Estella the Clockwork Nightingale has had a makeover with the addition of TOFT's new range of glass beads!
Estella means ‘star’, and this show-stopping bird certainly wouldn’t look out of place on top of your Christmas tree! This bejewelled crochet bird project forms part of our 'Edward's Menagerie' collection of amigurumi crochet toys designed by Kerry Lord. Originally seen in #edsadvent 2019, Estella the Clockwork Nightingale makes a welcome addition to our permanent Christmas range here at TOFT.
Estella embodies the stunning clockwork nightingale from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale ‘The Nightingale’. In the story, the Emperor of China comes to love the beautiful song of the nightingale. He is gifted a bejewelled clockwork nightingale so he can listen to the song day and night. He loves the golden bejewelled bird so much that eventually it breaks down. Shortly afterwards, the Emperor is taken deathly ill, and wishes only to hear his nightingale’s song again. The real nightingale learns of the Emperor’s condition and comes to the palace, where her song restores his health and allows the Emperor to live.
This cute crochet bird project forms part of our 'Edward's Menagerie' collection of amigurumi crochet toys designed by Kerry Lord. This amigurumi crochet bird project contains our luxurious pure wool DK yarn and an easy-to-follow downloadable pattern.
THIS KIT CONTAINS: 150g of TOFT's luxury DK pure wool in the main colours and 75g in the gem colours of your choice.
Shown here using:
Main colours: 50g Yellow, 50g Cream, 25g Silver, 25g Shale
Gems colour one: 25g Amethyst
Gems colour two: 25g Magenta
Gems colour three: 25g Teal
Yellow TOFT Glass Beads (approx. 100)
FREE Estella iron-on Patch
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 Beaded Clockwork Nightingale you will need a few added extras including a 3mm crochet hook, toy stuffing , Black yarn for facial features and a wool needle. Find everything you need in our haberdashery section.
MEASUREMENTS: When finished your bird will be approximately 28cm tall from feet to top of head.
SKILL LEVEL 3: This kit is more suitable for those with some crochet experience.
IT WILL TAKE: Approximately 5-10 hours crochet time.
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