crocheted up quickly.  Here it is directly:

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:

Work in continuous rounds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

With either yarn, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!! /)*c*(\
sunshiine2 years ago
These are adorable! I think I am going to try my hand at crocheting this winter. This will be one of my first projects. Thanks for sharing!
jgoodman22 years ago
I feel like I'm making mine too big. Idk what I'm doing wrong.
Meesy73 years ago
Trying This!! love it! :)
scoochmaroo (author)  Meesy73 years ago
Great! Make sure you take some pictures to share :D
super cute, although I'm jealous that you are somewhere where there is grass. snow does not make as good of a backdrop. :)
These are adorable. I love the magnet idea!
This is very nice.
Sunbanks3 years ago
They're just so adorable!
Great job! Very cute!
Very cute...
ChrysN3 years ago
How sweet!
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