EASTER EGG COZIES
Colorful, whimsical and fun- The Easter Egg cozies can transform cheap plastic Easter eggs into lovely little yarny treasures that you will save and reuse every year. Dress plastic eggs up as yarn eggs or as little cozy carrots to complete your Easter decorations. The carrots can even hang around for the spring season to add a little whimsical garden touch or crochet some white, cream or brown colored eggs for farm inspired decor.
The pattern uses worsted weight yarn and can really help use up some of your yarn stash. It is worked in the round with no turning. I used a piece of constrasting yarn to mark my first stitch. I am not the faster crocheter and each egg took me about 20 minutes to complete. The finished result is a perfectly shaped egg because we are using a plastic egg for the interior instead of stuffing. You can stuff is with a poly-fil instead but I really recommend using the plastic egg. These eggs would also look darling with stitched on decoration. Just a little simply stitching would really turn up the cuteness factor.
Worsted weight medium yarn (approx. .3 oz or 9g)
Hook size E ( 3.5 mm)
Needle or smaller hook to weave in ends
Small Plastic Easter Egg
Stitch Marker or different color piece of yarn
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slip Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Mc – Magic Circle
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sc2Tog – Single Crochet two together (decrease)
Round 1: Place 6 Sc in a Magic Circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to mark your first st. Place 2 sc in each of the next 6 sts. (12 sts)
Round 3: (Sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st) repeat from (to) 3 times (15 sts)
Round 4: Sc in the next 2 sts, 2Sc in the next stitch, (Sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st) repeat from (to) twice, sc in the next 2 sts. (18 sts)
Round 5: (Sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st) repeat from (to) 3 times (21 sts)
Round 6: Sc in the next 3 sts, 2Sc in the next stitch, (Sc in the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st) repeat from (to) twice, sc in the next 3 sts. (24 sts)
Round 7: (Sc in the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the next st) repeat from (to) 3 times (27 sts)
Round 8 – 12: Sc in the next 27 sts. (27 sts)
At this point turn your work inside out (optional, but I found this makes it easier to work the last few rows) and insert your plastic egg.
Round 13: (Sc in the next 7 sts, Sc2Tog) repeat from (to) 3 times (24 sts)
Round 14: (Sc in the next 2 sts, Sc2Tog) repeat from (to) 6 times (18 sts)
Round 15: (Sc in the next st, Sc2Tog) repeat from (to) 6 times (12 sts)
Round 16: Sc2Tog 6 times (6 sts)
If you are just wanting to make an egg cozy, finish off here and weave your end through the last 6 stitches, pull tight and tie off. Weave in all ends. If you want to make the top for a carrot continue to change yarn colors and continue to Round 17.
Round 17: (Slst to next st, ch 28, slst to the same st) repeat from (to) 6 times. Finish off and weave your end through the last 6 stitches, pull tight and tie off. Weave in all ends.
Your all done. Just add them to a basket or a bowl and set them out as decorations!
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