Crochet Swan Pattern (UK Version)

Today I will be making this crochet swan pattern. The finished swan appliqué will look like this.

Finished crochet swan group landscape

If you would like to follow along with the video tutorial for this pattern it’s available at Crochet Swan Tutorial.

This pattern will use UK terminology, if you would like to get the US version go to Crochet Swan Pattern (US Version).

Swan Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations

  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • dc – double crochet
  • htr – half treble crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • dtr – double treble crochet

Materials Used

  • White and orange crochet cotton or wool.
  • Crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • White sewing cotton to sew together and black cotton to embroider on the markings above the beak.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.

 

Wool Yarn from Knit Picks

Head

Make a magic loop.
3 ch. work 15 tr into loop and join with a sl st. into 3rd ch. Pull circle tight and fasten off.

Crochet swan head

Body

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  2 ch. Work 2 htr, 4 tr, 2 htr, 2 dc, 2 htr, 3 dtr, 3 htr. into circle and pull circle tight. Slip st. into 3rd ch.
Row 2:  2 ch. 1 htr in next st, 2 htr in following st, 2 tr in each of next 4 sts, 2 htr in next st, 1 htr in each of next 4 sts, 2 htr in next st, 2 dtr in each of next 3 sts, 2 htr in next st, 1 htr in each st to end.  Sl st in top of 2 ch.
Row 3:  2 ch.  1 htr in each of next 2 sts, 2 htr in next st, (2 tr in next st and 1 tr in following st) 3 times, 2 tr in next st and 2 htr in following st, work 1 htr in each of next 7 sts, 2 htr in next st, (2 dtr in next st and 1 dtr in following st) 3 times, 1 tr and 1 htr in next st, 1 htr in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in top of 2 ch.
Row 4:  3 ch, work 1 tr in same place as ch, (1 tr in each of next 2 sts and 2 tr in following st) 4 times, 1 tr in each of next 2 sts, 1 tr and 1 htr in next st, 1 htr in each of next 11 sts, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 ch, work a tr cluster over next 4 sts, 1 ch work dc down the last tr of the cluster, into the next st of the body work 1 htr and 1 tr, work 1 tr in each of next 2 sts, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in remaining sts.  Join with a sl st in 3rd ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet swan body without tail Crochet swan body

Neck

Join cotton to rounded end of body just below half way up as shown.

Crochet swan beginning neck

Ch 20 and join to head.

Work 1 dc in first ch of neck, 1 dec dc over next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dec dc over next 2 sts, work 1 dc in each of next 5 sts, (work 2 dc in next ch and 1 dc in each of following 2 ch) twice 2 dc in next ch, work a htr cluster over last ch, joining st for neck and 1st st on body.

Crochet swan neck other side Crochet swan finished neck

Around Body

Continue working 1 dc into each st around the body until the st before the point of the tail, work 1 dc and 1 htr in this st, into the point of the tail work 1 htr, 1 tr and 1 htr, work 1 htr and 1 dc into next st then work 1 dc in each st to the st before the neck.

Crochet swan neaten edges body

The other edge of the neck.

Crochet swan neaten edges neck

Work a tr cluster in next st, joining st of neck and 1st st of neck, dc in the back of the 2nd ch of neck, (work 1 dec dc over the next 2 sts and 1 dc in each of following 2 sts) twice and 1 dec dc over next 2 sts.  Continue working 1 dc in each st up the neck until the 5th last st. work 2 dc into this st, 1 dc into each of next 2 sts 2 dc into 2nd last st. Work a joined dc in the last st of the neck and 1st st of the head. Work dc around the head and join with a sl st into 1st st of the neck.  Fasten off.

Crochet swan neatened edges

Beak

Join cotton to head 5 sts. up from neck joining.

Row 1:  Work 1ch, work 1 dc into same st, and 2 dc into next st. Turn.
Row 2:  1 ch Work a dec. dc over 1st 2 sts, then a dec dc into same st and next st.  Turn.
Row 3:  2 ch. Work a htr cluster over all sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet swan beak

Front Wing

Make a magic loop.
23 ch.

Row 1:  Miss 1st 2 sts, work 1 htr in next st, 1 joined htr over the following 2 sts, (1 htr in each of next 5 sts, a joined htr over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 htr in each st to last 2, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts and 1 dc in magic loop.  Turn.
Row 2:  1 ch, work 1 sl st in each st to last 3 sts, 7 ch.  Turn.
Row 3:  Miss 1st 2 ch, work 1 htr in next ch, 1 joined htr over the following 2 ch, work 1 htr in each of the remaining ch, now work down the main part of the wing picking up a loop in the back 2 loops of each st as shown.  This makes a ridge between the rows. (1 htr in each of next 4 sts, a joined htr over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 htr in each st to last 2, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts and 1 dc in magic loop.  Turn.

Crochet swan front wing 2nd row

Crochet swan beginning front wing

Row 4:  1 ch, work 1 sl st in each st to last 3 sts, 7 ch.  Turn.
Row 5:  Miss 1st 2 ch, work 1 htr in next ch, 1 joined htr over the following 2 ch, work 1 htr in each of the remaining ch, now work down the main part of the wing, picking up a loop in the back 2 loops of each st. (1 htr in each of next 4 sts, a joined htr over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 htr in each st to last 2, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts and 1 dc in magic loop.  Turn.
Row 6:  1 ch, work 1 sl st in each st to last 3 sts, 6 ch.  Turn.
Row 7:  Miss 1st 2 ch, work 1 htr in each of the remaining ch, now work down the main part of the wing, picking up a loop in the back 2 loops of each st. (1 htr in each of next 4 sts, a joined htr over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 htr in each st to last 2, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts and 1 dc in magic loop.  Turn.
Row 8:  1 ch, work 1 sl st in each st to last 3 sts, 6 ch.  Turn.
Row 9:  Miss 1st 2 ch, work 1 htr in each of the remaining ch, now work down the main part of the wing, picking up a loop in the back 2 loops of each st. (1 htr in each of next 4 sts, a joined htr over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 htr in each st to last 2, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts and 1 dc in magic loop.  Fasten off.

Crochet swan front wing

Back Wing

Work the same as front wing for the 1st 5 rows.  Pull magic loop tight and fasten off.

Crochet swan back wing

To Make Up

Weave in ends.  Embroider on the black markings above the beak.

Crochet swan eye

Stitch on the front wing and then the back wing.

Crochet swan body with front wing Finished crochet swan landscape

I’ve attached the swans to a towel and face washer set as a gift like this.

Finished crochet swan towel and face washer

I hope you like this crochet swan and if you have any questions leave them in the comments.

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