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  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x


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Just finished mine and I love it thank you so much! I mixed and matched your bower hoop ideas and did some flowers and a hanging heart. It's for my mother in laws birthday next month, gonna need to make myself one now! Thanks again x

Lily Stephenson

I am working on my Bower for my bird - have also just booked my train ticket for Yarndale on the Saturday
Can't wait to meet Lucy and all you other hooky ladies who will be there.
Its a wonderful thing Lucy has managed, bringing us together on her attic24 site isn't it? XX :0) XX


Muchísimas gracias por compartir esta preciosidad de patrón y por el esfuerzo realizado para crearlo.
Un abrazo desde España.


I bought my yarn today :) Although, I couldn't find the lovely colors you use for your birdies :'( Not a pink in sight.

I chose green and blue for the birdie, golden yellow for the beck, and purple for accents.

Where can I find the colors you use? Like the light & medium pink, sunny yellow, light blue. I didn't even see red.

I just sat down to start my birdie and found I didn't have a 3.5 mm hook! How is that possible? I guess I'll go hook shopping tomorrow, sigh.

Jody Herbert

I love this bird pattern - what a wonderful tutorial - thankyou! I can't wait to make one up now.


Aww Lucy, I love it, thanks so much!! I've already made one, and have a second on my hook, I'm so excited! See it here: http://thenimblemouse.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/attic24s-bower-bird.html

Carys xx


This is just gorgeous! I have just finished my birdie, and it was so easy thanks to your generous post! Thank you! :)

Peta-Ann Cowan

I just love it. I am sure it will fly off my hook one of these days. I love the way you show exactly where stitches should be put. I am in Europe for a few weeks but will get to it when back home in Bolivia. Your page is one of my contacts with UK. Lots of love and thanks, Peta Cowan

Emma Murace

Lucy, thank you for sharing your crochet patterns, your tutorials, crochet knowledge and your life....Attic24 is one of the best "places" in the world to visit, and I visit it every day. Being a new crocheter, I think I can produce something as beautiful as these bower birds...I can't wait to try. Cheers from Sydney Australia on this cold wintry day.


I am moving in a couple of weeks and all my yarn (apart from my current project) is packed up, but when it gets unpacked, I shall make one of your lovely birds.

Jenny Jones

you are awesome and just so talented and generous thank you


This is wonderful! Thank you so very much, Lucy...:)

Joyce Shelley

Hi Lucy, I have been following your blog since January and I never cease to be amazed. Thank you for allowing me to peek into your life from time to time and share in your "hooking." I can't wait to start one of these birds. Thanks again.


Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial Lucy-please have a coffee on me-you're the best! Xxxx

Melody A.

Thank you so much Lucy for the pattern, I have donated to you for doing such a wonderful thing for us all!!!

Porcher valerie

merci Lucy,vous êtes un ravissement pour moi.Presque chaque jour je vous lis,je fais vos modèles,et j espère un jour venir faire les belles balades de votre Yorkshire.J aime votre anthousiasme,votre gaité, cela se voit dans le choix de vos couleurs.A demain ,pour vous lire encore.je vis dans un beau village du pays basque (france)


From Mallorca (Spain), with all my love.... thank you very, very much!!!! YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!!! Kss


Yay .... my weekend is planned, one Bower Bird hopefully flying off my hook! Thank you Lucy! xx Pat


OMG Lucy you are amazing, thank you sooooo much for all the work you've put into this tutorial, right now I've just finished a ripple blanket & I'm starting the bunting in blue AND pink for grandchild no3 who's due in 4 weeks(gender unknown, hence both pink & blue),a granny stripe blanket for me is next on the list...buuuutttt!!!.... that bower bird will be hanging in my house by Christmas, thanks again for all your work!!!!!! xxxxx


Is this yarn the correct yarn to use?


Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Weight: DK Weight
Crochet Gauge: 12–17 sc = 4'' on 7-I hooks (4.5mm - 5.5mm)
Yards: 123
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Machine wash gentle cold, dry flat


Your generosity and willingness to share your ideas makes me feel that you are a wonderful soul! I also have followed your directions for the patchwork and ripple afghans. Your directions gave me so much inspiration.
I do hope you feel the gratitude I'm sending to you.
Soon I will begin a bower bird and Thankyou for sharing. I'm from Canada and love looking at all the many birds in our trees at this time of year.


Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Well worth the wait.


Again, if you are able to embed programs in your page (which I think Blogger blogs are able to do?) you can add this button to your posts whereby people can choose to create a pdf of your posts with no hard work involved on either side...


sheila 77

Hello Lucy, This is AMAZING! and so generous of you. It must have taken ages to photograph and write this. I love your bird and all its accessories.
Thanks a million. I've loved your blog since it started.


Dear Lucy,

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! This is wonderful. I truly appreciate your generosity and kindness, to say nothing of your creativity and talent, in sharing this here. This is great! Thank you again and God bless.


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