Hello everyone! This will be my last post before Easter, and it is chock-full of special offers. These adorable smiling ducks will brighten up your kitchen for the holiday, especially if you have a farm animal theme in your home.
I Love This Cotton yarn –
1 oz. yellow or white
6 yards orange
4 yards black
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Approximately 5.5” wide by 6” tall
Row 1: With a double strand of yellow (or
white), ch 10 (9 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts,
2 sc in last st (11 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 sts,
2 sc in last st (13 sc).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11
sts, 2 sc in last st (15 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 13
sts, 2 sc in last st (17 sc).
Rows 6-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Rows 12-17: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in
remaining sts (11 sc at end of Row 17).
Rows 18-20: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc
across, dec over last 2 sts (5 sc at end of Row
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sec over first 2 sts, sc in next
st, ch 5, sl st in 5th ch, sc in same st as last sc,
dec over last 2 sts of top. Working down the
side of the potholder, sc in each row end.
Working across bottom (unused loop of
foundation ch), 2 sc in first loop, sc across
foundation ch, 2 sc in last loop. Working up the
other side of the potholder, sc in each row end.
Join with sl st in first sc.
Row 1: With double strand of orange yarn, ch 2,
2 sc in 2nd ch.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc across (4
sc at end of Row 3).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (8 sc).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (16 sc). Fasten
off orange leaving 12” length for sewing. Sew
bill to face with bottom at Row 6 of head.
With double strand of black yarn, ch 2 (or magic
circle), 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st.
Fasten off black leaving 6” length for sewing.
Sew eyes to face at Rows 11-13.
As far as My Fingers Fly, March has come in like a lion with so much exciting news! Easter Enchantment Crochet Patterns Ebook is now available and will be on sale for $10.00 through 3/14/2021. This collection of over 20 crochet patterns will delight the entire family this Easter – from a large donkey plush toy made with blanket yarn for the littles to a Texas bluebonnet shawl for Mom. Make a few bunny treat bags and fill them with candy, hook an Easter basket for the flower child in your family, or crochet Baby a colorful butterfly dress for Easter. Visit My Fingers Fly on Instagram for a chance to win a copy of the book. https://youtu.be/fJrwWO47fXQ
Paperback and Kindle versions also available on Amazon.
Flower Easter Basket Crochet Pattern
Included in the book is the Flower Easter Basket crochet pattern which is this week’s free pattern. Using a double strand of worsted, a little bit of eyelash yarn for the “grass” and a few colorful buttons to make a field of flowers, this simple pattern can be worked up in an evening.
Worsted weight yarn:
2.5 oz. lime green
3.5 oz. baby blue
0.5 oz. yellow
0.5 oz. purple
4 yards leaf green
Eyelash yarn – 1 oz. lime green
Crochet hook size H (5.00 mm)
Multicolored flower buttons
Needle & thread
9” cardboard circle
Stitch markers are highly recommended for this type of yarn.
Measures approximately 9” diameter by 5” deep
Gauge: 7 sts = 2”, 7 rows = 2”
Rnd 1: With 2 strands of lime green yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout unless otherwise specified.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (36 sc).
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (42 sc).
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (48 sc).
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (54 sc).
Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (60 sc).
Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (66 sc).
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (72 sc).
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (78 sc).
Rnd 14: *Sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (84 sc).
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (90 sc).
Rnd 16: Working in BLO, sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of rnd. Turn. Cut one strand of lime green.
Rnd 17: Add one strand of eyelash yarn and work the next 3 rows with 1 strand of worsted and 1 strand of eyelash. Working in both loops, sc in each st.
Rnds 18-19: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 19. Fasten off both strands of yarn.
Rnd 20: Attach double strand of blue yarn. Turn, sc in each st. Do not join.
Rnds 21-34: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 34. Fasten off both strands of blue yarn.
Rnd 35: Attach double strand of purple yarn. Work crab st in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off purple yarn.
Row 1: With double strand of yellow yarn, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 ch.
Rows 2-40: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Fasten off yellow at end of Rnd 40. Sew one end of handle to each side of basket. For extra strength, sew Rows 1 and 40 to Rnd 34 of basket with blue yarn, then sew Rows 2 and 39 of handle to Rnd 35 of basket with purple yarn.
Use single strand of leaf green yarn and straight st to embroider flower stems approximately 1.5”-2” apart around basket, varying in length from “grass” portion to 1”-3” high. At top of each stem, sew a flower button.
If you would like a firm bottom to the basket, measure the bottom diameter of the basket (it should be approximately 9”).
Mark a circle on cardboard with 9” diameter (or desired diameter), cut and place it into bottom of basket.
The 2021 Crochet Summit is quickly approaching! With over 40 classes from 40+ world-renowned teachers (including me!), this is the online crochet event of the year. Learn to make amigurumi, fun fashion, home decor, and more. Your friends and family will love your new skills as you show off your finished projects! Attend the Crochet Summit from April 5th – 9th FREE!
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The crochet class I am teaching for the summit is Archie the Donkey amigurumi. He is made with Bernat Blanket yarn and is 23″ tall.
Spring Style Blog Hop
This is a 31 day event where you can grab one spring-inspired PDF crochet pattern for FREE each day. But you have to hurry because each pattern is available for only 24 hours! (from 12am to 11:59pm EST)
P.S. All the gorgeous yarn in the Spring Style blog hop was generously gifted by @wecrochetofficial, and folks… it helped us to create some seriously AMAZING crochet pieces. Thank you so much We Crochet!