This month we are giving every reader a complete yarn kit to crochet their own RSPB Garden Bird Buddies. Inside your magazine you will have patterns to crochet two of our favourite feathered friends - the blue tit and the robin. And don't forget to join in the Big Garden Bird Watch!  

Designer Irene Strange has done an amazing job capturing these iconic birds and translating them into our favourite craft. She has even put together a little video to help you get the perfect finish to your birds. Sew a perfect little beak onto your birds with just a few carefully placed stitches!

About Irene

Irina is an amigurumi maker and crochet pattern designer, she has been writing crochet patterns under the pen name Irene Strange since 2009. Most of Irene's designs are inspired by nature. The amazing variety of animals, birds and other creatures sharing our planet is an endless source of wonder.

Find out more about Irene over on her website and Instagram.