I would love for this to become a regular thing! I have been heavily considering writing and selling patterns. I have a few hand and wrist pains that show up now and then, so patterns could alleviate my work load and also offer an income. AND with today's DIY mentality, I think patterns would be quite popular!
However, I don't think it's completely fair to sell simple patterns that you yourself would be able the figure out in a heartbeat if you tried. So, I want to try to offer some easy patterns to you for free! You've already gotten my lovely daffy, now you'll have my sweet egg coasters as well!
*I do have to note, I do sell some of these finished products in shop. So, if you don't have the time or are just here to ogle, pop on over to the shop and purchase what you want!*
This pattern I'm sharing with you today is really easy to whip up. It's cute, and you can use a variety of colors for that fun Easter egg look!
Easter Egg Coaster
Yarn - worsted weight cotton Chain (ch)
Hook - G Single Crochet (sc)
Scissors Single Crochet 2 together (sc2tog)
Tapestry Needle Double Crochet (dc)
Treble Crochet (tc)
1. Sc in second chain, sc across. (8)
2. Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc 6, 2 sc in last st. (10)
3. Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc 8, 2 sc in last st. (12)
4. Ch 1, sc across
5. Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc 10, 2 sc in last st. (14)
6-12. Ch 1, sc across
13. Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across (13)
14. Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across (12)
15. Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog (10)
16. Ch1, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog (8)
17. Ch 1, sc2tog, dc, in same stitch dc then tc, in same stitch tc then dc, dc, sc2tog
18. Sc around the edge of coaster gaps left by the rows. Start from where you ended last row, down the left side, and around.
19. Cut long tail and whip stitch around the egg in the single crochets. This gives you the twisted edge look.
20. Weave in loose ends and you're done!
*Make 4 for a set*
I don't know about you, but it's definitely feeling 'Spring-y' around here! The sun is out, the snow is melting, birds are beginning their mating songs, and critters are waking up from winter slumbers.
My husband and I often contemplate our favorite time of the year. His is fall; with the yummy goods from harvest, warm colors, and brisk air who's to complain? Not I. However, I wouldn't say it's my favorite time of the year.
Mine has to be spring. I may be a little biased, being a May baby and all, but hey so is my husband! No, it's not just the joy and memories of spring birthday celebrations that make me love spring. It's all the magic that happens during this time. If you've read The Secret Garden, you'd understand the illustration of spring as a season with immense magic. In reality, it's probably the new life appearing in spring that gives the feeling of magic. So much more energy flowing around.
So, in homage to another Spring I have made up a few daffodils. Or daffydowndillies as they're called in Burnett's book. I'm not sure what I will do with them, yet. Maybe spring ornaments or I may make a garland. Attach them to a stem and place them in a vase or pin to a hat. Many possibilities with these cute Daffodils!
Basic Daffodil Pattern
Yarn - Worsted Weight, any 1-2 colors you want
Hook - F and H
Ch - Chain
Sl. St. - Slip stitch
SC - Single Crochet
HDC (half double crochet)- Wrap yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through stitch (you'll now have 3 loops on hook), wrap yarn over and pull through all three loops.
TR (treble crochet)- Wrap yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through stitch (you'll have 4 loops on hook), wrap yarn over and pull through two loops, do final step two more times.
DTR (double treble crochet)- Wrap yarn over hook three times, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through stitch (you'll have 5 loops on hook), wrap yarn over and pull through two loops, do final step three more times.
Picot - Ch. 2, slip stitch into first chain.
f/o- Fasten off
with F hook and Color 1
1. Ch. 4, sl. st. into first chain to make a round.
2. Ch 2. (this is your first HDC), HDC 11 into ring, sl. st. to Ch. 2 (12)
3. Ch. 1, SC around in back two loops of HDC, sl. st. into ch 1. (12)
4-5. Repeat step 3.
6. Ch. 2, SC in same st. as sl. st. *Ch. 2, SC in next st.* around. f/o
with H hook and Color 2 (or 1 if doing single color daffodil)
1. Join Color 2 to any of the remaining loops from HDC with a SC.
2. *Ch. 2 skip stitch SC in next stitch* around, sl. st. to first SC (6 ch. 2 spaces)
3. Sl. St. in first Ch. 2 space *Ch. 2, TR, 3 DTR, TR, Ch. 2, SC, Sl. St. into next Ch. 2 space* around
4. *2 SC in Ch. 2 space, SC in next 2 st, SC Picot SC in next st., SC in next 2 st, 2 SC in Ch. 2 space* around, f/0
Tie in loose ends, cinch center of daffodil closed for a better looking flower.
My name is Annissa, owner of MissNissDesigns. I am a knitter, crocheter, sewer, and all around crafty lady.