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Parakeet Perchswing

Crochet
July 2010
6.5 mm (K)
0 - 65 yards (0 - 59 m)
Based on 7-inch metal craft ring; can use other ring sizes.
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This project is an easy design for a beginner crocheter. I hope you find crocheting with the unique Jelly Yarn(r) as enjoyable as I do.

This project brought much joy to our young parakeets Chuck & Cookie. Pet birds need mental and physical exercise and a variety of toys for their well-being, as long as they are not left unsupervised. This Perch Swing was their favorite. It also helped them settle in with us as their new family.

Pattern includes instructions for a convenient tether to hang Perch Swing in different types of locations.

Finished Dimensions: Diameter is 7.5 inches/19cm. Hanging tether, worked separately and then clipped on, can be made in any length. The project pictured can hang 30 inches /76cm. from ceiling.

Supplies Needed
Crochet Hook: aluminum is best for this yarn; I find that a Boye-type hook grabs the Jelly Yarn better.
Yarn: less than 1 ball Bulky wt. Jelly Yarn(r) (65yds/60m, 240g); color shown is Raspberry Sorbet.
Hand cream, Vinylex, or other silicone-based material for helping hook to glide
Metal Craft Ring: 7”/18cm diameter ring such as by the Tandy Corp.
Yarn needle
Optional:

  • Metal fastening clips with split rings (or other large rings), two of any type
  • Metal bells: 4 large (.75”/2cm or larger)
  • Super glue