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My Bunny Dishcloth

March 25, 2012 8 comments

When I first saw the McGregger’s Garden Square, I knew I had to crochet it for a dishcloth. It’s just so cute and would make a wonderful Easter gift.

I used a H (5 mm) hook when I was crocheting the square as I didn’t have a G hook available. Once I finished the square I added a few more rows to make it big enough for a dishcloth. I used Sugar’n Cream Ecru cotton to do the last 3 rows. You will start in any stitch where you did a long Dc on the last green carrot top row.

Row 1: Sc into the long Dc of the prior row, then ch 4, skip over to the next long Dc and do a Sc in the stitch. Repeat around and in corners work Sc, ch 2, Sc. Join with slip stitch into 1st Sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, work 3 Dc in each ch-4 space, in corners work 2 Dc, ch 2, 2 Dc; work 3 Dc in each ch-4 space and repeat around.

Easter Bunny Blanket Buddy

March 18, 2012 1 comment

Here are one Easter craft projects that I have been working on. It is a blanket buddy that I crocheted for my newest granddaughter’s first Easter. I crocheted it using this blanket buddy pattern but with some changes which I detail below.

I used a H (5 mm) hook and crocheted with double strands of off-white Caron yarn. I did 20 rows on the blanket before I began the decrease portion. I know many people have said the blanket pattern as written was small so I wanted to make mine bigger. My finished blanket is 17 inches wide by 18 inches long not including the bunny head.

I used black yarn to do the face. I worked on the face for quite some time and while I’m not completely happy with it, I’m finally calling it good. At least as good as I could get it.

One other important thing to note when working this pattern is that

Green Easter Basket

March 22, 2010 11 comments

My Easter basket project this year uses the bottom of a laundry soap bottle and plastic bags. I cut the bottom off a plastic soap bottle and used it as a base for my Easter basket. I then crocheted around the base and up with recycled plastic bags or plarn.

The pink bunny was crocheted using AmiAmour’s free crochet pattern found here. This is my first official ami animal and while I’m not going into the ami making business, I was pleased with the outcome of my Easter bunny.

Oh and I used cut up plarn for the grass in my Easter basket. That way it can be recycled after the holidays into another project. Happy Easter!

Free Pattern for Recycled Plastic Easter Basket

Materials needed:
Plastic bags cut into 3/4″ strips of white bags (3-4 bags)
And approx. 4-5 bags of green and yellow plastic bags
1) Plastic handle from a soap box or other plastic about ½ inch wide
1) Plastic laundry soap base cut from bottle
Metal punch and hammer for making holes in plastic base

Hooks: H (5 mm) US sized metal hook
and J ( 6 mm) US size crochet hook
Small Steel crochet hook for first round on base

Description: Recycled Plastic Easter Basket
Basket measures 7″ wide and 4-1/4″ tall with 20″ handle strap
at base 6″ wide and 3″ across.

Directions:
Using the base cut from a laundry soap bottle (mine was 6″ long and 3″ wide), punch holes around the base as shown in the photo. I used a metal punch and a hammer to put my holes in the plastic base.


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