{Spring Awaits...}

Spring has still not come... This was a rainy week, almost everyday it was raining! :( Indoors, spring has definitely made its appearance. I am working on a new crochet project, making some more Amigurumi bunny pops and will be making some Crochet Cacti! 

Also, I am now a .com! YAY! I got my own domain, littlethingsblogged and I have to say that it was super simple to change from blogspot to a custom domain. And the cool thing is, since Blogger is still hosting the blog, all of the links still work exactly the same! Blogger forwards all of the old links to the new domain. 

How was your week? Are you doing anything fun this weekend?
I hope you have a great Friday! :)
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{Amigurumi Bunny Pops}

Remember my Amigurumi Balloons? Well, last night I had an idea! Why not create some bunny pops?
You will need to follow my amigurumi balloon pattern for the bunny face and add some amigurumi eyes between R6 and R7!

Bunny Ears
R1: Ch 2 then make 3 sc in second ch from hook (3)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (6)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (9)
R4-10: sc around (9)
Attach to head! 
Add a nose to the face and admire your bunny pop!

{Amigurumi Crochet Balloons}

 MATERIALS:
  • Small amounts of yarn in various colors
  • 3.5mm (E) crochet hook 
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Glue
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Stitch marker (optional)

THE PATTERN
With color of your choice and 3.5mm hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24)
R5-7: sc around (24)
R8: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 6 times (18)
R9: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times (12)
Start to stuff.
R10: 6 dec (6)
R11: sc around (6)
R12: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R13: sc around (12)
Add more stuffing if necessary.
Finish off and fasten off.

ASSEMBLY
Add some glue to your skewers and stuck it into your balloon. Leave a few minutes to dry. When dry, add some ribbon. Admire your balloon!
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{Crochet Easter Hen Egg Cozy Pattern}

 Materials:
  • yarn in yellow and red for the hen small amount of white for eye, colors of your choice for flowers
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
Hen Pattern:
Hen measures approx. 17cm (6.5 inc) wide and 20cm (8 inc) long

Body (Make 2)
With yellow,
R1: ch 36 and sc until the end of row, ch 1 and turn (35)
R2: repeat the above until your piece measures 11 cm long.

Now you will start working the hen's head over the body. Sc in the first 16 st, ch1 and turn.
Scdec in the beginning of each row, up until you remain with 7 st.
Complete 3 rounds of 7 sc and fasten off.

For the tail, you will be working over the 14 st of the hen's body as with the head. Again scdec in the beginning of each round until you remain with 5 st on your hook. Fasten off.

Beak:
With yellow, ch2
R1: 4sc in second chain from hook (4)
R2: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from* around  (6)
R3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, rep from* around  (8)
R4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, rep from * around  (10) 
R5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, rep from * around  (12)
Fasten off.

Crest:
With red,
Ch 6,* 5 dc in second ch from hook, 1 sc, rep from* 3 times. Fasten off.

Comb:
With red,
Ch 12 and complete one round of dc. Fasten off.

Eyes:
With white, ch2 
R1: 4sc in second chain from hook (4)
Fasten off.

Flowers (make 6):
With color of your choice, ch2 
R1: 6sc in second chain from hook (6)
R2: attach new color,* ch3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, sl st in next st,  rep from* around  5 times. Fasten off.
You will end up with 6 petals in total.

Assembly:
Take the two pieces you crocheted for the body, with the wrong sides facing you. Attach yellow yarn and sl st in each around. Take inside out. Sew beak and eyes in place. Attach the crest on top of  head. Fold the comb in half and sew under beak. Sew flowers in place, three on each side.  Using fiberfill stuff the head and tail a bit to keep in place. Enjoy your hen cosy!

P.S. I hope the pattern makes sense! If you have any trouble please let me know!:)
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{The Yarn Over List-Eastery Style}

Crochet Egg Bunnies  / / Aren't these bunnies the cutest ever? I love the vibrant colors Stephanie used for making them!


