The little chap hooked for my husbands Christmas card inspired me to make some colourful spring chicks...
A simple crocheted circle,
sew a ribbon beak onto the back,
fold less than half of the circle behind and secure with stitches,
needlefelt an eye,
make a tail by tying some short ends,
or shaping near the tail end with a knot,
or shape by chance and secure with a few stabs of a barbed needle
or add a spare shard offcut of amazingly co-ordinated handmade felt.
Some were adventurous and headed outside for a freezing photo shoot!
Others stayed at home in the warm...
Some might have featured more than once..and some flew away before being captured on camera!
Great way to use small amounts of wool - each one has two, three or four strands for each stitch.
Everyone a stash buster!
Their bodies weighed in at a m-egg-a 65g!
So totals for March are:
Sherlock Stitch - 37g
Red noses 14g, Shamrocks 3g
Nests - 110g
Chicks - 65g
So with January (218g) February (186g) and March (229g)
I make that 663g busted so far!
I can tell the volume of my colourful yarn is decreasing as I have room in my containers..
however, a new local woolly emporium has opened this week..