Save the Song Birds with Scrap Yarn
As my family will tell you, I LOVE Birds! I love Blue Jays, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Cat Birds, and more! I could go on and on about the different types of Birds I love, but I won’t. But I do want YOU crocheters or knitters out there to LOVE Song Birds so much that you make the baby birds a Nest with YOUR talent!
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My adopted daughter,Victoria Dunn, brought this idea to my attention, I LOVED this idea SO much that I want to get YOU involved! I found a pattern last night in my Gram’s old crochet patterns that I thought would be perfect for all of us to crochet for the baby song birds. SO I am sharing it right here on my Blog AND inside my FB Group Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs! So be sure to crochet a basket (or 4), share it with us in my FB Group and I will share your pics on my website!
For those of you like me, Chronic Pain sufferer or Scoliosis Survivor, this Crochet/Knit pattern is right up your alley! It takes very little yarn, very little time, and leaves you with a HUGE sense of accomplishment!! Here is the original post and the related post as well. You can even watch a video about the group that use these nests. For those of you that would like to mail in your nest when finished, here is the address to sent it to:
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Po box 1484
Indian Trail NC 28079
You can use 2 strands of your Scrap Yarn! 1-1.5 ounces of each color is all you need! I know I have made 8 so far and I haven’t even put a dent in my scrap yarn.
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#4 Worsted Weight Yarn (1-3 oz)
#4 Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn (1-3 oz)
US Hook J or 5.75 mm if needing tighter stitches
US Hook K or 6.50 mm
**You will use 2 strands at one time. We want the stitches to be nice and tight, so the cold air doesn’t hurt the baby birds.**
Nest will measure 3″ wide x 3″ tall
R1: 11 dc in the 4th ch from hook. Join with ss in to top of ch 3. (12 dc)
R2: Ch 3, 1 dc in the same space, 2 dc in the each stitch around. ss to join (24 stitches)
R3: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st.* Repeat * around (36 st)
R4: Ch 3, 1 dc in the back loop only of each st around. (36 st)
R6-R8: Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around.. (36 st)
**The ladies of the organization provided a Crochet and Knit Pattern, but the above Crochet Pattern is my own design.**
Knitted Artificial Bird Nest
On size 5 dpn’s cast on 54 stitches using 2 or 3 strands of yarn so the nests are tightly knit and will stand up in a bowl shape on their own! (divide sts up into 18 sts/needle). Work in knit (stockingette is automatic on dpn’s) stitch for approximately 3 inches. Begin decreasing for the crown as follows:
Next row: *K 7, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 6, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 5, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Nest row: *K 4, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 3, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 2, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 1, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Clip off yarn leaving a tail of about 6 inches.
Using yarn needle, slide yarn needle under all stitches on needles, and draw tight to close up the end. Knot
Make sure the nest can stand up in a bowl shape on its own!
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