It’s hard not to notice there are birds everywhere these days. I’m not just saying this because of the great bird trend that has been sweeping the crafting community. (Although you really can make anything wonderful if you just “put a bird on it.”) What I’m really referring to is the abundance of birds outside.
With the beautiful weather comes the welcoming sounds of chirps and cheeps everywhere. Nests are popping up in every tree and bush and little twitterings can be heard the minute you step out the door. What better way is there to pay homage our fine feather friends than to make some bird crafts!
Birds to Wear
Everything’s just ducky when you have a fun scarf to wear. Knit a Duckie Illusion Scarf (1) to add a little happiness to someone’s day. Through clever stitching between yellow and black colors, two ducks will magically appear! And nothing is cuter than a baby with an adorable hat. This Baby Bird Hat (2) is a quick crochet project that will make any baby (and parent) giggle. But even better is that this pattern comes with a conversion chart, so you can adjust the size of the hat for babies, kids, teens, and adults! Let there be bird hats for everyone.
These feathered friends are perfect for perching on book shelves, nesting on a desk, or giving as gifts. A little Bluebird (4) can bring life to any room. This knit toy is perfect as a decoration for a baby or child’s room, or even peeking out from somewhere around the house. Make a Love Nest (6) of little sparrows for someone you love. Or this can be great gift to a newly engaged or married couple! And if you happen to know someone who loves Twitter (or just cute birds in general) the Feathers Bird (7) is a perfect crochet gift. This plucky little guy was inspired by the Feathers icon featured in a fun iPhone app. Even if you’re not a tech or gadget person, this bird is too cute not to make.
Squares Gone to the Birds
Anything can be turned into a crochet square if you look at it the right way, and birds are no exception. Try your hand at creating this adorable Baby Owl Square (5). Crochet several and combine them with some solid squares to make a darling baby blanket or pillow. You can also crochet a cheerful Songbird Square (3) and work it into any number of projects. Make a crochet blanket, frame the square for decoration, or sew it onto something as an extra detail.
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