Saturday, March 10, 2018

Spiral Granny Square 2



Here's another spiral Granny Square I came up with while experimenting with yarn.





Pattern in US terminology

Red Heart Super Saver yarn - soft white, shocking pink, lavender, teal

Hook - I/9 5.5mm


Using white: Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to make a ring. Sc, hdc, dc in ring. Join pink to left of white then sc, hdc and dc in ring. Join purple to left of pink then sc, hdc, dc in ring. Join teal to left of purple then sc, hdc, dc in ring.

Rnd 2: Pick up white, *ch3 and dc in each of next 3 stitches. Rep from * with each colour.

Rnd 3: Pick up white, *[2dc, ch3, 2dc] in chain 3 space. Rep from * with each colour.

Rnd 4: Pick up white, *dc in each of next 4 stitches, [2dc, ch3, 2dc] in chain 3 space. Rep from * with each colour.

Rnd 5: Pick up white, *dc in each of next 7 stitches, [2dc, ch3, 2dc] in chain 3 space. Rep from * with each colour.

Rnd 6: Pick up white, *dc in each of next 2 stitches, hdc in each of next 2, sc in next 2, sl st in next and fasten off. Rep from * with each colour.






Friday, March 9, 2018

Spiral Granny Square





So last night I was playing around with some yarn. I knew I could make a spiral Granny Square but wondered if I could do it with the traditional Granny Square shells. This is what I came up with.





Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Soft White, Shocking pink, Lavender, Teal

This pattern uses US terminology

Hook - I/9 - 5.5mm

Using white, Ch 4 and join to make a ring, sc, hdc and dc in ring.

Join pink to left of white and make a sc, hdc and dc in ring.

Join purple to left of pink and make a sc, hdc and dc in ring.

Join teal to left of purple and make a sc, hdc and dc in ring.

Rnd 2: Pick up white, *ch3 then 3 dc in first stitch of next colour (pink) Repeat from * with each colour.

Rnd 3: Pick up white, *[3dc, ch3, 3dc] in 3 chain space to make corner. Repeat from * with each colour.

Rnd 4: Pick up white, *3dc in next space [3dc, ch3, 3dc] in 3 chain space to make corner. Repeat from * with each colour.

Rnd 5: Pick up white, *3dc in each of next 2 spaces [3dc, ch3, 3dc] in 3 chain space to make corner. Repeat from * with each colour.

Rnd 6: Pick up white, *3dc in each of next 2 spaces, [dc, hdc, sc] in next space, sl st in top of next stitch and fasten off.  Repeat from * with each colour.


Make several of these squares then join them together into a big fun blanket.

Or you could make one square and carry on increasing into a big blanket.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Crochet Spiral Easter Eggs




I love working in spirals and learned how to start a crochet spiral a while ago. I've made quite a few different styles of spiral hats and now I've figured out how to make the spiral into an egg shape for Easter. This crochet spiral egg makes a cute kid-friendly Easter decoration. The kids can also play catch with them too. Another idea I had was to fill a small plastic egg with dry rice, beans or lentils, embed inside the crochet egg so the egg will rattle. The eggs can be made in a variety of colours for a cute and colourful decoration.


Here are some colour ideas. I've written them in the order I joined them. So make the magic ring with the first colour and join the other colours in the order they are listed.

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn

Egg 1: Soft White, Minty, Perfect Pink, Teal

Egg 2: Soft White, Baby Pink, Tealeaf Green, Shocking Pink

Egg 3: White, light blue, Buff, Soft Navy

Egg 4: Soft white, light purple, Tealeaf Green, dark purple


Hook Size: G/6 - 4.25mm

This pattern is written in US terminology

Take your first colour of yarn and make a magic ring. 2 sc in ring. Using 2nd colour, join to the left of the first and make 2 sc in the ring. Push it up next to the first colour. Take the 3rd colour and join to the left of the 2nd colour, make 2 sc in the ring. Push it along. Take the 4th colour, join and make 2 sc in the ring. Gently pull the tail of the first colour to close the magic ring.

