Crochet Summery Garden Makes, Part 1: Crochet Hanging Plant Basket Pattern

The perfect way to add more plants into a garden this summer, even if your short on space – crochet hanging pot holders. These would also be great for indoor plants too – don’t think you can ever have too many plants around.

I have loads of different ideas for these so keep an eye out for all the different styles over the next few weeks.

Crochet Hanging Plant Basket Pattern

Fits pot size:

  • 8cm diameter base, 10cm diameter top, 9cm high.

Materials:

  • 100g ball of 4ply in blue.
  • 3.5mm hook.
  • Darning needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Crochet Hanging Plant Basket Pattern

Using 2 strands at the same time:

ch5, ss into 1st ch to make a round.

Round 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 8sc into ring, ignore ss and ch1 at the end of previous round, ss into 1st sc of the round (8).

Round 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (2sc into next stitch)x7, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc of the round (15).

Round 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (ch5, skip 2 stitches, sc into next stitch)x4, ch5, skip 2 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round , ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (6htr/hdc into ch5 space, sc into sc)x4, 6htr/hdc into ch5 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (ch7, skip 6 stitches, htr/hdc into next stitch)x4, ch7, skip 6 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (8htr/hdc into ch7 space, sc into htr/hdc)x4, 8htr/hdc into ch7 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round , ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch (8sc, 2sc into next stitch)x4, 8sc, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc of the round (50).

Rounds 8-9: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (ch4, skip 4 stitches, htr/hdc into next stitch)x9, ch4, skip 4 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Round 10: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (4htr/hdc into ch4 space, htr/hdc into htr/hdc)x9, 4htr/hdc into ch4 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Rounds 11-12: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (ch4, skip 4 stitches, htr/hdc into next stitch)x9, ch4, skip 4 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Round 13: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (4htr/hdc into ch4 space, htr/hdc into htr/hdc)x9, 4htr/hdc into ch4 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Rounds 14-15: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) htr/hdc into same stitch (ch4, skip 4 stitches, htr/hdc into next stitch)x9, ch4, skip 4 and skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st htr/hdc at start of the round.

Round 16: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into same stitch (4sc into ch4 space, sc into htr/hdc)x9, 4sc into ch4 space, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st sc at start of the round.

Round 17: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) ss into same stitch, 6ss, ch3, skip 3 (7ss, ch3, skip 3)x4, skip ss and ch1 at end of previous round, ss into 1st ss of the round.

Fasten off.

For the hanging strings (make 5):

Using 1 strand and the 3.5mm hook, ch the length required and fasten off.Tie the strings in the ch3 spaces from round 18.

Crochet Easter Bunny/Rabbit Bunting Pattern: Perfect For Easter Decorating

I love using bunting to decorate for different occasions and these cute little rabbits are perfect for putting out at Easter. I have also been working on some egg bunting so keep an eye out for that soon too.

Crochet Easter Bunny/Rabbit Bunting

Materials:

3.5mm hook.

1x 100g ball 4ply wool in Grey .

1x25g ball 4ply wool in purple (or any colour you prefer).

Small amount of white wool to make Pom Pom tails.

Darning needle.

Piece of card 5cm long and 1cm wide to make a Pom Pom.

Rabbit body

In grey:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (12).

Round 2: sc, htr/hdc, 2tr/dc, htr/hdc, 7sc.

Round 3: 2sc into next stitch, htr/hdc, 2tr/dc into next stitch, tr/dc, 2htr/hdc into next stitch, sc, (2sc into next stitch)x3 (18).

Round 4: (2sc into next stitch, sc)x2, 2htr/hdc into next stitch, tr/dc, 2htr/hdc into next stitch, sc, (2sc into next stitch, sc)x5 (27).

Round 5: 5sc, 2htr/hdc, (2htr/hdc into next stitch)x2, 2htr/hdc, 16sc (29).

Fasten off.

Rabbit/Bunny Feet (Front Facing Rabbit/Bunny) – Make 2

In grey:

ch4, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row (3).

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc, 3sc into last sc (5).

Sc around the foot.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Rabbit/Bunny Ears – Make 2:

In grey:

ch9, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row until 1 stitch remains, 2htr/hdc into last stitch (9).

Sc around the ear.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Inner Ear (Front Facing Rabbit/Bunny) – Make 2

In purple:

ch7, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along row until 1 stitch remains, 2sc into last stitch (7).

sc down the other side of the chain.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Rabbit/Bunny Tail (Back facing Rabbit/Bunny)

Using white wool and the 1cm wide piece of card:

  • Wrap the wool around the 1cm wide part of the card 15 times.
  • Remove wrapped wool from the card and tie a 10cm long piece of white wool around the middle to secure.
  • Cut the loops.

