Captain Jack Parrot

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This is Captain Jack Parrot, the Mighty Pirate. (Yes, I used to play Monkey Island…)
It feels like he’s very exited about something and want’s to tell you all about it!

This pattern is made of quite a few different parts. The difficulty of the pattern is medium and techniques needed are: crocheting in a magic ring, crocheting in the back loops and sewing parts together with a tapestry needle. The more complicated parts of the pattern have picture tutorials.

I have used a worsted yarn (130 m/50 g or 142 yd/1,75 oz) and a 3,00 mm hook. 100 g of the green yarn and less than 50 g of the other colors is enough. You will also need toy stuffing.

The pattern is written using US terminology.

Pattern for Captain Jack Parrot

Body
ROW 1:
(With green yarn) 6 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. 12 st.
ROW 3: 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 18 st.
ROW 4: 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 24 st.
ROW 5: 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 30 st.
ROW 6: 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 36 st.
ROW 7: 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 42 st.
ROW 8: 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 48 st.
ROW 9: 1 sc in every sc. 48 st.
ROW 10:
1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 54 st.
ROW 11:
1 sc in every sc. 54 st.
ROW 12:
 1 sc in the next 8 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 60 st.
ROW 13-17:
1 sc in every sc. 60 st.
ROW 18:
Decrease with 2 sc somewhere on the row. 58 st.
ROW 19-20: 1 sc in every sc. 58 st.
ROW 21:
Decrease with 2 sc somewhere on the row. 56 st.
ROW 22-23: 1 sc in every sc. 56 st.
ROW 24:
Decrease with 2 sc somewhere on the row. 54 st.
ROW 25-26: 1 sc in every sc. 54 st.
ROW 27:
Decrease with 2 sc somewhere on the row. 52 st.
ROW 28-29: 1 sc in every sc. 52 st.
ROW 30:
Decrease with 2 sc somewhere on the row. 50 st.
ROW 31-32: 1 sc in every sc. 50 st.
ROW 33:
Decrease with 2 sc somewhere on the row. 48 st.
ROW 34-38: 1 sc in every sc. 48 st.
End with a sl st.

Bottom
Repeat row 1-8 for the body. End with a sl st.

Head
Repeat row 1-8 for the body.
ROW 9:
1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 54 st.
ROW 10-17:
1 sc in every sc. 54 st.
ROW 18:
 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. 48 st.
ROW 19: 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. 42 st.
ROW 20:
1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. 36 st. End with a sl st.

Wing (make 2)
ROW 1: (With green yarn) 6 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. 12 st.
ROW 3: 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 18 st.
ROW 4: 1 sc in every sc. 18 st.
ROW 5: 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 24 st.
ROW 6: 1 sc in every sc. 24 st.
ROW 7: 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 30 st.
ROW 8-12: 1 sc in every sc. 30 st.
ROW 13: Skip the next 10 sc, 1 sc in the next 20 sc. 20 st. (The wing will look like picture 1.)
ROW 14-15: 1 sc in every sc. 20 st.
ROW 16: 1 sc in the next 15 sc. (Skip the last 5 sc). 15 st.
ROW 17:
Skip the first 5 sc, 1 sc in the next 10 sc. 10 st. (The wing will look like picture 2.)
ROW 18-21: 1 sc in every sc. 10 st.
ROW 22:
2 sc together, repeat 5 times. End with a sl st, fasten off and sew the opening closed. Stuff the wing.

You will have a wing with one ”feather” and two holes. Now we’re going to make feathers where the holes are. Start with the middle hole.
ROW 1:
Hold the wing with the complete feather to your left. Start with new thread in the last sc next to the complete feather. (Picture 3.) Ch 1. 1 sc in the next 9 sc. 10 st.
ROW 2:
1 sc in the first ch of the previous row. 1 sc in the next 9 sc. 10 st.
ROW 3:
 1 sc in every sc. 10 st. Stuff the feather.
ROW 4:
2 sc together, repeat 5 times. End with a sl st and sew he opening closed. You can use the yarn you started row 1 with to sew shut the small hole between the feathers.

The third feather: repeat the pattern for the middle feather. In picture 4. both wings are completed.

Foot (make 2)
ROW 1: (With yellow yarn) 6 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. 12 st.
ROW 3-8: 1 sc in every sc. 12 st.
ROW 9: 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 18 st.
ROW 10: 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 24 st.
ROW 11:
1 sc in the next 8 sc, skip the next 16 sc. 8 st.
ROW 12: 1 sc in the first sc of the previous row. (The foot will look like picture 1.)
ROW 13-15: 1 sc in every sc. 8 st.
ROW 16: 2 sc together, repeat 3 times. Sl st in the next sc, sew the opening closed.

We’re now making the second toe of the foot, the same way the feathers on the wing were made.
ROW 1: Stuff the foot. Hold the foot with the complete toe to your left. Start with new thread in the last sc next to the complete toe. (Picture 2.) Ch 1. 1 sc in the next 4 sc. Skip 8 sc. 1 sc in the next 3 sc. 8 st. (The foot will look like picture 3.)
ROW 2: 1 sc in the first ch of the previous row. 1 sc in the next 7 sc. 8 st.
ROW 3-5: 1 sc in every sc. 8 st. Stuff the toe.
ROW 6: 2 sc together, repeat 3 times. End with a sl st, sew the opening closed.