Rnd 2: Start with white and make 2 sc in each of the next 2 stitches. Pick up the 2nd colour and make 2 sc in each of the next 2 stitches. Repeat with the 3rd and 4th colours. You should now have 4 stitches of each colour (total 16 sc)

Rnds 3-5: 1 sc in each stitch (that's 4 sc in each colour to maintain a total of 16 sc)

Rnd 6:  [2 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in the next sc] twice for each colour (total 24 sc)

Rnds 7-9: 1 sc in each stitch (that's 6 sc in each colour to maintain a total of 24 sc)

Rnd 10: [2 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc] twice for each colour (total 32 sc)

Rnds 11-17: 1 sc in each stitch (that's 8 sc in each colour to maintain a total of 32 sc)

Rnd 18: [Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2] twice for each colour (total 24 sc)

Rnd 19: [Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next sc] twice for each colour (total 16 sc)

Check starting yarn tails inside top of egg are pulled tight then stuff your egg firmly.

Rnd 20: [Sc2tog] twice for each colour (total 8 sc)

Add a little more stuffing to your egg if you need to.

Rnd 21: Sc2tog in each colour (total 4 sc)

Slip stitch in the next stitch and fasten off each colour.

Weave in ends.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern. If you find errors please let me know so I can correct it. Please share/pin and follow me :-)





Sunday, March 4, 2018

Easter Bunny Hat




Here is my pattern for a cute bunny hat. The hat can be made in any size. 

Start by making a hat from my pattern HERE or watch the video tutorial below and crochet along.




After you have completed the hat, follow the instructions below to make the ears.

Use a contrasting colour to make the inner ears. I decided to make my inner ears different colours. I used minty/light green yarn for one ear and light blue for the other.

To make the outer ear use the same colour yarn as your hat. The outer ear is made the same as the first two rounds of the inner ear but then continues to get bigger and then join to the inner ear piece. 


Ears (Make 2)

Inner Ear

Chain 20

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk. Sc in each of next 4 chains. Hdc in each of next 13 chains. 3 hdc in last chain. Working along the bottom of the foundation chain, hdc in each of the next 13 chains. Sc in each of the last 5.

Rnd 2: Ch1 and turn over. Sc in each of the next 5 stitches (don't work into that first stitch since the ch1 counts as that stitch). Hdc in each of the next 27 stitches around. Sc in each of the next 6 stitches. Fasten off.


Outer Ear

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 of inner ear but do not fasten off.

Rnd 3: Ch1 and turn over. Sc in the next stitch and each one around.

Rnd 4: Ch1 and turn over. Take inner ear piece and turn it over so that the working yarn tails are both in the top right corner. Starting in the next stitch, working through both thicknesses, hdc in each of the next 16 stitches. 2 hdc in each of the next 5 stitches. Hdc in each of the next 16 stitches. Slip stitch in the last stitch of the outer ear only and fasten off. Leave about 12 inch tail for sewing.


To attach the ears to your hat, fold the bottom of each ear into a 'C' shape and use safety pins to pin them in position. Thread your yarn through the needle and sew them to the hat.


Next we make the eyes. Cut black yarn to about 2-3ft and using your yarn needle attach with a knot at the back and sew a triangle outline pointing upward - 4 stitches wide and 2 rows high. Fill in the eye by sewing lines from one side to the other. Tie off the yarn on the back. Take a new piece of yarn and make the second eye in the same way 4 stitches across from the first eye.

Now we make the nose and mouth. Cut a piece of black yarn a little longer than you did for the eyes. Sew the outline of a downward pointing triangle - 1 row down from the eyes. Make it 4 stitches wide so it is positioned centrally between the two eyes. Fill it in in the same way. Starting at the bottom point of the nose sew 2 'V' shapes, each 3 stitches wide and 2 rows high, to make a smiling mouth. Tie a knot on the back to secure the yarn.

Make sure all ends are secured with knots and weave them all in.

Please share my pattern with a link to this page. :-)