I’m putting the steps I used here because I did mine slightly different, but you can also find the original patterns here. It has both a crochet pattern and a knitting pattern.
- Use any yarn you want. I have used much of my scrap, leftover yarn, holding 2 or 3 strands together.
- 8.0 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle (to weave in ends)
sc = Single Crochet
ss = Slip Stitch
– Ch. 3, join with ss to form a ring. (option 2: Ch. 3, then work your 8 – 10 single crochets into the 1st chain.)
– Begin by working between 8 – 10 single crochets into center of ring (option 2: see previous step). The number will vary depending on how thick your yarn is, but I generally made between 8 and 10 before meeting back up to the 1st sc.
– Continue around the circle by doing 2 SC in each of the previous stitches. After you’ve gone around once, then do 1 SC in the next stitch, then 2 SC, then 1 SC. Repeat this *1 SC, 2 SC, 1 SC* until you have gone around a couple of times. You are making a spiral.
– You’ll notice that as you go around the spiral, you may need to adjust to *1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC* repeated. After making a few you’ll see how to gauge it. One way to tell is if the edge starts getting wavy, you need to put more SCs in between each 2 SC, but if it starts curving upwards, you need to do more 2 SCs between your 1 SCs.
When your base is the right size, start working 1 SC in each stitch. This will make the sides of the nest start to form. Continue this until the nest is about 2″ – 3″ deep (or as tall as you want to make it). Join and fasten off. Weave in any loose ends.