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Colored deviled eggs


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That’s right, colored deviled eggs!! I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest since last year and have been wanting to make them. This time for Easter I was able to finally make these eggs, and so glad I did. I’ve found you can color these eggs for anything! Baby shower, 4th of July whatever holiday or event you’re going to want to bring deviled eggs, think about coloring them. You can color them whatever color you’d like.

They are pretty easy to make, just boil your eggs, cool them, peel them, cut in half take out the yolk set aside. Next get the colors you want to make, add some water, vinegar and the color(s) you chose, get mixed well and then place your egg in the bowl. Let the egg sit in the color for as long as you’d like, til you get to the color your happy with. Next, simply set on some paper towel to dry and then mix up the yolk like normal and add to the eggs. Pretty simple and easy, I’m thinking for my uncle’s yearly 4th of July party I might make some in red, white and blue, since my grams makes them for the party and always nasty lol.

Go ahead and give the egg coloring a try, I can’t wait to see and hear how my family loves these eggs!

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Crochet small basket and Easter egg (tutorials included).


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Want to make something quick and easy but not sure what? Well if you know the basics for crocheting, I would suggest checking these out. Simple mini basket and egg, each took me maybe 30 mins, not bad for first time making these. After making several, they will only take you minutes to whip up.

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Small basket with a few candies in it

This little basket is big enough to fit a few candies in it, perfect for anyone as a small gift for Easter. I was browsing Pinterest (dangerous site, too many awesome things!) and came across a crocheting patter to make a small basket. I personally am not good at reading crochet tutorials, I usually have to have a visual, but with this pattern I found it very easy to understand. All you need is to know some basic crochet stitches, a hook and yarn. A lady named Jennifer from craftsanity.com wrote a tutorial on how to make this basket, if you’d like click HERE to be taken right to the site for the easy tutorial.

Small basket tutorial:

Yarn: Any yarn…I used Peaches and Creme yarn
Hook: any hook that is required for the yarn used…I used U.S. H/8 (5mm)

Abbreviations:

ch: chain
hdc: half double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
sts: stitches
st: stitch

Begin with a magic loop

Round 1: Make six 6 hdc stitches into ring. Sl st into first st to complete round. (6 sts.) Ch. 1.
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. Sl st into first st to complete round. (12 sts.) Ch. 1.
Round 3: 2 hdc in each st around. Sl st into first st to complete round. (24 sts.) Ch. 1.
Round 4: * Hdc in next two sts, 2 hdc in next st. * Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into first st to complete round. (32 sts.) Ch. 1.
Round 5: Hdc in each stitch around, working only in the back the back half of the sts from previous round. This will create a ridge along the bottom edge of the basket. Sl st into first st to complete round. (32 sts.) Ch. 1.
Rounds 6-8: Hdc in each st around. Sl st in 1st st. of round. Ch 1.

Handle
After completing round 8 don’t cut the yarn, Ch 1 and do 3 hdc, then ch 1 & turn. Repeat * 3 hdc, ch1 & turn * 15 times to create handle. Do not chain 1 at the end of the final row. Just cut the yarn leaving a 12” tail and fasten off. Use a yarn needle to whip stitch the handle to the basket.


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Not perfect for first time, but everyone loves them especially my son!

Next is a cute stuffed Easter egg, this can be filled with stuffing, beans or whatever you would like to stuff it with. I personally used stuffing, it still gets tossed around and gets some distance lol. T absolutely loves these eggs, they are the perfect size for his hands. These would make great little gifts to add to a child’s Easter basket, they could use as bean bags or whatever their imagination will let them do. Again, this pattern was pretty easy to understand, this pattern requires you to work in a continuous round, normally I have issues with that, but for some reason with this tutorial I had NO problem. The tutorial comes from a lady named Kara from Petals to Picots and can be found HERE, it will take you to the tutorial.

Easter Egg tutorial:

Yarn: I used Sugar and Creme yarn
Hook: I used U.S. H/8 (5mm)

Abbreviations:

sc: single crochet
sts: stitches
rep: repeat
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together

Make a magic ring.
Foundation Round: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 8 sc into ring, pull tail to close up ring — 8 sts.
Round 1: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around — 10 sts.
Round 2: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around — 12 sts.
Round 3: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, rep from * around — 14 sts.
Round 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, rep from * around — 16 sts.
Round 5: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, rep from * around — 18 sts.
Round 6: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, rep from * around — 20 sts.
Round 7: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, rep from * around — 22 sts.
Round 8: Work 1 sc in each st around — 22 sts.
Round 9: *sc 2 tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * 1 more time — 18 sts.
Round 10: *sc 2 tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * 1 more time — 14 sts.

**At this point, fill with stuffing to desired density, but take care not to overstuff.**

Round 11: *sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * 1 more time — 10 sts.
Round 12: sc 2 tog around — 5 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a 6-in. tail. Use tail to weave in and out of sts from Round 12, pull to close up circle, weave in end. This is the bottom of the egg.

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Double crochet star (tutorial included)


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I’ve seen crochet star blankets all the time online, and I’ve always wanted to make one. I’ve done a lot of searching on how to make one and didn’t have luck. The patterns I found were confusing and the tutorials on YouTube weren’t the greatest. I’m the type I have to have a visual tutorial, I have an easier time understanding them.

Finally I some how came across a pattern and it was a video tutorial, so that is a double win for myself! I watched the video all the way one time, then the second time I had my hook and yarn in hand to give it a try. I used Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream yarn with a size H hook. I think the very beginning was a bit confusing but once you get going it’s a lot easier.

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If you’re looking to make a star blanket or just crochet a cute star, I highly suggest checking out this tutorial. Just remember, practice, practice, practice, some people may get it the first time and others it takes a few tries. Everyone learns at a different pace, so if you really want to try it don’t give up when you can’t get it at first :-)

This is the video I learned how to make the star:

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