Angry Birds – Free Crochet Pattern

Well, Small Shen is chugging along and nearing the end of Chapter 2 (after that, inking this third of the book). Meanwhile, I got quite involved with my crocheting, making a fair number of amigurumi (small crocheted plush toys). I’ve been making attempts to come up with my own patterns, and now that I’ve finally succeeded, I’m proudly showing them off on this blog!

This free pattern is of the angry red bird from Angry Birds, a very popular casual game I played for a little while back. The objective of the game is to catapult a bunch of cute-but-furious birds at a bunch of green pig enemies, who have stolen the eggs of the birds. It’s a better-than-most catapult game, and the super-cute and eye-catching designs just made it very endearing. As you can see, the birds are a very big part of the game’s appeal:

 

Angry Birds - Original Picture

What the original Angry Red Bird looks like.

 

And here is what my Angry Red Bird crochet looks like. I put it on my hand, so you can see the relative size of the finished amigurumi. I prefer to make smaller amigurumi, so this one’s on the smaller size, but I find the projects easier and faster to finish, which has its good points.

 

Get the free Angry White Bird Pattern here
 

Angry Bird - Finished

My version of the Angry Red Bird character.

 

Angry Red Bird Pattern

Here’s a list of what I used to make this crochet. It’s not a definite list, so feel free to use whatever you have, as long as it’s appropriate. It’s crocheted in the round, like most amigurumi, so only basic crochet skills are required.

NB. This pattern is created by me, so please give a link back to me if you want to use it or if you want to sell your crochet. Please give credit where it’s due.

  • Red, white, black and yellow 8 ply yarn
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 8mm black safety eyes – 6060 from Etsy is a good place to buy these
  • Large sewing needle, to sew the bits and pieces together

 

Crochet Abbreviations

Here are a list of the abbreviations I use, and what they mean. These are pretty standard, so if you know how to crochet, this won’t be hard to decipher:

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single chain
  • dec – decrease
  • * – beginning/end of a repeating part of the pattern

 

Angry Bird 1

Crocheting the bird's body in red yarn.

 
Body (Make 1, red and white)

With red yarn
Rnd 1 – Ch 2, 6 single chain (sc) in 2nd chain away from hook (Magic Ring method)
Rnd 2 – 2 sc in each chain (12 stitches)
Rnd 3 – *2 sc in next single chain, 1 sc*, repeat 6 times (18 stitches)
Rnd 4 – *2 sc in next single chain, 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (24 stitches)
Rnd 5 – *2 sc in next single chain, 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (30 stitches)
Rnd 6-11 – sc

Change to white yarn
Rnd 12 – sc
Rnd 13 – *decrease (dec) 1, 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (24 stitches)
Rnd 14 – sc

Start stuffing the body, and sew the eyes onto the body at this point
Rnd 15 – *dec 1 through back loops ONLY*, repeat 6 times (12 stitches)
Rnd 16 – *dec 1* repeat 6 times (6 stitches)

Fasten off, then use a needle to weave in loose ends.

 

Angry Bird 2

What the bottom of the bird should look like.

 

Eyes and Eyebrows (Make 2 of each, black and white)

Make the two eyes with white yarn
Rnd 1 – Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain away from hook (Magic Ring method)

Fasten off, then use an 8mm safety eye to pin the two white eyes on the body
Then use a sewing needle to sew the white eyes properly onto the red body.

 

Angry Bird 3

Sewing the eyes onto the body, after you pin the safety eyes onto the body.

 

Make the two eyebrows with black yarn
Rnd 1 – Ch 6, turn
Rnd 2 – 4 sc

Fasten off, sew onto the body on top of the eyes

 

Beak (Make 1, yellow)

Rnd 1 – Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd chain away from hook (Magic Ring method)
Rnd 2 – sc
Rnd 3 – *2 sc in next single chain, 1 sc*, repeat twice (6 stitches)
Rnd 4 – *2 sc in next single chain, 2 sc*, repeat twice (8 stitches)
Rnd 5 – *2 sc in next single chain, 3 sc*, repeat twice (10 stitches)

Fasten off, stuff and sew onto the body between the eyes

 

Angry Bird 4

Sewed the beak and eyebrows onto the body.

 

Red Hair on Head (Make 1 big, 1 small, red yarn)

Making the Bigger Hair
Rnd 1 – Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd chain away from hook (Magic Ring method)
Rnd 2 – *2 sc in next single chain, 1 sc*, repeat 2 twice (6 stitches)
Rnd 3-5 – sc, then fasten off

Making the Smaller Hair
Rnd 1 – Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd chain away from hook (Magic Ring method)
Rnd 2-3 – sc

Fasten off, then sew both hairs onto the top of the body.

 

And viola! All done!

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15 Responses to Angry Birds – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. So cute! Smaller that Karla Fitch’s (Itsy Bitsy Spider) Cardinal. Unfortunately Karla had to pull of her Angry Bird patterns from Etsy and Ravelry or she would be sued…quite crazy!

    • Queenie Chan says:

      Thanks for liking it… WOW, Karla Fitch was almost sued over a crochet pattern?! Perhaps she made money off it, since it IS a copyrighted character. Hmmm I don’t really know… :O

  2. Phuong Nguyen says:

    I found it’s quite hard to make the yellow angry bird, if u had the pattern for the yellow one, could u share via my email, I would thank u for thousand times

    • Queenie Chan says:

      Sorry, I’m afraid I don’t have the pattern for the yellow bird. I’m only making one more angry bird pattern (for the white bird), because other people have been asked to take their angry bird patterns off the internet due to copyright violations. Truth is, the angry birds ARE copyrighted and owned by their creators, and while I don’t think they will bust me for one or two free patterns, it’s not right to create any more than that.
      That said, I heard there are free angry bird patterns on Ravelry.com, but I don’t think they have the yellow bird.

  3. yuan says:

    hi… I’m looking for another angry bird like yellow bird, white angry bird, black angry bird, etc.
    do u have it?
    if u have it, would u like to share with me?
    my email : yuan.nini88@ymail.com

    thx b4 :)

    • Queenie Chan says:

      I’m posting up the Angry White Bird free pattern this Thursday (8th Dec). I’m afraid I won’t be doing any more Angry Bird patterns since the characters are copyrighted, but if you want the black bomb bird, I suggest registering at Ravelry.com. They have it there.

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  6. casey muniz says:

    Hello. I am looking for angry bird hat crocheting patterns. i have pattern for red one and the green pig. does anyone have any others. if so please email it to me. casey2232@aol.com. thank you all so much in advance

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  8. Dadra Henry says:

    I was given a different one and it drove me crazy. So i thank you very much. Do you know how to do the 6 point 12 point 24 point ripple circle afghan. Been look for a few years. thank you again Bye.

    • Queenie Chan says:

      Glad you like my pattern. :)

      > Do you know how to do the 6 point 12 point 24 point ripple circle afghan

      Umm, no. Sadly, I’m no good at crocheting anything more complicated than a cute toy.

  9. missymsn says:

    Hi, I am crocheting and sewing small projects to sell at a camp I go to each year. We’re raising money to help with camp costs, specifically for the dining hall/kitchen area. May I have your permission to use your pattern to make some Angry Birds, as long as I attach your website information to the finished product? I will not be receiving ANY funds for myself, as all proceeds will be going to the camp.
    Thank you.

    • Queenie Chan says:

      Hi! Sure, you’re welcome to use my patterns for those reasons. You can use ALL the free patterns on my website as long as you attach my website, so best of luck to you! :D Hope the fund-raising goes well!

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