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This is a free crochet pattern for a cute and realistic hummingbird. It’s a great spring and summer pattern to show your love for animals in nature.
Are you dreaming of a colorful and creative way to bring a little bit of nature into your home? If so, you’re in luck! This free pattern will show you how to use crochet an adorable hummingbird that’s perfect for brightening any room. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step pattern tutorial on exactly how to make this realistic-looking bird.
Whether you are new to crochet or have been crocheting for years, this pattern is designed to be accessible to those of all skill levels. So let’s get hooking—you’ll be proud to show off your feathery creation in no time!
I recently made a poll in my Instagram Stories and Instagram Broadcast Channel as well as my Facebook Group Crocheting with Nicki to figure out which animal or fruit to publish next. They had a choice between a baby chick, bunny, bee, snail, pear, watermelon pouch, and hummingbird. Well, the hummingbird clearly won which is why you see the free pattern now available here on my website.
But no worries. The other patterns are available also, even with checkboxes, and are ad-free. You can find them as exclusive patterns within my membership The Crochet Club where I publish weekly new patterns with video tutorials in a LIVE video in the private group of the membership. You can join us here if you want those patterns.
In the meantime, are you ready for the free crochet hummingbird pattern? I used the amazing and fun Anti-Pilling Everyday yarn from Premier Yarns. Have you tried it yet?
Table of contents
- The pattern was a Design CAL
- Get the PDF of the Hummingbird Crochet Pattern
- How to Crochet a Hummingbird
- Crochet Hummingbird Pattern Video Tutorial
- Free Written Pattern for the Crochet Hummingbird Pattern
The pattern was a Design CAL
Recently I created a new type of crochet alongs and they are called Design CALs. They are hosted as part of my “The Crochet Club” membership and can only be accessed as a member.
These Design CALs are super special because members have input on how the pattern turns out. We start the pattern with an idea and every week, for 4 weeks, the pattern is extended until it’s done. All through video tutorials, one each week.
There is a new Design CAL each month now. Currently, we’re working on one small crochet pattern per week. In March 2023 we focused on Animals. We also focused on fruits, spring, easter, fall, Christmas, and winter in the past. Next, we’ll crochet summer and sports patterns.
This Hummingbird Crochet Pattern was designed in March 2023 in The Crochet Club. It was a highly requested pattern.
You’ll be able to find the Hummingbird video tutorial in The Crochet Club as it is exclusive to the membership. But the pattern is now accessible also on my website for you with ads, or Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrafts as a pdf without ads.
Get the PDF of the Hummingbird Crochet Pattern
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!
Do you love Animals? Here are a few more you may like to try:
To start, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to Crochet a Hummingbird
Materials you will need
- Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Everyday Yarn
- really red (r)
- bright green (g)
- white (w)
- 4.0 mm hook -> I used a WeCrochet Dots Hook
- tapestry needle
- plastic eyes – got these ones here
- piece of black yarn for the beak
- liquid glue to harden the beak (like Elmer’s glue)
4 sts x 4 rows = 1 square inch
6 x 5 inches (use #1 or #2 weighted yarn to make it smaller) not measuring the beak
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dec = decrease
- inc = increase
- inv = invisible
- Invisible join
- sl st = slip stitch
- fpdc = front post double crochet
- bpdc = back post double crochet
Crochet Hummingbird Pattern Video Tutorial
For now, the video tutorial for the Hummingbird is only available in my membership The Crochet Club as it is currently exclusive to the membership. But the pattern is now accessible also on my website for you with ads or Ravelry, and Etsy as a pdf without ads.
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Free Written Pattern for the Crochet Hummingbird Pattern
Notes: the video in my membership goes through a few additional tips regarding the color changes and the beak.
