A dear friend of mine got to be an extra on Portlandia last year, and I quickly got hooked on the show! So when I decided to make a little birdie applique to decorate some of the flower pot cozies, I couldn’t resist using the catchphrase from one of their sketches – Put a Bird On It!
The Put a Bird On It Applique as shown measures just 1.5″ wide. Change the yarn and hook size to change the size of the finished applique! I can’t wait to see what you put a bird on next!
Put a Bird On It Applique
- US – F, 3.75mm hook
- 5 yards total worsted weight yarn in 2-3 colors
- 1 stitch marker
- Magic circle video tutorial available here.
Round 1: With Color A, leaving a long tail, make a magic circle and work 6 sc into the ring. Do not join or chain. (6 sts)
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st of previous round, placing a st marker in 1st st of round if needed. Do not join or chain. (12 sts)
Round 3: Sc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, dc in the next st. Ch 3 and break yarn, leaving long tail. Sew tail to base of dc st, and secure, leaving length to sew the applique on with later.
Counting from the dc st at the end of Round 3 of the body, skip the next 4 sts. Join to the next (5th) st with a sl st, using Color B. Break yarn, pull the end on through the sl st, and weave in ends.
Using desired Color, make a magic circle. Working into the ring, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st. Break yarn, leaving enough tail to sew to body. Tighten ring and sew to body as shown. Weave in ends
Using desired Color, embroider an eye, use a french knot, or even just a double knot. Weave in ends.
Simple, and cute, and ready for you to Put a Bird On It! I hope you enjoy this pattern and it puts a smile on your face too!
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