Crochet - An Easter Bonnet

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:


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


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


Some teeny tiny daisies...


...and some Mini Eggs!


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


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


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!)

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