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Free Crochet Pattern: Prym the Peacock

Free Crochet Pattern: Prym the Peacock

Happy Pride Month! I’m so incredibly excited to share this month’s pattern for a couple of reasons. Pride is very special to me and here at cbfiberworks I want to create a community of kindness and inclusivity–a place where you can be you! Peacocks are fascinating animals and they naturally ignore gender stereotypes with the males being the ones to grow those beautiful and iconic feathers. I’m proud to present this month’s free crochet pattern: Prym the Peacock!

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Free Crochet Pattern: Prym the Peacock

Project Materials

  • When changing colors, always switch to the new color in the last stitch.
    • Ex. (Color A) Row 2: [inc, sc] 6 times. (12) Switch to Color B.
    • So in the last st of Row 2, complete the final sc using the new color.
  • Tester Photos

    I had an amazing group of testers for this pattern and I was absolutely blown away by their awesome creations! Check out their peacocks made in all sorts of beautiful colors.

    • tester photo 1 of prym the peacock for blog post
    • tester photo of prym the peacock for free crochet pattern: prym the peacock
    • tester photo 3 of prym the peacock for free crochet pattern: prym the peacock
    • tester photo 4 of prym the peacock for blog post
    • tester photo 5 for prym the peacock for free crochet pattern: prym the peacock
    • tester photo 6 for free crochet pattern: prym the peacock
    • tester photo 7 of prym the peacock for blog post
    • tester photo 8 of prym the peacock for blog post

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    Pattern

    Head & Body

    Start with Color A and a 3.00mm hook.

    Rnd 0: MR6 (Place your stitch marker in the first st)

    Rnd 1: inc 6 times. (12)

    Rnd 2: [inc, sc] 6 times. (18)

    Rnd 3: [sc, inc, sc] 6 times. (24)

    Rnd 4: [inc, 3sc] 6 times. (30)

    Rnds 5-9: sc around. (30)

    Rnd 10: 4sc, dec 5 times, 9sc, dec, 5sc. (24)

    Place a stitch marker in the 3rd decrease from Row 10. This marks the center line of the head.

    Rnd 11: sc around (24)

    Rnd 12: [sc, dec, sc] 6 times. (18)

    If you’re using safety eyes, place them between Rows 7-9 with about 8sts in between. If you’re embroidering or felting eyes, you can place them at the end.

    Rnd 13: sc around. (18)

    Rnd 14: [dec, sc] 6 times. (12)

    Start stuffing the head.

    Rnds 15-17: sc around. (12)

    Rnd 18: [inc, sc] 6 times. (18)

    Rnds 19-21: sc around. (18)

    Rnd 22: [sc, inc, sc] 6 times. (24)

    Rnds 23-27: sc around. (24)

    Rnd 28: inc 4 times, [9sc, inc] 2 times. (30)

    Rnd 29: [2sc, inc 2 times] 2 times, 20sc, inc 2 times. (36)

    NOTE: Rows 30 and 32 include the feather stitch. Refer to the Project Notes above for instructions and the video tutorial.

    Rnd 30: 3 feather sts, 24sc. (36)

    Rnd 31: [inc, sc] 6 times, 24sc. (42)

    Rnd 32: 4 feather sts, 26sc. (42)

    Rnd 33: [inc, 2sc] 6 times, 24sc. (48)

    Rnd 34: sc around. (48)

    Stuff the neck.

    Rnd 35: 9sc, [inc, sc] 3 times, 18sc, dec 3 times, 9sc. (48)

    Rnds 36-37: sc around. (48)

    Rnd 38: 10sc, dec 3 times, 19sc, dec 3 times, 7sc. (42)

    Rnd 39: 8sc, dec 3 times, 17sc, dec 3 times, 5sc. (36)

    Rnd 40: sc around. (36)

    Rnd 41: [2sc, dec, 2sc] 6 times. (30)

    Continue stuffing the neck and body. As you keep stuffing, insert the 3-4 marbles into the body toward the front chest. (This is to help balance Prym later since the tail is heavy.)

    Rnd 42: [dec, 3sc] 6 times. (24)

    Rnd 43: [sc, dec, sc] 6 times. (18)

    Rnd 44: [dec, sc] 6 times. (12)

    Rnd 45: dec 6 times. (6)

    Fasten off and weave the remaining yarn tail into the body.

    Beak

    Use Color B and a 3.00mm hook.

    Rnd 0: MR6 (Place your stitch marker in the first stitch).

    Rnd 1: sc around around. (6)

    Rnd 2: inc 2 times, 4sc. (8)

    Rnd 3: sc around. (8)

    Rnd 4: sc, inc 2 times, 5sc. (10)

    Rnd 5: sc around. (10)

    Fasten off with an 8-10in. tail and don’t stuff.

    Wings x2

    Use Color A and a 3.00mm hook.

    Rnd 0: MR6 (Place your stitch marker in the first stitch).

    Rnd 1: inc 6 times. (12)

    Rnd 2: [inc, sc] 6 times. (18)

    Rnd 3: [sc, inc, sc] 6 times. (24)

    Rnd 4: [inc, 3sc] 6 times. (30)

    NOTE: Rows 5-9 are worked in flat rows and the stitch counts only include the stitches in those rows. The ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch.

    Row 5: 9sc, sl st, ch 1, turn. (9) Leave the remaining stitches unworked and remove your stitch marker.

    Row 6: sk sl st, 8sc, sl st, ch 1, turn. (8)

    Row 7: sk sl st, dec, 4sc, dec, ch 1, turn. (6)

    Row 8: dec, 2sc, dec, ch 1, turn. (4)

    Row 9: dec 2 times, ch 1, turn. (2)

    NOTE: Rnd 10 is worked down the sides of the short rows and around Row 4.

