A cute little cuckoo to welcome spring
This chubby little cuckoo would make a great gift and friend!
Knitted flat and seamed, he uses short-row shaping to form his round belly and wings. He is easy and quick to knit in chunky yarn. Keep the spring sunshine in your life with this cheeky cuckoo!
One size measuring 23 cm (9″) by 15 cm (6″)
Chunky weight yarn with a small amount of yellow fingering weight yarn for beak detail
Shown in Wendy Merino Chunky (65m per 50g ball; 100% wool), colourways MC: pumice 2472 (light grey), CC1: cloud 2470 (white), CC2: soot 2477 (dark grey), and Wendy Mode Chunky (140m per 100g ball; 50% wool & 50% acrylic), colourways CC3: coal 220 (black).
MC: 40m (44 yds)
CC1: 30m (33 yds)
CC2: 40m (44 yds)
CC3: 2m (3 yds)
Needles & Notions:
4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles
18 stitches and 30 rows per 10cm x 10cm measured over stocking stitch
Knit and purl stitches
Increase and decrease stitches
Originally published May 2014.
Current version: Cuckoo_v2.0.pdf
PDF file size: 733kb
Blog post with more information can be found here
Photography: Chris Turner
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Cuckoo is also available as a kit containing everything you need to make a cuckoo from my Etsy store and Crafty Praxis in Huddersfield.