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Aster the Bird of Hope

Aster was the stunning bird designed by Kerry Lord for TOFT's 2022 Advent Crochetalong. Full of symbolism, this bird was inspired by several myths and legends including the phoenix (rebirth and renewal), the dove (peace and innocence), the alicanto (treasures yet to be discovered) and the caladrius (healing). Now you can crochet this beacon of hope and inspiration for yourself and display her in your home for years to come. Find helpful tutorials from the 2022 CAL on TOFT's Instagram video @edscrochetalong.

This cute crochet project forms part of our Edward's Menagerie collection of amigurumi crochet toys designed by Kerry Lord. This amigurumi crochet bird kit contains our luxurious pure wool DK yarn and an easy-to-follow downloadable pattern with video links for all the techniques.

THIS KIT CONTAINS: 150g of TOFT's luxury DK pure wool in the colours of your choice.
Shown here using:
Colour one: 50g Cream
Colour two: 50g Silver
Colour three: 25g Shale
Colour four: 25g Steel

The crochet pattern is provided digitally in .pdf format. You can download this from a link that will appear at the bottom of your order confirmation email and in your MY TOFT library. You can log in and re-download the pattern at your convenience.

YOU WILL NEED: To complete your bird you will need a few added extras including a 3mm crochet hook, toy stuffing, Black yarn for facial features and a wool needle. You can also choose to add a length of modelling wire to style Aster's beautiful wings and feet. Find everything you need in our haberdashery section.

MEASUREMENTS: When finished your Bird of Hope will be approximately 27cm tall from feet to top of head feathers with a tail approx. 33cm long.

SKILL LEVEL 3: This kit is more suitable for those with some crochet experience.

IT WILL TAKE: Approximately 5-10 hours crochet time.

All orders are hand-picked and packed by our team in Warwickshire into our fully recyclable and reusable packaging.


  • Silver
  • Stone
  • Camel
  • Fudge
  • Mushroom
  • Chestnut
  • Cocoa
  • Shale
  • Steel
  • Charcoal
  • Cream
  • Oatmeal
  • Wire