Saturday, March 5, 2016

Easter eggs


    




I love easter trees so I came up with this pattern for making your own crochet easter eggs. They will be perfect for decorating your tree. The eggs are about 3 cm wide and 4 cm high. You could easily use some scrap yarn to make them.



MATERIAL


Yarn:  Järbo 8/4 (Mercerized cotton, 4 ply, fingering weight) in different colors.
Hook: 2,5 mm.
Stuffing, scissors and tapestry needle.




ABBREVIATIONS, US CROCHET TERMS




st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
blo - back loop only




DESCRIPTION


Side of the egg, make 2 for each egg.




Start with a magic ring.

Round 1:
ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc) , 7 hdc in the magic ring. Join round with a sl st.  (8 hdc in total)

Round 2:
ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in same st as ch-2 started from. In following 7 stitches make: 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 dc. Join round with a sl st. (16 st in total)

Round 3:
ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). In following 15 stitches make:2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc. Join round with a sl st. (24 st in total)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.


Joining the egg sides


The two sides will be joined by making sc's in the back loop only. Hold the two egg sides with their wrong sides against each other to make the joining easy (Image 1).
Make sure that the form of the two sides are matching, i.e. put dc's against dc's.



Insert hook in one of the st on the top of both the egg sides (BLO!) (Image 2). Make a standing sc or make a sl st followed by a ch. Continue with an sc in each st around (BLO!) (Image 3 and 4). Make sure to stuff your egg before making the last stitches (Image 5). Make an extra sc in the st you started in, join with a sl st in first sc or in first ch if you made one (Image 6). There should be 25 sc in total.  Save a long end that will be used as hanging thread. Fasten off and weave in the shorter end but make a hanging thread of the longer one.








If you've got questions, or find any errors in this pattern, please tell me!
It would be very nice to see your easter eggs, so please tag images with #intheyarngarden or feel free to leave a comment with a link to your pictures.  :)

Happy crocheting!



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