Parakeet Perchswing by Vashti Braha
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Parakeet Perchswing

July 2010
6.5 mm (K)
0 - 65 yards (0 - 59 m)
Based on 7-inch metal craft ring; can use other ring sizes.
both US and UK
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Jelly Yarn(tm) is crocheted tightly around a metal ring. A quick, clever, easy, and durable toy, sure to put stars in your pet’s eyes when offered during supervised play.

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

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.
This project is an easy design for a beginner crocheter. I hope you find crocheting with the unique Jelly Yarn as enjoyable as I do.

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. This project brought much joy to our young parakeets Chuck & Cookie.

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

  • Metal fastening clips with split rings (or other large rings), two of any type

  • Metal bells: 4 large (.75”/2cm or larger)

  • Super glue