crochet peacock

Made by Good Day Crochet March 13. Pattern by Good Day Crochet.

Welcome to my pattern for this stunning crochet peacock. His feathers can stand up or lay down and his gorgeous colours will make your other toys envious! This pattern is free. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions: gooddaycrochet@gmail.com

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Crochet PEACOCK

Please note that this pattern is written using US crochet terminology.

Tools and materials
4mm hook
3 ply wool – 1 dark blue, 1 cream or off-white, 1 light brown, 1 light blue and either 1 multicoloured yarn (as used for peacock pictured) or a selection of dark green, purple, and blue yarns.
Needles for sewing (darning needle and embroidery needle)
Small blue buttons for eyes
Black embroidery thread
Polyfiber stuffing
Pipecleaners x 9

Abbreviations
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
inc = increase (stitch two sc in one sc)
dec = decrease (stitch next two sc together)
x = repeat (followed by number indicating how many times i.e. ‘x 6′)
sk = skip over next stitch
sl st = slip stitch
(6), (12) (18) etc = number of crochets in round
hdc = half double crochet
htc = half treble crochet

Crochet peacock

The body is really simple – it is the rest that takes work!


Body
Starting at back of the body with dark blue yarn…
1) Magic circle, 6sc into loop (6)
2) inc x 6 (12)
3) sc around (12)
4) ’1sc in next, inc’ x 6 (18)
5) ’1sc in next 2sc, inc’ x 6 (24)
6) ’1sc in next 3sc, inc’ x 6 (30)
7) ’1sc in next 4sc, inc’ x 6 (36)
8-12) sc around (36)
13) ’1sc in next 5sc, inc’ x 6 (42)
14) ’1sc in next 6sc, inc’ x 6 (48)
15-17) sc around (48)
18) ’1sc in next 6sc, dec’ x 6 (42)
19) ’1sc in next 5sc, dec’ x 6 (36)
20) ’1sc in next 4sc, dec’ x 6 (30)
21) sc around
crochet peacock

Don’t worry about weighting the body – the feathers will help him stand.


22) ’1sc in next 3sc, dec’ x 6 (24)
23) sc around (24)
24) ’1sc in next 2sc, dec’ x 6 (18)
Stuff firmly.
25) sc around (18)
26) ’1sc in next, dec’ x 6 (12)
27) sc around (12)
28) dec x 6 (6)
Finish off buy threading yarn though front loops of round 28 and pulling closed.

Head and neck
Starting at top of head with dark blue yarn…
1) Magic circle, 6sc into loop (6)
2) inc x 6 (12)
3) ’1sc in next, inc’ x 6 (18)
4) ’1sc in next 2sc, inc’ x 6 (24)
5) ’1sc in next 3sc, inc’ x 6 (30)
6-9) sc around (30)
10) ’1sc in next 3sc, dec’ x 6 (24)

crochet peacock head

The round head gives him a playful touch


11) ’1sc in next 2sc, dec’ x 6 (18)
12) ’1sc in next, dec’ x 6 (12)
Stuff head firmly and continue on to neck…
13) sc around (12)
14) ’1sc in next, inc’ x 6 (18)
15-24) sc around (18)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew to top front of body.

Feathers – make 9
Using mulicoloured yarn or one of your solid colours (do one or two of each), start at the tip of the feather…
1) Magic circle, 4sc into loop (4)
2) inc x 4 (8)
3) ’1sc in next, inc’ x 4 (12)
4) sc around x 4 (12)

Crochet peacock

So many pretty colours!


5) ’1sc in next 2sc, inc’ x 4 (16)
6)’1sc in next 3sc, inc’ x 4 (20)
7-14) sc around (20)
15) ’1sc in next 3sc, dec’ x 4 (16)
16) ’1sc in next 2sc, dec’ x 4 (12)
17-29) sc around (12)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Set aside.

Spots – make 9
Starting in the centre with light blue yarn…
1) Magic circle, 6sc into loop (6)
2) inc x 6 (12)
3) ’1sc in next, inc’ x 6 (18)
Change to light brown and continue…
4) sc around (18)

crochet peacock spots

Do you like my spots?


The pattern now switches to rows instead of rounds…
5) 1sc, 1hdc, 1htc, 1hdc, 1sc, sl st, ch 1, turn (6)
6) sk 1, 1sc, 1hdc, 1htc, 1hdc, 1sc, sl st (6)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

Flatten feather and sew spot onto the end with ‘point’ facing tip. Only sew through top layer of feather. Set aside.

Arrange and attach feathers

The feathers will be in two rows, with five at the front and four in the ‘gaps’ behind. The middle of the front row should be directly behind the peacock’s head about half way across the body.

To make the feather’s bendable, insert a pipecleaner under the body where one side of the feather will be sewn. Push pipecleaner out where the other side will be sewn. This should be about 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide.

crochet peacock

The feathers are sewn in two rows


Feed the pipecleaner through so the sides are even lengths and cut off an inch below the height of the feather.

Using a darning needle thread a small piece of yarn under the pipecleaner and body. Tie in tight knot and cut off excess.

You should now be able to slide the feather over the pipecleaners and sew into place.

Beak
Start at tip of beak in cream or off-white yarn…
1) Magic circle, 3sc into loop (3)
2) inc x 3 (6)
3-6) sc around (6)
7) ’1sc in next, inc’ x 3 (9)
8) ’1sc in next 2sc, inc’ x 3 (12)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing.
Lightly stuff and sew to front of head.

crochet peacock

The simple beak and crest give him that extra something!

Finishing touches

Crest feather x 3

Thread a length of light blue yarn through on stitch on top of the head. Tie an overhand knot to secure. Keep making knots until the crest feather is the desired length you’d like. Tie last two knots as tight as possible and cut off excess.

Eyes

Using black embroidery thread, sew a small blue button onto each side of the head.

Crochet peacock

If you used pipecleaners my feathers will stand…

crochet peacock

… and they’ll also lay down beautifully.


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