jazz birds

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) 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:

Two crocheted birds, a crow and a tit in front of a street view of Lower East Side, New York.


Here are some variations of the Jazz-Crow pattern:

peace love unity and respect birds
peace love unity and respect birds
pastel punk birds
pastel punk birds
Creative Commons Licence BY-NC-SA

41 thoughts on “Jazz-crow pattern

  1. 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!

  2. Tina, thank you for your link, your crows are very cute! You have a great day too! 🙂

    PJ, thank you for your kind words. 🙂

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

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

  5. 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!!!!!!!

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

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

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

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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).

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

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  15. 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

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

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

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  19. Hi Anu!
    I totally fell in love with your Jazz Crow!!! I have a crochet blog in German and Spanish ( http://pax-and-lupita.blogspot.de) and would love to translate your pattern into both languages. I would not make a PDF, just a blog post with the translation and of course I would insert a link to the original source. Do you agree?? Thank you!

  20. Hi Anu!
    I totally fell in love with your Jazz Crow!! I have a crochet blog in German and Spanish (http://pax-and-lupita.blogspot.de) and I would like to translate your pattern into both languages and publish it into a blog post (not PDF download). Of course I would insert a link to the original source. Do you agree?? Thank you! Gloria

  21. Hi, thank you for the pattern, I had such fun make the Jazz Crow for my granddoughter. She is about 14, but her reaction was gold: Grandma, he is cool!

  22. Hi! Thank you very much for your pattern… But I have an huge problem I don’t understand his you did the feet :'(

  23. Your method of working from the bottom and top of a piece has been a revelation to me. Makes so much sense, takes away all that messy decreasing. Thank you so much!

    Gorgeous pattern, it’s on my to-do list 🙂

  24. Hei! Teki mieleni virkata varis ja onneksi törmäsin Sinun jazz-varikseesi! Se on todella sympaattinen, humoristinen näkemys ko linnusta. Julkaisin siitä kuvan fb-ryhmässä nimeltä Vilkasta virkkausta. Nyt on jo toinenkin tehtynä oranssine nokkineen ja jalkoineen ! Katselin muitakin virkkaamiasi eläinhahmoja ja nyt syyhyttää alkaa kokeilemaan pingviiniä tai pöllöä. Hyvää, idearikasta kevättä 2018 ! Terveisin Mirja, 79 Suomesta.

  25. That pattern was just what I needed! I made a crow for my boyfriends choir in Tromsø, you can check them out: Det Norske Mannskor av 1995. Their logo is a crow with a student hat and a tassel, so I followed the pattern, added a felted tuxedo and a hat with a tassel!! It was beautiful

    I was also wondering if it is ok or not to sell items made from this pattern and other patterns in this blog, I saw that it has a CC non comercial use, but I wonder wether that applies to the pattern or you are against people selling the items made from it.

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