Today I will have a crochet pattern for two small birds on a branch. The finished crochet birds will look like this.

Finished crochet birds

I also have the how to video tutorial available on my Youtube channel at Crochet Pattern Birds Sitting on a Branch.


This pattern will be using the US terminology, if you would like to get the UK version go to Crochet Pattern Two Birds on a Branch (UK Version).

Small birds on branch crochet pattern US


  • st –  stitch
  • sts –  stitches
  • ch –  chain
  • sl st –  slip stitch
  • sc –  single crochet
  • hdc –  half double crochet
  • dc –  double crochet
  • tr –  treble crochet

Materials Used

  • Small amounts of desired colours of cotton or wool (I used 5 colours).
  • Crochet hook.
  • Scissors
  • Thread to sew together.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Seed beads to sew on flowers if desired. 


Make a magic loop
Row 1:  3 ch. Work 14 dc into loop and pull tight. Slip st. into 3rd ch.
Row 2:  4 ch. Work 1tr in same place, 2 tr in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 tr in each dc to end. Join with a sl st. Don’t end off.

Crochet bird body


4 ch, 1 tr in same place, 1 tr and 1 dtr in next st. 1 dtr in next st.  Fasten off.

Crochet bird with tail

For bird facing opposite way

To make a bird facing the other way work the tail, 5 ch, 1 dtr in same place, 1 dtr and tr in next st and 1 tr in following st. End off.


Make a magic loop
4 ch. 11 tr into ring, pull tight. Do not join.  End off.  Leave long thread to attach to body.

Crochet bird head

 Wing (Make 2 for each bird)

Make a magic loop
Row 1:  1 ch. Work 12 sc into loop and pull tight. Slip st. into ch.
Row 2: 1 ch, 3 sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next st, 1 tr in next st, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next st, sc around to end.  Fasten off.

Crochet bird wings


Join yarn to head, 3 ch, joined dc over next 2 sts. End off.

Crochet bird with head and beak


40 ch, miss 1st ch,4 sc along, ch, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 7 ch, miss 1st ch, 1 sc in other 6 ch, work 2 sc over dc and continue along ch dc 19,  12 ch miss 1st ch, 3 sc, 2 hdc, dc to the end of  ch and also  1 dc into dc then dc along remaining ch, for about 5 then tr to end.  Fasten off.

Crochet branch


4 ch, join with a sl st, 1 ch, 1 sc in ring, (4 ch, sc in ring) 4 times, 4 ch sl st in 1st ch. Fasten off.

Crochet flowers


4 ch, miss first ch, 1 sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, work 1 sc into the back of ch, sl st into 1st ch space.  Fasten off .  Leave a tail.

Crochet leaves

To make up

Weave in ends.  Stitch head and wings on. Sew in an eye.  Attach leaves to the branch and then attach the flowers.  Lastly attach the birds to the branch.

Crochet branch with leaves

Crochet branch with flowers

If your looking for ideas about what to do with your birds once they’re done, I have put them on baby singlets and washers.

Crochet baby singlet with flowers and birds, landscape

And I have also done a pattern for a towel which includes the birds which you can make.

Crochet cat, mouse and bird towel

It also includes my cat, mouse and flowers.

Finished crochet cat group

Finished Mouse

Crochet flower group