Not A Peep Out Of You

While obviously things are *gestures to the world at large* this year, we are still nearing Easter. And that means this adorable free pattern from Whiskers And Wool for Marshmallow Bunnies is making the rounds. Next thing I know, I’m making eight of them for various friends and family. They work up super-fast – I can make one, start to finish, in about an hour, since each side is only two rounds and the ears and it’s only two pieces to sew together. The trickiest part is probably just the finishings – since they’re so small, you want to get their eyes as well-placed as possible, and the ears are tricky to stuff. I actually didn’t stuff my second one’s ears today (the one on the left), and I think it works fine. Round 2’s the most involved actual crocheting, since all the shaping’s there, but it’s got a nice rhythm to it. I’m sure by the time I’m done with these, I’ll have it memorized. The purple was most popular, but I’m also going to be doing them in the other standard Peep colors of pink, yellow, and blue – I’ll keep you posted! (I mean, um, ‘standard completely generic Easter colors unassociated with any classic seasonal candies’. Obviously. Yeah.)

The Least-Spooky Fruit

In hindsight, I should probably have started on a pumpkin or something to post on Halloween, but at the same time these last few weeks have been hectic. So, a pear. Once again the pattern is courtesy of Veronica Kay Crochet, and the yarns are all cotton – Patons Grace Ginger for the main body, Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream Warm Brown for the stem, and the same in Sage for the leaf.

I’ve been working with dk weight yarn so much recently the larger ones feel awkward to work with. I also had to modify the pattern a bit to keep the stem and leaf proportional, though not dramatically. Now onward to more crochet food.

Imposter food

My uncle’s having a baby in February, and blankets were already covered so I wanted to make something else. Such as toy food, suitable for all toy food needs. Fortunately, Veronica Kay Crochet provides, to what is probably slightly overkill levels. On the other hand, I can now make pretty much any food item I want.

All the yarn here is cotton – Red and white are Patons Grace, green is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Sage Green. Might try for a different green if I can find it later, but it’s a good strawberry leaf green.

Imposter food

My uncle’s having a baby in February, and blankets were already covered so I wanted to make something else. Such as toy food, suitable for all toy food needs. Fortunately, Veronica Kay Crochet provides, to what is probably slightly overkill levels. On the other hand, I can now make pretty much any food item I want.

All the yarn here is cotton – Red and white are Patons Grace, green is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Sage Green. Might try for a different green if I can find it later, but it’s a good strawberry leaf green.