Yesterday a friend on Facebook shared a picture of crochet birds that she wanted to have for her daughter. I happened to have the amigurumi book that they were from and made her one.
I also got around to photographing my yarn paper chains.
To make your own you need:
8 ply yarn - mine has pompoms already attached!
Size 4 crochet hook
Chain 5 plus 3 more chains. The last 3 chains will act as your first treble stitch.
Count 4 chains back from the hook.
Treble stitch into the previous chain.
Treble into remaining chains. You should now have 6 trebles.
Chain 2 and turn your work around so that you can continue. The 2 chain becomes your first treble.
This bit can be tricky - count 4 chain shapes from your hook. The last two chain shapes will actually be above the previous row's trebles.
Treble into remaining chain shapes. You should have 6 trebles now on this row.
Repeat steps 5-7 for a total of 16 rows. Cut thread leaving it long so that you can sew with it in the next step, and then finish off using a slip stitch knot thing.
Sew into a chain link - I used whip stich. Weave in ends.
Pick a different colour. Repeat all over again - make sure to sew the new chain through the previous chain loop. I sometimes forgot to do that.