I created this little critter over the past couple of days, he’s an egg cosy so his belly is hollow and you can pop him over your egg. We don’t use egg cosies in this house, it’s only me and eldest that eat eggs anyway. I thought it would be nice to crochet a few of these and fit a small chocolate egg inside to give as Easter gifts. There are six different ones to make, dragon, unicorn, frog, rabbit, bear and chic. They’ll keep me busy for a while.
Other Crochet Projects.
My works in progress currently include a jumper for myself (it’ll be the first piece of clothing I’ve made,) a baby blanket, and a seal amigurumi as well as the egg cosies.
I may have a lot on the go but I do have finished projects too. This week I sent my colourful baby blanket to my great niece as she is having her second baby in a couple of weeks. (It makes me laugh that my nephew is on to having grand children before me!)
I was really pleased with how it turned out, I’ve never crocheted motifs before. However, I did use two methods as the blanket has a row of flowers on each end. The end in the photo was the intarsia method which left me with tons of weaving in to do. The other end was done in the tapestry method with I think looks better, but you can see some of the other colours in the blue a little.
I packaged up the blanket to send to my great neice but I thought it wasn’t so nice to send a gift to the new baby and not include something for her toddler. I guess I could have added a packet of sweets or something but I thought it would be nice to make her something too. So I found this little bunny pattern. I wanted to do it in cream, but I decided on this light grey colour instead.
My niece’s little girl called him Hop.
Simply Crochet Magazine
You may remember a photo of my amigurumi axolotyl a few weeks ago and I mentioned that I’d been shortlisted to appear in Simply Crochet. Well it appeared this week on their ‘show us yours’ page. I love what they wrote.
Whole Lotle Love
Anne of @raisiebay has been doing a lot of axolotyl amigurumi (try saying that ten times fast.) This little critter only featured in issue 80! We salute your swift hookwork.
I guess it’s just proof that I have too much time on my hands….or too much wool!
The Best Crochet Projects can be found in Simply Crochet Magazine.