FREE Dove Knitting Pattern

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This little knitted dove is a symbol of hope. It is quick and easy to make.

Made with oddments of white double knitting yarn. A small amount of toy stuffing. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 10 cm from beak to tail when finished.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. inc – increase by knitting into the front and back of the stitch. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row). 

Body & Head – Make 1

Starting at the tail, with white, cast on 16 sts
Next: (k1, p1) to end
Complete the last row 7 times
Next: inc1, inc1, knit to last 2 sts, inc1, inc1 (20 sts)

Next: Purl 1 row
Next: inc1, knit to last stitch, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows 5 times – 10 rows (30 sts)

Starting with a purl row, st-st 5 rows
Next: (k2tog) 6 times, (inc1) 6 times, (k2tog) 6 times (24 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2tog) 4 times, k2, (inc1) 4 times, k2, (k2tog) 4 times (20 sts)

Starting with a purl row, st-st 7 rows

Next: k2tog to end (10 sts)
Change colour for the beak
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: k2tog to end (5 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends of the head and along the tummy to the bottom of the tail. Add stuffing and fold the tail flat so the seam is in the centre. Sew the tail and seal it up from left to right. Add two eyes in black on a slant.

Wings- Make 2

With white, cast on 6 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: inc1, knit to last stitch, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 20 sts on the needle
Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog to end (10 sts)
Purl 1 row
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Gather the cast on stitches. Sew down the row ends. Attach the wings at either side of the body.

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