Rabbit/Bunny Assembly:

For front facing rabbit/bunny:

  • Sew the purple inner ears onto the grey outer ears.
  • Sew ears onto the back of the rabbit with the bottom of the ear 1 round down from the top edge.
  • Sew feet onto the front of the rabbit.

For back facing rabbit/bunny:

  • Sew tail onto the back of the back facing rabbit/bunny.
  • Sew ears onto the front of the rabbit with the bottom of the ear 1 round down from the top edge.

Bunting Cord:

Using grey ch a cord to the length you require and sew the rabbits onto the cord.

Crochet Easter Eggs Pattern Part 2: Lamb Eggs With Hidden Storage – Perfect Easter Gift.

It started with a rabbit themed Easter egg, and after making it I had a few more ideas for themed Easter eggs. Next up is a lamb themed Easter egg complete with lamb ears, bobbly texture and it still has the hidden storage compartment too!.

Finished size (excluding ears):

  • 8.5cm tall.
  • 5cm at the eggs widest point.

Notes:

  • Push out bobble stitches to the front.

Special stitch used:

Bobble:

[Insert hook, yo, pull up loop (picture 1), yo, pull through loop (picture 2)]x3 (picture 3) yo, pull through all loops (picture 4).

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4

Easter Lamb Eggs Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook.
  • 25g ball of DK wool in white.
  • 25g ball of DK wool in pink for the inside ears.
  • Darning needle.

Lamb Body:

Main body:

In white:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (12).

Round 2: (2sc, bobble) x4.

Round 3: *2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (18).

Round 4: (2sc, bobble) x6.

Round 5: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat from * around (24).

Round 7: sc around.

Round 6: (2sc, bobble) x8.

Round 8: (2sc, bobble) x8.

Round 9: sc around.

Round 10: (2sc, bobble) x8.

Round 11: sc around.

Round 12: (2sc, bobble) x8.

Round 13: *sc2tog, sc into next two stitches. Repeat from * around (18).

Round 14: (2sc, bobble) x6.

Rounds 15: sc around.

Fasten off.

Body base:

In white:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (12).

Round 2: *2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (18).

Ch9, ss into stitch at base.

Fasten off.

Lamb Ears – Make 2:

Outer ear:

In white:

Ch6, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row (4).

Round 1: sc around edge of the ear.

Fasten off.

Inner ear:

In pink:

Ch4, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row.

Fasten off.

Lamb Tail:

In white:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 8sc into ring.

Rounds 1-2: sc around.

Fasten off.

Lamb Assembly:

  • Take the bottom piece and sew onto the bottom row of main lamb body, only sewing for 3cm and leaving the rest unsewn.

  • Take the pink inner ears and sew onto the outer ears.
  • Sew the ears on to the lamb body.
  • The loop from the base piece will wrap over the tail to secure.

Crochet Easter Rabbit Ear Eggs With Hidden Storage Pattern – Perfect Easter Gift.

I always need gifts at Easter and try and to come up with something different each year. This year I’ve gone for a egg theme and have made an egg with Easter rabbit ear details! I’ve got a few more egg themed ideas in the works too!

These little eggs are not stuffed and have a hidden compartment at their base so you can hide some mini eggs inside – or even a Creme egg. The hidden compartment also has a flap which covers the base so you won’t loose anything out of it, and rather than using a button to secure the flap when it a closed the rabbits pom pom tail is used instead.

Finished size (excluding ears):

  • 8cm tall.
  • 4.5cm at the eggs widest point.

Easter Rabbit Ear Eggs Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook.
  • 25g ball of DK wool in chosen colour for the rabbit body and ears, I used blue .
  • 25g ball of DK wool in white for the tail.
  • 25g ball of DK wool in pink for the inside ears.
  • Darning needle.
  • Piece of card to make the Pom Pom tail.

Rabbit Body:

Main body:

In chosen rabbit body colour:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (12).

Round 2: sc around.

Round 3: *2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (18).

Rounds 4-5: sc around.

Round 6: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat from * around (24).

Rounds 7-12: sc around.

Round 13: *sc2tog, sc into next two stitches. Repeat from * around (18).

Rounds 14-15: sc around.

Fasten off.

Body base:

In chosen rabbit body colour:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (12).

Round 2: *2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (18).

Ch9, ss into stitch at base.

Fasten off.

Rabbit Ears – Make 2:

Outer ear:

In chosen ear colour:

Ch5, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row. (4).

Rows 1-6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc.

Row 7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 2sc (3).

Rows 8-10: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 11: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc (2).

Row 12: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 13: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog (1).

Round 1: ss around the edge of the ear.

Fasten off.

Inner ear:

In pink:

Ch7, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row.

Fasten off.

