I have always loved decorating my home according to the seasons and Easter is no different. I love the yellows and pinks of the season and bringing them indoors for days when the weather is duller. I really loved the idea of an “Easter tree”, which I saw traveling round Germany and Denmark and when the cat allows, I also have such a tree for Easter week. It is a few spring branches, like forsythia, put into a vase with some decorations hung on it. There aren’t many Easter decorations on sale in the UK, so of course I have been crocheting my own. Below it the pattern for my Daffodil bauble.
On a slight tangent, last year I noticed that spring flowers were used as motifs on Christmas baubles. So why not add a little metallic yarn to give these baubles some bling and make them multi-functional Easter/Christmas baubles?
40mm foam ball or toy stuffing
3mm crochet hook
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are worked into the same stitch.]
BLO – back loop only
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
FLO – Front Loop Only
fpdc – fpdc
htr- half treble
mc – magic circle
ss – slip stitch
tr – treble
3-ch-picot – picot using 3 chains
3-tr-cluster – 3 treble cluster
Foundation: Use Pastel Yellow. Make an mc with 6dc. (6)
Round 1: [2dc]. 6 times. (12)
Round 2: Work in BLO. [dc, htr], [htr, dc]. 6 times. (24)
Round 3: In this round, you only work in the htr of Round 2 and you skip all other stitches. Ss to next htr in Round 2. [htr, htr with 3-ch-picot on top], [2htr], ch 3, skip next 2. 6 times. Fasten off. (24 stitches, 6 picot and 6 ch-3-sp)
Round 4: Using Pistachio. In this round, you will be working into the dcs in round 2. You can choose to work in the left or right dc, but be sure to always work in the same dc.
3-tr-clust into dc in round 2 and hold it in front of the ch-3-sp from round 3, ch 3 and place it behind the petal formed in round 3. 6 times. Fasten off. (6 3tr cluster and 6 ch-3-sp).
Round 5: Use White. [4dc] in ch-3-sp, fpdc over the top of the cluster. 6 times. Fasten off for first piece here. (30)
Continue for second piece only!
Round 6: Dc around. (30). Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing together.
Use Mustard (or metallic yarn if you want bling!) and work into the FLO of round 2 (these stitches should be easy to see because you previously worked BLO of this round) Dc around. (12)
Use whip stitch to sew in the two pieces together around the foam ball. When finished make a loop of an appropriate size to hang over your Easter tree.
I really hope you have enjoyed this pattern and if you fancy tagging me in your makes on social media, I would love to see them.
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