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Crochet Egg

Crocheting Easter eggs is one alternative to both plastic and real eggs. You could even decorate the eggs with buttons, stickers, etc. This is a great little project for leftover yarn.

I didn’t create a pattern while working this up, but basically start with a base of 6 single crochets in a round either by starting with two chains and working six single crochets into the first chain or by starting with a magic ring and placing six single crochets into it. For the next round, increase twice into the first and third single crochet. The rest of the single crochets just place one single crochet. You should have eight single crochets in the round.

Continue to increase this way until you have the desired size of your egg. Then do three rows of even single crochet – that is each single crochet will just have one single crochet in it.

Then you can decrease the rounds much like the increase with two decrease stitches each round. Stuff before closing the egg.

The best thing about these crochet Easter eggs is that after Easter you can always frog them if you no longer want them. These crochet eggs make a great fast, easy, last minute craft for Easter.

Monster Egg Cozy

If your family is like ours, then you have plenty of plastic eggs lying around the house. After Easter, these plastic eggs take up space and while you can reuse the plastic eggs in useful ways, you can also craft with them.

This is my monster egg cozy. Isn’t he adorable? He is very easy to make. Just choose some yarn, crochet hook around 3.0 mm, and then chain two.

Single crochet six times into the first chain.(6)

Then for the next round, put two single crochet into the first single crochet, then a single crochet into the next two single crochets. Then place two single crochets into the next single crochet. Then place a single crochet into the remaining two single crochets for this round.(8)

Do an even round where you just place a single crochet into each single crochet.(8)

The next round will be an increase round where you place two single crochets into the first single crochet of the round followed by three single crochets. Next will be two single crochets into the next single crochet. Then single crochets for the rest of the round.(10)

Follow this with an even single crochet row.(10)

One more increase round should get you the size of the egg. If not, keep increasing and checking how your eggs is fitting into the piece. Basically on the increase round, start with an increase single crochet and then place another one about halfway through the round.(12)

Work even single crochets until you cover the egg. Then do a couple of rounds of decreases leaving the bottom large enough so you can place the egg through it comfortably.

I glued a large, googly eye on it and used some fun fur yarn to make some hair. It was a fast, simple project that turned out really cute. It’s a great project for leftover yarn. So dress up those plastic Easter eggs and make them a toy your kids will want to play with anytime of the year.

Summer Food Amigurumi

Summer is in full swing here. I had a request from my daughter for some small ice cream treats. She made a menu of crazy food items like tuna cream, sunny delight, and other wild stuff that was ice cream. So I made a few little items for her to complete her ice cream shop. I made the big Popsicle first then she told me that they needed to be small since the ice cream shop was for her small animals. I made the other pieces smaller.

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She was pleased for the most part. I made a bowl of cream and a removable fish. She told me the fish was supposed to be gray, so I need to re-do that. It’s fun to make her items and to be challenged to make something from her imagination.

Pake

What do you get when you cross a cake with a pie? a pake, of course. That is what Stacy – from Lifetime’s TV show “Drop Dead Diva” came up with. She even had a pakery for a while before selling it. The concept of the pake just begged to be crocheted, so I made two attempts at a pake.

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The key to the pake is the pie crust bottom. Then the top is more cake-like. So for the bottom I started out with a flat circle and slowly worked out the sides. Then I just crocheted a basic circle then made the rows even to get the round cake shape. Put the two together and you get a pake.

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Crochet Apple

Last year I crocheted my daughter an apple as a teacher’s gift. It went over so well that I decided to make one this year for her new teacher. So I guess it is now a tradition, huh? I use PlanetJune’s free crochet apple pattern that works up really quick and turns out great. I think I may have to make some apples for our house for decoration.

The Carrot Family

This week the daughter is learning all about the letter V in school. For a family project, we could make a vegetable visitor that she can bring to class. Rae wanted a carrot – so I crocheted her one which she liked but though was lonely. I crocheted another one, and then the pair needed kids. So four crocheted carrots later, the carrot family was born. I gave one carrot sibling blue eyes since my brown eyed child is obsessed with blue eyes at the moment.

Each carrot I crocheted a little differently. You know how it is when you try to crochet something twice. No matter how hard you try, they never turn out just like each other. In this case, even though this was a simple project, I didn’t work from a pattern or write down what I did for the first carrot since I thought this would be a one time project. If I had known that I would make three more, then I would have at least jotted some notes down.

She really likes them. I had to do eyelashes for the two girls – my first ever attempt at those. They didn’t turn out half bad.

Whipping up these carrots makes me want to do more food crochet. I love starting and finishing a project the same day. It’s such a sense of accomplishment. Also to make someone who just absolutely loves it is so rewarding.

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Hot Cross Buns

With Easter fast approaching, I wanted to make a few little gifts for my Sunday School class. I teach pre-k and have two students – one of which is my daughter. I wanted it to be something with religious meaning. I decided to crochet hot cross buns. After not finding a crochet pattern, I decided to chart a cross and go from there.

I tried a few different techniques and like binding off after each row the best. It gives the best definition of the cross. The downside is that you have a lot of loose yarn ends. I wrote down my pattern and hopefully it is somewhat legible. If anything is unclear, just let me know.

Hot Cross Buns Crochet Pattern

Yarn – Medium Worsted Weight- tan and cream colors

Hook – size F (3.75mm)

Begin with a chain of 24 with tan yarn

Row 1 – SC into 2nd chain from hook and into the next 9 for a total of 10. Switch to cream color. SC into next three. Switch back to tan for the remaining 10 stiches. So your first row will have 10 SC in tan, 3 SC in cream, and 10 SC in tan. Bind off.

Row 2-10- Join tan yarn in first SC of row. SC into first sc and into the next 9. Then switch to cream for next 3 SCs. Switch back for the last 10. Bind off *Repeat row 8 more times.

A note about switching colors – On the last stitch of a color before swapping, pull through the color so you have two loops on the hook. Then yarn over with the new color and complete the SC.

Row 11-13 – Switch to cream color and do three rows in it – binding off after each completed row.

Row 14-22 – Join tan yarn in first SC of row. SC into first sc and into the next 9. Then switch to cream for next 3 SCs. Switch back for the last 10. Bind off *Repeat row 8 more times.

For the back piece –

SC 2, six SC into second chain from hook.

Rnd 2 – round – 2 SC into each SC

Rnd 3 – 2 SC into next stitch, one SC. Repeat for round

Rnd 4-7(more or less) – Continue working in the round – adding six stitches until you have a piece about the size of the cross square.

Join the two pieces with the right side facing out. Use a whip stitch. You will have to gather a little of the square at the corners to make it fit into the circle. Once you get most of it together, stuff it. Then continue to close it up.

Take a little black yarn to make the embellishments at the top.

Pizza

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I am on a play food kick lately. It started with the crochet hamburger I did a few weeks back. I thought that pizza would make an excellent play crochet food so I set out to whip up a small personal size pizza one evening.

I’m going to start jotting down notes when I crochet so that I can make some patterns from my creations. The pizza consists of the dough, sauce, a few mushrooms, and pepperoni. The next pizza will probably be slices that can be put together to make a whole pizza.

Hamburger

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My daughter loves Spongebob Squarepants so this hamburger is inspired by the Krabby Patty. There’s really no pattern. Most of the food is worked in rounds except for the cheese which is more of a granny square. I put in a few extra single crochets into the last round of the lettuce to make it frilly.

She loves it, and I really enjoyed making this. Amigurumi food is just so cute and has way less calories than its real counterparts.

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