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Felted Bird Cottage
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60165AD
For matching set of birds to accompany this Bird Cottage, order Tweety Birds, kit 60227 or pattern 60227A. Add this fun and easy birdhouse accent piece to a table or shelf for a cozy country look.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 6 1/4 in. [16.5 cm] square at base x 9 in. [23 cm] high, after felting

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 2, 2006)
Gables Sc in 22 sc, ch 1, turn. Work back and forth in sc on 22 sts until 11 rows have been completed. Ch 1, skip 1, sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn. Rep last row until 2 sc remain. Fasten off. Skip next 22 sc of sides, join B in next sc and complete second Gable to match the first.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

820-133 Lion Wool Yarn: Pumpkin

Autumn burnt orange


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Note: (A)

820-099 Lion Wool Yarn: Winter White

Creamy natural white wool


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Note: (B)

820-132 Lion Wool Yarn: Lemongrass

Medium yellowish green


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Note: (C)

820-147 Lion Wool Yarn: Purple

True, medium purple.


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Note: (D)

820-125 Lion Wool Yarn: Cocoa

Warm, medium brown


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Note: (E)

820-140 Lion Wool Yarn: Rose

Soft, dusty rose


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Note: (F)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Polyester fiberfill Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
12 sc + 14 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
To change colors, work last sc in old color until there are 2 loops on hook, yarn over with new color and complete the sc.


INSTRUCTIONS



BIRD COTTAGE

BASE
With A, ch 27.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 26 sc.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep last row until 30 rows have been worked.

Fasten off.



COTTAGE
With B, ch 88, join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring.
Next Rnd: Sc in each ch around.

Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up each rnd.

Do not join.
Next Rnd: Sc in each sc around.

At end of rnd, do not join.

Rep last rnd until 26 rnds have been worked.

Do not fasten off.



Gables
Sc in 22 sc, ch 1, turn.

Ch 1, skip 1, sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn.

Rep last row until 2 sc remain.

Fasten off.

Skip next 22 sc of sides, join B in next sc and complete second Gable to match
the first.



ROOF
With C, ch 27.


Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn - 26 sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep last row until a total of 24 rows have been worked.

Change to D and rep last row 24 times.

Fasten off.



ENTRANCE
With E, ch 2.Work 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up each rnd.

Do not join.
Next Rnd: Work 2 sc in each sc around.
Rep last rnd once - 28 sc.
Next Rnd: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.



LADDER
Side (make 2)
With 2 strands of F held together, ch 19.

Fasten off.



Rung (make 4)
With 2 strands of F held together, ch 5.


Fasten off.
Sew Rungs evenly spaced between Sides.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.



FELTING
Place pieces into a mesh laundry bag.

Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull into shape.



If desired, steam pieces to shape.

Sew Ladder and Entrance to Cottage.

Sew Cottage to Base.

Stuff Cottage, then sew on Roof.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet


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