In preparation for Easter and to celebrate Spring, I’ve been crocheting little flowers to hang on our seasonal wreath. The flowers work up quickly and I love the many different ways to make a flower motif. I’m using crochet thread # 10 and a size B hook and found some really excellent tutorials at un jardín de hilo: my free patterns
I saw this adorable pattern for a “chocolate Easter bunny” on Pinterest (pattern is found here: Whiskers & Wool: Chocolate Easter Bunny) and have started one for Calvin. Levi said he didn’t want one when he saw a picture of what the finished product looked like. I was surprised by his reaction, but not offended. So he doesn’t want a stuffed chocolate bunny…no big deal. However, he really made his point clear to me a few nights later when I was putting Calvin to bed and he was left to play alone in the family room. When I rejoined him, I noticed the bunny was on the floor with more than half of the stitches ripped out and a huge wad of yarn in its place. Totally massacred!! I was miffed, but thought it was kind of funny too…he was really trying to tell me something!!
And of course, there has to be eggs!! So far, I’ve managed to only decorate 2, but I would love to finish at least a dozen. Good thing Easter is still a few weeks off! I really like the idea of being able to use these eggs as decoration year after year and being able to add more to our collection as time goes by. For Christmas I crocheted a bunch of snowflakes to use as ornaments and I just love the thought of pulling out little handmade seasonal decorations from our holiday boxes each year.
For the wrapped egg, I saw that idea in Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations. The granny square egg was my own pattern and I can’t really explain how I did it, I just was experimenting. I will continue to work on it and perhaps a tutorial will make its way on here.
I look forward to sharing the finished Easter bunny with you and the completed basket full of eggs. And of course, I’d be delighted to see what kind of crafts you are working on these days!!