Red Heart® Super Saver® Parrot Pals

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by Nancy Anderson, Red Heart®

Red Heart® Super Saver® Parrot Pals

It's great to have a parrot with you to enjoy the journey through Africa! Choose fun, bright colors to crochet the Red Heart® Super Saver® Parrot Pals in one or both of the ways we show you. Consider making all the entire safari of animals available on A.C. Moore's website!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 18 sts and 20 rows (about 4 inch) to make a parrot that measures approximately 9 inch tall. If the hook listed under supplies does not work, use the sizes that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special abbreviations: mm - millimeter yoh - yarn over hook Notes: Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise indicated. Place stitch marker at beginning of rounds and move as rounds are completed. Use smaller hook for eye patch appliqués. Head and wings are attached using yarn ends. For a neater finish on the eye patch appliqués, use sewing thread to attach the pieces to the head. For easier and more exact part placement, head and tail placements are formed by working in the remaining loops from Rounds 9 and 10 and Round 24 of the Body. When attaching the head, work the last round of stitches in the remaining loops from the neck. Tail is worked in the remaining loops from Rounds 8 and 9. If adding optional weighted stuffing, place 1/4 cup of plastic pellets in the toe of a knee high stocking. Place this weighted packet in the bottom portion of the body. Toys with weight inserts and button eyes are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
  • 2
    Body: Beginning at bottom with Cherry Red or Carrot, wind yarn around finger for beginning ring, leaving a tail to tighten the ring. Tighten ring after Round 1 is completed. Round 1: With larger hook, work 12 sc in ring— 12 sts. Round 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around— 18 sts. Round 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around —24 sts. Round 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around— 30 sts. Round 5: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around— 36 sts. Round 6: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around— 42 sts. Round 7: Sc in each st around— 42 sts. Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around— 48 sts. Round 9: Sc in next 8 sts, working in back loops only, sc in next 8 sts, working in both loops, sc in next 32 sts— 48 sts. Round 10: Sc in next 9 sts, working in back loops only, sc in next 8 sts, working in both loops, sc in next 31 sts— 48 sts. Round 11: Sc in each st around —48 sts. Round 12: *Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 42 sts. Rounds 13 and –14: Sc in each st around— 42 sts. Round 15: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 36 sts. Rounds 16– and 17: Sc in each st around— 36 sts. Round 18: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 30 sts. Stuff firmly beginning with optional plastic pellet packet. Continue stuffing as rounds continue. Rounds 19– and 23: Sc in each st around —30 sts. Round 24: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 24 sts. Round 25: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around —24 sts. Round 26: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 18 sts. Round 27: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 12 sts. Round 28: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around —8 sts. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
  • 3
    Head: Beginning at bottom with Cherry Red or Carrot, wind yarn around finger for beginning ring, leaving a tail to tighten the ring. Tighten ring after Round 1 is completed. Round 1: With larger hook, work 12 sc in ring— 12 sts. Round 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—18 sts. Round 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around —24 sts. Round 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around —30 sts. Round 5: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around— 36 sts. Round 6: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around— 42 sts. Rounds 7– and 15: Sc in each st around— 42 sts. Round 16: *Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 36 sts. Round 17: Sc in each st around— 36 sts. Round 18: *Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around —30 sts. Round 19: Sc in each st around— 30 sts. Round 20: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 24 sts. Round 21: Sc in each st around —24 sts. Fasten off, leaving yarn tail for sewing head to body. Set aside.
  • 4
    Right Side Eye Patch Appliqué: With Soft White (or Tea Leaf), ch 3. Row 1: With smaller hook, working in back loops only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn— 2 sts. Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn —4 sts. Row 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from *across, turn —6 sts. Row 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from *across— 8 sts. Round 5: Now working in rounds, work 4 sc evenly spaced across end of next 3 rows, sc in remaining loops opposite next 2 sts, work 3 sc evenly spaced across end of next 3 rows, working across Row 4, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts across, join with slip st in next st— 17 sts. Round 6: 3 hdc in st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st; repeat from * twice, sc in next 4 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts from Round 5 and in first 2 hdc from Round 6, join with slip st in next st. Fasten off.
  • 5
    Left Side Eye Patch Appliqué: With Soft White (or Tea Leaf), ch 3. Row 1: With smaller hook, working in back loops only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn— 2 sts. Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn —4 sts. Row 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *across, turn —6 sts. Row 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *across— 8 sts. Round 5: Now working in rounds, work 3 sc evenly spaced across end of next 3 rows, sc in remaining loops opposite next 2 sts, work 4 sc evenly spaced across end of next 3 rows, working across Row 4, sc in next 6 sts across, 2 sc in next st, join with slip st in next st— 17 sts. Round 6: 3 hdc in st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st; repeat from * twice, sc in next 2 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts from Round 5 and in first 2 hdc from Round 6, join with slip st in next st. Fasten off.
  • 6
    Beak: With Bright Yellow (or Turqua), wind yarn around finger for beginning ring, leaving a tail to tighten the ring. Tighten ring after Round 1 is completed. Round 1: With larger hook, 4 sc in ring —4 sts. Round 2: Sc in each st around —4 sts. Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * twice —6 sts. Round 4: Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last 3 sts— 7 sts. Round 5: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * 3 times, sc in last st —10 sts. Round 6: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * 5 times— 15 sts. Rounds 7–9: Sc in each st around— 15 sts. Round 10: Sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts —15 sts. Round 11: Sc in each st around. Stuff beak firmly, continue stuffing as last rounds are made. Round 12: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * 5 times— 10 sts. Round 13: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * 2 times, sc in last 2 sts —8 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  • 7
