Thursday, November 19, 2015

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS FREDBIRD


Fredbird is the official mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals.  This was a request from another one of my co-workers along with KC Wolf, the official mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs.  The pattern for KC Wolf will be posted soon.

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn:  Red, white, yellow, and black.
E crochet hook
Polyester fiberfill
Tapestry needle
Black and red craft felt
2 20mm oval goggle eyes

ARMS (MAKE 2):
Rd 1: With yellow, 5 sc in magic ring.  (5)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.  (10)
Rds 3-5: sc in each sc around.  (10)
Rd 6: 3 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 8 sc.  (14)
Rd 7: sc in each sc around.  (14)
Rd 8: (sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 6 sc.  (10)
Rd 9: sc in each sc around.  (10)  Change to red.
Rds 10-22: sc in each sc around.
Finish off.  Weave in ends.  Stuff ARMS firmly.

SHOES (MAKE 2):
Rd 1: With white, 8 sc in magic ring.  (8)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.  (16)
Rds 3-6: sc in each sc around.  (16)  Change to white
Rds 7-9: sc in each sc around.  (16)
Rd 10: sc2tog, sc in next 14 sc.  (15)
Rd 11: sc2tog, sc in next 13 sc.  (14)
Rw 12-14: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 14 sc.  (14)
Rw 15-16: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 6 sc.  (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Line up the edges of heel flap with opposite side of work.  Using tail and yarn needle, whipstitch the two sides to each other matching stitches.  Sew across the bottom of the heel.  Weave in ends.

SHOE CUFF (DO TWICE):
Rd 1: With red and starting at back, sc evenly 12 times around top opening.  (12)
Rd 2: Working in front loops only, 2 sc in each sc around.  (24)
Finish off and weave in ends.

LEGS (MAKE 2):
Rd 1: Working in free loops of Rd 1 of SHOE CUFF, attach yellow, ch 1, sc in each sc around.  (12)
Rds 2-11: sc in each sc around.  (12)
Finish off.

LEG FEATHERS (DO ON BOTH LEGS):
Rd 1: Skip next sc on LEGS, working in front loops only, attach red, (ch 4, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, skip next sc on LEG, slip st in next sc) 6 times.
Finish off.  Weave in ends.

BODY:
Rd 1: With red, 9 sc in magic ring.  (9)
Rd 2: 2 sc in next 2 sc, holding FIRST LEG and BODY with right together, matching next sc on BODY and sc on LEG making sure to keep LEG pointing the right direction and working through both thicknesses, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc on BODY, holding SECOND LEG and BODY with right sides together, matching next sc on BODY and sc on LEG making sure to keep LEG pointing the right direction and working through both thicknesses, sc in next 2 sc.
Rd 3: 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in next skipped sc of FIRST LEG, working in sc behind same leg, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, skip next 8 sc of same leg, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc of BODY, sc in next unworked sc on SECOND LEG, working in sc behind same leg, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, skip next 8 sc of same leg, sc in next sc.
Rd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc in next skipped sc of FIRST LEG, working behind FIRST LEG, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, skip next 6 sc of same leg, sc in next sc, sc in next sc of BODYY, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc in next unworked sc of SECOND LEG, working behind same leg, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, skip next 6 sc of same leg, sc in next sc, sc in next sc of BODY.
Rd 5: sc in next 8 sc, sc in next 6 sc of FIRST LEG, sc in next 14 sc of BODY, sc in next 6 sc of SECOND LEG, sc in next 2 sc.  (36)
Rds 6-13: sc in each sc around.  (36)
Rd 14: sc in next 10 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 24 sc.  (35)
Rd 15: sc in next 19 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 14 sc.  (34)
Rd 16: sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 30 sc.  (33)
Rd 17: sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 23 sc.  (32)
Rd 18: sc in next 12 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 18 sc.  (31)
Rd 19: sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, holding FIRST ARM and BODY with right sides together, matching marked sc on FIRST ARM with next sc on BODY and working through both thicknesses, sc in next 4 sc, sc in next 5 sc of BODY, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, holding SECOND ARM and BODY with right sides together, matching marked sc in SECOND ARM with next sc on BODY and working through both thicknesses, sc in next 4 sc.
Rd 20: sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc in next skipped sc on FIRST ARM, working in sc behind same arm, sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip next 4 sc on same arm, sc in next sc on same arm, sc in next 4 sc on BODY, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next unworked sc on SECOND ARM, working in sc behind same arm, sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip next 4 sc on same arm, sc in next sc on same arm.
Rd 21: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc on FIRST ARM, sc in next 4 sc on BODY, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 4 sc on SECOND ARM, sc in next sc.
BEGIN STUFFING BODY FIRMLY AT THIS POINT.  CONTINUE ADDING STUFFING AS YOU GO.
Rd 22: (sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog) around.  (24)
Rd 23: (sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc) around.  (20)
Rd 24: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (30)
Rd 25: (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (36)
Rds 26-31: sc in each sc around.  (36)
Rd 32: sc in next 5 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 4 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 22 sc.  (41)
Rd 33: sc in next 7 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 24 sc.  (45)
Rd 34: sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 13 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next sc) 4 times, sc2tog, sc in next sc.  (38)
Rd 35: sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc, (sc2tog) 5 times.  (31)
Rd 36: sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, (sc2tog) 3 times.  (26)
Rd 37: sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, (sc2tog) twice.  (22)
Rd 38: (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, (sc2tog) twice.  (16)
Rd 39: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog.  (12)
Rd 40: sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (8)
Rd 41: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6)
Rd 42: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4)
Finish off.  Weave in ends.

