How to create a crochet bird’s nest

I’m a relatively competent knitter. I find the clickity-clack of knitting needles relaxing and I enjoy making primarily children’s clothes, since I don’t have the attention span for larger garments.

However, I have some kind of mental block when it comes to crochet. I just don’t get it. I’ve bought “learn to crochet” packs and have had saint-like friends attempt to teach me, but I always end up with a knotted mess. One attempt at making a beanie resulted in the creation of a tube-like-shape resembling my little finger. I kept it because it represented the closest I have come to crocheting success. Usually though, I follow the instructions so carefully and yet…

How to create a crochet bird’s nest:

1. You will need a crochet hook, yarn and scissors.


2. Create a slip knot around your crochet hook.


3. Insert your crochet hook into the yarn perpendicular to the direction of the Saturday and pull the yarn forward across the hook towards the site of the alphabet soup.


4. Remove creation from your person (scissors likely required), smush into a ball-esque shape and place amongst the branches of a tree for the enjoyment of all.


I’m going to try finger knitting. I found an instructional website, which explains you can use your finger knitting to create hair decorations, a key ring rope, or bag handles! – The purposelessness of this art appeals to me.

Author: Stuffed Olive

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    • I would love to make a coffee table book of my best Olive Wanderings and Olive Comics. I fully intend to do so, one day… when I have written/drawn more, have a slightly larger audience, and – that point that means it may never happen – more time.

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  1. I love knitting too! I also crochet. I am just wondering if you are left handed or right handed? I am left handed, and though I knit the typical way (holding the yarn in my right hand) I crochet left handed. This works really well, as it means I’m holding the yarn in my right hand, just as I do for knitting.

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    • You are an amazing crafter, Katherine. The projects on your blog are great, but no, I’m not like you. I’m right handed, and simply crochet-impared.

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      • Ah, well then, there’s no hope for you!

        And thank you 🙂

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