Monday, 20 June 2011

Meet Genghis

This is Genghis the Eagle.

The Boy told me recently that he likes eagles and wolves so I decided I had to make one of these for him.  After looking on Ravelry and just about everywhere on the internet, I found that there are virtually no free eagle patterns.  I could have just made do with a wolf but that seemed far too easy so here is my pattern for a cute little eagle.

He got his name when I made a joke that if The Boy named the eagle he would end up with a name like Genghis then realised that it was actually quite a good name after all.

Let me know if there's any problems with the pattern.
It's also available to download as a PDF here

I've been asked for the finished size.  Using a 3.5mm hook my finished Genghis was 3.5 inches tall.


·         3.5 mm crochet hook.
·         Double Knitting or Worsted wool in the following colours:
o   Dark brown
o   White
o   Yellow
o   Black (for eyes)
·         Stitch Markers.
·         Tapestry needle
·         Stuffing.

Pattern:                    (English terms used)


Dark Brown wool

Row 1: chain 18 and slip stitch into first to create a loop.
Row 2: dc around.                                                                      (18 stitches)
Row 3: 8 dc, 2 inc, 8 dc.                                                            (20 stitches)
Row 4: dc around.                                                                      (20 stitches)
Row 5: 9 dc, 2 inc, 9 dc.                                                            (22 stitches)
Row 6: 9 dc, 4 inc, 9 dc.                                                            (26 stitches)
Row 7: dc around.                                                                      (26 stitches)
Row 8: 12 dc, 2 inc, 12 dc.                                                        (28 stitches)
Row 9: 12 dc, 4 inc, 12 dc.                                                        (32 stitches)
Row 10: dc around.                                                                    (32 stitches)
Row 11: 14 dc, 4 inc, 14 dc.                                                      (36 stitches)
Row 12: dc around.                                                                    (36 stitches)
Row 13: dc around.                                                                    (36 stitches)
Row 14: 14 dc, 4 dec, 14 dc.                                                     (32 stitches)
Row 15: 14 dc, 2 dec, 14 dc.                                                     (30 stitches)
Row 15: (dec + dc) around                                                       (20 stitches)
Row 16: dec around                                                                   (10 stitches)
Row 17: decrease until hole is closed.  Fasten off and sew in ends.


White wool

Row 1: 6 dc in a magic ring                                                         (6 stitches)
Row 2: increase in every stitch                                                  (12 stitches)
Row 3: (inc + dc) around                                                              (18 stitches)
Rows 4-7: dc around                                                                      (18 stitches)
Row 8: dc around and slip stitch to close                              (18 stitches)
Row 9: (1 ch, 1 tr in same hole, 2 ch, ss) around to form 9 peaks.   
Slip stitch and finish off leaving long tail to sew.

Wings  (make 2)

Dark Brown wool

Row 1: 6 dc in a magic ring.                                                      (6 stitches)
Row 2: (dc +inc) around.                                                            (9 stitches)
Row 3: dc around.                                                                         (9 stitches)
Row 4: (2 dc + inc) around.                                                        (12 stitches)
Row 5: (3 dc + inc) around.                                                        (15 stitches)
Row 6: dc around.                                                                         (15 stitches)
Row 7: (3 dc + dec).                                                                      (12 stitches)
Row 8: dc around.                                                                         (12 stitches)
Row 9: dc around.                                                                         (12 stitches)
Row 10: (2 dc + dec) around.                                                    (9 stitches)
Row 11: dc around.                                                                      (9 stitches)
Row 12: (dc + dec) around.                                                       (6 stitches)
Row 13: dc around.                                                                     (6 stitches)
Row 14: dec around.                                                                   (3 stitches)
Fasten off leaving tail to sew to body.

Feet      (make 2)

Yellow wool

6 ch, ss into first loop, (6 ch, ss into same loop) repeat twice.
They should look like the ones shown below:


Yellow wool

Row 1: 2 ch.
Row 2: 3 dc in second loop from hook and turn.                   (3 stitches)
Row 3: 1 ch, inc, dc, inc.  Turn.                                                    (5 stitches)
Row 4: ch, inc, 3 dc, inc.  Turn.                                                    (7 stitches)
Row 5: ch, 7 dc.  Fasten off leaving long tail to sew.

Making Up

Stuff the body and head. 
Sew the head onto the body using the row before the fancy edging leaving the edging loose.
Flatten the wings and sew onto the body.
Sew up the two shortest sides of the beak to form a cone.  Stuff and sew onto the head.
Sew the feet onto the body.
Sew eyes on with black wool.

Hope you like it!


  1. He is adorable, I think it is very clever, thanks for the pattern :)

  2. So cute, I'll definitely be making one.

  3. this is great! thank you for sharing this pattern. :)

  4. He is very cute. Can you tell the dimensions?

  5. sooo cute! I will be making that as soon as I learn to crochet better:)

  6. Aww the PDF link is broken. :( Love the pattern by the way. :3

  7. Hi Alianna,

    Thanks for letting me know - I've fixed it now!

  8. i don't understand the pattern

    1. Hi,

      Which part don't you understand?


  9. So great! I featured a link to Ghengis this morning on Moogly:

    Thanks for sharing your pattern!

  10. Hi! I want to make Genghis as an Americana eagle for the Olympics. I have went over the pattern but have one question, for the body are you crocheting into the loop or in the chains of the loop? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lara,
      For the first row? I think I meant into the chains but it shouldn't matter too much as long as you end up with the right number - the first row will be hidden by the edging around the neck

  11. Hay, I love him and am going to start making him right now. :D But, just a comment, I think it may be a good idea to say that the terminology is British, because I'm in the US and got very confused when I was seeing dc (British=tc) in a type of pattern that should be done in the American single crochet. O_o Sorry about the complaint, but that just really confused me for a minute... Love Genghis anyway.:))

  12. Thank you, also for making it into a pdf :)

  13. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I featured Genghis on my blog this week! I think he's perfect :)

  14. Hiya,

    Just a quick question: are the rounds done continuously or are they a join and ch?