Hummingbird Head and Body
R1: with g (green), Magic Ring and add 5 sc, close ring (use stitch marker as you’re crocheting continuous rounds)
R2: 2 sc per st (10 sts)
R3: *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * until the end of the round (15 sts)
R4: 1 sc per st
NOTE: g = green, r = red, w = white
The pattern is written to make it shorter and cleaner, SO, for example, 5sc means 1 sc in the next 5 sts
R5: (r) 5sc, (g) 10sc
R6: (r) 6sc, (g) 8sc, (r) 1sc
R7: (r) 7sc , (g) 3sc, 1sc inc, 3sc , (r) 1sc (16 sts)
Add the eyes to the left and right red corners between R5 and R6
R8: (r) 1sc, 1sc dec, 1sc dec, 2sc, (g) 3sc, 1sc inc, 1sc inc, 3sc , (w) 1sc (16 sts)
R9: (w) 6sc , (g) 3sc, 1sc inc, 1sc inc, 3sc , (w) 2sc (18 sts)
stuff the head with polyfill
R10: (w) 2sc, 1sc dec, 3sc,(g) 3sc, 1sc inc, 5sc ,(w) 2sc (18 sts)
R11: (w) 2sc, 1sc dec, 3sc,(g) 4sc, 1sc inc, 4sc ,(w) 2sc (18 sts)
R12-13: (w) 6sc,(g) 10sc ,(w) 2sc (18 sts)
R14: (w) 2sc, 1sc dec, 2sc,(g) 4sc, 1sc dec, 4sc ,(w) 2sc (16 sts)
R15: (w) 1sc, 1sc dec, 2sc,(g) 9sc ,(w) 1sc dec (14 sts)
R16: (w) 1sc, 1sc dec, 2sc,(g) 8sc ,(w) 1sc (13 sts)
R17: (w) 1sc, 1sc dec, 1sc,(g) 8sc ,(w) 1sc (12 sts)
Stuff the body with polyfill
R18: (w) 1sc, 1sc dec,(g) 1sc dec, 5sc, 1sc dec,(w) 1sc (9 sts)
R19: (w) 1sc dec, (g) 8sc (going until the corner when squeezed together, further than R19)(8 sts)
Row 1: squeeze the opening together, now crochet through the 2 next 2sts together, then the 2 across/parallel from each other (twice), and then 2 last stitches again, you will now have 4 sts in a row, turn
Row 2: 1sc inc, 1sc in the next 2 sts, 1sc inc, turn
Row 3: 1sc inc, 1sc in the next 4 sts, 1sc inc, turn
Row 4: 1sc inc, 1sc in the next 6 sts, 1sc inc, turn
R5: ch 1, *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc in the next st, repeat from * in each st until the end
fasten off and weave in your ends
Weave a piece of black yarn through the center point after round 1 or 2, then make a knot, weave one of the black yarn tails through the body to hide it, and to the other one add liquid glue, then hang it up somewhere such that the body is on a flat surface and the beak goes straight up (I used my computer monitor and tape and my desk for the flat surface), the next morning, cut the hardened beak the length you desire (usually a bit longer than the head size)
Crochet 2 wings
Have about 1 ft as the yarn tail for weaving later
R1: Ch 4, 1 sc per st, turn
R2: 1sc inc, 1 sc until the end, turn
R3: 1 sc in each st until you have 1 st left, 1sc inc, turn
R4: 1sc inc, 1 sc until the end, turn
R5: 1 sc in each st until you have 1 st left, 3sc’s in the last st, turn
R6: 1 sc per st, turn
R7: 1 sc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1sc dec, turn
Repeat R6 and R7 until you have 3 sts left
Last row: decrease over all 3 sts, fasten off, and weave in your ends
Sew on the wings starting around R10 on each side (after 2 rows of white)
Congratulations! Your beautiful realistic new Crochet Hummingbird Pattern is now finished and ready to use. Make sure to make plenty of these to gift to all your girlfriends as well. These make amazing last-minute gifts for teachers, co-workers, friends, family members, and so on.
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