Easter Awesome (even if I do say so myself)

Easter Basket Square TiltFeeling 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

http://www.ravelry.com/stores/chelsea-craft-designs

ChelseaCraft Crochet store on Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChelseaCrafter

bunny and eggs lop bunny appliques

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Hummingbird Garden Party 12″ Crochet Square

NEW Square Finished 3NEW Square Finished 5 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hummingbird-garden-party-12-crochet-square

Yay!  It’s finally done & published! And don’t worry if you liked the tulip border better, I included that as a freebie in the pattern so you can make either square.  Plus you get the cute spiral flower chart too!  So if you like life size 3 D hummingbirds sipping nectar from a 3 D flower cluster…  here’s your square.  I hope you all like it.  If anyone has any comments or whatever… or find errors… just post me a message here, on Ravelry or Etsy.  Now… I’m taking a deserved 2 days off!  LOL

Lost my skull & got sidetracked

So… I got sort of sucked into a competitive situation with another designer and lost focus on my hummingbird project.  Here’s the proof…

Applique is 6" X 5" & afghan square is 10"

Applique is 6″ X 5″ & afghan square is 10″

GRANNY’S SKULL…  a 10″ afghan square AND applique pattern in one.  Worked in the round, this skully is easy to make for that hard to please guy in your life… or that Wiccan who just likes skulls…  or that Goth daughter of yours who refuses to wear anything but black… or even a gift blanket for that baby boomer weird uncle on your husband’s side who is a Grateful Dead fan…  or maybe your biker neighbor named Tiny who would love to have another skull patch on his jacket…  or even a nice addition to that cool beanie you’re crocheting for that skater grandson who never likes anything.  And if that’s not all…  it can double as Halloween décor, Day of the Dead embellishments, or some other spooky thing like that.

Anyway… sorry I haven’t finished the hummingbird square yet but my competitive spirit got me sidetracked.  I’ll be releasing the hummingbird really soon… promise.  And it’s been greatly improved!

But for now… you can find Granny’s Skull Square on my Ravelry store by clicking the links here or clicking the photos.

Granny's lost her skull & here's the proof. Muahahaha!

Granny’s lost her skull & here’s the proof. Muahahaha!

Purchase the pattern at ChelseaCraft Ravelry store here :

Granny’s Skull Square & Applique Pattern