African Flower – Bluebird of Happiness

I loved this bird as soon as I saw the pattern and just knew I had to make one, and now I have made one I want to make another!

Crochet African Flower Bluebird 2

I made all the African Flower Pentagons before starting to join the bird together.

Making Crochet African Flowers

First I made all the yellow centres, then the turquoise flowers followed by the yellow trim.

Making African Flower HexagonsFinally the blue rounds were completed.

Crochet African Flower HexagonsI have always fancied making one of Heidi Bears animal patterns but thought it wise to start with a small one just to break myself in, next be the Stegosaurus!

38 thoughts on “African Flower – Bluebird of Happiness

  1. ruthsplace April 6, 2015 / 07:48

    It’s lovely. I’m on hippo number five of the Heidi Bears pattern at the moment, but I do the join as you go rather than sewing them all together.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com April 6, 2015 / 09:31

      Thank you. I did the join as you go when I made the Stegosaurus pattern, it really does work well and is much easier than I anticipated. Just popped over for a peek at your lovely Hippo’s, gorgeous colour choices.

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  2. Molly Marmalade Yarn Critters & Stuff March 18, 2015 / 20:43

    Thanks for swinging by my site and “liking” my post! I’m super excited to have discovered your blog this way. Your work looks great and I love your use of colour 🙂 I look forward to seeing more from you *follows*

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 18, 2015 / 22:51

      The pleasure was all mine, it’s always good to make new friends who share our love of all things woolly. I was taken with your jellyfish mobile as we had a giant jellyfish in our yarn bombing at the surgery last year, that was a fundraiser too for our local hospital and hospice.

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      • Molly Marmalade Yarn Critters & Stuff March 18, 2015 / 22:56

        I saw your yarn bombing series, and I was going to mention your page when I get started on my part 2-3 on the different types of yarn bombing concepts. Actually can I ask you some questions about the events and feature some of your photos on the YB segment? (With proper citations back to your pages of course)

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 21, 2015 / 17:22

        Of course, I am delighted that you want to use some of the images, please use any that you want. Feel free to email me or leave questions in a comment and will do my best to provide useful answers. The extra visibility is much appreciated as we are gearing up for this years event inAugust.

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      • Molly Marmalade Yarn Critters & Stuff March 24, 2015 / 01:00

        Hi! I just emailed you with questions & a bit more background on my blog posts. I hope it’s not too overwhelming, and I’m excited to have you lead the way as my first Crocheter + Charity Project feature!

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  3. *Wisher* March 16, 2015 / 07:08

    this is so beautiful.. 😉 well done sewing up the hexies and making into a bird.. amazing. 😉

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 16, 2015 / 13:50

      Thank you. I wish I could take all the credit but alas pattern writing is an aspiration for me at the moment, when i have more time I would like to try.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 14, 2015 / 20:33

      Thanks, it is truly quite genius the way she has taken a simple shape and manipulated it into so many different animals.

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  4. elisabeth andrée March 13, 2015 / 16:48

    What a fun bird!! Although I am like Tajana not a big fan of the African Flower, your bird is super CUTE! Enjoy the weekend! 🙂

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  5. KerryCan March 13, 2015 / 15:37

    That is just absolutely adorable! It almost makes me want to take up crocheting! 😉

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  6. slippedstitches March 13, 2015 / 14:56

    very nice.

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  7. arlingwoman March 12, 2015 / 23:17

    The bird is very cute and it’s nice to see how you “built” it. The stegosaurus looks adorable as well. Good luck with that one!

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  8. Tajana March 12, 2015 / 17:57

    I’m not a big fan of the African Flower but have to say that the Bluebirds is really sweet!! Love it ! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 13, 2015 / 07:54

      I appreciate your honesty, it is a design that you either love or hate but what I do think is that it is striking whichever emotion it hits in people so I think the Stegosaurus will be a good addition to the dinosaur theme at the yarn bombing.

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      • Tajana March 13, 2015 / 10:31

        So it is dinosaur this year.. hm… what can I do…. have to search online…. 🙂 Oh maybe some fern leaves could work..?

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 13, 2015 / 21:08

        I will post soon about this years themes, dinosaurs is one of 5 themes. I just feel a little embarrassed because everyone was so generous last year it feels cheeky to be asking for help again.

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      • Tajana March 14, 2015 / 09:05

        Please, don’t be embarrased! People are happy to help and this is really a great cause. The fern idea is now deep rooted in my mind mostly because I’d like to do justice to a great crochet pattern author, Suzann Thompson , http://www.ravelry.com/designers/suzann-thompson

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 14, 2015 / 20:29

        Lovely fern pattern and lots of beautiful flower patterns too. Thank you so much for your kindness and support, you have given me the courage to write a post about the yarn bombing and share the themes for this year.

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      • Tajana March 15, 2015 / 07:51

        Just go ahead!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  9. Vix March 12, 2015 / 17:49

    Very lovely! I’ve been eyeing up the dragon but my to-do list is rather long 😦

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 13, 2015 / 07:51

      I like the dragon too but have opted for the Stegosaurus as we are including a dinosaur theme in this years yarn bombing. I have just finished him so will be posting soon.

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