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Bewitching Birdies

Crochet Today! Mar/Apr 2010
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Crochet
March 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)

These yarny birds are right at home in the enchanted forest, where they nest among the textile trees and frolic with the fairies.

One skein makes many, many birds.

Errata: The wing directions are incorrect. See below.

Left Wing
With G/6 hook and A, B, C, F, or G, ch 14.
Round 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st), dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 6 ch, (sc, sl st, sc) in last ch; pivot piece to work across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 6 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch; join with sl st in first dc—26 sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 5 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in top of sl st; join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the wing to the body.

Right Wing
With G/6 hook and A, B, C, F, or G, ch 14.
Round 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st), dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 6 ch, (sc, sl st, sc) in last ch; pivot piece to work across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 6 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch; join with sl st in first dc—26 sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st; join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the wing to the body.