Monday, 18 April 2011

Free crochet pattern - easter basket - perfect for those egg hunts!

To make this basket youll need..

-6mm crochet hook
-chunky weight yarn
-wool needle

ok so this is a very basic pattern a newbie too crochet should be able to complete, if however you get stuck ill happily help out :) i hope it all makes sense too..

I started with a magic circle..
sc 6 in magic circle, 2sc in each of the next 6 sc (total of 12 sc) 

*sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat this sequence 6x for a total of 18 sc.
*sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* repeat sequence 6x for a total of 24sc
*sc 3, 2sc in next sc repeat from * 5 more times (30 sc) 
*sc 4, 2sc in next sc repeat from * 5 more times (36)

now i stopped inc here as this was the size i wanted but of course you can carry on inc to make your basket larger... my baskets turned out approx 12" around.

slip stitch into next sc, chain 2, Dc in each Sc around then slip stitch into first 2 chain**repeat until your basket in the length you desire** i added 4 dc rows. once basket is length youd like do not fasten off as you now need to make your handle :)

to make the handle i ch 1, then 3 hdc, ch 1 turn 3 hdc **repeat until handle is desired length** 

once handle is long enough for you youll need to fasten on to the other side of basket.. for this i simple held the strap against the side and then sc across to fasten. now fasten off turn your bag inside out and ta da :)

now for the flower.. youll need a magic circle again, then sc 5x, ch1 4 dc in same stitch ch1 slip stitch, repeat around.. hope that makes sense :)

Saturday, 16 April 2011

an almost easter update :)

well ive had a super busy time of late making up new creations and running around after my little monkeys i thought id best give you an update :)

So past couple of weeks ive made up a spongebob, french toast, a baby dolly, a spaghetti dolly and a lil ducky.. heres a quick pic.. 

ive got lots of hats to make up next couple of weeks but hopefully at weekends ill be able to add to my toast kawaii idea.. 

was quite shocked last night at how far ive progressed after teaching myself crochet.. as i quite literally was trying to think of something cute to make and toast came into my head afetr seeing some lovely fimo toast the other day and then i though OMG i NEED to make some french toast and it literally just happened im loving my new creative confidence :) and after seeing how mr spongebob has turned out im super happy as all i used to make him was a few pictures of nicktoons :)

anyhoo best fly gots to go wool shopping :D :D :D

Monday, 4 April 2011

cheeky hello kitty!!

oh my look what cheeky kittie did this morning while i was snapping the flower grass blanket ive made... she jumped out of my made box and sat here self right in the middle and said 'ahhhhhh'' hehe :)