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(Updated Sept. 2017 - with info from their website)
"Thanks so much for sharing our need of wildlife nests to your visitors. We care for over 3500 wildlife per year and these nests are invaluable to us. "
Address friom website Sept. 14, 2017
Wildlife Response, Inchttp://www.wildliferesponse.org/
Sent June 15, 2015: "The WRI information is correct! We treasure your nests! WRI assisted nearly 3000 animals in 2014.
Your nests have snuggled countless hatchling and nestling birds, as well as neonate small orphan mammals.
We need tiny ones the size a single golf ball might fit into, for a single nestling, to large ones the size of an adult hat, that an entire nest of baby bunnies could fit into,
as well as some sizes in between.
Thank you for helping us to care for our wild neighbors as we rehabilitate injured and orphan wildlife and release it back into the wild."
Address friom website Sept 2017
email - Hope Davison
PATTERNS you can use:
Artificial Bird Nest
1: Chain 2 (this counts as your first “stitch), work between
10 – 15
single crochets into th ring (depending on what thickness yarn you are
using). Slip stitch the last single crochet to the top stitch
chain 2 that started this round.
Round 2: Chain 2. Single crochet into each of the next two stitches, then do 2 single crochet’s into the next stitch, single crochet into the next two stitches, then 2 single crochet’s in the the next stitch. And on and on around the circle. Slip stitch your last single crochet into the top of the chain 2 that started this round.
Round 3, 4, 5, 6, and on: Repeat Round 2 over and over, until your circle is at least 3” big. You can make your nest with a bottom as small as 3” big, up to maybe 6” big.
Once you have made the bottom of the nest from 3” to 6” big, from all rounds thereafter, crochet ONE single crochet into each stitch. You will see your “sides” begin to form. Crochet until the sides are about 2 – 3” high. Bind off and weave in loose ends
On size 5 dpn’s cast on 54 stitches using 2 or 3 strands of yarn so the nests are tightly knit and will stand up in a bowl shape on their own! (divide sts up into 18 sts/needle). Work in knit (stockingette is automatic on dpn’s) stitch for approximately 3 inches. Begin decreasing for the crown as follows:
Next row: *K 7, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 6, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 5, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Nest row: *K 4, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 3, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 2, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 1, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Clip off yarn leaving a tail of about 6 inches.
Using yarn needle, slide yarn needle under all stitches on needles, and draw tight to close up the end. Knot
Make sure the nest can stand up in a bowl shape on it's own!
copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2008
These must be very tightly knitted.
Using a newborn sized loom, and 2 - 3 strands of worsted weight or rug yarn held together, wrap the loom 3 times around.
Now lift 1 wrap over 2 (double stitch) around.
Wrap again so there are 3 wraps.
Continue lifting 1 wrap over 2 wraps until nest is about 3 inches from first row.
Remove using gathering method like you would for a hat. Weave
ends of yarn to hide.
Push the top down a little to make it nest like.