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Bower Bird

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sl st [slip stitch] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch, then through the loop on your hook.

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tr [treble] :: yarn over, insert Canada Goose Parka hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two loops on hook (two loops left on hook), yarn buy canada goose jacket over and pull through remaining two loops (note :: this is equivalent to the US dc stitch)

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:: Note :: The body is worked in rounds with a distinct start and finish and NOT in a continuous spiral. Each round begins with a chain 1 which DOES NOT count as a stitch. This little ch 1 serves as a visual marker, an indication of the canada goose uk outlet beginning of each round and nothing more. It buy canada goose jacket cheap simply helps you to keep track of the starting place of each round.

Use colour A (the colour you have chosen for the main part of the body)

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