Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bird House Set

I like making various kinds of crochet project! Today, I'm going to introduce a crochet home decor. 
I got two free patterns, Felted tweety birds and Crochet keepers, and came up with this bird house set.


Wool yarn is required for the Felted tweety birds pattern, because it turns to felt after washing in a washing machine. However I don't like felted yarn. You know that wool is expensive yarn and there is a craft called felting. The largest feature of crochet and knitting is the stitch. If I felt the yarn, the stitches will disappear. That's why I didn't felt my project.

When I found Crochet keepers pattern, I thought that I can change the pattern into a bird house. I added the heart-shaped entrance, and decorated it with a flower and vine.



























I named this project Bird house set, so I'd like you to look inside the bird house.


The bird house set includes their nest and three eggs!! I put cotton and thin branches in the nest. These branches are came from my garden. I love gardening same as crochet. 
I came up the bird house set idea before last fall. When I was clearing up my garden last fall, I noticed that my Japanese basil shrub had completely dried up. I cut branches about 10 inches long, and saved them for the project. The branches color is dark red-brown, and smells of basil even though the branches have dried up. 

I gave the first bird house set to my mother-in-law as a birthday present. She loves blue birds, so she liked it. 
I made Goldfinch for mine. 

Stitches that I used in the project.
Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet.

Yarn that I used in the project.
  • Caron Simply Soft : Country Blue, Sunshine, Persimmon
  • Yarn Bee Snow Flake Wool Blend : Limelight
  • Lily Sugar'n Cream : Landscape

4 comments:

  1. Very beautiful thank you Dear..

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  2. To ghada issa

    Thank you for your comment and becoming a follower! I like to make unusual crochet projects. I hope that you can get some inspiration from my projects. :)

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