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Sunday, 13 March 2016

A little eggstra something ....

If you're anything like me you'll have several drawers 
and several bags full of lots of yarny leftovers,
 so with Easter just around the corner I have the perfect stash buster for you !

It's quick, it's super easy and your hard boiled eggs
 will have never been so lovely and toasty.

Add to that the fact that your table will be full of the colours of Spring
and before you know it you'll be making them for everybody.

And if you're looking for an Easter gift what could be better than a pretty egg cup
 with a chocolate egg hidden under the egg cosy instead ?

The full pattern for the crochet egg cosies can be found either in the right hand
 side bar of this page , or by clicking here.

 If you prefer two needles to one hook there's also a pattern for these
 little knitted cosies too, either in the left hand side bar or just click here

And just before I go here's another quick and easy Easter project ...
some little woolly eggs.

I used a 4ply cotton and a 2.5mm hook and made each eggs as follows:

R1: Magic Ring, 6 DC in to the ring.
R2: DC in each st. 12 sts.
R3: 2DC in 1st stitch, 1 DC in next st .... repeat all the way round. 18 sts.
R4 and 5: DC. 18sts.
R6: 1 DC in to each of the next 2 sts, 2DC in the next st ... repeat all the way round. 24sts.
R7 and 8: DC. 24sts.
R9: 2DC in the next st, 1 DC in each of the next 7 sts .... repeat all the way around. 27sts.
R 10, 11 and 12: DC. 27sts.
R13: 1 DC, *decrease by working the next 2 DC together, 1 DC in each of the next 2 sts ... repeat from * all the way around. 20sts.
R14: DC. 20sts.
R15: *Decrease by working the next 2DC together, 1 DC .... repeat from * all the way around. 13 sts.
R16 and 17: DC. 13 sts.
Stuff firmly.
R18: 1 DC, decrease by working the next 2DC together ... repeat all the way around. 9 sts.
Add the final stuffing.
R19: Decrease 2 DC together all the way around. Finish off.
Attach a ribbon loop to the top of the egg.


  1. These are all sooo sweet! Perfect little Easter treats! Cx

    1. Thank you Chrissie - I just love all the Spring colours don't you ? xx

  2. They're lovely, and I really like the little eggs as well. Nicely done. CJ xx

  3. Supercute! Thanks for sharing these patterns. I'm off to have a rummage in the stash.

  4. Ooh lovely post Kate! Love those cute little egg cosies and the crochet eggs look perfect, thanks for sharing the patterns. I shall whip up a few eggs for Easter I think ;0 Gill xx

    1. You're welcome Gilly, hope you get a chance to make a few xx

  5. They're so sweet, a great stash buster I'm thinking. Thank you for sharing the patterns Kate and have a great week xx

  6. Can't wait to try the egg pattern, but just had a quick look on round 2 is that means 2 DC in each stitch so it will make 12 stich?


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