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What does the Easter weekend remind you of? Chocolate eggs and rabbits wrapped up in coloured foil, hot cross buns, a dash to that favourite holiday or camping spot, a good rest and a bit of fun with the family?

If we look back in history to the events that Easter commemorates, we see a weekend that stands out as a beacon and it was no holiday!

The usual Christian emphasis at Easter is the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. As Christians we celebrate Easter and the story of a God determined to rescue a planet that is out of control.

We hardly need to be reminded that we live in a troubled world, as watching the nightly television news gives us a dose of the world’s woes. Easter speaks to us of rescue, of renewal and of the way to peace, it tells the story of a God who made the world, saw it crumble and proceeds to put it back in shape.

Believer or not, Easter is about a new beginning, a fresh start. Spring is finally here and everything is coming back to life.  After the cold and dark Winter months there is sunshine and warmth and soon fresh green leaves will sprout, flowers will bloom and colour will be everywhere.

Whatever it is that makes Easter a special time for you, hunting Easter eggs, baking delicious cakes or coming together as a family, I hope you will find a special moment to rejoice in new beginnings and maybe find some time for a little crochet.

Here is Granny Bloom just for you…

 

All you need is some Yarn and a hook. I used DK Yarn and a 4.5mm hook

(UK Terms used)

Ch8, ss to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr into ring, 6ch, ss to top of tr just made, *3tr into ring, 6ch, ss to top of tr just made; rep from * 6 times, ss to join (8- 6ch-sp’s)

Fasten off. Join new colour at any 6ch-sp.

Rnd 2: *12tr in 6ch-sp, skip 1tr, ss to next tr; rep from * around, ss to join (8 petals)

Fasten off. Working from behind petals join new colour by ss to st just fastened off.

Rnd 3: Dc into same st, *5ch, dc in next ss of prev rnd, 3ch, dc in next ss of prev rnd; rep from * around, ss to join.

Rnd 4: SS to first 5ch-sp, 3ch (counts as tr), [2tr, 3ch, 3tr] in same sp, 3tr into 3ch-sp, *[3tr, 3ch, 3tr] in next 5ch-sp, 3tr in next 3ch-sp; rep from * around, ss to join.

Rnd 5: Ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr in each of next 2sts, [2tr, 1ch, 2tr] into corner sp, *1tr in each of next 9sts, [2tr, 1ch, 2tr] in corner sp; rep from * twice, 1tr in each of next 6sts, ss to join.

Fasten off. Join new colour (I used first colour) at any st.

Rnd 6: Work 1dc in each st around, working 3dc in corner sp.

Weave in all ends.

Pasg Hapus – Happy Easter wherever you are!

XO.

 

Easter Collage 3

Happy Thursday my lovely peeps…how are you all? Well I hope!

As promised I want to share my Easter Table Set pattern with you today. Hopefully you have all purchased some Scheepjes Larra and Lizzy in colours to match your rooms or other Easter Deco you might want to use on your table. It really is not difficult to find something matching as they are 49 shades of Larra and 11 shades of Lizzy to choose from, simply delicious!

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You also need 3.5mm knitting needles and a 3.5mm crochet hook and when you are all set, just download the pattern by clicking this link HERE!

Now all you need is a nice cup of tea or coffee, your favourite chair to sit in and you are ready to begin (maybe the odd chocolate Easter egg would be lovely too)!

Have fun and please let me know how you get on, or even better why not mail me with some photos, I would love to see which colour combos you choose.

X.

Easter Set Collage 1

Easter Set Collage 2

Hello lovely friends and readers, thank you for stopping by!

Another week has passed and brought us closer to Easter time. On Saturday I am off to the French Alps with a friend for some fresh mountain air, blue skies and hopefully some snow fun.

Before I am off I want to share my latest hot off the needles/hook project with you. Yes, my Easter table set is finished and I am really pleased with how it has turned out. Hope you like it too!

The table mats are knitted diagonally in simple garter stitch and the matching coasters are crochet in the round. I used one of my favourite cotton yarns for this project, Scheepjes Larra in yellow (7309) and grey (7327) and for a little Easter sparkle I added rows of Scheepjes Lizzy on the mats and a picot edging on the coasters in matching gold (03) and silver (02).

I will be writing up the pattern for this set whilst I am away ready for you next week. Why not get prepared by ordering the yarn between now and then so you are all set to get started right away next Thursday. You will need 2 balls of cotton and one ball of sparkle per set and these and many more luscious colours are available from the Deramores website here.

The sets are really easy and quick to make, and you can easily rustle up enough for a complete Easter table setting.

Hope to see you here next week for pattern sharing!

X.

 

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