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Cherry Chirp

I really enjoyed knitting up this little guy. At only a half a skein of yarn or less, he knits up fast and is really super cute. His feet and the beans in his bottom allow him to sit up all on his own. This little quail has very intelligent beady eyes and you never quite know what he will be up to. I found him in red, but I have a feeling he has quite a few colorful cousins.



See you all later! Keep it Crafty!

++ Kristin Roach ++


12 thoughts on “Cherry Chirp

  1. This is the cutest thing!I love birds…I might just make one to my paraquets…Yes..paraquet needs a lots of toys, even big ones.

  2. he’s adorable! I can’t wait to knit him up! And yes I think you are choosing well to scale back right now but not dumping us entirely :) enjoy your blog now that I’ve found it!

  3. Seeing that Craft Leftovers is a labor of love on your part and not something you are obligated to do or even owe your readers…well, let’s just say that if someone can’t understand that you have a life outside of your craft work and gives you flack, they can sleep with the fishes. Hehehe.

  4. Just wanted to let you know that you received an award on my blog – go check it out :) Thank you for always being so inspirational!

  5. I agree that school comes first. It is very important. I don’t know how you find the time to do everything you do!

    I love Chirp bird, he is so cute! Thanks for sharing him, I hope to knit one up soon. –Well maybe 2 birds, otherwise Katie my cat will kidnap mine. She has a soft bed with all her toys and yet she always wants more, just like a child. lol

  6. Kristin, He is sooo adorable. I love his little feet. Keep up the great work. We’re behind you in your decision to scale back but always look forward to your posts and patterns.

  7. Hi

    I just sent you a mail to say that I can’t work out this pattern and then I got to this page but I can not download the corrected pattern. Please be kind enough to send it to me.

    Thanks and regards


  8. If you have had issues downloading this pattern, the link is all fixed now. Sorry about the too long of a mix up!

  9. I’m knitting a cousin for your cherry chirp bird and got stuck on this part:

    Rnd 1: Knit to 3 sts before end of needle 1, ssk, k2, k2tog, knit to end of needle 2, k1 ssk, k to last 3 sts
    of needle 4, k2tog, k1.
    Rnd 2: K all to end of needle 2, k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
    44 stitches remain on needles.
    Knit all 1 round.
    (I’ve got this, 44 stitches)

    Slip stitches on needle 2 to 1,place marker in the middle of needle 1 (7 stitches on each side of the
    marker),now working with 3 needles and knit with a 4th.

    Rnd 1: K to 3 sts before the marker, ssk, k1, slip marker, k1, k2tog, k to end of needle 1; k1, ssk, knit to
    last 3 stitches of needle 3, k2tog, k1.
    Rnd 2: Knit to end of needle 1, k1, ssk, knit to the last 3 sts of needle 3, k2tog, k1.
    Repeat rnds 1 & 2 a total of 3 times — 12 sts decreased; 26 stitches total.

    44 minus 12 is 32. Should I have 32 or 26 stitches?

    I’m super excited for this pattern and can’t wait to make lots of birdie cousins!

  10. That is an excellent catch. The 26 is correct. It should read:
    Repeat rnds 1 & 2 a total of 3 times — 18 sts decreased; 26 sts total.

    I’ll make sure to update the pattern with the correction. Just let me know if you run into anything else. I try my best to catch all the typos and errors, but self editing is so difficult, if not straight up impossible.

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