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Free Crochet Pattern | Eggs for Ewe Egg Cosy


We are full of the joys of Spring here at Dear Ewe and we wanted to share a little of that joy with EWE!


Spring is definitely one of our favourite times of the year - as well as longer and lighter days and seeing the flowers begin to blossom, we get to enjoy the adorable new lambs gambolling around in the fields.

Now you can bring the Spring fields to the table with a fun and free characterful crocheted egg cosy. Perfect for keeping that second boiled egg warm and delicious whilst you dine on your first one!

This little egg cosy, with textured puff stitch sides and cute face details, would also make a great little Easter gift or a present for fans of dippy eggs of all ages!

An ad free PDF copy of this pattern is available in both UK or US crochet terminology from our store or keep scrolling for your free copy here on the blog - happy hooking everyone!


Eggs for Ewe Crochet Pattern


Yarn:

  • 10g / 15m metres Cream 4ply (light weight yarn)

  • 5g / 7.5 metres Black 4ply (light weight yarn)

Scheepjes Stone washed in Moon Stone (Shade 843) and Black Onyx (Shade 841) used in photos.


Hook: 3 mm or 3.25mm (US size D/3)


You will also need:

  • Stitch marker

  • Yarn needle

Gauge: 5dc and 3PF = 2.5cm / 1inch

Obtaining the correct gauge is not critical to this project but if your gauge does not match then your finished item will be a different size.


Finished Size: 2.7 inches (7cm) high, 2.17 inch (5.5cm) diameter


Abbreviations:

st(s) stitch(es)

sl st slip stitch

ch(s) chain

dc/sc UK double crochet / US single crochet

PF Puff Stitch (see stitch guidance)

FLO Front loop only


Stitch Guidance:

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.

  • UK Double Crochet / US single Crochet (dc/sc): Insert hook in st indicated and draw up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, draw through both loops on hook.

  • Puff Stitch (PF): Yarn over and insert your hook into the specified stitch/space and pull up a loop (three loops on hook). * Yarn over and insert your hook into the next same stitch/space and pull up a long loop (five loops on hook). Repeat from * twice (nine loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all nine loops on your hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Using a stitch marker: Many parts of the are worked without joining in continuous rnds - place the stitch marker in the top of the first st to mark start of rnd.

  • Hidden seam: Avoid uneven seams or gaping holes in the back of your toy work by skipping over your chain stitches at the beginning of the round. Joins should be made to your first stitch. You should start your next round in the same stitch as your chains stitches. This allows the chains to become “filler” stitches and keeps your seam from having large holes.

Pattern:

BODY

Notes: The ch1 at start of each rnd does not count as a st. Also do not add a ch1 between each puff stitch as this will increase the finished cosy size.


Rnd 1: With Moon Stone either make a magic ring (adjustable ring) to start or 2ch, work 5PF into the ring / 2nd ch from hook, use tail yarn to tighten centre ring closed if necessary, sl st to the top of first st to join (5sts).

Rnd 2: Ch1, * 2PF in each st * rep from * to * until the end of the rnd, sl st to the top of first st to join (10sts).

Rnd 3: Ch1, * 1PF in next st, 2PF in next st * rep from * to * until the end of the rnd, sl st to the top of first st to join (15sts).

Rnd 4: Ch1, * 1PF in next two sts, 2PF in next st * rep from * to * until the end of the rnd, sl st to the top of first st to join (20sts).

Rnd 5 - 8: Ch1, 1PF in each st until the end of the rnd, sl st to the top of first st to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


HEAD

Rnd 1: With Black Onyx either make a magic ring (adjustable ring) to start or 2ch, work 6dc/sc into the ring / 2nd ch from hook, use tail yarn to tighten centre ring closed if necessary (6sts).

Rnd 2: * 2dc/sc in each st * repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd (12sts).

Rnd 3: * 1dc/sc in next st, 2dc/sc in next st * repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd (18sts).

Rnd 4: Sl st to next st, *ch3, 1dc/sc in second ch from hook, 1dc/sc in next st, sl st to the next st of the head* sl st in the FLO of the next 3sts, repeat from * to * once more. Fasten off but leave a long yarn tail for sewing the face onto the head.


MAKING UP

With Moon Stone yarn;

· embroider on some eyes over rnds 3 approx, 2sts apart and level with the ears

· embroider on lines for nose over rnds 1-3


With yarn tail sew head onto the body over rnds 4 - 6 leaving the ears ‘free’.

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