Crochet Easter Egg Pattern
4mm Crochet Hook
I used Stylecraft Special DK (Left overs from my Attic 24 'Lucy Pack' the colours are so cheerful)
Soft Toy Filling
Stitch MarkerDarning Needle
Notes: Pattern is worked in the round. Using a stitch marker will help to keep your place.
Rnd 1 – work 8dc in 2nd ch from hk. (8)
Rnd 2 – (dc in next 3, 2dc in next) around. (10)
Rnd 3 – (dc in next 4, dc in next) around. (12)
Rnd 4 – (dc in next 2, 2dc in next) around. (16)
Rnd 5 – (dc in next 3, 2dc in next) around. (20)
Rnd 6 – dc in each st around. (20)
Rnd 7 – (dc in next 4, 2dc in next) around. (24)
Rnd 8 – dc in each st around. (24)
Rnd 9 – (dc in next 10, dc2tog) around. (22)
Rnd 10 – (dc in next 9, dc2tog) around. (20)
Rnd 11 – (dc in next 8, dc2tog) around. (18)
Rnd 12 – (dc in next, dc2tog) around. (12)
Stuff your 'Egg' and squish it into an egg shape.
Rnd 13 – sc2tog around to close the hole at the bottom of the egg.
I have been hankering after a crochet chicken for ages. You can never have too many chickens. I am ridiculously pleased with this little creation:
She is a perfect little Egg Cosy and would also sit nicely over a 'Cream Egg'. She has a little tail and wings and everything a chicken should have. Good old Crochet 'Granny' stitch gives her an almost feathery looking texture. I would like to have three crochet 'Little Red Hens', Poppy, Daisy and Rose. I will work on writing out the pattern and hopefully the world can be populated with more Crochet Chickens. Photographing sunbathing chickens (real ones) has proved to be easier said than done, but I won't give up trying. Every time I go out with the camera they like to sprint towards me and investigate, so I disturb them. I have high ambition, to crochet more eggs and chickens and to photograph a chicken sunbathing. . . . . I hope you achieve your goals this week too. XXX