crochet Smiley Kite

I loved kites as a kid, especially the handmade ones! We used to make our own kite every year to celebrate Clean Monday and we gathered in the hilltop close by, to fly them as high as we could.

I cherish those childhood memories, so I try to make some for my kids. These days we tend to buy our kites but the fun we have trying to fly them is just as special.

Anyway, we may not have a real one but we can definitely have a crochet one! I designed this super cute (if I say so myself) Smiley Kite to decorate for the festivities but I believe it will be a great last minute gift for a kid or a baby shower. You can also make a bunch and attach them to a string to form a garland, it will be a perfect nursery décor.

You can find the free pattern here!


Pattern Information

Materials
Yarn: Fingering weight (50gr/125m) cotton yarn in green, yellow and beige. Black embroidery thread for the smile.
For my sample I use Scheepjes Catona in the colorways: Forest Green (412), Yellow Gold (208) and Linen (505).
Crochet Hook: 2.5 mm crochet hook.
Notions: Fiberfill for stuffing, 8 mm safety eyes, pins, tapestry needle, stitch marker, scissors.

Gauge
26 stitches and 27 rows in single crochet worked in the round, with 2.5 mm crochet hook = 10 cm.
Gauge is not important for this project. However, changes might affect the finished measurements and the safety eyes size.

Finished Measurements
Approx. 9*9.5 cm (3.5*3.7 in) without the tail.

Abbreviations
This pattern is written in US terminology.
mc: magic circle
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: increase 1 st (2 sc in the same st)
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
rnds: rounds
{…}: repeat enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated
[…]: the enclosed instructions are worked in the same st
(…): total number of sts of the round and/or additional information

Kites

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