Crochet Medium Size Bird Nest

Blogged under Fiber Fun,Free Craft Projects by Tammy on Friday 23 May 2014 at 2:22 pm



This uses Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn and a size H hook. The finished size should be 4 inches high and 6 inches wide. This should be stitched with a tight gauge so that there are no holes that the bird’s legs might get stuck in.

You can start with magic ring, or I prefer to do what some people call a “sloppy slip knot.” I got this technique from Fresh Stitches, and it works well for making sure you don’t have a hole in the center when you crochet in the round.
ch 2
Round 1: sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Round 2: sc twice in each st (12)
Round 3: * sc twice in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times (18)
Round 4: * sc twice in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times (24)
Round 5: * sc twice in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 5 times (30)
Round 6: * sc twice in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * 5 times (36)
Round 7: * sc twice in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * 5 times (42)
Round 8: * sc twice in next st, sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * 5 times (48)
Round 9: * sc twice in next st, sc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * 5 times (54)
Round 10 through 16: sc in each stitch around (54)
End with 1 slip stitch in the next stitch and pull yarn through top of next stitch.
Weave in all tails.

Here’s a look at the inside of the medium bowl and the other smaller nests I’ve made so far:




I used left over yarn, so that’s why some nests use different colored yarns. If you switch colors, just make sure to weave the ends in really well. I don’t usually knot, but I did with the tails on these and then wove in the ends since I wanted to make sure they were extra secure.

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