Crochet Flamingo Toy

crochet flamingo toy

Flamingos must be hot right now as I seem to notice them everywhere at the moment. From the cover of  Collective Hub magazine issue 29, artworks and garden ornaments to inflatable pool toys. After a quick search over on Ravelry and I found this beautiful pattern to crochet this flamingo to make as a new baby gift to give to my daughter’s teacher who had just welcomed a baby girl.

flamingo baby wraps

The gift was inspired by some pretty flamingo muslin fabric that I found at Spotlight. I love making baby wraps out of this fabric to give as gifts and I always have a quick look for any new designs in case I’m asked to make another nappy cake as they are great for helping to hold the structure together. Having not seen this fabric before I snapped up 1.5mtrs of each just in case it sold out and decided I’d be able to make a little flamingo toy to go with it as a little gift for a teacher who has been a fantastic influence on my daughter last year.

crochet flamingo bird pattern

This pink flamingo pattern is by Ann from Russia who has created some fun amigurumi creatures and you can find her patterns on Ravelry or from her Etsy shop “Melody of Moonlight” .

The pattern was clear and easy to follow and I loved how the little wings and feathers were created.

crochet bird wings

As she is for a baby I made her a little bigger by using some 8ply cotton yarn from my stash and a 4mm crochet hook. She looks cuter with safety eyes so she will have to be played with under supervision or used as a decoration on a shelf in her room until she’s a bit older just in case.

handmade flamingo

The feet were  little fiddly to make however they worked out in the end and they remind me of the Muppets for some reason. I can picture them doing a little tap dance!

flamingo baby gift

Missy made a little flamingo card to go with the gift and we wrapped it up in some flamingo wrapping paper I found. See flamingos can be found everywhere.

homemade flamingo toy

Have you noticed lots of flamingos lately or is it just me? Do you like birds? If you were to come back as a bird what type of bird would you be? I’d like to be a Galah, not a silly one though! haha

  • Claire @ Life on Wallace

    Oh my gosh, she is gorgeous!

    • Lorelei

      Thank you Claire!

  • HandbagMafia

    I wish I could crochet!!

    • Lorelei

      It’s never too late to learn!

  • Kylie Purtell – Capturing Life

    Oh y gosh that is so cute! I am going to show my sister this, she loves crochet and I reckon I could convince her to make one each for the girls!

    • Lorelei

      That would be great! This one was a gift so we don’t have it anymore. Will have to make another one one day.

  • Kirsten Bradley

    She is lovely! I am about to start making her, using DK yarn as well. How tall did she end up in the DK?

    • craftsmumship

      Thank you and good luck with yours it was fun to make. It’s hard to say as I’ve gifted her and didn’t measure but from memory with the long legs and all about 30 – 35cms I think. x

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