I designed this for my 7 month old niece, Danika.
I discovered when I took Danika into the room I stay in while at my parents’, the only thing to I had to offer her to play with was a very plain, crocheted cotton coaster… she loved it!
The size and thickness of coasters make it easy for her to grasp and manipulate them. I made this one just for her. It’s bright colors and interesting shape should be quite stimulating for her little brain.
I hope to make more themed coasters for her in the future. ♥
Worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Wintuk in Christmas Red, Nutmeg, Jonquil and TLC Essentials in Falling Leaves.)
yarn needle to weave in ends
Rnd 1 - With brown, ch 4, join with ss to first ch to form a ring, ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join to 3rd ch in beg ch 3. (12 sts)
Rnd 2 - ch 3, dc in same st, (2 dc in ea st) 11 times. (24 sts)
Rnd 3 - ch 3 dc in same st, (2 dc in ea st) 23 times. (48 sts) Finish off.
Row 1 - (RS) With feather color, attach to body with 1 sc, 18 sc (19 total sc including sc used to attach yarn), turn.
Row 2 - ss in 1st st, (sk 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, ss in next st) 3 times, turn.
Row 3 - sc in 1st st, (hdc, sk next st, 7 dc in next st, sk next st, hdc, sk next st)2 times, hdc, 7 dc in next st, sk next st hdc, sc, ss to the ss, finish off.
Row 1 - (RS) With brown, (RS) attach with sc 3 sts to the left of feathers, 3 sc (4 total sc including the sc used to join yarn), ch 1, turn.
Row 2 - 4 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 3 - 2 sc in 1st sc, 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 4 - 6 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 5 - sc 2 tog, 2 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn.
Row 6 - (sc 2 tog) 2 times, finish off.
Row 1 - (RS) With yellow, attach with sc to head, sc once more (2 sc total), ch 1, turn.
Row 2 - sc 2 tog, finish off.
*top stitch - insert hook where specified, pull up a loop through piece and the loop on hook.
(RS) With red, top st in same st on the head that you did the first beak st in, which will be the top of the beak. Then top st in the same st you did the 2nd beak stitch in, ch 2, finish off.
(RS) Attach yellow with a ss to body (4 sts from bottom of feathers), ch 4, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in same st, finish off.
Repeat for second leg, 2 sts over (left of first leg).