Maybe Matilda: Last Minute Easter Crochet

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Last Minute Easter Crochet

(If your name starts with a "J" and ends with "eannette" and you're going to be spending Easter at my house, stop reading now. I'm warning you.)

Easter is, what, 4 days away? That makes this the perfect time to start planning, right? If I base my holiday performance this year on my holiday performance in previous years, I'm actually ahead of schedule this time around! 

Just in case anyone else has been frantically searching for adorable little goodies for Easter baskets, I'll help you out with what I found--a bunch of sickeningly cute crochet patterns. (Jeannette, are you still here? I knew you would be, you stinker. Go look at facebook or something.)
And all of these are free!

1. I found this adorable pattern for a chick in a bunny suit at Ewenique 4 U. It was so simple and quick, and I whipped one up last night while we were watching TV . . . here's my version of her little chicky who will be in a certain someone's Easter basket (Jeannette, so help me, if you don't act surprised on Sunday when you get your Easter basket, I'm going to kick you out of my house): 

How cute is that?! I took a few liberties with the pattern but it's a wonderful, simple, easy project that works up in no time and will be so cute for Easter! I kind of want to keep him myself, but that's how I feel about everything I ever crochet, and I think I have yet to keep anything I've crocheted. Such is life.

2. How cute is this little bunny from the Roxycraft Blog?
So teensy and sweet and perfect for an Easter basket!

3. And oh dear, look at these chicks in their eggshells from Red Hot Fibers:
 So fun! I'd love to fill an egg carton with these and sneak it into the fridge to surprise whoever's making breakfast on Easter morning. Although I'll be the one making breakfast, so I guess it wouldn't be all that surprising.

4. In case you wanted more than just the bunny's head, here's a pattern for the whole bunny body from Gloomy Gurumi:
I love the little bow on the pink bunny--these little guys are so sweet.

5. And although I'm not positive if this is 100% Easter-y, I couldn't leave out this sweet little chicken:

The pattern to make this little fella is free as well, but you have to be a member of Ravelry to view it. What's that, you say? You're not on Ravelry? Where the hizzy have you been?! Join now! There are thousands of knit and crochet patterns--and so many of them are free! I have spent hours just clicking through all the gorgeous patterns and projects on that site. On second thought, if you're prone to sitting in front of the computer until your eyeballs are completely bloodshot and dried out because you haven't dared to blink for the past 3 hours in case you'll miss the perfect pattern (been there, my friend, been there often), maybe you shouldn't join. Or at least try to exercise a little more self-control than I do. And hey, let's be friends when you join!

Linking my chicky up here and here!

39 comments :

  1. Ohmygosh. I am having a cute attack here. I really need to learn how to crochet, and make some of these adorable creatures!

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  2. So cute!I love the bunnies best though!

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  3. Awwww! These are all so cute!!! Now...which ones do I make for my kids'...seeing as I haven't even gotten started on THAT yet...oy.

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  4. You're killing me with cuteness. Love the chick!

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  5. Love the chick in a bunny costume. Great job!!

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  6. SO CUTE!!! I am making THIS teddy bear:
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/small-crocheted-teddy-bear

    in Eastery Colors! I'll be sure to show off my skillz after I'm done :) hah!

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  7. These are all so adorable! I love Ravelry and I know exactly what you mean!

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  8. OMG these are SOOOOO cute!! If they are actually this easy, I will put them on my "To Do" list... my crocheting skills leave something to be desired. I mean, how many scarves can one person have??? LOL

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  9. these are amazing! I love them. you are very very talented.

    new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  10. oh my gosh! If I was a little kid I would treasure these forever :) What a sweet idea!

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  11. These are amazingly cute!!!

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  12. Oh My Gosh! I especially love the little chicks in their eggs! How do I put my order in ; )! Thanks for stopping by Color Chic!

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  13. Busting out my crochet hooks as I type.....SO CUTE! xoxo

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  14. Thank you so much for your sweet comment- and oh my gosh these guys are SO adorable! I LOVE the little chicks in the eggs! So cute! Makes me wish I could crochet!

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  15. Rachael - thanks so much for visiting my blog! I absolutly love your projects! Makes me want a sewing machine!

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  16. oh my goodness! so many ideas and so little time! I will bookmark these for next year! Love the eggs. :)

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  17. Your little chick is soooooo darling! You continually inspire me with your craftiness, especially with a baby underfoot!

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  18. So cute! Can I have an easter box part two?? :) Just kidding. My favorites are your little chick and the chicks in eggs. Those egg ones are so adorable.

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  19. OH MY GOSH! That is so adorable!! Off to look through my yarn stash! Thanks for posting!

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  20. I'am in bunny and chick....LOVE. Adorable.

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  21. Oh my darling...it's projects like these that make consider converting to the art of crochet. Seriously..that last little chicken. He kills me.

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  22. So Cute!!

    I would love it if you would link this up at our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  23. I wish I could crochet better....my mom is always telling me how loose my stitches are.....and from seeing those perfect ones I just have to laugh at myself too.

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  24. These are all adorable, but the chick in the bunny suit has to be my favorite...tooo too cute!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

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  25. That makes me want to learn to crochet. So stinkin' cute!

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  26. ADORABLE!!! Where do you find all these amazing crochet ideas???

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  27. Wait a second...can I re-write that last comment? It's obvious WHERE you got the ideas since you linked the websites. DUH!! I'm blonde.

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  28. Adorable is right! Wish I saw these before Easter.. Well there's always making them now and storing until then!


    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters, today!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-4th-edition.html

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  29. Very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays.
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday_25.html

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  30. Thanks so much for showing us these cute ideas! I saw this the day before Easter and had to make the cute little eggy chicken for my youngest. Thanks again! I am now a follower!

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  31. That little guy is absolutely adorable!!!

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  32. I love your chick in Bunny suit sooooo very much. The pattern on the site you named does not longer excist. Can you help me out with yours? Thanks!

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  33. I agree with Alice! I absolutely LOVE that one, but I can't get the pattern :'( If you could send me another link or even send me the pattern by yourself (I don't know how to word this sry :P) Thanks!

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  34. UPDATE!!! The chick in a bunny suit pattern has long since been removed from that website, but it is available for purchase here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/89434709/chicky-hop-crochet-pattern?

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