Crochet - An Easter Bonnet
02Apr

Crochet - An Easter Bonnet

...and a Mini Egg pattern!

I've been working on decorating an Easter Bonnet for Lulu this week.  It's been a while since I've been able to do one as K has long outgrown the tradition and Oli refused point blank to wear a bonnet!  So I've had loads of fun crocheting little flowers and eggs to adorn her bonnet...

... and here she is:

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I added this gorgeous rose which I made from a pattern that came in the last issue of Mollie Makes.

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...and this glorious Daffodil that I made up from this pattern from PlanetJune Blog.

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Some teeny tiny daisies...

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...and some Mini Eggs!

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'Oh I could write a sonnet about your Easter Bonnet...'*

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I think Katy cat was a little jealous of her bonnet (I may have to make her one!)

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I had so much fun making these little decorations I think I could have gone on and on!

 


 

Anyway here's the pattern I came up with to make the Mini Eggs if you fancy some Easter decorating, they are only an Inch tall so they could be used for lots of little projects:

Crochet Mini Eggs Pattern

Written in UK terms

Yarn: Cotton

Hook: 3.5mm

These are worked in continuous rounds (so no need to join after completing each round) from the bottom up! To help keep track of each round you can use a stitch marker and move it at the beginning of each new round (I use a strand of yarn.) When decreaseing you can work a dc2tog or simply skip the stitch whichever you find easiest.

Ch2, 5dc in 2nd chain from hook

Rnd 1: 2dc in each stitch around (10)

Rnd 2: 2dc in 1st stitch, 1dc in next; repeat around (15)

Rnd 3: 1dc in each stitch around (15)

Rnd 4-6: as rnd 3.

Rnd 7: 1sc, dc2tog; around (10)

Stuff the egg with your filler (I used some polyester filling)

Rnd 8: dc2tog, around. (5) Finish off but leave a long enough tail to sew through the ends.

To finish off use a darning needle and the tail of your egg to sew through the remaining 5 stitches pull tight, knot and push the needle up through the egg and cut off the tail (so it disappears back into the egg)

Hope that makes sense!


Linking up over at Handmade Mondayonce again, so go and have a browse if you fancy seeing what other creative folk have been up to.

Wishing you all a lovely Easter Holiday...

Bye for now. Em xx

*Did you get it? 'Easter Parade' by Irving Berlin (love that film!)

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

Comments (17)

  • Carioline

    Carioline

    02 April 2012 at 15:38 |
    Easter bonnets are such fun and this done is so pretty
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      02 April 2012 at 15:53 |
      Thank you xx
  • Tickled Pink

    Tickled Pink

    02 April 2012 at 16:19 |
    So beautiful and so clever. I'd never thought about decorating my daughter's bonnet with stuff I make (not that she's had to have one yet), but I definitely will be!! Mmmmmm mini-eggs, where did I hide that packet?
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      02 April 2012 at 17:29 |
      Thank you! Yes you must, they are great fun to make & the little ones love them (I could have added real mini eggs but they just don't last long enough when I'm around!) xx
  • Wendy

    Wendy

    02 April 2012 at 18:31 |
    Love the bonnet and especially the crocheted daffodil! Just lovely x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      02 April 2012 at 20:43 |
      Thanks Wendy.x
  • fatmonica

    fatmonica

    02 April 2012 at 21:02 |
    It's a beautiful bonnet.The crochet's gorgeous!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      02 April 2012 at 21:32 |
      Ahh thank you.xx
  • Jo

    Jo

    03 April 2012 at 10:16 |
    This is lovely, the little white flowers are so cute x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      03 April 2012 at 17:25 |
      Thanks Jo :)) xx
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      03 April 2012 at 17:25 |
      Thanks Jo :)) xx
  • Sprinkles Crafting

    Sprinkles Crafting

    03 April 2012 at 15:03 |
    The bonnet is beautiful, bet Lulu loved it!! Thank you for posting the pattern for the mini eggs, I will have to learn how to crochet so I can make them!!

    Have a great week! x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      03 April 2012 at 17:25 |
      Oh she did - Thank you! Have a lovely Easter break. Xx
  • Every Girl's Story

    Every Girl's Story

    03 April 2012 at 16:09 |
    That is a bonnet that any girl ( or cat ) would be proud to wear!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      03 April 2012 at 17:27 |
      Lol thank you! Katy cat is pretty wild, otherwise she'd definitely have her own bonnet! ;) x
  • mcrafts

    mcrafts

    04 April 2012 at 05:50 |
    Your bonnet is lovely! I love all the crocheted things on it (especially the flowers as I am very partial to making flowers myself!) Fingers crossed that the sun comes back for Easter! Michx
  • Jan @ Handcrafted by Picto

    Jan @ Handcrafted by Picto

    04 April 2012 at 21:33 |
    It's been a long time since I decorated an Easter Bonnet, this is so pretty, lovely photo's too.

    Jan x

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