Crochet Egg Cap  / / Some eggs are luckier then others! This one has a pom pom cap! All that thanks to Mood Kids
Crochet Spring Bunny  / /  Laura's bunnies are just adorable!
Felt Bunny Candy Pouch  / /  Isn't this idea just great? Mermag's tutorial is easy to follow and will definitely 
make a lovely surprise!
Hand Drawn Eggs  / /  Sara shows how to hand draw our eggs! Great idea!
Easter Art  / / Have a Hoppy Easter too Alex!

Today is a national holiday here in Greece, which means time to relax! Yay! This weekend was very crafty. I finished my granny square pillow and completed a last minute Easter crochet project!

At the end of the month I will be participating in a local fair/bazaar event, which means I will have to crochet a lot! So happy to participate! 

P.S. Happy Easter to all. The Greek Easter is celebrated in May, so I still have plenty time to prepare for it!
Happy Monday!

{Granny Square Pillow}

Last week I was crocheting granny squares! I made 16 squares and joined them using the single crochet method. I think I like this method the best, as I love the "divider" line it creates between the squares! My finished pillow measures 38x38cm approx. 15x15inches. 

For the back of the pillow, I crocheted 2 pieces using double crochet and overlapped them to create an envelope style back (it's easier to take the pillow out and wash the cover). I was thinking of adding some buttons but I finally rejected that idea. I used a 4mm hook for the back as well as and joined everything by single crocheting the pieces together. 

Do you like my new pillow? Happy Sunday to all!
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{Moving on...}

You might already know that Google Reader is being shut down later this year. Google Friend Connect will be gone too, but I guess we still can be friends, right?

Bloglovin: I have had a Bloglovin account for quite a long time and already follow most blogs through there. I have transferred my google reader feed over to Bloglovin (using this simple link). I know that some of you already follow me there and I noticed an amount of people switching over this week (Thanks!)

Hellocotton: I also use Hellocotton.  Hellocotton has great options available, as to comment, fave a project or even write messages on other people's pages! Cool huh?
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I also post new blog links on Facebook and Twitter!
What do you guys use? I'm interested in hearing what you prefer and also any tips or advice you may have. 

{Crochetlings and a Knitting Challenge!}

My granny pillow is coming along quite quickly! I have almost finished joining them, using the single crochet method! I started crocheting the back of the pillow but unfortunately I ran out of yarn yesterday!!:(

I also finished some accessories for my amigurumi. I crocheted a simple scarf for the teddy and I embellished the bunny with some bows! Yay! 

The panda bear also got an accessory! I made him a little blue hat! 

Yep, in the last photo you can see my beginner adventures in knitting! I learned how to cast on! Believe me it was not easy! Knitting has always seemed as a difficult process but I think I'll give it a try! Wish me luck!:)

What have you been up to?

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{The Yarn Over List - A Flowery World }

Crochet Flower Garland / /I really love Becca's paper bunting! She has embellished it with some easy crochet flowers! Perfect for spring!
Crochet Flower and Hearts table runner/ / This lovely table runner, is just perfect!!! Love the colors!
Crochet Flower Squares / / This great flower square pattern by Rosehip will definitely make a future project!
Spring Sugar Cookies / / These yummy sugar cookies caught my eye immediately and are easy to make!
Art / / Maize made some fantastic folk decals! Download yours now!

This weekend was a very relaxing one. I worked on a new crochet Easter pattern, but it's still a surprize! How did you spent your weekend? 

Also I was informed that GFC will stop working from July, so if you want to keep up with me you can follow me through Bloglovin!
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Happy Monday!

{Amigurumi Bunny and Teddy Bear}

A very good friend of mine asked if I could make an amigurumi set and more specifically a bunny and a teddy bear. The bunny was made with my bunny pattern, but I decided to make some adjustments to the ears and use a larger hook to make it a bit bigger.. The teddy was made with my teddy pattern and again I used a larger hook since I used mohair yarn.

Bunny Ears
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4-14: sc around (18)
Fasten off and attach to the head.

For both patterns: (4 mm for head body and ears, 3mm for legs and arms.)
I still have to add some embelishments, I was thinking a bow for the bunny and a hat for the teddy! I wll let you know what I make!