These pretty eggs were quick to make. I bought some small polystyrene eggs from Hobbycraft and then raided my stash of Stylecraft yarn – I love this combination of colours. I made the egg covers up as I went along, taking inspiration from amigurumi, granny square and mandala patterns.
I also made a basket for them, giving it a bit of structure by crocheting the last row over some wire.
I hope that you have a very nice Easter weekend and that you get time to do lots of crafting.
Last year I made some Easter chick egg covers for Francis House Children’s Hospice, who sell them on with chocolate eggs inside. I sadly had to buy some creme eggs to test them, to make sure they were the right size and that the eggs wouldn’t fall out when they were lifted. Needs must.
I’m not sure they actually look like chicks. They look like they’ve got a bit of attitude.
This sad-looking little fellow is one of my recent makes. The yarn was a bargain buy from Flying Tiger. I think it only cost a pound, so I didn’t expect much from it, but it was probably the best yarn that I’ve ever worked with for this type of project.
I used Google to translate the pattern from Danish. I then did a little bit of detective work to correct Google’s translation, which had mysteriously included some strange instructions. Once this was sorted out, it was a lovely pattern to follow. My little elephant is just 8cm tall, but if you fancy making a larger one, there’s a pattern for that.
With Call the Midwife back on our TV screens, it reminded me of this little lady, who I made a while back for a campaign highlighting the shortage of midwives in the UK.
The Knitted Midwife campaign has finished now, but you can still read all about it and see photos of some of the 500 knitted and crocheted midwives that were made. If you fancy making one for yourself, I based mine on this free pattern.
There must be something in the air because a second theatrical enterprise recently put out a request for volunteers to send in crocheted cakes for their upcoming Christmas show. Having enjoyed crocheting cakes for Scottish theatre company Starcatchers, I thought I’d make some more.
Starcatchers, a Scottish children’s theatre company, recently put out an appeal asking people to create knitted cakes for its winter show, The Attic. The cakes will be used during the show’s imaginary tea party. Continue reading →
At the end of 2015 I crocheted some woolly hats for the big knit, a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks that helps vulnerable older people. Every time innocent sells a little bottle of drink wearing a hat, they donate 25p to Age UK to help keep older people warm and well over winter. Since 2003 they’ve raised an astonishing £1.9m from the 6 million hats that have been sent – incredible! Continue reading →