Bluebird Of Happiness

When I was born in the UK in the 1960s! It was common for a new born to receive a blue bird brooch or bangle. The wish of the giver that the baby be blessed with happiness.


I bought my first born a bluebird bangle that I hope one day will be passed to a grandchild.

Bluebirds are believed to bring happiness in many cultures and traditions

I’m on a creative ‘binge’ at present and I’m having a little break from larger projects and making small items.

Giving a Hoot 🦉

I rewrote the owl pattern I once taught Amigurumi with. It’s posted to the blog and the YouTube channel

Yesterday I started playing around with the idea of Bluebirds bring joy and designed a quick little make.

The Bluebird of happiness

  • Yarn: Blue 8 ply acrylic
  • Hook: 3.5mm
  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle


Abbreviations – UK

  • MR – Magic Ring
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Htr – half treble
  • Tr – treble
  • Sl st – slip stitch

This little bird is worked in a spiral, rounds are not joined.

Replace googlie eyes with stitching for a young child.

Begin with a MR

Rnd1 – work 6 dc into MR

Rnd 2 – work 2dc into each dc around. (12)

Rnd 3 – work 2 dc into each dc around (24)

Rnd 4 – ( 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) around (36)

Rnd 5 – ( 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc into next st) (48)

Rnd 6 – ( 1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc into next st) (60)

Rnd 7 – ( 1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc into next st) (72)

Make tail.

Ch 8, sl st into side of last dc, ch 12, sl st into same space, ch 16 slst st into same space.

Fold in half, with tail at one end of fold.

Join body

Sl st through both layers, ch 3. Repeat until 5 sts remain to join.

Stuff bird

Dc through both layers in next st. Htr in next sts. 2 tr in next 2 sts. Ch2, sl st into last sts. Break yarn.


With orange yarn, sl st into first tr, ch 2, tr in same st, ch2, st st into next tr. break yarn. Sew in ends.


Glue on googlie eyes.

Download the bluebird tags

Watch the tutorial on YouTube


2 thoughts on “Bluebird Of Happiness”

  1. A very beautiful memory of English tradition and a lovely blue bird.
    Thanks for sharing Tracy xx

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