Published by Susan Kennedy at Smashwords
Copyright 2012 Susan Kennedy
These little crocheted animals and birds are my obsession: they are so fast to make and satisfying to hang, clip on to a barrette, or give away. They’re smiles in crochet form!
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I designed them to be based upon a small foundation chain or a circle of double crochets. They are quick as a snap, but might be a bit
difficult if you’re not used to working with small patterns or my “long” single crochet stitch.
I’d recommend that you make the design first in a larger yarn with a standard hook, and then when you have perfected it, move on to smaller threads, if you wish. Sometimes working these thread crochet projects in yarn will bring about a little distortion in shape, but they will work out right when you shift back to fashion crochet thread or traditional crochet thread.
A note about my “long single crochet” stitch which is the final step in finishing some of these animals: While the basic shape of the bird or other animal is done in traditional chains, single crochet, double crochet and triple crochet stitches, the next round will be worked in an elongated single crochet stitch which covers the previous stitches entirely. I call these “long single crochet” stitches. (Lsc)