Crochet is about more than creating blankets and clothing. Did you know that there is a technique called amigurumi that invites you to make adorable figures from yarn and a hook? Crafter Tanya Zhylyayeva uses this approach to construct her own flock of parrots, lovebirds, cockatiels, and more. In her popular Etsy shop, you can purchase one of her ready-made birds as well as downloadable patterns to try on your own.
Zhylyayeva’s colorful birds celebrate their real-life counterparts. At nearly seven inches tall, their tiny feet are posable and will perch on your finger like a tiny confidante. Their colorful plumage is left up to you. You can purchase the bird as is, but Zhylyayeva has made her designs fully customizable as a way to honor a beloved bird you’ve lost. Simply send her a picture of the creature and she’ll craft the sculpture in its likeness.
Form your own flock by visiting Zhylyayeva’s Etsy shop called TNGiftsUA.