Crochet Club: Easter Egg Cosies!
Get ahead for Easter with Kate Eastwood’s egg-citing Easter Egg Cosies for Easter Sunday morning!
If you fancy brightening up your Easter table with some spring pastels then I have the perfect little crochet project for you with these cheerful little Easter Egg Cosies!
I used a DK cotton yarn for mine as it gives a lovely definition to the stitches as well as a good firmness to the finished cosy – but any DK yarn will do! This is a great stashbuster!
I worked with a size 3.5mm hook create a firm fabric.
Both the main part of the egg cosy and the ears begin with a Magic Circle. If you haven’t tried this before thinking it sounds too tricky – think again ! It absolutely isn’t and there are numerous short video clips online to help you master this: take a look at Bella Coco’s video here:
When beginning with a Magic Circle your work is going to be in rounds, which literally means you are just working round and round the original circle, with each round making your work grow. Some crocheters choose to work with a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of each round, moving the marker with each row, but I find that when working with such a small project it’s easier to just count the stitches as I go. One round runs into the next round seamlessly with no extra chain needed at the end of each round.
So, let’s begin by making the main body of the egg cosy:
Start by making a Magic Circle.
Round 1: Work 8DC in to the circle.
Round 2: Work 2DC in to each stitch from the first round. 16 sts.
Round 3: Work 1 DC in to the first stitch, then 2DC in to the next stitch. Repeat this pattern all the way around until you have worked 24sts.
Rounds 4, 5 and 6: As Round 3. 24 sts.
Round 7: Work 1 DC in to each of the first three stitches and then work 2 DC in to the next stitch. Repeat this all the way around the ring, counting as you go, until you have 30 sts.
Rounds 8, 9 and 10: Continue working in DC all the way around. 30 sts.
As you work the rounds you will find that your egg cosy begins to take shape.
To finish my egg cosy and make a good solid edge my final round was worked in Crab/Rope stitch. This is basically reverse DC, so at the start of your final round instead of working anti-clockwise, work DC’s clockwise all the way round.
Finish off and sew in the end.
Time for a quick try on and then on to the ears …
The ears are made in exactly the same way as the main part of the cosy, they are just smaller and more elongated.
Make a Magic Circle.
Round 1: Work 8 DC in to the circle.
Round 2 and onwards until the required length is reached: Work 8 DC all the way around.
In the final round join the two bottom edges of the ears together by working DC through both sides at the same time to join.
Using a large darning needle sew the ears into place.
To finish my cosies off I added some bows for a little burst of extra brightness, sewn in to place with a needle and thread.
And there you have it … they’re so quick and simple that if you’re anything like me you’ll have half a dozen whipped up before you know what’s happened.
Stand by your beds – the soldiers are coming!
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