Jodie R. is a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor member, from the year 2018, who requested a Tunisian Crochet Cardinal Bird Hot Pad YouTube video tutorial that was made for a beginner to follow along. Jodie wanted to make the Tunisian Crochet Cardinal Bird Hot Pad as a Christmas gift and at the same time, she wants to learn how to Tunisian Crochet. I told her that the video tutorial probably wouldn’t be completed in time for Christmas 2018, but it is now available for Christmas 2019. One of the benefits of being a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member is that members can make crochet requests. If you would like to see what crochet requests have been made and what the waiting list looks like, here is the direct link:
If you would like to learn more about how to become a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member and what benefits members receive, here is the direct link:
- Free PDF downloadable graph:
For those of you that have difficulty distinguishing the different colors, you may like this free stitch fiddle graph that I created:
- One 5.75mm, 5.00mm, or 6.00mm Tunisian Crochet hook
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- Pencil Grip. You will see me use these in the video tutorial. I love them!
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Optional: You can also use a safety doll eye instead of using your yarn for an eye. I show both methods in part 3 video tutorial.
I wouldn’t recommend using a safety doll eye if you plan on making a Tunisian Crochet Cardinal Hotpad, because it probably wouldn’t work well for setting warm/hot pots on. A Tawashi, or dishcloth, should be fine. I am making a Tunisian Crochet Cardinal Pillow out of the one that I used a safety doll eye on. If you like the safety doll eye that I used, I used a 10mm green safety doll eye from Glass Eyes Online (I am not an affiliate) or you may like 6060 eyes (I am not an affiliate)
The size of your Tunisian Crochet Cardinal Block without a border is approximately 10″ width by 12″ height.
I really love how my Crochet Cardinal Throw Pillows turned out!!!
Part 1 video tutorial:
Part 2 video tutorial:
Part 3 video tutorial:
Part 4 video tutorial: