Feeling rather springy, I had launched into a project I wanted to do for some time… a panoramic crochet egg. However, I ran into a stumbling block when the plastic egg I was going to use was discontinued by the manufacturer. So…. not to be deterred from my spring enthusiasm, I came up with something else. I made a short list of all the elements associated with this vernal season. I wanted to encorporate all these elements: baskets, eggs, bunnies, duckies, and, of course, baby chicks… plus I wanted a flower & some green grass. Who doesn’t love the smell of the first mown grass of spring? Then, I also wanted to revive a dead old vintage motif that had potential but its original version was pretty sad… and was thread crochet. After all spring is about rebirth, right?
So here you have it… an Easter Basket 8″ afghan square. You create the blocks that have the basket sitting in the grass then add your Easter appliques as you want them so each square is unique. I think it will make a darling afghan for the spring. And don’t forget that Mother’s Day isn’t far off either…
While this set is for sale on Ravelry & Etsy… I will be posting a FREE PATTERN for everyone that is a set of patterns for all these appliques (without the square). Also be watching because I have another bunny themed pattern coming really soon. For some reason I’ve gone nuts with the bunnies this year and they seem to be multiplying like rabbits! (That’s a hint for my new pattern… hehehehe)
Links for this pattern:
ChelseaCraft Designs on Ravelry
ChelseaCraft Crochet store on Etsy