    Feet (make 2): First Claw: With Bright Yellow (or Turqua), wind yarn around finger for beginning ring, leaving a tail to tighten the ring. Tighten ring after Round 1 is completed. Round 1: With larger hook, 8 sc in ring —8 sts. Round 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * twice— 10 sts. Rounds 3– and 4: Sc in each st around. Round 5: Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts —9 sts. Round 6: Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts— 8 sts. Round 7: Sc in each st around. Fasten off and set aside, First Claw of foot made. 2nd Claw: Rounds 1–6: Repeat rounds 1–6 of First Claw. Do not fasten off at end of 2nd Claw. Stuff tips of both claws. Back Claw: Round 7: Holding the First and 2nd Claws side-by-side, with open ends facing towards you, sc each st around each Claw— 16 sts. Round 8: Sc in each st around— 16 sts. Round 9: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 4 times— 12 sts. Stuff firmly and continue stuffing as rounds are completed. Round 10: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * twice— 10 sts. Round 11: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * twice— 8 sts. Round 12: Sc in each st around— 8 sts. Round 13: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * twice— 10 sts. Round 14: Sc in each st around— 10 sts. Round 15: Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts —9 sts. Round 16: Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts— 8 sts. Round 17: Sc2tog around —4 sts. Fasten off.
  • 8
    Wings (make 2): With Cherry Red or Carrot, ch 7. Round 1: With size G hook, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 chs, 3 sc in next ch, working in remaining loops on opposite side of ch, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st— 15 sts. Rounds 2 and –4: Sc in each st around. Round 5: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st —17 sts. Round 6: Sc in each st around. First Ruffle: Round 7: Working in front loops only, ch 1, slip st in same st, skip next st, 5 hdc in next st, *skip next st, slip st in next st, 5 hdc in next st; repeat from * 4 times, skip next st, slip st in next st and in beginning slip st. Fasten off. Round 8: Join Bright Yellow or Turqua in first remaining loop of round just completed, sc in same st as join remaining loop of each st around— 17 sts. Round 9: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st —19 sts. Rounds 10 and –12: Sc in each st around. Second Ruffle: Round 13: Working in front loops only, ch 1, slip st in same st, skip next st, 5 hdc in next st, skip next st, slip st in next st, *skip next st, 5 hdc in next st, skip next st, slip st in next st; repeat from * 3 times, skip next st, 5 hdc in next st, slip st in beginning slip st. Fasten off. Round 14: Join Royal Blue or Tea Leaf in first remaining loop of round just completed, sc in same st as join and in remaining loop of each st around— 19 sts. Round 15: Sc in each st around. Round 16: Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 7 sts— 17 sts. Round 17: Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 6 sts— 15 sts. Round 18: Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 5 sts— 13 sts. Round 19: Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 4 sts— 11 sts. Round 20: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * twice, sc in last 3 sts— 9 sts. Round 21: Sc in next st, *sc2tog; repeat from * 4 times —5 sts. Fasten off.
  • 9
    Tail: Round 1: Join Cherry Red or Carrot in remaining loop of 4th st from edge of Round 10 of Body, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each remaining loop across row 10, continue working in remaining loops of Round 9 of Body— 16 sts. Round 2: Sc in each st around. Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * twice—18 sts. First Tail Ruffle: Round 4: Working in front loops only, *5 dc in next st, skip next st, slip st in next st; repeat from * 6 times. Fasten off. Round 5: Join Bright Yellow or Turqua in first remaining loop of round just completed, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in remaining loop of each st around— 18 sts. Rounds 6– and 8: Sc in each st around. Second Tail Ruffle: Round 9: Repeat Round 4. Fasten off. Round 10: Join Royal Blue or Tea Leaf in first remaining loop of round just completed, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in remaining loop of each st around— 18 sts. Rounds 11– through 14: Sc in each st around. Round 15: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around— 12 sts. Round 16: Sc in each st around. Round 17: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from *around— 8 sts. Round 18: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from *around —6 sts. Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends and trim.
  • 10
    Finishing: Stuff head lightly before applying facial features. Attach beak to head using yarn tail or sewing thread. Referring to photo, sew eye patches on either side of beak, making certain to orient each patch as a mirror image to the other. For best results attach these patches with sewing thread and needle. Referring to photo, securely sew eyes to the eye patches. Finish stuffing head firmly. Make slight indentation in head stuffing to accommodate the neck. Thread yarn end from head onto a tapestry needle, place head onto neck paying careful attention to orientation of face. Match the stitches from last round of head with remaining loops from Round 25 of body instructions. Sew these sts together around. Fasten off. Weave in and yarn ends and trim. Using yarn ends from feet and tapestry needle, attach feet, side by side, to middle portion of the bottom of the parrot’s body, making certain that the first and second claws are facing forward. Sew securely taking several stitches along both feet. Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends and trim. Attach wings to upper side portions of body using yarn ends and tapestry needle. Weave in ends from tail and wings and trim.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Cherry Red 104212439 and Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Bright Yellow 104212445 and Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Royal Blue 104212493 and Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Soft White 104212435 (for the Cherry Red Parrot) OR Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Carrot 104212423 and Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Turqua 104212516 and Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Tea Leaf 104465934 (for the Carrot Parrot)
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook Crystalites® Size G-6 104236386
  •  Susan Bates® Plastic Crochet Hook Luxite® 3.5 mm E4 US 104236373
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Susan Bates® Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • La Petite 2 Hole Buttons 5/8 inch Black 104237201
  • Matching Sewing Thread and Stuffing
  • Poly-Fil® Poly-Pellets® Stuffing Beads 32 oz. 104754085 (optional - see Finishing)
  • Knee High Stocking (optional - see Finishing)
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