Please Note: I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn for this project. If you are using another brand (i.e. Red Heart) then you may need to do less rounds for the body. I recommend checking the fit of your tissue box cover from time to time.
- H Hook
- G Hook
- Small amount of black felt
- Stitch Markers
- Yarn Needle
- Fabric Glue
- Tissue Box
(BODY) H hook
Rnd 1: Ch 16
Rnd 2: SC in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end, ch 1 – turn
Rnd 3-22: Repeat rows 2.
Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc along side of the square to next corner putting 2 sc in corner. Continue around to the beginning, sl st at the beginning, ch 1.
Rnd 24: SC in BL only for 1 round.
Rnd 25-36: SC around.
Rnd 37: SC around leaving 10 sts unworked. (This is the mouth section. Fit on box to make sure it fits and looks straight. Use markers to help). Ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in the 6th st, sc to the end of round.
Rnd 38-44: Continue to sc around and in the ch 5 sts.
Rnd 45: Ch 1, 1 sc reverse stitch around. Fasten off.
|I finished the top and now working on the sides|
|Beginning the opening of the mouth|
|The Completed body|
(EYES) Make 2 - G Hook
Rnd 1: MC 6
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next*, repeat around (18), join with black
Rnd 4: Sl st around, fasten off
(EYEBROWS) G Hook
Rnd 1: Ch 18
Rnd 2: SC in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 sts, sc3tog, sc in last 7 sts. Fasten off.
(BEAK) Make 2 – G Hook
With Yellow or Orange
Rnd 1: MC 4
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (8)
Rnd 3: 1 *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (12)
Rnd 4: sc around (12)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc to end (15)
Rnd 6: sc around. (15). Fasten off. Leave long tail.
|Sew beak opening closed|
|Make sure you seal the edges closed|
(FEATHERS) Make 2 – G Hook
Rnd 1: MC 4
Rnd 2-7: sc around
Sew eyes to face. Glue black felt to eyes. Sew eyebrows to face above eyes. Sew beak closed. Sew beak to top and bottom lip. Seal edges of lips closed so that they won’t stay open when you pull the tissue out. Sew feathers together (one in front of the other), and then sew to top of head. Put bird over tissue box and stick tissue through the mouth