Saturday, April 30, 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
Foundation and round 1: In color 1, ch6 and join to make a ring. Ch3 (counts as 1st hdc + ch1) and in ring, hdc1, ch1, 11 times (12). Sl st with 1st st to end round.
Round 2: We are going to make the puff petals. One puff is worked over two ch-spaces. Sl st into first ch-sp and ch4. Now we are going to work the "fake" or elongated treble: yo, insert hook into same ch-sp from the front, yo, draw yarn through and pull up to the same height of the ch4, yo, draw yarn through, yo, pull yarn up again and draw through two loops on the hook. Repeat this pattern until there are 4 fake trebles in this ch-sp (without the 4-chain). Leave these 4 as are and work 4 more fake trebles in the next ch-sp so there are a total of 8. When the last one is done, pull yarn through all and make a sl st. Next, ch3 and sl st again in the second ch-sp. One puff is done. Sl st into next ch-sp and repeat puff petal pattern.
In the end, there will be 6 petals. When you finish making the last one (and you ended with a sl st), turn the flower upside done, insert hook from the center, yo, draw yarn and make a sl st. Cut thread and tie both beginning and ending tails together. Do not cut excess tails.
Flower head pattern:
Row 1: ch5 and in the last st (further as: working stitch) from hook, repeat the fake treble pattern (as above) to make a total of 10 such fts (without the 5-chain). Pull through all and sl st. Ch3 and sl st again in the working st. Place flower head on top of the petaled flower with both tails at opposite ends. Pull tails through to get them at the back of the flower, tie both together, then tie again with petal tails. Cut excess tails. With this, the puffy flower is done.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Yarn and hook: sport yarn of your choice and colors (I love working with Phil Cotton #3 and Tango) and a 3 mm hook (UK11) (US 10/3).
Stitches (American terminology): chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc)5-dc cluster.
Other: tapestry needle for weaving ends, scissors, and seed beads for eyes, sewing needle and thread for sewing the eyes.
Easter Chick Pattern:
Foundation and round 1: Ch4 (counts as 1dc + foundation chain) and in 1st st of that chain, dc9. Ch3 (counts as 1st dc) and turn work (10).
Round 2: dc1 in 1st st, then dc2 in all (20) The body is done. Ch4 and turn work.
Head/beak: In 1st st make a 5dc-cluster. Ch6 and sl st in 3rd st of that chain (the beak is done) and sl st in the stitch where you made the cluster.
Tail: Turn the chick with the back side up and insert yarn into the second stitch of the chick’s behind. Ch5 and sc1 in next st. Ch6 and sc1 in next st. Ch5 and sl st in next st.
Comb and wattle: Insert (red) yarn at the top (cluster) st and ch3. Sl st in same st. Ch4 and sl st in beak chain space, ch3 and sl st in same ch-sp again. The comb is done. Insert yarn under the beak, ch3, sl st in last st from hook, sl st in same st where you inserted the yarn. The wattle is done. Work all tails. Sew a seed bead for eye.
Big Easter Egg pattern:
Foundation and round 1: ch4 and dc11 in first st of that 4-chain (12). Sl st with 1st st to end round.
Round 2: Ch2 (counts as 1hdc) and dc1 in same (first) st. Tr1 in next st., dc1 and hdc1 in next st. Next, hdc1, sc1 in next 2 sts., sc2 in next 3 sts.,sc1 in next 2 sts., hdc1 in last. Sl st with 1st st to end round (17). Work tails.
Small Easter Egg pattern
Foundation and round 1: ch3 and hdc11 in first st of that 3-chain (12). Sl st with 1st st to end round.
Round 2: Ch2 (counts as 1hdc) in 1st st. Dc1 in next st., hdc1 in next st. Next, sc1 in next 3 sts., sl st in next 3 sts., sc1 in next 3 sts. Sl st with 1st st to end round (12). Work tails.
You can use these appliques to decorate Easter baskets sew onto bags, hats, little kids' clothes, or use as hanging decorations.