Thursday, April 5, 2012

Exciting Easter Eggs


Crocheting Easter eggs is a rather unique way of adding colored eggs to your Easter decorations each year. They work up in very little time, can be made with less than a skein of yarn and are festive during this wonderful time of celebration. You can make all sizes of different eggs with this pattern, depending on the size yarn and hook you use. Doily thread and steel hooks make small eggs that can be used as table decorations. Cotton 4-ply yarn and a smaller sized aluminum hook create soft eggs, safe for small children.

You can make Easter eggs for babies to teethe on, provided you use a clean and safe stuffing element. You can even make a neat shaker toy for babies with this pattern. Simply fill a plastic egg with dried beans or rice. Seal it well; then stuff your egg with soft filling, inserting the plastic egg in the center.  If you don’t have any little ones around, this pattern can be decorated with hand-sewn beads for a different effect.


For this Pattern, You Will Need
Size F Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn – Choose your favorite
Filling to stuff egg

Exciting Easter Egg Pattern Instructions
Step 1:  Chain 2, single crochet 6 times in 2nd chain from hook; join with a slip stitch to 1st single crochet


Step 2:  Chain 1, make 2 sc in same stitch and in each stitch around; join with a slip stitch to 1st sc
Step 3:  Chain 1, *make 2 sc in same space, make 1 sc in next stitch – repeat from * around; join with a slip stitch to 1st sc of round
Step 4:  Chain 1, make 2 sc in same space and in each stitch around; join with a slip stitch to 1st sc of round
Step 5:  Chain 1, turn; *make 2 front loop only single crochet (flsc) in same stitch, make 1 flsc in next stitch – repeat from * around; join with a slip stitch to 1st sc of round
Step 6:  Chain 1, turn; sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc of round
Step 7: Chain 1, turn; make 1 flsc in same space and in each stitch around
Step 8:  Chain 1, turn; sc in same space, *decrease sc (work 1 sc over next 2 stitches), sc in next stitch – repeat from * around; join with slip stitch to 1st sc of round


Step 9:  Do Not Turn; repeat Step 8, ending with a single crochet in last stitch of round and joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc of round
Step 10:  Chain 1, sc in same space and in each stitch around; join with a slip stitch to 1st sc of round
{Repeat Step 10 (3 more times)}


Step 11: Repeat Step 9
Step 12:  Repeat Step 10 once
Step 13:  Stuff egg – I’m a big fan of using old knee highs for this. Simply cut off top and toe and stuff away. Also, it is important to stuff your egg very tightly. Gathering at base will fill out as you stuff and shape your egg. Over-stuffing helps, because your egg will fill out better when the top is sealed.


Step 14:  Chain 1, sc in same space; decrease sc around until egg is closed.  Finish off. Weave in loose ends. 


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