Easter Egg Cozies

EASTER EGG COZIES

Free crochet pattern to cover cheap plastic eggs and make them more festive.

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.

Free crochet pattern to cover cheap plastic eggs and make them more festive.

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.

Free crochet pattern to cover cheap plastic eggs and make them more festive.

Materials

Worsted weight medium yarn (approx. .3 oz or 9g)

Hook size E  ( 3.5 mm)

Needle or smaller hook to weave in ends

Scissors

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)

 

Free crochet pattern to cover cheap plastic eggs and make them more festive.

Pattern:

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)

 

Note:

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!

Free crochet pattern to cover cheap plastic eggs and make them more festive.

Let me know how you like this pattern and if there is anything I can do to improve my pattern writing. If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will try and help the best I can. If you decide to make some Easter Egg Cozies of your own, I would LOVE to see a photo! If you share it on social media be sure to tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet.

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2 Comments

  1. Megan

    March 12, 2018 at 2:17 am

    I love this idea!

  2. Nina Beattie

    February 11, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the egg cosy pattern….have done a few now!!?

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