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Estella the Clockwork Nightingale

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 is 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 KIT CONTAINS: 225g of TOFT's luxury DK pure wool
Shown here using:
Main colour: 50g Cream
Contrast one: 50g Yellow
Contrast two: 25g Shale
Contrast three: 25g Silver
Gems: 25g Magenta
Gems: 25g Turquoise
Gems: 25g Amethyst

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 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: Approximately 28cm 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 hrs crochet time.

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