Friday, 6 January 2012

FO Friday- Birdie mobile

Two weeks before Christmas I decided to make an extra gift. I had been all smug about getting my gift knitting done really early, and then I decide to add extra presents. It is possible I am a little insane and next year I am most definitely not doing that.

Oh, yes, and the extra present was crochet, which I used to be able to do but have since forgotten. Fortunately a super pattern and some how to books meant I could make this:


One very cute little birdie (even if I say so myself). I used the Birdie Decoration pattern by Lucy of Attic24 (well know and very awesome crochet blog) and leftover yarn scraps from other projects. I didn't do legs on my birds. The tail coming out of the back was sewn in, I was not sure if I needed the tail when I took the photo.

The pattern is very well written, it has a full photo tutorial so even my shaky crochet skills could cope.

I made some more, a whole flock of little birds. These are so good for using up leftovers and scraps as you only need a tiny amount for each part. Match the hook to your yarn thickness and you get different sized birds. They are quick to make too.


Some string, wooden dowelling and a little knot know how (borrowed) and tada! A mobile:

Not the best photo, but you get the idea, birds on strings. They would look good on a horizontal string too, or hanging on individual loops.

I read through this post to check for spelling and general odd bits of text and have realised it sounds a bit "yay me, I'm awesome". I didn't mean it to, really it is the pattern that is awesome, I am just pleased with how they came out :)

13 comments:

  1. yay you! you are awesome!

    love the mobile, so cute. I'm sure it was well received!

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  2. You are awesome! I would never have thought to make a mobile out of them. Yay You!

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  3. Your mobile is adorable! I love all the different birds.

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  4. Completely darling, I love your little mobile!

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  5. Yay you, you ARE awesome. I think the mobile is enchanting and I'd never have the patience for all the finishing and assembly.

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  6. It's okay to pat yourself on the back. You did do an awesome job!

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  7. I have yet to try an Attic 24 birdie, I need to get on that! Yours are adorable, your crochet doesn't look shaky to me, and the way you assembled them onto the mobile frame is great.

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  8. The little birdies are adorable, and they make a great mobile too :) it is certainly an idea for making baby mobiles :)

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  9. There is no 'yay, me I'm awesome' subtext here, silly! Nice bird :)

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  10. I didn't read it that way at all. Very nice mobile!

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  11. that's so adorable! you should be proud =)

    I'm so glad the yarn made it to you! =) I'm excited to see when you make the socks!

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  12. Fantastic job. Thanks for the pattern link!

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  13. that is so precious...you did a great job with it!!

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