Crochet Pattern - Egg Cosy
04Mar

Crochet Pattern - Egg Cosy

My first pattern...

I can't believe it's March already, it seems like only yesterday I was feeling that post Christmas drag and thinking Spring would be ages away - so Hooray for Spring!

I've been asked if I could make some egg cosies so I have been playing around with patterns. The first pattern I tried was from one of my books, it was a simple pattern but because of the yarn/hook I was using came out the size of a barbie hat (which is what it's now being used as) so I gave up and did my own thing instead...

...I played around with some simple stripes for my cosies - I really liked how they turned out so I've written it out below...

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When your photography assistant is only 2 years old things can quite often take a strange turn, quickly Lulu decided the eggs should be 'put to bed' so you know I just went with it...

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So here it is:

Stripey Egg Cosy Pattern

Written in UK terms.

These were fairly long, but were just right for the eggs I was using if you need them smaller try a smaller hook or if they are too long simply skip Row 5.  For the stripey cosy just alternate your cotton after each row.

Yarn: cotton (I used Sidar Simply Recycled DK 51% cotton, 49% Acrylic)

Hook: 3.5mm

Ch = Chain

SS = Slip Stitch

TR = Treble

DC = Double Crochet

Ch 4 Join with SS to create a ring 

Round 1: Ch 2, 11 TR into ring SS into top of Ch 2 (12)

Round 2: Ch 2, 1 TR in same stitch, 2 TR in each stitch around, join with a SS to top of Ch 2 (24)

Round 3: Ch 2, 1 TR in each stitch around, join with a SS to top of Ch 2 (24)

Rounds 4 & 5: as Round 3

Round 6: Ch 1, DC in each stitch around SS into Ch 1, finish off.

 

Hope that makes sense I'm pretty new at writing patterns so if you try it and find any problems (or if you try it and you don't!) let me know!

I've linked this post over on the Handmade Monday post of www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk blog if you fancy popping over and seeing what everyone else has been up to!

Bye for now. Em xx

Posted in Crochet & Crafts, Crochet Patterns

Comments (34)

  • Tickled Pink

    Tickled Pink

    05 March 2012 at 14:47 |
    I love those egg cosies - they're fab. And the colours are lovely too, subtle but still cheerful.
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      05 March 2012 at 16:26 |
      Thank you for your lovely comment x
  • Wendy

    Wendy

    05 March 2012 at 16:27 |
    Lovely egg cosies, but two-year-olds can be very creative - I just love them as egg beds!! I love how she's holding that tucked-up egg so gently and seriously :-)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      05 March 2012 at 18:37 |
      Thank you! Their imaginations are limitless at that age - And thank you for the Handmade Monday posts! Its been great to find other creative people and their lovely projects. Em xx
  • Susie

    Susie

    05 March 2012 at 16:56 |
    Those are very cute. I'm in love with the photo of your helper holding the egg sleeping. THAT one should be in a picture book. Adorable.
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      05 March 2012 at 19:03 |
      Thank you! I Love that picture too. xx
  • Jill

    Jill

    05 March 2012 at 17:27 |
    They are lovely and your pics are soooo nice. Hope you have a good week.
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      05 March 2012 at 19:03 |
      Thank you! Hope you have a lovely week too.xx
  • Butterfly Blossom

    Butterfly Blossom

    05 March 2012 at 18:06 |
    These are adorable and have totally inspired me to have dippy eggs for breakfast :-)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      05 March 2012 at 19:05 |
      mmm dippy eggs...not sure Lulu will let me eat these, she's convinced they will hatch now they are nice and warm! xx
  • Catherine

    Catherine

    05 March 2012 at 22:28 |
    These are beautiful, I love the colours you've used. And your helper is adorable!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 March 2012 at 12:27 |
      Thank you she can be cute when she wants to be!! xx
  • mcrafts

    mcrafts

    06 March 2012 at 06:58 |
    Oh my - how cute are these! Thanks for the pattern too. Mich :)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 March 2012 at 12:25 |
      Thank you & you're very welcome xx
  • fatmonica

    fatmonica

    06 March 2012 at 08:39 |
    I love these!I've been looking for something to get me crocheting again and I think you've just provided the inspiration!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 March 2012 at 12:23 |
      Thank you for your lovely comment - I hope you get your hook out soon xx
  • Every Girl's Story

    Every Girl's Story

    06 March 2012 at 14:00 |
    How adorable! Of course you have to put the eggs to bed! Your photography looks georgeous!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 March 2012 at 17:01 |
      Of course and they are well rested now! Thank you! xx
  • Jam Dalory

    Jam Dalory

    06 March 2012 at 15:31 |
    Very cute, and so versatile, egg cosy? egg bed? or egg hat? so many options! x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 March 2012 at 17:01 |
      Thank you xx
  • Jan@ Handcrafted by Picto

    Jan@ Handcrafted by Picto

    07 March 2012 at 17:55 |
    These are really cute, great photo's too, love the idea of dolls hats and beds :)

    Jan x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      08 March 2012 at 13:43 |
      Thank you xx
  • Alina

    Alina

    22 March 2012 at 10:08 |
    Cute pattern. Thank you!
    I've used a 3mm hook for my smaller eggs :) I'll use these for Easter- they will look good on my table and also they'll be great as a gift!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      22 March 2012 at 10:14 |
      Thank you for your comment...I'm happy that they worked out ok for you! It's great to have some feedback, I've been skipping round 5 so they fit smaller eggs too. I think they would make lovely gifts! :)) x
  • Sara

    Sara

    27 March 2012 at 02:31 |
    I adore these stripey crochet egg cozies... Hope you won't mind me linking up next week and sharing this pattern at Tangled Happy. Just in time for Easter. How perfect!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      27 March 2012 at 07:33 |
      Wow of course I wouldn't! Thank you, that's made my day! xx
  • Sara

    Sara

    30 March 2012 at 17:57 |
    Hurray! Look for this next Friday at Tangled Happy. :)
  • TracyMB

    TracyMB

    06 April 2012 at 21:48 |
    Thanks so much for sharing - these are so soft and sweet. I especially love the sleepy egg and her assistant. :)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      07 April 2012 at 09:25 |
      Thank you! I love that pic too. :) x
  • red bottom shoes

    red bottom shoes

    05 July 2012 at 15:35 |
    Hi are using Wordpress for your site platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 July 2012 at 13:21 |
      Hi, Thanks for your comment. This site is a content management system from Joomla, Like Wordpress you purchase templates and customise them, then you can update the front page yourself categories etc. I've worked with Joomla sites before so this was an easier option for me. For a beginner I would recommend a Wordpress blog - you can purchase templates or they provide free ones. To start a basic blog (for example on blogger.com) you do not need any coding experience. If you have a hunt around the internet there are lots of sites that can help you get started. Best of luck. Emma x
  • diane

    diane

    06 March 2013 at 12:43 |
    Just found your gorgeous egg cosy pattern. It's so lovely and so easy to follow and they look great too! Thanks so much for sharing.
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 March 2013 at 14:27 |
      Thank you xx
  • Lisa White

    Lisa White

    04 March 2014 at 21:01 |
    I love these. I have posted about them on my blog, http://anordinary-life.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/hooks-and-flops.html and put a link to this post as my daughter and I have had great fun with your pattern. Thank you.x

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