INSTRUCTIONS ONLY - Crochet your own Decoy Hornet Wasp Nest Pest Deterrent Yard Care Pattern Download



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Have hornets &/or wasps in your yard? Hang a decoy nest, optionally filled with mint! They avoid confrontation with existing nests, & have an aversion to mint. (Yes, it really works--look it up!)

This original crochet pattern design in US crochet terms may not be distributed or sold as your own, but feel free to sell a finished decoy nest made from this pattern.

level: intermediate

skills: know how to ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), dc (double crochet), fpdc (front post double crochet = same as regular dc except instead of inserting hook into the top of the stitch, you insert hook around the post of the stitch itself), dc dec (double crochet decrease = yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull back through, yarn over, pull through two loops leaving two loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull back through, yarn over, pull through two loops leaving three loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all three loops; one dc decrease made)

hook: N/10mm

yarn: any super bulky yarn in grays &/or browns

additional materials (optional): mint &/or fiberfill or other filler, or can be left hollow

size: ~10” wide x ~10” long

As a crocheter for 20+ years now & a former professional proofreader, you can crochet this with the confidence that it has been gone over with a fine-tooth comb!

Feel free to contact me anytime with pattern-related questions, & I’ll typically get back to you within 24 hours.

Stace a.k.a. zonal

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125 shop reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Apologies for the delay in leaving a review, (phone issues). Thank you so much, this is an excellent pattern! Will recommend to my crochet friends!

Reviewed by Inactive Apr 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern! Thanks!

Virginia Aug 30, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Love love love!! I was a little intimidated because it was a more advanced pattern even though I started about a month ago so I made it a bit easier on myself by not switching out the colors and just making the separate colors difference pieces then stitching after. Followed the pattern for the face and body and it’s so cute 🥺

Mochi Pring May 4, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

Awesome pattern! I love how it is all made up together without sewing so many parts together. The lips are my favorite part! I got a little lost making the tail and had to frog it a few times. I am definitely going to check out more patterns from this designer! I am so glad the reddit members encouraged the designer to write up the pattern.

Laura Helms Apr 25, 2021

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