My Sunday Photo 17th March 2019

Crochet Projects

a crochet egg cosy dragon in two shades of blue
Dragon Egg cosy

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!)

baby blanket crocheted in stripes of colourful wool.
Spring Baby Blanket

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.

a light grey bunny lying on a pink background.
grey bunny

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.



  1. March 17, 2019 / 11:48 am

    Aww! The egg cosy is a great idea for Easter gifts. How cute.
    It sounds like you are busy. Good luck with the jumper.
    That bunny is adorable. Congrats to your great niece. x

  2. March 17, 2019 / 1:53 pm

    That is amazing, I wish I could crochet

  3. March 17, 2019 / 2:23 pm

    My mum makes loads of amigarumi animals, then sells them, with the money going to a local cancer hospital. I love to crochet, but don’t have your level of talent x

    • March 20, 2019 / 11:12 am

      That’s lovely Jo, I had hoped to make octopus toys for premature babies but they had to be really perfect and made with certain wool and I found the whole thing overwhelming in the end, especially when my first two attempts didn’t pass. x

  4. March 18, 2019 / 11:26 am

    Oh my, your critter is adorable. Hiding an Easter egg would make it even more fun. You’re very creative! #MMBC

  5. March 18, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    What beautiful creations! That is a crazy thought that your nephew is a grandparent. My nephew is nearly 4!

    • March 18, 2019 / 1:32 pm

      My niece is a year older than her niece…my brother (like me) had a family with his first wife that grew up first before he got married and started again. And because he’s a lot older than me (seems to run in the family but we have the same parents) his son is only 8 years younger than me. Confusing, yes? Oh and my younger brother was a year younger than our nephew!

  6. March 18, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    I love the idea of egg cosies. We used to make egg crowns and hats to put on our Easter Day breakfast boiled eggs.

  7. March 19, 2019 / 11:15 pm

    What adorable little creatures! I used to crochet a lot but it just went by the roadside somehow. Your blanket is so cute!

  8. March 21, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    Wow you are incredible at crochet, that is amazing. I love it. Such a good idea of hiding an egg in there. I love that little creature. So cute. xx

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