Crochet Swan Pattern

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

Finished crochet swan group portrait

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

Crochet Swan Pattern

Abbreviations

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

Head

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

Crochet swan head

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Body

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  2 ch. Work 2 hdc, 4 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 3 tr, 3 hdc. into circle and pull circle tight. Slip st. into 3rd ch.
Row 2:  2 ch. 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in following st, 2 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 2 tr in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each st to end.  Sl st in top of 2 ch.
Row 3:  2 ch.  1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (2 dc in next st and 1 dc in following st) 3 times, 2 dc in next st and 2 hdc in following st, work 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (2 tr in next st and 1 tr in following st) 3 times, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in top of 2 ch.
Row 4:  3 ch, work 1 dc in same place as ch, (1 dc in each of next 2 sts and 2 dc in following st) 4 times, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 11 sts, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 ch, work a dc cluster over next 4 sts, 1 ch work sc down the last dc of the cluster into the next st of the body work 1 hdc and 1 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc 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 sc in first ch, 1 dec sc over next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dec sc over next 2 ch, work 1 sc into each of next 5 ch, (work 2 sc in next ch and 1 sc in each of following 2 ch) twice 2 sc in next ch. work a hdc 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 sc in each st around the body to the st before the point of the tail, then work 1 sc and 1 hdc into this st, into the point of the tail work 1 hdc, 1 dc and 1 hdc, work 1 hdc and 1 sc into next st then work 1 sc 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 dc cluster in next st, joining st of neck and 1st st of neck, work 1 sc in the back of the 2nd ch of the neck, (work 1 dec sc over the next 2 sts and 1 sc in each of following 2 sts) twice and 1 dec sc over the following 2 sts.  Continue working 1 sc in each st up the neck until the 5th last st. work 2 sc into this st, 1 sc into each of following 2 sts 2 sc into 2nd last st. Work a joined sc in the last st of the neck and 1st st of the head. Work sc around the head and join with a sl st into 1st st of neck.  Fasten off.

Crochet swan neatened edges

Beak

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

Row 1:  Work 1ch, work 1 sc into same st as ch, and 2 sc into next st. Turn.
Row 2:  1 ch Work a dec. sc over first 2 sts, then a dec sc into same st and next st.  Turn.
Row 3:  2 ch. Work a hdc 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 hdc in next st, 1 joined hdc over the following 2 sts, (1 hdc in each of next 5 sts, a joined hdc over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 hdc in each st to last 2, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts and 1 sc 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 hdc in next ch, 1 joined hdc over the following 2 ch, work 1 hdc 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 hdc in each of next 4 sts, a joined hdc over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 hdc in each st to last 2, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts and 1 sc 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 hdc in next ch, 1 joined hdc over the following 2 ch, work 1 hdc in each of the remaining ch, now work down the main part of the wing crocheting into the back loops of each st (1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, a joined hdc over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 hdc in each st to last 2, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts and 1 sc 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 hdc in each of the remaining ch, now work down the main part of the wing crocheting into the back loops of each st (1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, a joined hdc over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 hdc in each st to last 2, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts and 1 sc 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 hdc in each of the remaining ch, now work down the main part of the wing crocheting into the back loops of each st (1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, a joined hdc over following 2 sts) 2 times, work 1 hdc in each st to last 2, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts and 1 sc in magic loop.  Pull magic loop tight and fasten off.

Crochet swan front wing

Back Wing

Work the same as front wing for the 1st 5 rows.  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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