These gorgeous crochet doves are a beautiful handmade home decoration idea for Christmas or Easter. Make a set of birds in different colors using the same fabric which bounds them nicely together. Or crochet all doves in the same color of yarn using different fabrics to give each bird a slightly different look. Have fun with the free pattern!

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Supplies you`ll need:

  • sport or DK weight (fine or light) cotton yarn. I used Scheepjes Catona (color #222, #251, #256, #409, #523)
  • crochet hook 2.5 mm (or in accordance to the yarn you use)
  • polyester fiberfill
  • cotton fabric and thread for sewing
  • golden thread for the peak
  • 2 small spangles and 2 golden beads for the eyes
  • beading thread and needle for sewing the eyes
  • satin ribbon or golden thread for hanging (25 cm / 10 in for each)
  • Darning and embroidery needle

Finished size: 4.5 x 4.5 cm / 1.75 x 1.75 in

Skill level: easy+

Stitches needed (US crochet terms):

Slip stitch (sl st), chain (ch), single crochet (sc)

Abbreviations:

Repeat (rep), stitch(es) – st(s)


About the pattern:

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.
  • Use a stitch marker and place it in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of it.

DOVE

Crocheted in one piece from top to bottom.

1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring [6]

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [18]

4-6: Sc in each st around

7: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [24]

8: Sc in each st around

9: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [30]

10-11: Sc in each st around

12: Sc in next 12 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) rep 3 times, sc in next 12 sts [33]

13: Sc in each st around

14: Sc in next 14 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) rep 3 times, sc in next 13 sts [36]

15: Sc in each st around

16: Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) rep 3 times, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts [36]

17: (Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [30]

18: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [24]

Stuff the piece and keep adding stuffing as you go to bring out the shape of the dove.

19: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [18]

20: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) rep 6 times [12]

Finish stuffing. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops of the remaining stitches and pull tightly to close. A helpful video can be found here.

crochet dove ornament pattern
crochet dove ornament pattern
crochet dove ornament pattern
crochet dove ornament pattern

Embroider a peak with golden thread.

Add spangles with a golden bead in the center as eyes.

crochet dove ornament pattern
crochet dove ornament pattern

Cut two wings from cotton yarn. Make sure they reflect each other. Attach with pins to the body and then sew in place.

crochet dove ornament pattern
crochet dove ornament pattern

Add golden thread or satin ribbon on top of the head for hanging.

crochet dove free pattern
crochet dove free pattern
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