FACE:
Rw 1: With black, ch 8, sc in second ch from hook, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times.  (10)
Rw 2: Ch 1, turn; (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across.  (12)
Rws 3-10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.  (12)
Rw 11: Ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, (sc2tog, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc2tog.  (8)
Rw 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, (sc2tog) 3 times, sc in next sc.  (5)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Sew FACE to head of BODY.

BEAK:
Rd 1: With yellow, 4 sc in magic ring.  (4)
Rd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc.  (6)
Rd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc.  (8)
Rd 4: sc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc.  (10)
Rd 5: sc in next 4 sc, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc.  (14)
Rd 6: sc in next 5 sc, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc.  (18)
Rd 7: sc in next 6 sc, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc, dc in next 8 sc, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, slip st in next 8 sc.
NOW WORKING IN ROWS
Rw 8: Ch 1, turn; skip next sc, flatten BEAK, working through both thicknesses, sc in next 10 sts.  (10)
Rw 9: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.  (10)
Rw 10: Ch 1, turn; working in back loops only, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.  (8)
Rw 11: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6)
Rw 12: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4)
Rw 13: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog across.  (2)
Rw 14: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog.  (1)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Weave tail down to between Rw 9 and Rw 10.  Sew BEAK to FACE.  Cut a triangle out of black craft felt that matches lower half of BEAK and glue in place.  Cut a triangle out of red craft felt for TONGUE and glue in place.

HAT:
Rd 1: With red, 5 sc in magic ring.  (5)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.  (10)
Rd 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (15)
Rd 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (20)
Rd 5: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  (25)
Rds 6-9: sc in each sc around.  (25)
Rw 10: Working in back loops only, sc in next 8 sc.  (8)
Rws 11-14: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 8 sc.  (8)
Rw 15: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  With white, backstitch the STL on the HAT.  Weave tail along side of bill to edge.  Sew HAT to head of BODY with bill facing forward and HAT overlapping black FACE a little and adding some stuffing before closing to keep dome shape of HAT.

JERSEY:
Rw 1: With white, ch 40, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.  (39)
Rw 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, change to red, sc in next 4 sc, change to white, sc in next 29 sc, change to red, sc in next 4 sc, change to white, sc in next sc.  (39)
Rws 3-5: Ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 29 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next sc.  (39)
Rw 6: Ch 1 ,turn; sc in next sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 22 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next sc.  (38)
Rw 7: Ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 14 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 12 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next sc.  (37)
Rw 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sc, change to yellow, sc in next 5 sc, change to white, sc in next 8 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next sc.  (36)
Rw 9: Ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 3 sc, change to yellow, sc in next 5 sc, change to white, sc in next 8 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 2 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next sc.  (35)
Rw 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, change to red, sc in next 4 sc, change to white, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 6 sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 7 sc, change to red, sc in next 4 sc, change to white, sc in next sc.
Finish off.
LEFT SIDE:
Rw 11: With right side facing, skip next 28 sc, attach white with slip st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as slip st, sc in next 5 sc.  (6)
Rw 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 6 sc.  (6)
Finish off.
CENTER:
Rw 11: With right side facing, skip next 11 sc, attach white with slip st in next sc, ch 1, sc tog the same sc as slip st and next sc, change to red, sc in next sc, change to white, sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog.
Finish off.
RIGHT SIDE:
Rw 11: With right side facing, attach white with slip st, ch 1, sc in same sc as slip st, sc in next 5 sc.  (6)
Rw 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.  (6)
Rw 13: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 6 sc, ch 5, sc in next 4 sc of CENTER, slip st in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch 5, sc in next 6 sc of LEFT SIDE.
Rw 14: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 5 ch, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc over next 2 slip st, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5 ch, sc in next 6 sc.  (30)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing the back seam closed.  Using lazy daisy stitch, stitch on tails of Cardinals on bat on front of JERSEY.  Using picture as reference and using black, backstitch “Cardinals” on front of JERSEY.  Using red, backstitch “FRED” above RIGHT SIDE “0” and “BIRD” above LEFT SIDE “0”.

SLEEVES:
Rd 1: With right side facing, attach white in third skipped sc in ARMHOLE, ch 1, sc in same sc as slip st, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in side of Row 11 of CENTER, sc in free loops of next 5 ch, sc in side of Rw 12 of RIGHT SIDE of back, 2 sc in side of Row 11 of RIGHT LEFT of back, sc in next 2 skipped sc of Row 10.  (15)
Rds 2-7: sc in each sc around.  (15)
Finish off.  Weave in ends.  Repeat in second ARMHOLE just reversing the order of the stitches.

TAIL:
Rw 1: With red, ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in next 5 ch, ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in next 5 ch.
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Sew connected edge of TAIL to BODY.

Fredbird and St. Louis Cardinals are copyright Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. and their respective creators.

This crochet pattern is an original pattern and is © by Christjan Bee (November 2015).  Please do not claim this pattern as your own.  If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site.  You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I love your crochet Fredbird! I am following your pattern and under the body section, it has me extremely confused. Just when I think I may have it right, it looks off. Do you have any photos with steps on how you did the body where the legs attach? I'm not following the pattern and stitches well at all and I have made a few amigurumis. Thank you!

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