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Yarn Bombed Bird House

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lily Sugar'n Cream
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Super Size (4 oz; 200 yd)
  • Contrast A: Rose Pink 1 ball or 45 yds
  • Contrast B: Ecru 1 ball or 50 yds
  • Contrast C: Yellow 1 ball or 115 yds
  • Contrast D: Cornflower 1 ball or 120 yds
  • Size U.S. G/6 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Craft glue
  • Purchased or homemade Birdhouse

DIRECTIONS:

MEASUREMENTS
To fit purchased or home-made birdhouse approx. 5" square at perimeter (excluding base) x 8" tall from bottom of base to top of roof at highest point.
GAUGE
15 sc and 16 rows = 4"

Note:
The instructions are written for Birdhouse with measurements approx. 5" square
at perimeter (excluding base) x 8" tall from bottom of base to top of roof at highest
point. If dimensions of the birdhouse are different, adjust number of stitches and rows based on given gauge and dimensions of the birdhouse.
Base Covers: Make 1 each in A, B, C and D (4 sides in total): (6-1/2" wide x 1/2" tall x 1/2" deep). Ch 25.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 24 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Rep last row until work from beg measures 1/2" (or desired height), ending with a WS row.
Next row: (RS-fold row). Ch 1. Working in back loops only, sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in both loops, sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. Turn. Rep last row until work from folding line measures 1/2" (or desired depth), ending with a WS row. Fasten o_. Glue Base covers to each of 4 sides of Base.
Side Wall Covers: Make 1 each in B and D (2 sides in total): 5" wide x 5" tall. **Ch 20.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 19 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.** Rep last row until work from beg measures 5" (or desired height), ending with a WS row. Fasten o_. Glue Side Wall Covers to each of 2 sides.
Back Wall Cover: Make 1 with C: 5" wide x 5" tall to beg of roof shaping or 7-1/2" to top of ridge. Work from ** to ** as given for Side Wall Cover. Rep last row until work from beg measures 5" (or desired height), ending with a WS row.
***Shape top: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn. Rep last 2 rows until 3 sts rem.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc3tog. Fasten o_.*** Glue Back Wall Cover to back side.
Front Wall Cover (with front hole): Make 1 with A: 5" wide x 5" tall to beg of roof shaping or 7-1/2" to top of ridge. Work from ** to ** as given for Side Wall Cover.
Rep last row until work from beg measures length before bottom of front hole, ending
with a WS row.
Shape Hole opening: Mark center 2 sc. Work right side as follows:
1st row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to 2 sc before 2 center sc. Sc2tog.
Turn. Leave rem sc unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd and 4th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. 2 sc in_rst sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Do not break yarn.
Work left side as follows: With RS facing miss marked center 2 sc.
1st row: Working from other end of ball, join yarn with sl st to next sc. Ch 1. Sc2tog over same sp as last sl st and next sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. Turn.
3rd and 4th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. 2 sc in _rst sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Break yarn.
Next row: (RS - Joining row). Pick up yarn at right side. Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of right side. Ch 2. 1 sc in each sc to end of left side. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc and ch to end of row. 19 sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Rep last row until work from beg measures 5" (or desired height), ending with a WS row. Work from *** to *** as given for Back Wall Cover. Glue Front Wall Cover to front, matching hole opening.
Flower: Make a magic loop, the same size as hole at front wall. (See our video “Magic loop/circle")
1st rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 hdc. 1 dc. 1 hdc) 5 times in loop. Join with sl st to _rst sc. (5 petals made). Fasten o_. Glue on Flower around hole opening.
Roof Sides: Make 1 of each C and D (2 sides in total). Ch 24.
1st row: (Base row). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch to end of chain. Turn. 22 dc.
2nd row: (Scales row). Work 5 dc down post of 4th dc of previous row. Ch 1. Work 5 dc up post of next dc of previous row - scale st made. *Miss next 5 dc. Scale st. Rep from * once more. Miss next 2 dc. Sl st to top of last dc. Turn.
3rd row: (Base row). Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc between 2 dc of scale st. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * twice more. Turn.
4th row: (Scales row). Ch 3. Work 4 dc down post of _rst dc of previous row. Ch 1. Work 5 dc up post of next dc of previous row – beg scale made. *Miss next 5 dc. Scale st. Rep from * once more. Miss next 5 dc. Work 5 dc down post of next dc of previous row. Ch 1. Work 4 dc up post of ch 3 of previous row. Ch 3. Sl st to sp between last 2 dc of previous row. Turn.
5th row: (Base row). Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc between 2 dc of scale st. Rep from * twice more. Turn.
Rep 2nd to 5th rows for pat 3 times more, then 2nd row once. Fasten o_.
To join sides of roof (Ridge): 1st row: With WS facing each other and working along
foundation rows of both sides, join B with sl st to _rst ch. Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Do not turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten o_.

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx
= Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2(3)tog = Draw up a loop in each of next
2(3) stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops
on hook.
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Yoh = Yarn over hook

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