Marie-M - Birdhouse

Innocent Smoothies Big Knit Hat Patterns Bird House
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 If you use coarse DK wool, the house will sit better on the bottle.

Use 4mm needles and cast on 28sts
Rows 1 & 2: Knit
Rows 3-14: Stocking stitch
ROOF: All knitted in garter stitch
Rows 1 & 2: Knit
Row 3: K5, K2tog twice, K10, K2tog twice, K5 (24 sts)
Row 4 & following alternate rows, knit
Row 5: K4, K2tog twice, K8, K2tog twice, K4 (20sts)
Row 7: K3, K2tog twice, K6, K2tog twice, K3 (16sts)
Row 9: K2, K2tog twice, K4, K2tog twice, K2 (12sts)
Row 11: K1, K2tog twice, K2, K2tog twice, K1 (8sts)
Row 13: K2tog 4 times (4sts)
Row 15: K2tog twice (2sts)
Cast off.

OPENING: diameter 2cms.
Cast on 10 sts in black and knit one row
Thread all sts onto a tapestry needle then pull up tightly to form a circle, tie a knot (click here to see a photo of this)
Opening can also be in crochet or felt.

SEWING UP: Stitch the opening to the wall as illustrated. Sew up back seam, add a crocheted hanging hook(4cms), decorate with bird(s), flowers.  (These could even be little buttons)

Here is a pattern for a little bird, made using fine blue wool and 4mm needles
Cast on 15 sts and knit one row.
Thread all sts onto a tapestry needle then pull up into the shape of a bird. Add a tiny tail and a small black eye. Stitch to the side of the house using the red V-shaped beak.