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Bird Tea Pot Holder Pattern – Crochet

 

It may sound a bit corny...but I especially like this bird tea pot holder because my tea kettle sings like a bird when the water is boiling. Enjoy making this cute tea pot holder.

MATERIALS

4 ply Fingering.

Scraps of Red, Green, Blue, Fawn and White.

One No. 2 Steel Crochet Hook (American Gauge).

Two Small Pearl Buttons for Eyes.

Piece of Flannel for Needle Case.

If used as a Needle Case make flannel lining and sew inside.

SIDE

Beginning at head with Red Ch. 3 sts. Join in ring with s.s.

1st round: Ch. 1. 11 d.e. in ring. Join with s.s. Ch. 1. Turn.

2nd round: *1.s.c. in each of next 2 sts. 2 s.c. in next st. Repeat from * to end of round. Join with s.s. Ch. 1. Turn.

3rd round: *1.s.c. in next st. 2 s.c. in next st. Repeat from * to end of round. Join with s.s. Ch. 1. Turn. Proceed: ---

1st row: 1.s.c. in each of 1st 4 sts. Leave Red. Join White. 1.s.c. in each of next 3 sts. Ch. 1. Turn.

2nd row: With White 1.s.c. in each of 1st 3 sts. Break White. Pick up Red and work 1.s.c. in each of remaining 4 sts. Ch. 1. Turn.

3rd row: 1.s.c. in each s.c. of previous row. Ch. 1. Turn.

4th row: 2 s.c. in 1st st. *1.s.c. in next st. 2 s.c. in next st. Repeat from * to end of row. Ch. 1. Turn. (11 s.c. in row).

5th row: 1.s.c. in each s.c. of prvious row. Ch. 1. Turn.

6th row: 1.s.c. in each of 1st 5 sts. Ch. 1. Turn.

7th and 8th rows: 1.s.c. in each s.c. of previous row. Ch. 1. Turn. Break Red. Proceed: ---

Join Green after the 5 Red s.c. in 6th row. Ch. 1.

1st row: 1.s.c. in each of next 6 s.c. Ch. 1. Turn.

2nd and 3rd rows: 1.s.c. in each s.c. of previous row. Ch. 1. Turn.

4th row: 2 s.c. in 1st st. 1.s.c. in each of next 4 sts. 2 s.c. in next st. Working across the 5 Red sts. work 1.s.c. in each of next 4 sts. 2 s.c. in last st. Ch. 1. Turn. (14 s.c. in row).

5th, 6th and 7th rows: 1.s.c. in each s.c. of previous row. Ch. 1. Turn.

8th row: 1.s.c. in 1st st. Miss next st. 1.s.c. in each of next 5 sts. Miss next st. 1.s.c. in each st. to last sts. Miss next st. 1.s.c. in last st. Ch. 1. Turn.

9th row: 1.s.c. in each s.c. of previous row. Ch. 1. Turn.

10th row: 1.s.c. in 1st st. Miss next st. 1.s.c in each of next 3 sts. Miss next st. 1.s.c. in each st. to last sts. Miss next st. 1.s.c. in last st. Ch. 1. Turn.

11th row: As 9th row.

12th row: 1.s.c. in 1st st. (Miss next st. 1.s.c. in next st.) twice. 1.s.c. in next st. Miss next st. 1.s.c. in last st. Ch. 1. Turn. (5 s.c. in row). Work 4 rows even. Fasten off. Make another side to correspond.

WINGS

With Blue Ch. 17 sts.

1st row: 1.s.c. in 2nd Ch. from hook and 1.s.c. in each Ch. to end of row. Ch. 1. Turn.

2nd row: *1.s.c. in next st. 2 s.c. in next st. Repeat from * to end of row. Ch. 4. Turn.

3rd row: 1.s.c. in 2nd Ch. from hook and 1.s.c. in each Ch. and st. to end or row. Fasten off.

BEAK

With Fawn Ch. 6 sts. 1.d.e. in 4th Ch. from hook and each of remaining 2 Ch. Working along other side of Ch. work 1.d.e. in each Ch. and base of turning Ch. of previous row. Fasten off.

TO MAKE UP

Sew up seam along back and around head. Pad the head with wool and sew buttons in position for eyes. Sew beak and wings in position. For the tail cut strands of Green, Red and Blue 8 ins. long. Place cut ends of 2 strands together, thus forming a loop. Pass this loop down through the s.c. at end of body for about ½ inch, then pass the cut ends of the same strands through the loop and draw up. Repeat this in each s.c. along the end placing the Green to the back and the Red at the Front.

 

Christmas Tree for the Birds

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 02:  A bird sits in a tr...
Image by Getty Images via @daylife

The people of Norway and Sweden have for centuries observed the quaint custom of preparing a Christmas tree for the birds. It is made from a sheaf of choice grain which has been carefully stored from the time of the harvest. The day before Christmas, the grain is tied to the end of a long pole, carried into the yard, and placed near the house to attract the birds who, they believe, bring happiness and good fortune to those within. No family would consider celebrating its own Christmas until the birds had first been provided for.

Could you and your children find a more delightful way to express the spirit of Christmas than to follow these customs?

I am sure that the children and even Dad will want to help make the trimmings and set up the tree. Don't be surprised if fixing the birds' tree becomes as happy a time as Read more

Bird Costume

Bird CostumeBird Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed (8 year old size)

3 Folds Crepe Paper color selected for body
1 Fold Crepe Paper color selected for breast
2 Pieces No. 15 Wire

1 Piece N0.3 Gummed Tape

The foundation for this costume is cut longer in the back than in the front and
shaped to represent the tail. Reinforce the edges with wire. Cover the entire foundation with rows of pointed "feathers," begin­ning at the bottom both front and back and working to the shoulders. Cut separate pieces for the wings, covering them also with "feathers." Gather the wings slightly at the top and sew to the sides of the foundation as seen on the "how to make slip-over costumes" page.

Sew ribbons on the sides to tie the wings together at the lower part of the arm. The head is made on a tight bonnet, covered with "feathers" to match the body of the costume. A beak of cardboard may be used or not as preferred.

Before making the Bird Costume you may want to read the Basic Instructions for Making Crepe Paper Costumes and How To Make Slip-Over Costumes

This Costume and MANY others are found in the book: How to Make Crepe Paper Costumes

You can also find more Homemade Costume Ideas at our Vintage Halloween Ideas web site.

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