Monthly Archives: March 2015

Crochet Easter Egg Tutorial

Today is officially the first day of spring! We didn’t have much of a winter, but I am excited that spring is here and Easter is just a few weeks away! If you’re looking for something quick and easy to make, these little crochet easter eggs are perfect!Easter Egg          TutorialThese eggs are so easy and quick to make! They are worked in a continuous round, so you will need some kind of stitch marker. I used my Clover stitch markers, but you can easily use a scrap piece of yarn or a spare bobby pin!

I made these eggs with a 4.00mm hook and used Lily’s Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn. They have a lot of really pretty colors that are perfect for bright Easter eggs!

Round 1: Starting with a magic ring, work 6 sc in the ring.  Do not join this round with a slip stitch. You will just continue working in the previous stitches, creating kind of a spiral. Slip your stitch marker on the 6th stitch to mark when you get back to the beginning.

Round 2: In each sc, work 2sc (12 sc) Move your stitch marker to the 12th stitch. Continue to move your stitch marker to the last stitch at the end of each round so you know when you’re back to the start.

Round 3: *In first sc, work 2sc. Work 1 sc in next sc* Repeat between ** to finish the round (18 sc)

Round 4: *In first sc, work 2sc. Work 1 sc in next 2 sc* Repeat between ** to finish the round (24 sc)

At this point, you should have a circle that lays flat. DSC_0098Rounds 5-8: Work 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Your circle will start to curl as you go through these rounds. You will start to see the bottom of your egg!DSC_0110Round 9: This is your first round with a decrease. *In the first two stitches, work a sc2tog. Work 1 sc in the next 4 stitches* Repeat between ** to finish the round

Round 10: Work 1 sc in each stitch

Round 11: This round also has a decrease. *In the first two stitches, work a sc2tog. Work 1 sc in the next 3 stitches* Repeat between ** to finish the round

Round 12: Work 1 sc in each stitch.

You will notice that it is starting to taper in at the top, creating the egg shape.DSC_0112Round 13: *In the first two stitches, work a sc2tog. Work 1 sc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat between ** to finish the round

Now you get to stuff your egg. You don’t need a ton of stuffing, and you can choose how full you want your eggs to be. DSC_0120

Round 14: *In the first two stitches, work a sc2tog. Work 1 sc in the next stitch* Repeat between ** to finish the round. Cut your yarn and fasten off. DSC_0123

 

You will probably still have a little hole at the top. That’s okay, just take your tail and weave it through the last round of stitches and pull it tight to cinch the top closed.

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I like to hide the tail by using a needle to sew it into the egg. Push the needle into the top of the egg and pull it out through the side.

DSC_0132You will have a little string hanging out the side, but once you cut it, it will disappear inside the egg!DSC_0134

I love the way these turned out! They are so cute and are a perfect decoration or gift for Easter. Unfortunately though, there isn’t any candy hiding in the center of these! DSC_0140 DSC_0152If you make any of these little eggs, I’d love to see them! Also, keep an eye out because later in the week I’ll share with you some other great Easter and spring patterns!

Larksfoot Pattern!

IMG_0317-001I have a real problem with crochet blankets. I see so many beautiful blankets on Pinterest or in magazines and I just want to make them all! So, I currently have four unfinished blankets in my room. They are taking up space, so my goals is to finish them all in the next few months. That may be a little ambitious, but I want to at least feel like I’m making progress.

I wanted to share today one of my favorite blanket stitches! This is one of those never-ending blankets that I started months ago. I guess I kind of got burned out and set it aside for a while. I love the way this look, and really want it to be finished, so I pulled it out again a couple nights ago. This is one of my very favorite stitches. It looks kind of vintage to me and is so easy!

IMG_0356-001I’m using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in the nautical colors that came out last summer. I don’t know if they are still available in stores, but you can still get a few of the colors online! I also used a size 6.00 mm hook. You can definitely use a smaller hook to get tighter stitches, but I like mine to be a little looser.DSC_8238DSC_8256This is another larksfoot blanket I made a few years ago while I was in college. It is still one of my favorite blankets! It is also my dad’s favorite. He regularly requests a giant 7′ by 8′ blanket in this stitch. I don’t know when I will find the time to make one that big, but I’m sure I will get around to it someday!IMG_0510IMG_0337-001For this blanket, I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Sungold, Old Rose, Turquoise and Ivory. 

Before I share the tutorial, I should start by saying that I definitely did not come up with this pattern!! I can’t remember exactly where I learned, but it has always been one of my favorites!

1. To begin, chain multiples of 4 plus 2. IMG_0345-0012. Starting in the second chain from hook, single crochet in each chain stitch. IMG_03683. Chain 2 (counts as first dc) and turn, skip first dc, dc in next three sc, ch1. Skip next sc from previous round and dc in next three sc, ch1. Continue working 3 dc, ch1 until you reach the end. Double crochet in last 4 sc. IMG_03914. Chain 2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Skip first dc and dc in next 3 dc from previous round. Chain 1 and skip ch1 from previous round. Continue working dc in each dc from previous round.  Make sure you end with a dc in each of the last four dc from previous round. Fasten off. IMG_04005. Join new color in the last dc from previous round. Ch2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Make dc in next dc from previous round. Chain 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc. For the next dc, insert your hook in the hole from two rounds before. The spot is marked with the star in the picture below. IMG_0417_FotorIMG_0427Double crochet in next dc from previous round. Chain 1, skip next dc, dc in next stitch, ch1. IMG_0432Continue working 3 dc, ch1 until the end of the row. End one dc in each of the last two stitches. IMG_04496. Chain 2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Dc in next dc from previous round, ch1IMG_0454Work dc in next 3 dc from previous round, ch1. Continue working 3dc, ch1 to the end of the round. End with double crochet in last two dc from previous round. IMG_0460IMG_04637. Join new color in last dc from previous round. Ch 2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Work dc in next stitch, double crochet in ch1 space from 2 rounds before (where the star is in the picture below)IMG_0472_FotorIMG_0475Double crochet in next stitch, ch1, skip next dc, dc in next stitch. Continue working 3 dc, ch1 until the end of the row. End with four dc. IMG_0480

IMG_04818. Ch2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Dc in next 3 stitches, ch1, dc in next 3 stitches, ch1. Continue to end of row, ending with a dc in last 4 stitches. Fasten off!IMG_0484There you have it! It really is an easy stitch, and looks so cool when you use multiple colors! Please let me know if you have any questions or if anything is unclear! And, I would love to see any pictures of anything you make with the larksfoot pattern! You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more pictures of my many blankets!