Bird Friends Forever

It was last year that I started teaching craft workshops at BFF Zakka Store and it has been so fun and fulfilling, and best of all, I’ve grown in friendship and fondness of the owners and staff who are the sweetest and prettiest gals in town, ever helpful and so friendly to chat with; not to mention amongst a treasure trove of lovely zakka goods and furnishings. These SuperGals have made it extra fun for me to teach at their premises, thank you dearies!

I made a little birdie brooch to mark the first workshop I taught at BFF (which stands for Bird Friends Forever!) and many of my students have been requesting for it; so here it is, I hope you enjoy making it for your very own Forever (Bird) Friends too!

Pattern:

You will first work in the round to make the head and beak, and then work in rows, flipping from front to back, to make the body and tail.

Rnd 1: Ch 5 and ss to first ch for foundation ring.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 for lift; 2 hdc, ch 3 (for beak), 11 hdc, ss to top of start 2-ch to close.

Head is completed. You will move on to make the body by working in rows.

Row 3: Ch 3 for lift, flip, 1 dc in the same st, (2 dc in next st) x 2, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in same st.

Row 4: Ch 2 for lift, flip, 1 dc in the same st, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) x 2, 1 dc in next st, dc2tog.

Row 5: Ch 2 for lift, flip. Dc2tog, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) x 2, dc in next st, dc2tog.

Row 6: To make tail, ch 3 for lift, flip. 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st.

Fasten off. Sew on brooch pin. For brooches, I recommend stiffening the work with a glue-water-mixture (50:50) so that the brooch holds up instead of drooping off your blouse or bag when adorned. I used simple white glue mixed with water in equal parts and saturated the bird with a paint brush on both sides. Remember to sew on the brooch pin first as the dried crocheted piece will be too stiff for sewing on after. Lay to dry on a waterproof, hard surface overnight.

Bird Friends Forever

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