Rabbit Tail:

  • Cut a strip of card 1cm wide and 5cm long.
  • Take the white wool and wrap around the 1cm wide part of the card 15 times.
  • Remove wrapped wool from the card then tie a 10cm long strip of wool around the middle to secure.
  • Cut the loops.

Rabbit Assembly:

  • Take the bottom piece and sew onto the bottom row of main rabbit body, only sewing for 3cm and leaving the rest unsewn.
  • Take the pink inner ears and sew onto the outer ears.
  • Fold in the bottom side edges of the ears until the meet in the middle and sew to secure.
  • Sew the ears on to the rabbit body.
  • Sew the Pom Pom onto the back of the rabbit body, sewing up through the Pom Pom and back down to secure.
  • The loop from the base piece will wrap over the Pom Pom tail to secure.

Crochet Golf Club Cover Patterns: From Plaid To A Swirl

It started with a plaid effect golf club cover and then moved on to a baby Yoda golf club cover (I still have a few more Star Wars themed covers in progress), now I have got my next cover completed and this time have gone for a swirl effect with a pom pom detail. This swirl club cover is also slightly larger than the previous plaid and baby Yoda as I needed this one to go over a driver.

I only used 2 colours on this one as I really wanted the swirl to stand out so stuck with just the black and orange. I want to make a couple more of these using some different colour combinations too.

Wool used:

Colour 1 (Black): Hobbycraft Everyday DK in black.

Colour 2 (Orange): Hobbycraft Everyday DK in orange.

Swirl effect golf club pattern:

Materials:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Wool: 50g balls in 2 different colours, I used black (colour 1) and orange (colour 2).
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Darning needle.
  • Pom pom maker/2 pieces of card to make a pom pom 5.5cm in diameter. 

Finished size:

  • 10cm wide stretchy bit at the bottom.
  • Widest point on the upper section – 16cm.
  • 22cm tall.

Notes:

  • Change colour on the last yo of the previous stitch.

Crochet golf club pattern:

Starting in colour 1:

Row 1: ch25, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row (24).

Rows 2-40: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) in back loops only; sc along row (ribbed stitch how to can be found here).

Row 41: Fold in half so the two short ends meet then ss along the edge to join.

Round 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc around into ends of the previous rows (40), ss into sc at the start of the round. 

Round 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (4sc, 2sc into next stitch) 8 times, skip ss and ch1 and ss into 1st sc of the round (48).

Round 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc around skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round.

Round 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (5sc, 2sc into next stitch) 8 times, skip ss and ch1 and ss into 1st sc of the round (56).

Round 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc around.

Round 6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 20sc, 20htr/hdc, 16tr/dc, skip ss and ch1, but do not ss into stitch at the start, leave the loop of colour 1 (use a stitch marker to keep the loop) and continue in colour 2 – cast on in 1st stitch of the next round.

Round 7: htr/hdc around, leave loop of colour 2 at the end of the round.

Round 8: Pick up colour 1 loop then htr/hdc around. leave loop of colour 1 at end of the round.

Round 9: Pick up colour 2 loop, htr/hdc around, leave colour 2 loop at end of the round.

Round 10: Repeat round 8.

Round 11: Repeat round 9.

Round 12: Repeat round 8.

Round 13: Repeat round 9.

Round 14: Repeat round 8.

Round 15: Repeat round 9.

Round 16: Repeat round 8.

Round 17: Repeat round 9.

Round 18: Pick up colour 1 loop, htr/hdc around. Continue using colour 1 only.

Round 19: sc around.

Round 20: (2sc, sc2tog) 14 times (42).

Round 21: (1sc, sc2tog) 14 times (28).

Round 22: sc around.

Round 23: (2sc, sc2tog) 7 times (21).

Round 24: (1sc, sc2tog) 7 times (14).

Round 25: (sc2tog) 7 times (7).

Round 26: sc2tog three times (4).

Fasten off, weave through the 4 last stitches and pull tight to close the gap.  Fasten off.

  • Attach the pom pom to the top of the the hat by sewing up from the hat through the pom pom and then back down through the pom pom into the top of the hat.

Sewing How To: Fabric Yo Yo

I love using fabric yo yo’s in projects, they are really versatile and they are great in projects on their own as well as being ideal for adding in extra detail and texture.

For some yo yo makes check out my yo yo rabbit tutorial.

Making a fabric yo yo:

Materials:

  • Paper.
  • Scissors.
  • Thread.
  • Needle.
  • Fabric.
  • Pencil.

Making the yo yo:

  • Draw out a circle on paper (an 8cm Size template will produce a 4cm size yo yo).
  • Cut out the circle.
  • Use the circle template to cut out a circle from the fabric – leaving a 0.5cm seam allowance.

  • Fold in the edge of the circle by 0.5 cm and sew around to secure.

  • Pull tight to form the yo yo.
  • Sew a few stitches to hold together.