I love a good Christmas decoration; I think they are actually one of my favourite things to make, they are usually quick and satisfying, great to gift or perfect to keep for your own home.
That’s why I was delighted to have the opportunity to design some cute baubles for the RSPB featuring some of the nations favourite British birds.
The RSPB (aka The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is a charitable organisation here in the UK that’s been around since 1889. It’s the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home and secure a healthy environment for wildlife.
My British Bird Baubles are inspired by a goldfinch, a blue tit, a house sparrow, a chaffinch and a robin, and the exclusive RSPB pattern card is available with issue 87 of Crochet Now magazine.
Each bauble is worked in tapestry crochet working two or more colours of yarn within a single round switching back and forth between the colours to create the characteristics of the birds.
I created my baubles with a 3mm hook and various colours of Ricorumi DK which, if you are not not familiar with it, is a100% cotton yarn which comes in 25g [57.5 meters] balls. I love Ricorumi DK especially for amigurumi as it comes in the cute little balls in loads of different colours so I can usually find the shades that I’m looking for.
So send a collection of cute bird baubles flying to your tree this Christmas with the RSPB British Bird Baubles. These pretty decorations are idea for all bird lovers – and are cute enough to be displayed all year round.
If you make up either of the British Bird Baubles I hope you’ll share any finished photos with me on social media (facebook, twitter or instagram) or as a project on Ravelry – I love to see what you make! And finally you may wish to make sure you are signed up to blog (below) and / or my mailing list to get a reminder when new blog posts, discounts or new pattern releases are available.
Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
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