Anyone who loves crochet understands that there are just not enough hours in the day to make all the things you want to make. And there are always going to be those items you make for the first time and know you’re going to make over again and again.
I know it sounds silly…but for me it’s little crochet ladybirds. I just love them! They are quick to make, cute and can be thrown on to just about anything, from cushions to key rings to headbands!
All you guys out there who are interested in learning to crochet should give the little ladybird a go, so easy, quick and cute!
Here is a gorgeous sweetheart ladybird cushion adapted from a free pattern, where I also attached a few of my favourite little bugs. The result… something adorable and unique!
The cushion is available at my Etsy store, but below is the free ladybird pattern for you to try! There are variations to this pattern online.
Sweet Ladybird Pattern –
3mm hook (if you want a bigger ladybird use a larger hook, try 3.5 or 4mm)
With black yarn ch 2
1). Work 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook,
ch 1, 2 sc in each single sc (10 sc)
2). Ch 1, sc in each sc around. F/o
1). Chain 2, 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook.
2). Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
3). Ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) rpt around (15 sc)
4). Ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) rpt around (20 sc)
Rows 5 – 7.
Chain 1, sc in each sc around.
8). In back loops only chain 1, sc-dec around (10 sc)
9). Chain 1, sc-dec around (5 sc)
F/0 leaving a long tail. Use the tail to sew hole shut on bottom and weave in ends. Sew head to body.
Cut two small pieces of pipe cleaner or black wool if preferred and sew on to ladybird head. Use white wool to make two slits for eyes.