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Little bird crochet ornaments (Read 117 times)
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Little bird crochet ornaments
Sep 22nd, 2011 at 9:56pm
 
I thought I'd try and post some various projects I've done over the years to get these boards moving. Please join in and post some of your own.



Here's a very simple little crochet project.

I came back from a hike with a pine cone I found along the way. It happened to be this type-

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from the Digger Pine or Gray Pine.

When one of the scales broke off I noticed that it just naturally resembled a little bird. So, I crocheted some little nests to make ornaments that can just rest on the branches on the Christmas tree.

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If you live in California you may find Digger pine cones in inland areas, but I did find this online source for them-

http://www.pinecones.com/category/Pine-Cones-2/rec/10

Once you brake of the scales you may need to use some turpentine to wash off any sap on them. I then sprayed mine with a little gloss coating to help bring out the color.

For the nests I just crocheted a simple disk to the right size and then skipped stitches on the last round to make it draw inwards a little to make the bowl shape.

More info on crocheting a basic bowl here-

http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28876.aspx


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