Jazz-crow pattern

Jazz-birds is a collection of 10 amigurumis (crocheted stuffed animals) inspired by beat generation, jazz, NYC and Leonard Cohen – specially by these lines from his song Famous Blue Raincoat:

New York is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening.

The two birds in the picture, Beat-tit (on the left) and Jazz-crow (on the right) participated the Plush You! 2010 exhibition in Seattle, US.

The Jazz-crow is now available as a free pattern in two languages, English and Finnish.

The pattern requires intermediate crafting skills (I assume you know how to crochet and knit, the basic techniques are not explained there). It contains a plenty of pictures to help you with the details.


You can download the pattern as pdf here:
Jazz-crow (in English)
Jazz-varis (in Finnish)


Feel free to use these patterns under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. You would make me very happy if you could send me a note (leave a reply on this post or email me at anu(at)ageingyoungrebel.fi) if you find these patterns useful. I would also like to see a picture of your finished project.


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Jazz-crow pattern variations


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30 comments to Jazz-crow pattern

  1. rae says:

    Do you have an knitted toys like this>?

  2. Anu says:

    I have only made crocheted toys, many kinds of them. You can find pictures of them in Flickr:

  3. leny says:

    http://ageingyoungrebel.fi/2012/05/jazz-crow-pattern/er leuk patroontje , heel erg bedankt hier voor

  4. tina says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. I can’t wait to start one (or two!), as I just begin to decorate the house for Fall!

  5. tina says:

    Just finished and posted the crows I made over the past few days…


    I love how they came out, and thank you again for sharing your pattern! ((Hugs, and have a great day!)) ~tina

  6. PJ says:

    How absolutely adorable they are…..

  7. Anu says:

    Tina, thank you for your link, your crows are very cute! You have a great day too! :)

    PJ, thank you for your kind words. :)

  8. Gisele says:

    Thank you, is very, very beautiful, as I finish I will send you my picture, excuse my English, I speak only Spanish.

  9. Anu says:

    No problem, I understand you perfectly. :) Nice that you like my pattern, I would love to see your finished work!

  10. viva says:

    Thank you for this fantastic pattern! My kids just love their new toy:

  11. Anu says:

    Thank you very much for your link! It makes me very happy to see that my patterns bring joy to other people. :)

  12. sinisukka says:

    KIIIIIIITOOOOOSSSSS hurjasti tästä ihanasta mallista!!!!!!!!!!!! Löysin sen sopivasti 14.2. joten se on mitä suurimmassa määrin mulle ystävänpäivälahja! Aion virkata itselleni ja 16-vuotiaalle veljentytölleni. NIIN HURMAAVA VARIS!!!!!!!

  13. Anu says:

    Kiitoksia itsellesi – hauskaa, että pidät siitä! Lähetäthän sitten linkin, jos julkaiset kuvan omasta variksestasi?

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  15. Regina says:

    Recht vielen Dank für dieses super Muster,gefällt mir absolut,auch in verschiedenen Farben.
    Danke und liebe Grüße aus Deutschland

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  17. Alicja says:

    Your birds are beautiful

  18. susana says:

    gracias a su patron, lo teji quedo muy bonito, creo que me arriesgare a tejerlo en otro color Gracias

  19. Ashley says:

    I intend to make this as a part of my entry load into a fair. I do have one question: how tall is the finished product?

  20. Anu says:

    I’m sorry, but I didn’t quite understand what you mean by “entry load into a fair”? If you are going to show your work somewhere, please remember, that this pattern is shared with a BY-NC-SA license. The finished product will be approximately 14cm tall.

  21. Ashley says:

    I am entering this into a fair among other things It is required that I submit the pattern. Does that comply with the license, or is there something else I need to do?

  22. Anu says:

    Ashley, the BY-NC-SA license allows you to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt my work, and you are also allowed to share the pattern, but you need to tell that the original pattern was made by me (Attribution). And you are not allowed to sell your work or the pattern (Non-Commercial). If you make alterations to the pattern and publish it, you must share it with a similar license as the original work (Share Alike).

  23. Ashley says:

    The English PDF will be printed in-full and submitted with the final work.

  24. Laura says:

    Hei Anu!
    Tässä minun Jazz-varikseni, virkkasin hänelle myös trumpetin: http://lauranverstas.blogspot.fi/2014/02/jazz-varis-jazz-crow.html
    Kiitoksia ohjeesta!

  25. Anu says:

    Laura, kiitoksia paljon linkistä! Mainio varis ja hieno trumpetti. Kiitoksia myös trumpetin ohjeen jakamisesta.

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  27. Liz says:

    I ❤️ your jazz crow. I don’t know how to add pictures to these comments, but I did make one. Thank you so much!!! Also, I have been looking for the other birds in the Jazz-Birds, but I can’t seem to find pictures of them. Would you mind sending me some pictures to hartswickhall@yahoo.com

  28. Colette Baker says:

    I made a Jazz as I love crows and ravens.
    I did post a picture of it on my Facebook page called HuggleBugz.

  29. Michele Tough says:

    Thank you so much for the adorable Jazz-Crow pattern. Lovely clear instructions and such a cute design.

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