Knit & Crochet Bird Nests Needed

Blogged under Charity Crafting,crochet and knitting by Tammy on Sunday 4 May 2014 at 9:18 am

San Rafael’s WildCare is asking knitters and crocheters to pick up their sticks and hooks and make some much needed bird nests for their residents. The organization’s current goal is to collect 1,200 woven yarn nests in various sizes (small 3×4″; medium 4×6″; and large 4×7″). They can be knitted, crochet, or felted, and they need to be very tightly woven so that the bird’s tiny legs do not poke through through. As you can see in the video below, the nests are put in small plastic containers and tissue is added as well.

What a great way to help animals in need, and you can use up some yarn scraps as well.

Here are some links with more information if you’d like to help out:

San Rafael’s WildCare seeks volunteers to knit nests for orphaned baby birds

Baby Bird Nest FAQ

Wildlife Rescue Nest Patterns

Ravelry Baby Bird Nest Craft-a-Long Group


  1. Pingback by The Crafty Princess Diaries » Baby Bird Crochet Prototype — May 6, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    […] After I posted about the need for baby bird’s nests, I pulled out some scrap yarn and a hook and started experimenting. As anyone who has read this blog before knows, I’m addicted to amigurumi, so that is the first technique that came to mind for me. I increased until I got the correct size for a small next (4 inches wide) and then continued to make rows until it was 3 inches high. I have contacted the moderator of the Baby Bird Nest Ravelry group and someone over there is also going to give my simple pattern a test run. If they give it the thumbs up, then I will publish it here, and I will probably try to create a few more patterns for the medium and then large size nests needed as well. I will keep you posted. […]

  2. Comment by jean baldridge yates — May 11, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    what a great cause! I loved the video so much as well. I will keep my eyes open, and be on the alert for your design.
    Thank you so much, Tammy for your loving concern for birds, and all of nature’s creatures! You are very special! jean xoxox

  3. Pingback by The Crafty Princess Diaries » Crochet a Small Baby Bird Nest — May 18, 2014 @ 9:22 am

    […] are needed by various wildlife rehabilitation groups. I originally put this pattern together for San Rafael’s WildCare, but feel free to use it for any group that needs small bird […]

  4. Comment by Alison Hermance — June 4, 2015 @ 2:06 pm

    WildCare’s 2015 Baby Bird Nest Campaign has begun! Last year you helped us get thousands of nests to improve survival outcomes for orphaned baby birds using our patterns. Not only did we use them, we also shared them with bird rescue groups across the US.

    We’re also asking for donations for bird food. Baby birds eat every 45 minutes each day. We work tirelessly to care for these tiny birds until they can be released into the wild. $5 buys 15 meals—enough to feed a baby bird for an entire day!

    You can find out more about the campaign at our site:
    Thank you!
    Alison Hermance
    WildCare Bay Area

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