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.

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.

Mini Oscar The Octopus Crochet Pattern

After making my giant Oscar the crochet octopus I always had it in mind that I would also make a mini version, its taken a while to get him made but finally following on from my mini Sidney the crochet squid I have got my mini Oscar the octopus completed!.

I also have a Giant squid pattern available too.

I opted to make my mini Oscar the octopus in a purple, but you could make him in any colour you like, use a colour changing yarn (like the original Oscar the octopus) or even use multiple colours and make this a scrap busting project.

Mini Oscar The Octopus Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • 2 x 100g ball of DK wool in your chosen colour/colours.
  • 1 x 25g ball white wool.
  • 1 x 25g ball black wool.
  • Toy stuffing.
  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch Marker.
  • Darning needle.

Main body:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch (8).

Round 3: *2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (12).

Round 4: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat from * around (16).

Round 5: sc around.

Round 6: *2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches. Repeat from * around (20).

Round 7: *2sc into next sc, sc into next four stitches. Repeat from * around (24).

Round 8: sc around.

Round 9: 6sc, (2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches) six times (30).

Rounds 10-11: sc around.

Round 12: *2sc into next sc, sc into next five stitches. Repeat from * around (35).

Round 13: *2sc into next sc, sc into next six stitches. Repeat from * around (40).

Round 14: *2sc into next sc, sc into next seven stitches. Repeat from * around (45).

Round 15: sc around.

Round 16: 13sc, (2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches) eight times (53)

Rounds 17-19: sc around.

Round 20: (sc2tog, sc into next seven stitches) five times, sc2tog, 6sc (47).

Rounds 21-23: sc around.

Round 24: 12sc, (sc2tog, sc into next three stitches) seven times (40).

Rounds 25-28: sc around.

Round 29: *sc2tog, sc into next six stitches. Repeat from *around (35).

Round 30: sc around.

Round 31: *sc2tog, sc into next five stitches. Repeat from *around (30).

Round 32: sc around.

Round 33: 10sc, turn leaving the remaining stitches unworked.

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 6sc, sc2tog (8).

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog (6).

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Next, sc down the side (into the row ends) (5 sc), sc around (20sc) and up the other side (5sc). Don’t sc along the top edge. Don’t fasten off.

Leg 1:

Stuff legs as you go.

Continuing from row 4 of the body, 2sc into the next 3 stitches, ch4, ss into 1st sc, making a round of 10sc (10sc).

Rounds 1-32: sc around.

Round 33: (sc2tog, sc into next 3 stitches) twice (8).

Round 34: (sc2tog, sc into next 2 stitches) twice (6).

Round 35: (sc2tog, sc into next stitch) twice (3).

Round 36: sc2tog, sc into next stitch (2).

Fasten off.

Leg 2:

Fasten on into stitch to the left of leg 1.

Repeat rows 1-36 of Leg 1.

Fasten off.

Legs 3-8:

Skip 1 stitch after the previous leg, fasten on into the next stitch.

2sc into the next 4 stitches, ch2, ss into stitch at the start making a round fo 10sc (10sc).

Repeat rows 1-36 of leg 1.

Fasten off.

Base infill piece:

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

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

Round 2: 2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch (18).

Round 3: 2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches (24).

Round 4: 2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches (30).

Round 5: 2sc into next sc, sc into next four stitches (36).

Round 6: 8sc, turn leaving remmaing stitches unworked (8).

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog (6sc).

Fasten off.

Eyes – Make 2:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc (10).

Fasten off.

Eyelids – Make 2:

ch8, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along row (7).

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 3sc, sc2tog.

Fasten off.

  • Sew closed tops of tentacles.
  • Stuff main body and sew on the base infill piece.
  • Sew eyes onto the main body.
  • Sew pupils onto the eyes.
  • Sew on eyelids along the top edge of the eyes.
  • Sew circles in white onto the tentacles for the suckers.

Crochet Granny Square Hearts Themed Mat Pattern

I’ve had a rough idea drawn out for a granny square with a love heart pattern for a while now but haven’t had a chance to make it – until now…..Finally I’ve got round to getting it made.

It’s also been way too long since I’ve made something using a granny stitch so it’s great to get back to using it again – I always find things work up so quickly when using this stitch.

This mat has 4 heart details, using pink and red to to make the hearts really stand out. You could easily swap the red and pink for any other colours you would like, my next one will be made with two different shades of blue.

The pattern for this heart mat is available now over on my Patreon page for my subscribers.

Sewing Tutorial: Quick Make Christmas Large Holly Decoration, Complete With Pom Pom Detail

This large Christmas holly decoration is a perfect last minute sewing make

I always end up near Christmas in a frantic rush as I have forgotten to make something or something will happen that I need a make for, this year I am ahead and I have made a couple of extra things that I can use if needed. First up is a large Christmas holly decoration – I have had something like this in mind for a while now and am really happy I have finally managed to get one made. This is perfect if your needed a last minute make as it does’t take long to put together and can be made using leftover fabrics.

I made this using some leftover fabrics from the Colourful Christmas fat quarters set gifted to me by The Craft Cotton Company – The rest of the fat quarter set was used to make a Christmas themed tutorial for their blog.

Large Christmas Holly decoration:

Materials:

  • 2 Fabric fat quarters, you could also join smaller fabric pieces together to make a patchwork holly.
  • A4 piece of paper.
  • Pencil.
  • Thread.
  • Needle.
  • Pins.
  • Red wool.
  • 3.5cm pom pom maker, or two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter.

Making the Christmas holly decoration:

Step 1: Take the paper and pencil and draw out a large holly shape, cut out to make your template and then use to cut out 4 pieces of fabric leaving a 0.5 cm seam allowance. Make sure when cutting that the front pieces are cut with the fabric facing right side up and for the back pieces that the fabric is paced right side down. This will give you two front and two back pieces.

Step 2: Take a front and back piece and place right sides together, sew around leaving a 6cm gap for turning. Turn out the right way and sew the gap closed. Repeat with the remaining front and back piece.

Step 3: Add detail to the leaves by sewing a line down the middle of the leaf and then add some extra lines starting from the middle line and going out towards the edges.

Step 4: Place the leaves together with one slightly over-lapping the other and sew along the edges to join.

Step5: Make the pom poms using the red wool and the pom pom maker/card circles. Then sew to the holly leaves.

Crochet Mini Halloween Gifts: Bat, Monster, Spider Decorations/Stress/Juggling Balls Pattern

It started with my previous mini Halloween decorations/stress balls pattern for a pumpkin, eyeball and mummy, and I had so many ideas leftover for more when I finished I decided to make those too! .

This time we have a bat, monster and spider to add to your Halloween decorations this year. These also make perfect little gifts when an alternative to sweets is needed!

I still have a few more ideas for these but I think they will have to wait for next year!

The crochet pattern for these is free over on Patreon for my Patreon subscribers.

For free Halloween crochet patterns have a look at my Halloween Crochet Patterns section.