Mini Eagle Amigurumi Pattern

Hello, crafters! Some of you may or may not know that I work in higher education, and my school’s mascot is the eagle. As such, I needed to have my own mini eagle guarding my office!

The first time I made one, I free-handed the entire thing. Sadly, I did not think to write the pattern down, and a few months after I’d finished, he was knocked off my office wall and subsequently was lost.

As soon as he disappeared, I knew I had to make another one to replace him, and I finally have! He now has his own little nest, which is safely secured to my office wall with some extra sticky velcro.

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I even wrote down the pattern this time–I guess my office-mates will be getting some eaglets at our next office party! So, without any further to-do, here is my mini eagle amigurumi pattern. (His eyes are a bit big for his size, but I think that’s part of what makes him look so cute!)


Mini Eagle Amigurumi Pattern

 

Materials:

  • Yarn colors: white, brown, gold, yellow. (I used up some miscellaneous yarns in my stash, which were mostly Vanna’s Choice yarns.)
  • Size C2/2.75mm hook
  • POLY-FIL Fiber (100% Polyester Fiberfil) “stuffing”
  • 2 6mm safety eyes
  • Yarn Needle

 

Head:

Rnd 1) In white, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1. Work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round with a sl st and ch 1. (6 sts)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12 sts)

Rnds 3-4) 12 sc. Join and ch 1. (12 sts)

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

If you plan to use safety eyes instead of yarn for eyes, you should do so now.

Rnd 5) *sc dec* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (6 sts)

Rnd 6) *sc dec* – repeat 3 times. Join and fasten off. (3 sts)

Use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew closed the remaining hole at the base of the head. Weave in ends.

 

Body:

Rnd 1) In brown, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1. Work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round with a sl st and ch 1. (6 sts)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12 sts)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 2. (18 sts)

Rnd 4) Work 3 hdc in the next st, then 1 sc in each of the remaining 17 sts of the round. Join and ch 1. (20 sts)

Rnd 5) *sc dec* – repeat two times, then 16 sc. Join and ch 1. (18 sts)

Rnd 6) 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18 sts)

Rnd 7) *sc dec, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12 sts)

Carefully stuff the body, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 8) *sc dec* – repeat six times. Join and ch 1. (6 sts)

Rnd 9) *sc dec* – repeat three times. Join and fasten off. (3 sts)

Use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew closed the remaining hole at the top of the body. Weave in ends.

 

Wings (Make 2):

Rnd 1) In brown, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1. Work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round with a sl st and ch 1. (6 sts)

Rnd 2) 1 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc, then sl st in each of the remaining 3 sts. Fasten off. (6 sts)

Use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew the wings to the body, making sure the dc point of rnd 2 points towards the tail. Weave in ends.

 

Beak:

Rnd 1) In yellow, ch 3. Starting in the 3rd chain space from teh hook, hdc. Fasten off.

Use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew the beak to the head. Weave in ends.

 

Feet (Make 2):

Rnd 1) In yellow, ch 3. Join to the first ch st with a sl st. Ch 2. Join to the first ch st (same space as before) with a sl st. Ch 2. Join to the first ch st (same as before) with a sl st. Fasten off. Pull yarn tails tightly to bring the ends of the row together, forming the foot.

Use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew the feet to the top of the body. Weave in ends.

 

Nest (Optional):

Rnd 1) In gold, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1. Work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round with a sl st and ch 1. (6 sts)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12 sts)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (18 sts)

Rnd 4) *sc inc, 2 sc*  – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (24 sts)

Rnd 5) In BLO, 24 sc. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 6) In BOTH LOOPS, 24 sc. Join and fasten off.

Weave in ends.

2 thoughts on “Mini Eagle Amigurumi Pattern

  1. P says:

    What does ‘sc inc’, ‘sc inc, sc’, and ‘sc dec’ mean?I think I know, but I don’t see where it is really explained so I want to make sure. Also, where/when do you connect the head and body? I see where you instruct to connect wings & feet, but not head and body. I can’t wait to try this because my college mascot and the high school that I work with both have eagles!

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    • Two Hearts Crochet says:

      My mistake! I knew I was forgetting something in the pattern.

      You can sew the head to the body at any time. Just make sure any/all yarn tails are securely woven in!

      ‘sc inc’, ‘sc inc, sc’ and ‘sc dec’ are all different terms. “sc inc” means to do a single crochet increase. Similary, ‘sc dec’ means to do a single crochet decrease. Where you are seeing ‘sc inc, sc’ means to do a single crochet increase in the first stitch and then a single crochet in the next stitch, and repeat according to the directions.

      Hope that helps! I’ll fix the pattern to include head-to-body sewing instructions. 🙂

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