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Free easter crochet

Springtime is here and Easter is just around the corner. I have put together some crochet ideas inspired by Spring time and included the instructions for my little Cadbury chocolate egg covers.

Here is a funky idea to cover those boring chocolate boxes! Sue Stapleton of AuburnCraftDesign has this wonderful quick and easy chocolate box cover that can be found here.

Who doesn’t love flowers and especially as Springtime draws near having a lovely wreath bursting with Springtime flowers is always so bright and cheery. Click here for the Raverly link or here for Etsy

My mum adores daffodils, she feels they brighten the day with their cheery yellow. Find a free daffodil pattern from Auburncraft here.

Prefer a Youtube tutorial? Here is one from me here

How to crochet a daffodil applique with Flo’s Crafty Crochet

Here is another freebie, how cute is this little applique? Find him here

Not to forget my own, here is Some Bunny for free also.

And still on bunnies, here is the lovely Bob and Betsy, Raverly link and Etsy link

Just before we get to the chocolate egg covers just a little reminder that all stitch marker stock is currently on offer when purchased via my webstore. Code STITCHMARKERS will get you 20% off all orders until Easter Sunday 2023. Thank you for all your support it means so much to my little crochet business. If you don’t need any new stitch markers please consider the Buy Me A Coffee button, it helps me to continue to be able to create content for you all to enjoy 🙂

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Phew! All those crochet ideas and now on to the free crochet pattern for those yummy chocolate egg covers.

This pattern free on the blog is in US terminology. The premium ad free version contains both UK and US Terms and is available for £2 here

To make these covers you will need:-

Material List

3mm hook

Some scrap yarn DK weight

Stitch Markers – available here and on Etsy

Tapestry needle

Abbreviations and Terms—US

Chain – Ch

Slip stitch – SL ST

Finish off – F/O

Single crochet – SC

Double Crochet – DC

Stitch – ST

Half Double crochet – HDC

Increase – INC

Decrease – DEC

Copyright of Fiona Campbell, Flo’s Crafty Crochet. Original pattern made by Fiona Campbell. This pattern is made for personal use only. You may not distribute, reproduce, publish, translate, alter or resell this pattern in any way or form. You may sell the finished product.  Please credit Flo’s Crafty Crochet in all promotions of your work.

The egg covers are designed to fit Cadbury Creme Egg style eggs wrapped in foil.  If the eggs where you are come in the new plastic casing, use worsted weight yarn and a 4mm hook.

All  rounds are worked in the continuous round unless specifically stated. You may wish to use a stitch marker.

Increase – Work 2 stitches into one stitch from the previous round.

Decrease – Working over two stitches from the previous round to create one stitch.

To make a French knot:-  Wrap yarn at least twice around your needle keeping it as tight as possible.

Pass the needle through the yarn from the front to the back as close to your starting hole as possible but NOT the same hole. Slowly pull the yarn through and you will have created a French Knot.

Please note all the animals use the same basic patterns with a few additions (see separate notes)

 Body

Round 1:          6SC into magic ring [Or CH2, 6SC in 1st CH from hook] (6)

Round 2:          INC in each ST around (12)

Round 3:          (SC, INC) around (18)

Round 4:          SC in each ST around (18)

Round 5:          (SC2, INC) around (24)

Round 6:          SC in each ST around (24)

Round 7:          (SC3, INC) around, (30)

Rounds 8 -13:  SC in each ST around (30

Round14:         (DEC, SC3) around (24)

Round15:         (DEC, SC2) around (18)

Fasten off, weave in loose ends

Add facial features using photos as a guide

Bunny ears x2

Round 1:         6 SC into magic ring (6) [Or CH2, 6 SC in 1st CH from hook] (6)

Round 2:         (SC, INC) around  (9)

Round 3:          SC, INC (SC2, INC) twice, SC (12)  

Round 4:          SC in each ST around (12)

Round 5:          (DEC, SC2) around (9)

Round 6:          SC in each ST around (9)

Round 7:          (DEC, SC) around (6)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

Attach to each side of body near the top

With black make 2 French knots, one for each eye

Use a small amount of pink to embroider a nose.  Use the photos as a guide

Bunny’s face:  

With black make 2 French knots for each eye

Use a small amount of pink to embroider a nose.  Use the photos as a guide

Sheep’s ear (x2)

Round 1:  6 SC into magic ring (6) [Or CH2, 6 SC in 1st CH from hook] (6)

Round 2: INC in each ST around (12)

Round 3:  SC in each ST around (12)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

Attach to each side of the body, near the top

Sheep’s face

with grey

Round 1:  6 SC into magic ring (6) [Or CH2, 6 SC in 1st CH from hook] (6)

Round 2: INC in each ST around (12)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

Make 2 French knots for eyes (see notes)

Use a little pink to embroider a nose.  

Use the photo as a guide.

Attach to the front of the body

 Chick’s Wings (x2)

CH 6, DC in 4th CH from hook, DC in next CH, HDC in next CH, CH 1, slip stitch back into starting CH.  Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Attach to each side of the body. 

 

Chick’s face

With black, make 1 French knot for each eye

Use a small amount of orange and sew in a triangle shape to make beak.  Use the photos as a guide

 

Take 3 strands roughly 10cm long and loop them through the centre stitch on top of the Chicks head and trim to suitable height.

Thank you to all my testers in the Flo’s Crafty Crochet Testers Group.  Your work makes this possible. You all rock!

A special word of thanks to Bronwyn Bellwood, Helen Flannigan and Rachael Fletcher, andNikki Barker for being a part of the testing process and helping to make this pattern come to life.

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