    Rnd 10: 2sc, (working in the sides and around Row 4) 32sc, sl st to join. (34)

    Fasten off with a short tail and weave in the remaining yarn tails.

    Feet x2

    Use Color B and a 3.00mm hook.

    Rnd 0: MR6 (Place a stitch marker in the first stitch).

    Rnd 1: inc 6 times. (12)

    Rnd 2: [inc, sc] 6 times. (18)

    Rnds 3-4: sc around. (18)

    Rnd 5: [dec, sc] 6 times. (12)

    Rnd 6: sc around. (12)

    Fasten off with an 8-10in. tail and don’t stuff.

    Crest (Head Feathers) x3

    Start with Color B and a 2.25mm hook.

    Rnd 0: MR6 (Place your stitch marker in the first stitch).

    Rnd 1: inc 6 times. (12)

    Rnd 2: sc around. (12)

    Switch to Color A. Cut and tie off Color B, tucking any yarn tails into the head feather.

    Rnd 3: sc around. (12)

    Rnd 4: [dec, sc] 4 times. (8)

    Rnd 5: sc around. (8)

    Rnd 6: dec 4 times. (4)

    Fasten off with an 8-10in. tail and don’t stuff.

    Tail

    Tail Tips (Make 3)

    Start with Color C and a 3.00mm hook.

    Rnd 0: MR6 (Place a stitch marker in the first stitch.)

    Rnd 1: inc 6 times. (12)

    Rnd 2: [inc, sc] 6 times. (18)

    Rnd 3: [sc, inc, sc] 6 times. (24)

    Switch to Color D.

    Rnds 4-7: sc around. (24)

    Switch to Color E.

    Rnd 8: sc around. (24)

    Fasten off (leaving your stitch marker in place) and make 2 more (repeating Rows 0-8). When you finish the third, don’t fasten off. Press all 3 flat with the stitch markers in the corners.

    Row 9 can be a bit tricky so if you need help, the premium pdf contains 60+ photos and video tutorials. Head to Etsy or Ravelry to grab the printable pattern today.

    Rnd 9: sc into the marked st of tip 2 (move the stitch marker here–this is the new starting point), 11sc, sc into the marked st of tip 1, 23sc, sc into the next available st of tip 2, 11sc, sc into the next available st of tip 3, 23sc. (72)

    connecting tail tips photo for blog post
    Image by Chanel of cbfiberworks.

    Rnd 10: sc around. (72)

    Rnd 11: [5sc, dec, 5sc] 6 times. (66)

    Switch to Color F.

    Rnd 12: sc around. (66)

    Rnd 13: [dec, 9sc] 6 times. (60)

    Rnd 14: sc around. (60)

    Rnd 15: [4sc, dec, 4sc] 6 times. (54)

    Switch to Color A.

    Rnd 16: sc around. (54)

    Rnd 17: [dec, 7sc] 6 times. (48)

    Rnd 18: sc around. (48)

    Rnd 19: [3sc, dec, 3sc] 6 times. (42)

    Switch to Color G.

    Rnd 20: sc around. (42)

    Rnd 21: [dec, 5sc] 6 times. (36)

    Rnds 22-23: sc around. (36)

    Fasten off with 16-18in. tail and don’t stuff–just press flat.

    If you’re tired of scrolling and would rather just check out the condensed pdf, you can grab a copy of Prym the Peacock on either Etsy or Ravelry.

    Assembly

    prym the peacock assembly picture for free crochet pattern: prym the peacock
    Image by Chanel of cbfiberworks.

    Crest (Head Feathers)

    Pin the 3 head feathers in a cluster on the top, center of the head (about where the MR is). Use the yarn tails and a tapestry needle to sew each one to the top of the head. Weave any remaining yarn tails into the head.

    Beak

    Using the stitch marker as a guide, pin the beak to the center, front of the face between Rows 7-10. Using the yarn tail and a tapestry needle, sew the beak to the head and weave any remaining yarn into the head. Remove the stitch marker.

    Wings

    Pin the wings to the sides of the body with the top edge (on both sides) touching the feather stitches from Rows 30 and 32. Cut a length of Color A (about 12in. long) and sew along the front edge of the wing only.

    Feet

    Press the feet flat and pin them to the bottom of the body at an angle (see photo
    below). Using the yarn tails and a tapestry needle, sew the outermost edge of the foot to the body, then the innermost edge. Then weave any remaining yarn tail into the body.

    Tail

    Pin the tail upright, following the curve of Row 33 (of the body). Using the yarn tail and a tapestry needle, sew the bottom edge of the tail to the body all the way around. Weave the remaining yarn tail into the body.

    Face Details (optional)

    If you used safety eyes, ignore the felting instructions for eyes. Or if you don’t want to felt, skip this part. Place pins in a circle for both eyes. Then use a felting needle and poke the brown wool roving into place. Poke the black wool roving in the center to create the pupil. Poke the white wool roving over the top of the iris and pupil to create the highlight.

    Then place pins leading from the beak over the top of the eyes. Use a felting needle and poke the silver wool roving into a thin line.

    Place pins in a curve under each eye. Use a felting needle and poke the silver wool roving into a thick curve under the eye.

    Finished!

    finished prym the peacock for free crochet pattern: prym the peacock
    Image by Chanel of cbfiberworks.

    Summary

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    Check out last year’s Pride pattern: Free Crochet Pattern: Sammie the Turtle

    Til next time!

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