Funny Flamingos

Handmade Knitted Red Nose Legs Hairband Fitting in Knitting Children Craft Ideas
Red Nose with Limbs

I’m making a knitted flamingo to say Happy 5th birthday to my niece poppy who is completely ‘flingo’ aka (flamingo) mad. I’ve done a bit of flamingo research, in the form of a trip to a Bird Sanctuary (for rescue and re-breeding) and managed to get some nice pictures to work from and come up with a quick knitted flamingo in time for her party.

Handmade Knitted Red Nose Head Legs Hairband Fitting in Knitting Children Craft Ideas
Red Nose Day Hairband
Handmade Knitted Red Nose Head Fitting in Knitting Children Craft Ideas
Red Nose Googly Eyes

Birds of a feather…

Flamingos are popular with every little girl I know at the moment, and so with a knitted flamingo to accompany the knitted unicorn and knitted rainbow, I think any little girls bedroom collection will now be complete. (At least until the next trend!)

Handmade Knitted Red Nose Head Hairband Fitting in Knitting Children Craft Ideas
Red Nose Hairband

Floppy Floppy Flamingos

Although so elegant and beautiful in real life, but they do also look a little bit funny. My knitted flamingo, I agree, does look a little bit out of proportion but I have actually tried to keep it as close to the real thing as possible. They are truly unique creatures, with those curvy necks and skinny, dingly dangly legs (or one leg!) However, these long legs and bendy neck may not be quite so sturdy to stand your knitted flamingo, but it would be great for hanging over the edge of a desk or being flung around by a toddler.

Handmade Knitted Red Nose Head Legs Finished Fitting in Knitting Children Craft Ideas
Red Nose with Limbs

Pretty in Pink

To a toddler or small child a flamingo is a flamingo and a generic pink would I’m sure just go down well. However, if you fancy being a little more specific, there are actually six different types of flamingo. You could go for the smaller and detailed Chilean flamingo which has grey legs with pink knees and feet, or go for a greater flamingo is paler pink with brighter all-pink legs. Children may also just love a super-bright pink yarn for a Caribbean flamingo!

Handmade Knitted Red Nose with Legs Fitting in Knitting Children Craft Ideas
Red Nose Monster

Contact me to get any new or updated patterns straight to you. Or keep an eye out on the updates section of this website to see the newest creations. Fitting In Knitting is also on Facebook, twitter and Instagram for some sneaky previews of projects as they evolve….

Happy knitting!

Ali 🙂

How to Knit a Flamingo

Handmade Knitted Red Nose Head Legs Hairband Fitting in Knitting Children Craft Ideas
Red Nose Day Hairband

Total time from ?? Hour ?? Minutes

Made from one knitted body and neck piece, one head and beak piece, two knitted leg pieces, and four small knitted pieces to make up the two feet. All pieces are sewn together and stuffed, with added stitching for the eye features.

Handmade Knitted Red Nose Legs Hairband Fitting in Knitting Children Craft Ideas
Red Nose with Limbs

Handmade Gift Ideas!

Get some more ideas, see what you will need and follow the patterns to learn exactly how you can make your own… More Knitted Gift Ideas!

I aim to have a new pattern up on the website every few weeks (children and their busy schedules permitting!) and I’ll let you know as soon as the next one is up and ready to go…

Handmade Knitted Monster Caitlin Ahoy Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *