Free Crochet Flamingo Pattern




After making the mini flamingo a few weeks ago I knew we needed a larger version that still works up super quickly! And the free pattern is ready for you today!

Meet Fiona the Flamingo, she measures 15 inches tall and is ready to fly. She's a modification from our fun Ballerina Ostrich pattern that was released last year!

Just like the mini version her body and head are made as one piece. You will only need to sew her wings, tail and legs!

I've also shortened her neck just a smidgen to help keep it strong. Tight stitches and firm stuffing will also hold her head high.

This is a beginner pattern with slight sewing and would be a great project if you've been on the fence about trying amigurumi. You can also check out our Tips to Learning Amigurumi to walk you through the basics!

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Materials -

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (125g of pink; small amount of white, grey, and beige)
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook ( I use and love these hooks!)
  • 12mm safety eyes
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (these bent tips work wonders for amigurumi!)
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch markers


Abbreviations - US terminology

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

St(s)- Stitch(es)

Sl st – Slip stitch


NOTES -


- Slowlystuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. I recommend stuffing the body before crocheting the neck.

- You will be working in the round; I like to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

- The body and head will be made as one piece. I recommend tight stitches and firm stuffing to help avoid a wobbly neck.


Beak –

With grey

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: SC around (12)

Round 4: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18)

Rounds 5-7: SC around (18)

Change to white

Rounds 8-9: SC around (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the head.


Body –

With pink

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (48)

Rounds 9-15: SC around (48)

Round 16: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (42)

Rounds 17-18: SC around (42)

Round 19: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (36)

Rounds 20-21: SC around (36)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (30)

Rounds 23-24: SC around (30)

Round 25: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24)

Rounds 26-27: SC around (24)

Round 28: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18)

Rounds 29-36: SC around (18)

Here is where we will start the head

Round 37: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 38: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30)

Round 39: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (36)

Round 40: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (42)

Round 41: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (48)

Round 42: SC in the first 7 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (54)

Rounds 43-50: SC around (54)

NOTE: Here is where we will attach the facial features. Place the safety eyes 7 stitches apart between rounds 47 and 48. (For a girl version, I recommend sewing on the eyelashes before securing your safety eyes).

Beak - Sew the beak centered between the eyes with a small amount of stuffing.

Cheeks – With your tapestry needle and yarn for cheeks pass through one stitch on either side of your beak just under the eyes.






(Be sure to stuff the neck and shoulders firmly as you go. This will keep the neck sturdy.)

Round 51: SC in the first 7 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (48)

Round 52: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (42)

Round 53: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (36)

Round 54: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (30)

Round 55: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 56: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18)

Round 57: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (12)

Round 58: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end.


Tail-

With pink

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Rounds 3-4: SC around (12)

Round 5: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18)

Round 6: SC around (18)

Round 7: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next 6, SC in the last 6 sts (24)

Round 8: SC around (24)

Round 9: *SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next 3 sts*, repeat from * one more time, SC in each of the last 6 sts (30 SC)

Round 10: SC around (30)

Round 11: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next 3 sts, SC in the next 12 sts, SC INC in the next 3 sts, SC in the last 6 sts (36 SC)

Round 12: SC around (36)

Round 13: SC in the first 15 sts, SC INC in the next 6 sts, SC in the last 15 sts (42)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.




Wings- 

Make 2 - *I left the wings unstuffed*

(Each wing is made with two “feathers” that we will join together.)

Small Feather: With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC around (12)

Change to pink

Round 4: SC around (12)

Fasten off


Large Feather: With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Rounds 3-4: SC around (12)

Change to pink

Round 5: SC around (12)

Do not fasten off, here is where we will join the feathers and continue the wing.

Round 6: Attach to the first feather with a SC. SC around the first feather and then the second feather (24 SC). This completes your join and is where your next round will start, from here we will work the wing.

Rounds 7-10: SC around (24)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.





Legs –

With beige make 2, stuffing as you go

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30)

Rounds 6-7: SC around (30)

Round 8: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 9: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18)

Round 10: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (12)

Rounds 11- 20: SC around (12)

Round 21: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18)

Round 22: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24)

Round 23: SC around (24)

Round 24: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18)

Round 25: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (12)

Rounds 26-34: SC around (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.





Assembly –

- First, sew the wings onto the body (top of wing at round 26 and bottom of wing at round 15).

- Next, sew the tail centered onto the back of the body stuffing as you go.

- Lastly, sew the legs centered onto the bottom of your flamingo starting at round 2 and ending at round 5.





Your flamingo is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. Be sure to share your creation with us in the group, we'd love to see!

3 comments

  1. Assim que eu fizer, vou postar! Beijos

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  2. Thanks so much for your patterns..... I LOVE LOVE making them. I stay in Canada but am from South Africa.... so i make them and get them to South Africa for charity... and they are loved!!!! I would love to see a pattern for a rhino and a elephant.... again THANK YOU so much for these patterns, you will never know how much they mean to the people who receive them. love sue

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  3. I should make this for my niece. Never tried making a large amigurumi before, this might be my first project!

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