Pigeon Birb Amigurumi

Louie's Loops

Medium difficulty


2 hours




In this lesson we’ll be crocheting a Pigeon birb! I call these guys ‘Birbs’ because they’re secret agents disguised as different kind of birds! We’ll be learning how to make all the pieces of the pigeon, including how to make it magnetic, and pooping! We’ll also be learning how to customize your pigeon to make it into a Birb version, or just as a classic 'normal' pigeon.

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Main Video Lefty Party Hat

What you'll create

What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn



Grey (Body)
Color A (Head)
White (Eyes)
Yellow (Beak/Feet)
Hat Color (optional)

Crochet Hook

G6 / 4.00 mm

Safety Bead (x4)

6 mm


Darning Needle

Small Magnet



Chain Stitch




Slip Stitch


Single Crochet




Decrease (Sharp)


Invisible Decrease


Front / Back Loops Only


Double Crochet


Half-Double Crochet


Mini Bobble Stitch


Spiky Bobble Stitch

Other Useful Info


5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”
Finished piece is about 3” tall


In the Round (Body, Head)
Flat (Wings, Tail, Feet)

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The Pattern

Use the checkboxes to track your progress
(1:23) The time codes match to the pattern video


[All in Grey]
Magic loop (leaving a long end)

Row 1: Working into the magic loop, sc 1, hdc1, dc 1, ch 1, slst 1, ch 2, dc 1, ch 1, slst 1, ch 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1 (7 not including chs and slsts)

Cut the yarn and pull through. Use the two ends to sew these onto the body and butt.


[All in Yellow]
Ch 3

Step 1: Skip 2 chs, pull tight to make a point, slst in 3rd ch

Step 2: Ch 2, pull tight to make a point, slst in same ch as step 1.

Step 3: Ch 2, pull tight to make a point, slst in same ch as step 1.

Ch 1, cut the yarn, and pull through. Use the two tail ends to sew onto the body after Rnd 10.

03Birb Beak (optional)

[All in Yellow]
Ch 3

hdc 1 in the 3rd ch from the hook.

Ch 1, cut the yarn, and pull through.


[Starting in Color A]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 into the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2: inc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: [sc 3, inc 1] 3 times (15)

Rnd 4: sc in each st (15)

For the next Rnd I’ll be adding bobble stitches in White to make eyes. These can make things a little difficult and are optional. For additional help on these and other ways to customize your eyes, check out the tutorial here!

Rnd 5: mbo 1 [White], sc 1 [A], sbo 1 [Yellow], sc 1 [A], mbo 1 [White], sc 10 [A] (15)

Rnds 6-10: sc in each st (15 x 5)

Rnd 11: working into the FLO, [ch 1, slst 1] in each st (15 slsts)

Add eyes into Rnd 5 into sts 1 and 5.

Sew a bump on over the beak in White or Black.

To make the head attached to the body instead of a Birb underneath (secret agent bird), change to Grey and continue from Rnd 6 on the Body, working in the BLO from Rnd 10.

To make the head seperate, slst 1, cut the yarn, pull through and hide the end.

See part 6 for how to make Looooong Pigeon and a party hat!

05Birb Body

[All in Grey]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 into the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2: inc in each st (12)

Rnds 3-4: sc in each st (12 x 2)

Rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 3 times (15)

Rnd 6: [sc 4, inc 1] 3 times (18)

Rnd 7: sc 11, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc (21)

Rnd 8: sc in each st (21)

Skip the following if you made the head attached.
Sew the Birb beak on in Rnd 4 using the tail ends into st 3 and 5.
Add the eyes 1 st away from the beak, into sts 2 and 6.
Using the tail end pull through the very center of the head and cut close to create a little tuft of hair at the top.

Rnd 9: sc 11, invdec, sc 2, invdec, sc 2, invdec (18)

Rnd 10: [sc 1, invdec] 6 times (12)

Sew the wings onto the side of the body into Rnd 8.

Sew the tail onto the back into Rnd 9.

Sew the feet into Rnd 10.

Rnd 11: dec in each st (6)

Stuff fully, add in a magnet before stuffing closed so that your pigeon can attach to anything metal!

To make your Pigeon “pooping“ use a long strand of white yarn with knots on both ends pulled through the Birbs body, through the head, and hidden under the fake head. Pull the end coming from the butt to make him poop!

06Loooong Pigeon

To make your pigeon extra loooong simply repeat Rnds 6 – 10 seven more times, making 12 rounds of ‘sc in each st (15)’ total.

This should make your pigeon long enough to fit a party hat under it!

07Party Hat

[All in Hat Color]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 4 into the magic loop (4)

Rnd 2: [sc 1, inc 1] 2 times (6)

Rnd 3: sc in each st (6)

Rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1] 2 times (8)

Rnd 5: sc in each st (8)

Rnd 6: [sc 3, inc 1] 2 times (10)

Slst 1, cut the yarn and pull through leaving a long enough end to sew onto the birb head.

Add a mini ball of yarn (or pom-pom) sewn onto the tip.

Add a stripe around by wrapping around with the same color as the ball, and then sewing it on in various locations up the hat. See video for additional details.

To make your party hat even bigger. Repeat Rnds 5 and 6, making one additional sc in Rnd 6 between increases to make it slowly increase in size.

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