Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, so that means Easter is just around the corner. This time I’m sharing a list of 10 Easter Projects from my Pinterest page.
1. Irene Strange’s Bunnies
I’m a fan of Irene Strange’s patterns. I’ve done the Hopscotch Bunny a couple of years ago. I actually made several of them. They are so cute and the pattern is pretty easy. She also has the Bonbon Bunny, which I haven’t tried yet, but look how cute they are. Both of these are paid patterns.
It’s not too late to make something cute for Valentine’s Day. I’ve been pinning all kinds of Valentine’s Day crochet patterns on my Pinterest page. Here are 10 crochet patterns that you should be able to get done in the next 10 days (not all 10, you have to pick one, OK, maybe two).
One thing my time on Pinterest has taught me, Russian crochet is beautiful. There are so many patterns that I pin, and the URLs are Russian. In fact, I’ve pinned enough Russian crochet, that I’ve created a separate board for it. Now it’s not always easy to find the patterns for what I’ve found. But, many times I can find charts for the patterns. So one of my goals for the year is to learn how to read charts.
I went back to Kid Ewe Knot last weekend and picked up my second skein of Galway Worsted yarn so I could finish my original hat. This time I bought different buttons on Amazon and a different pom pom. I think the second hat came out as well (although I still like mine more).
The original hat that I started, but the second hat that I finished.
One of my employees kept remarking about how much she loved my hat, so I ended up giving her the second hat. Most of what I crochet, I crochet for myself, or gifts. So since I already had a hat, the second hat was bound to be a gift anyway and she really liked my hat.
Both hats in progress. I made mine a size bigger than the original hat.
I ended up having some extra yarn left over from my hat, so I decided to try to make a cowl with the left overs. I followed the same motif as the hat and just winged it. Since both the hat and the cowl are 100% wool, I’m thinking of lining them both with a soft fleece or soft faux fur. But, I have not gone fabric shopping yet. Perhaps if I line them I’ll show off the end results.
My improvised cowl using the same motif. It’s a little small, just wanted to use up the excess yarn.
I wanted to take part in the season’s furry Pom Pom hat trend. I also wanted a hat with cables, so I searched around Pinterest and didn’t find anything I liked. Then I went to Etsy and found this cute Mini Plaits Winter Hat crochet pattern.
I started this Four-Hour Sweater in the fall. I have always wanted to make clothes. So far the closest I’ve come is a poncho that I made about 15 years ago. I was also looking to make an over sized sweater to go with my leg warmers that I made a while ago. I thought they’d be cute with a pair of jeggins.
Well, I haven’t finished the sweater yet. I did buy a sweater on Amazon to wear with my jeggins and leg warmers, so I didn’t feel as rushed to complete this. Also, new projects popped up and interrupted the completion of this project, so it is now in the WIP pile and may never get completed. In fact, if I do want to complete it, I may need to frog it and start over from scratch. And that kind of sucks.
So far here are my observations:
- This sweater is taking me way more that 4 hours. I think I’ve probably spent about 12 hours at least so far to complete one panel.
- I hate the Q sized hook. It is awkward and uncomfortable to use. In fact my hand would go numb as I was crocheting.
- This Q hook is annoying because the yarn does not slide on it. The yarn keeps getting friction on the plastic hook and is slowing me down a lot. I’ve tried finding other Q sized hooks but they are not that common, there is not a lot of variety out there to purchase.
I really want to start doing clothes and this looked like a quick and easy pattern to learn on, but perhaps I should switch to her other pattern, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Pullover. This might be a bit easier to learn with. So I’ll add that to my to-do list, but I have a while till I could probably get to it.
My claw grip and the over-sized Q hook
I’m falling behind on my posts. I blame my husband. For Christmas this year he bought me the Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters. I’ve been working on it since last week, and I’m still not done! But I love it. I love Legos and this is probably the largest set I’ve ever gotten.
But that’s not all I got for Christmas. I also got lots of Crochet related things, most of which were on my Amazon wish list.