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.
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) if you find these patterns useful. I would also like to see a picture of your finished project.
Here’s a better image of these two birds in their natural environment:
Here are some variations of the Jazz-Crow pattern: