“Tree Full of Friends” is the perfect toy for busy little hands. Children will enjoy popping flower petals onto oversized buttons and tucking an amigurumi owl, bluebird and squirrel into the tree’s cozy little pockets. This colorful toy, which also doubles as a children’s room decoration, offers a great opportunity to use up stash yarn.
We’ll be making this wall hanging over the course of three issues, and in this first installment, we will cover crocheting the background, including the tree.
Spring means we will once again get to enjoy birdsong, and there’s no better way to welcome back your feathered friends than working up this textured scarf. The bird appliques rest on a branch made of the same front post and shell stitches as the body of the scarf and are accented by optional puffy white clouds way up in the sky.
You’ll be ready to spread your wings and fly when you start working up the feathery edges of this breezy vest. Once you’re finished, enjoy the endless style options: pin one or both sides to your shoulder, wear it open, tie the fronts together or wear it as a scarf.