Parakeet Perch Swing

Chuck and Cookie, our baby parakeets, were very fond of this swing. We moved it around the house but their favorite spot was the kitchen window over the sink (pictured here).
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  • Item #: 5J-K33108
  • Manufacturer: Vashti Braha

This project is an easy design for a beginner crocheter. I hope you find crocheting with the unique Jelly Yarn(r) as enjoyable as I do, once you get the hang of it.

I hope this project brings as much joy to your young parakeets as it did with Chuck & Cookie. Pet birds need mental and physical exercise, and a variety of toys for their well-being, as long as they are not left unsupervised. Until my birds grew too old for it, this Perch Swing was their favorite. It also helped them settle in with us as their new family.

Pattern includes instructions for a convenient tether to hang Perch Swing in different types of locations.

Finished Dimensions: Diameter is 7.5 inches/19cm. Hanging tether, worked separately and then clipped on, can be made in any length. The project pictured hangs 30 inches /76cm. from ceiling.

Supplies Needed
Crochet Hook: Size K/11/6.5mm, aluminum is best for this yarn; I find that a Boye-type hook grabs the Jelly Yarn better.
Yarn: 1 ball Bulky wt. Jelly Yarntm (65yds/60m, 240g); color shown is Raspberry Sorbet.
Hand cream, Vinylex, or other silicone-based material for helping hook to glide
Metal Craft Ring: 7”/18cm diameter ring such as by the Tandy Corp.
Yarn needle
Metal fastening clips with split rings (or other large rings), two of any type, optional
Metal bells: 4 large (.75”/2cm or larger), optional;
Super glue, optional

  • Skill Level: Beginner (see description)
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Price $3.99

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