The third toe:
ROW 1: Hold the foot with the middle toe to your left. Start with new thread in the last sc next to the complete toe. Ch 1. 1 sc in the next 7 sc. 8 st.
ROW 2: 1 sc in the first ch of the previous row. 1 sc in the next 7 sc. 8 st.
ROW 3-5: 1 sc in every sc. 8 st. Stuff the toe.
ROW 6: 2 sc together, repeat 3 times. End with a sl st, sew the opening closed.
Sew the holes between the toes closed with a couple of stitches. Picture 4. shows both feet completed.

Tail feathers
Make 3 tail feathers – one red, one pink and one blue.
ROW 1: 6 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 1 sc in every sc. 6 st.
ROW 3: 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 9 st.
ROW 4: 1 sc in every sc. 9 st.
ROW 5: 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 12 st.
ROW 6: 1 sc in every sc. 12 st.
ROW 7: 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. 15 st.
ROW 8-14: 1 sc in every sc. 15 st.
ROW 15-18: Decrease with 1 sc somewhere on the row.
(You will have 11 st when you’re at row 18.) End with a sl st.

Stuff the feathers, not too much. Sew the opening closed on each feather. Place them next to each other and sew along the sides, but only halfway up (see picture above).

Eye (make 2)
I use thinner crocheting thread for the eyes and a 2,5 mm hook.
ROW 1: 9 hdc with black thread in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 1 sl st in the back loop of the first hdc and change to white thread. 1 sl st in the back loops of the next 8 hdc. 9 st.
ROW 3: Ch 2 (counts as the first hdc) 1 hdc in the back loop of the same sl st. 2 hdc in the back loops of the next 8 sl st. 1 sl st in the first hdc of the row. 18 st.
Sew a couple of stitches with white thread if the black thread shows in the whites of the eyes. Sew at white dot in the black pupil.

Beak
The beak is made of two parts.

The top part of the beak:
ROW 1: 6 sc in a magic ring with yellow yarn.
ROW 2: 1 sc in every sc. 6 st.
ROW 3-13: Increase with 2 sc somewhere on the row.
(This is how many stitches you will have following each row: row 3: 8 st. Row 4: 10 st. Row 5: 12 st. Row 6: 14 st. Row 7: 16 st. Row 8: 18 st. Row 9: 20 st. Row 10: 22 st. Row 11: 24 st. Row 12: 26 st. Row 13: 28 st.
End with a sl st.

The bottom part of the beak:
ROW 1: 6 sc in a magic ring with yellow yarn.
ROW 2-8: Increase with 2 sc somewhere on the row.
(This is how many stitches you will have following each row: row 2: 8 st. Row 3: 10 st. Row 4: 12 st. Row 5: 14 st. Row 6: 16 st. Row 7: 18 st. Row 8: 20 st.
End with a sl st.

Hat
Repeat row 1-8 for the body with brown yarn.
ROW 9-13: 1 sc in every sc. 48 st.
ROW 14: 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat. 54 st.
ROW 15: 1 sc in the next 8 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat. 60 st.
ROW 16: 1 sc in the next 9 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat. 66 st.
ROW 17: 1 sc in the next 10 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat. 72 st.
ROW 18: 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, *1 sc in the next 11 sc, 2 sc in the next sc*. Repeat *-* 5 times in total. 1 sc in the next 7 sc. 78 st.
ROW 19: 1 sc in the next 9 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, *1 sc in the next 12 sc, 2 sc in the next sc*. Repeat *-* 5 times in total. 1 sc in the next 3 sc. 84 st.
ROW 20: 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, *1 sc in the next 13 sc, 2 sc in the next sc*. Repeat *-* 5 times in total. 1 sc in the next 11 sc. 90 st.
ROW 21: 1 sc in the next 10 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, *1 sc in the next 14 sc, 2 sc in the next sc*. Repeat *-* 5 times in total. 1 sc in the next 4 sc. 96 st.
ROW 22: 1 sc in every sc. 96 st.
ROW 23: 1 sl st in every sc. 96 st. Fasten off.

Skull
(With thinner white crocheting thread and a 2,5 mm hook.)
ROW 1: 6 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. 12 st.
ROW 3: Turn. Ch 1. 1 sc in the next 3 sc. Fasten off.
Sew eyes and a mouth on the skull with black thread.

Assembly

The body: Stuff the body. Sew the bottom to the body with the right side outwards. (Make sure the body can stand by itself – if it doesn’t you have used too much or too little toy stuffing.)

Head: Stuff the head. Sew to the top of the body. Stuff both parts of the beak just a little bit. Fold the bottom part of the beak (see picture 1.). Fold the top part of the beak over the bottom part (picture 2.). Sew the parts together and sew the beak to the head, not too high up. (Picture 3. and 4.) Sew the eyes to the head.

Sew both feet and the tail feathers to the bottom, the feet should point in different directions and the tail feathers straight back. (See picture.) The feet and tail feathers makes it easier for the parrot to stand without falling over.

Sew the wings to the body, they should point backwards and outwards (see picture below).

The hat:
The skull is sewn on to the brim of the hat on the right side, but upside down, as shown in the picture below. Sew bones with white thread underneath the skull.

Make sure the hat has the wrong side out. Fold up the brim of the hat and pinch on each side of the crown of the hat, fasten with pins and sew with a couple of stitches. The skull should be exactly in the middle of the brim, in the front.
Now you can sew the hat to the head of the parrot. Stuff the crown of the hat with a little bit of toy stuffing and sew to the head, make sure the skull is above the beak.

ABBREVIATIONS

sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain





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