I don’t know about you, but I tend to loose my crojo around this time of year. One minute you are crocheting cosy winter accessories, moving on to a few Easter themed gifts, like the cream egg cosies in the photo, and then all of a sudden the sun is out, the garden is beckoning and hook and yarn are put to one side.
But it doesn’t have to be like that. And if you are like me and find that the evenings are still cool despite the extra daylight, then crocheting is still a perfect evening passtime.
Of course you can carry on crocheting big winter blankets, because lets face it – it will be winter again before we know it. Or you could start working on some Autumn themed crochet so that you have it ready for when the season starts – in fact I have been doing so by starting the design process for the upcoming Autumn patchwork pillow pattern.
Or you could find some spring patterns to crochet up and add some spring cheer to your home. Below you will find a few ideas for spring makes:
I think that the rainbow is the epitomy of spring, since it is created by a mixture of rain and sunshine – typical spring weather. This year it is even a message of hope with thousands of people placing rainbows in their windows as we go through our isolation. Seeing these rainblows, inspired me to design the free rainbow bunting pattern for windows.
And while we are on the topic of the lockdown, I am happy to let you know that I am participating in the Stash Busting Challenge running through this period. It is a weekly collection of free pdf patterns that only use a small amount of yarn, which means you can make them without having to stock up at the yarn store. You can get the pattern for free by using the code “SBCHALLENGE”. My fox head brooch features in week three, but be sure to check out all the great designs.
I was also approached before Christmas to write a pattern as a guest blogger for Underground Crafter. I knew that the post would go out in April and so despite it being mid winter I set about designing a spring like tea cosy in pastle shades with a bright bloom as decoration. It’s great for this time of year, if you want to take your tea out into the garden, but it is still a little cool. The pattern can be found for free on the Underground Crafter website and while you are there have a browse of the other inspiring crochet patterns.
And so, I have been kept rather busy with crochet in April and my crojo is still going strong. I hope that is the same for you too, dear readers, and that your crochet is giving you both comfort and inspiration as we look forward to the rainbow at the end of the April showers.