Budgie blank...

Use this simple pattern as a platform to add your own freestyle embroidery to create your own 'knitted' pet budgie.... pop by my @dotpebbles_knits Instagram gallery for more pictures


I used 3.25mmm straight knitting needles with DK cotton yarn such as Scheepjes Catona or Paintbox Yarn, toy filling and 6mm toy eyes (try Ebay)

Beginning at the tail cast on 8sts
Rows 1 - 22 Stocking stitch 22 rows
Row 23 dec) K3, skpo, k3 - 7sts
Row 24 P
Row 25 inc) Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 9sts
Row 26 P1, pfb, p to last 2 sts. pfb, p1 - 11sts
Rows 27 - 32 inc) Rep last 2 rows 3 times  - 23sts
Row 33 inc) Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 25sts
Rows 34-50 Beg. with a purl row, stocking stitch 17 rows
Row 51 Skpo, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, k2 tog
Row 52 dec) P2 tog, p to last 2 sts, p2 tog - 23sts

... short rows to shape the head
Short row 1 K17, with yarn in front sl next st purl-wise onto RH needle, with yarn in back, sl st back onto LH needle, turn (WTk - wrap and turn knit)
Short row 2 P11, with yarn behind sl next st purl-wise onto RH needle, with yarn in front, sl st back onto LH needle, turn (WTp - wrap and turn purl)
Short row 3 K10, W+T
Short row 4 P9, W+T
Short row 5 K8, W+T
Short row 6 P7, W+T
Short row 7 K6, W+T
Short row 8 P5, W+T
Short row 9 K4, W+T
Short row 8 P3, W+T
Short row9 K2, W+T
Short row 8 P1, W+T
End short row K12 sts to end

Row 53 dec) P2 tog 5 times, p3tog, p2 tog 5 times - 7sts
Cast off.

Match then mattress stitch the row ends to join along the front of the body - stuff the body through the open cast off end at the head - at the same times adding the eyes - then mattress join the cast off edge to form the front of the head.
Along this front of head seam work a single long stitch then over that stitch work buttonhole stitch.

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 - Robin Redbreast - a harbinger of Christmas and Spring - and yet has the sweetest song in Summer...
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