Fawkes the Phoenix Pattern (Harry Potter)

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a really fun pattern with you: a Harry Potter-inspired phoenix pattern (Fawkes!). I had a lot of fun making this pattern, and you’ll have just as much fun making it! If you want to make more creatures from Harry Potter, you will also love my Mandrake pattern, Hedwig pattern, or Pickett (from Fantastic Beasts) pattern. Anyway, enjoy the pattern!

Fawkes Crochet Pattern

Fawkes the Phoenix Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Orange worsted (4) weight yarn
  • Yellow  worsted (4) weight yarn
  • Dark Brown worsted (4) weight yarn
  • 3.50 mm crochet hook
  •  Yarn needle
  •  Stuffing
  • 2 safety eyes

Terms Needed: Sc = single crochet, dec= single crochet 2 together, ss = slip stitch, ch = chain, st = stitch, mc = magic circle, inc = increase

For the head and beak:

Start with dark brown yarn.

Row 1: Sc 2 in mc. Ss to first st. (2 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Inc, sc in next st. Ss. (3 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1. Inc,  sc in next 2 sts. Ss. (4 sts)

Row 4: Change to yellow yarn. Ch 1. In front loop only, Inc in each st around. Ss. (8 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1. (Inc, sc in next st) repeat to the end of the row. Ss. (12 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1. (Inc, sc in next 2 sts) repeat to the end of the row). Ss. (16 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1. Sc, Inc, Inc, sc. Change to orange yarn. Sc in each remaining st around. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1. (Dec, sc in next st) repeat to the end of the row. Ss. (12 sts)

Add the safety eyes between rows 4 and 5, about 1 st away from the beak on each side. Make sure that the little yellow bump created by row 7 is facing up when you do this. Stuff the head.

Row 10: Ch 1. Dec in all sts. Ss. (6 sts)

Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

For the neck and body:

Start with orange yarn.

Row 1: Ch 6. Ss to first ch to create a ring. Ch 1. Sc in each ch around. Ss to first st. (6 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (6 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1. (inc, sc in next 2 sts) repeat to the end of the row. Ss. (8 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1. Inc in each of next 2 sts. Change to yellow yarn. Inc in each of the remaining sts of the row. Ss. (16 sts)

Row 6: Change to orange yarn. Ch 1. Sc in next 4 sts. Change to yellow yarn. Sc in each of the remaining sts. Ss. (16 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1. Sc in next st. Change to orange yarn. Sc in the next 2 sts. Change to yellow yarn. Sc in the remaining sts of the row. Ss. (16 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1. Sc in next st. Change to orange yarn. Dec. Change to yellow yarn. (Sc, dec, sc) repeat to the end of the row. Ss. (12 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1. (Dec, sc in next 4 sts) repeat to the end of the row. Ss. (10 sts)

Row 10: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (10 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1. (Dec, sc in next 3 sts) repeat to the end of the row. Ss. (8 sts)

Stuff your work.

Row 12: Ch 1. Dec in all sts. Ss. (4 sts)

Bind off.

For the wings (make 2):

Start with orange yarn.

Row 1: Ch 11, turn. Beginning in the 2nd ch from your hook, sc in each ch across. (10 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 6 sts. Ch 4.

Row 3: Turn, sc in next 3 chs (skipping the one on the hook). Continue to sc in remaining 6 sts. (9 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 5 sts. Ch 7.

Row 5: turn. Sc in next 4 chs (skipping the one on the hook). HDC in the remaining 2 chs and next 2 sts. Dc in next 2 sts. Dc 2x in remaining st. Rotating the piece so that you are working along the top, Dc, HDC, and ss. You will not quite reach the end of the edge.

For the legs/feet (make 2):

Start with orange yarn.

Row 1: Sc 3 in mc. SS to first st. (3 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (3 sts)

Row 3: Change to dark brown yarn. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (3 sts)

Row 3: (Ch 3, sc in the 2 chs skipping the one on the hook, ss in same st, ss in next st) repeat this 3 times.

For assembly: Sew the wings to the sides of the body. Sew the legs to the sides of the body, below the wings. Sew the head to the neck. Weave in all ends. Tie small pieces of orange and yellow yarn to the top of the head to create the crest and repeat this with longer pieces to create the tail.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Happy crocheting,

Gillian

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