FREE Easy Hanging Christmas Robin Decoration Knitting Pattern

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This little knitted robin is quick and easy. He will make a great hanging festive Christmas decoration or add him as a little ‘extra’ gift this year. He will make a great heirloom for years to come.

Made with oddments of brown, red and yellow double knitting yarn and a length of black for the eyes. You will need a little toy stuffing. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 9cm tall when finished.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row). 

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All Knitted Pieces

Main Body – Make 1

With red, cast on 10 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 11 rows
Next: k2tog to end (15 sts)
Change to brown
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (inc1, inc1, k1) to end (25 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Next: k2tog to last stitch, k1 (13 sts)
Purl 1 row
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends, add stuffing and seal up.

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Beak – Make 2

Make one for upper beak and one for lower beak
With yellow, cast on 10 sts
Knit 1 row
Draw thread through the stitches and pull tight

Tie in the row ends. Place two pieces together so the ridged knit rows are together, it will make the beak part slightly when placed on the robin.

Attach the beak at the front over the colour change. Sew two eyes in black immediately above the beak and one stitch apart.

Wings – Make 1

The wing is made in one piece and will wrap around the outside of the body. The back of the piece will be shaped to come to a point.

With brown, cast on 30 sts
Knit 1 row
Next: k2, inc1, k10, k2tog, k2tog, k10, inc1, k2 (30 sts)
Next: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Complete the last 2 rows 6 times in total (12 rows)

Next: (k2, k2tog) to last 2 sts, k2 (23 sts)
Cast off in purl

Sew the cast off edge to the body half way up at the colour change. Leave a gap at the front centre. The back will be pointed.

Hanging Cord – Make 1

If you want to hang your robin from a Christmas tree then it will need a hanging cord. You can make one from yarn as below, or you could use ribbon or cotton as you like instead.

Cut 3 pieces of red yarn about 1 metre long each. A twisted cord is made by taking the yarn and fasten all three lengths to one end of a static object for example a door handle. Take the other end of the yarn and twist lots of times. Then allow the yarn to fold in half upon itself and it will twist. Knot the open end to stop the twist from unravelling. Cut to the length desired and attach to the top of the head.

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5 thoughts on “FREE Easy Hanging Christmas Robin Decoration Knitting Pattern

  1. Pat McKerrell says:

    Have bought many of your patterns and knitted many of them multiple times for friends and family much to their delight. I just love seeing their faces when they receive them as a gift. Have sent finished articles to several places in England and Scotland as well as Australia and New Zealand. Many many thanks 😊 🙏

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