Easter eggs

Yes, it’s Easter time… again! Two blinks ago it was Christmas, I know. 😉
So it’s the perfect moment for all kinds of Easter eggs. I’d like to show you the eggs I made for giving my home a little taste of Easter. They are easy to do and you can choose between just fasten off or make a little lace to hang it up in doors or windows (I did that).
Well, here you have all the instructions to do these lovely Easter eggs.

Materials:

  • 4 different nice shapes of worsted cotton (4-ply): A, B, C and D.
  • Polystyrene Eggs (8cm height/6cm wide)
  • 3,5mm hook
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • Magic ring: mr.
  • Chain: ch.
  • Single crochet: sc (UK double crochet).
  • Spike stitch: sp. Spike stitch is made by working 1 single crochet into stitch one row below next stitch.
  • Slip stitch: sl st.
  • Increase: inc.
  • Decrease: dec.

* Note: Because of the stripes, this pattern is made by joining rounds instead of work in a spiral.

Pattern:

Row 1: With colour A. mr, 6sc, sl st.
Row 2: ch, 2sc in each st, sl st.
Row 3: ch, (1sc in next st, 2sc in next st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 4: ch, (2sc, 2sc in next st) repeat around, sl st. Change to colour B.
Row 5: With colour B. ch, (3sc, 2sc in next st) repeat around, sl st. Change to colour C.
Row 6: With colour C. ch, (2sc, sp in next st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 7: ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st. Change to colour B. (At this point you may want to place the egg inside your work and continue crocheting with it in place, later it will be more difficult)
Row 8: With colour B. ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st. Change to colour D.
Row 9: With colour D. ch, (2sc, sp in next st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 10: ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st. Change to colour B.
Row 11: With colour B. ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st. Change to colour A.
Row 12: With colour A. ch, (2sc, sp in next st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 13: ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 14: ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 15: ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 16: ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 17: ch, (1sc in each st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 18: ch, (dec, sc in next 3st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 19: ch, (dec, sc in next 2st) repeat around, sl st.
Row 20: ch, (dec, sc in next st) repeat around, sl st.
Before fasten off, with colour D, make a 35st chain and join both ends with a knot. Then fasten off the egg sewing the handle at the same time.

… and you got it!

If you have any questions, I’m happy to help!

🙂

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