I've been crocheting baby stuff like crazy lately! Everyone seems to be expecting all at the same time. I thought I'd go ahead and share with you one of the cute projects I just finished for one of these lucky babes.
I'll be including pics of the finished products plus some info on how you can make yourself a set of baby birds! (If you're not familiar with Amigurumi (a Japanese knitting and crocheting style) you can read more about it here and here.)
For some reason the birdies on the top look bigger than the birdies on the bottom in this picture. This is untrue! They all measure about 4" tall and 7.5" around.
The pattern I used for the bird bodies is from Lions Brand, I'm pretty sure you need to have a (free) account to access it, here's the Ravelry link. At the last minute I decided these guys needed to have some little feet so I used this pattern to make little feet for the birdies.
I used Vicki Howell Bernat Sheepish yarn for this project. I love this yarn, it definitely has some good qualities and some bad. It's 70% Acrylic and 30% Wool, which means it is machine washable but should be lain flat to dry (or just lain on a towel in this case.) It's very durable and water repellent and holds up just like an acrylic with a nice, wool texture. Fair warning, it is not easy to remove stitches from this yarn because of its texture, I wouldn't recommend it for a beginning knitter or crocheter. Also with lots of washing it does start to pill over time so it occasionally needs to be trimmed. But for the price and the wool content it is a good deal, plus it's soft and glossy and makes adorable birds.
I also used Polyester Fiberfill and Safety Snap Eyes to complete the birdies. The eyes have a locking mechanism in the back so they can never be removed but, for safety sake, always supervise babes when playing with toys!
I think these guys turned out pretty darn adorable! I've made this pattern a few times for Christmas and Birthday gifts and they always whip up quickly and are well loved! Give it a try! The Holidays are quickly approaching and I'm guessing there are some Nieces and Nephews in your family that are desperate for their own baby Amigurumi birds!
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