Fabulous flamingo

This was a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now. The pattern is from ‘Crocheted wild animals’ by Vanessa Mooncie. The feathers gave me quite a bit of grief, but luckily there’s always the crochet community to turn to and after someone noticed it looked like the crocodile stitch (which I had heard of, but never used) things went a lot smoother.
So here’s the result:


The first feather, I was so happy when I'd figured out how to make them


All feathers. Thankfully they're made in one go and I didn't have to sew them on one by one


Full flamingo, I love his looooong legs ❤


Now that this project is done, I might get time to work on a project for this year’s amigurumipatterns.net contest. I will keep you posted ^_~

Cheers, Lydia

7 thoughts on “Fabulous flamingo

  1. I was wondering if you could explain how you made the rows of feathers. I can make the first two feathers just fine, but I have no idea how to move on from here. I have the book and I have tried googling for help, but to no avail.

    • I have to be honest and admit that for the life of my I can’t remember exactly what I did. I do remember looking at some crocodile stitch tutorials on YouTube. So I checked it out and think that maybe this one could help: https://youtu.be/0LiH9Wk3rHc
      For me, it always helps to see the stitches being made instead of just in pictures.
      Hope this helps you as well, good luck! It takes some trial and error, but the result is amazing 😉

  2. Hi
    Your flamingo looks amazing. I am currently making one but am struggling with row 16 of the head. I wonder as you’ve made such a beauty you could help me as I just can’t grasp it! I’ve managed the 15 Rows which essentially make a ‘disc’ but don’t know how to do the beak shaping (row 16). I’ve tried every which way and it’s just not working and I’ve even made the whole thing and had to unravel the neck and body as it wasn’t correct at the beak. Can you throw any light on it, please? I would be most grateful! Thanks

    • Hi, so sorry it took me a while to get back to you. It has been forever since I made this, so I had to look up the pattern and I have to admit, it’s written in a weird way. Not sure which language your version is, but in Dutch it’s written in a way I needed to reread it a few times. Have you tried stitching 12 single crochets, then skip 24, then stitch 12 single crochets again? This gets you two holes in the top part, one of which you use for the beak, the other for the neck. Good luck! It’s a challenging pattern, but the end result is adorable.

  3. I’m working OK this flamingo now. I’ve tried the feathers 7 times, can manage the first and then no idea where to go next! Do you have any advice?
    This is my first not 100% amigurumi make and its frustrating me 😭

    Your flamingo looks fab!!!

    • Thanks! It’s been forever since I’ve made this, so all I can say is watch some YouTube videos on the crocodile stitch. I’ve learned that seeing the stitch in action helps to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
      Good luck, it may take a while, but it’s absolutely worth it in the end!

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