Since Easter is approaching, we thought it’s about time we have a go at making a crochet egg cosy! We asked self-taught crochet, fibre, and knit wonder woman Stella Melgrati and she kindly provided us with a tutorial just for you. These egg cosies are the ideal Easter craft to start on this weekend and give as little gifts.
Shaped like teeny bobble hats, these cute egg cosies add an element of fun to your early morning starts and are just as enjoyable to hook up. Any 100% wool yarn, or wool yarn blended with natural fibres, will work for this project – avoid synthetic yarns as they won’t felt in the same way.
- Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, 85% wool/15% mohair, 113g/173m per ball, one ball
each in Limeade (M120), Blue Suede (M194) and Deep Coral (M159)
- 6mm (UK 4, US J/10) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
ss slip stitch
dc double crochet
yrh yarn round hook
dc2tog double crochet 2 together: (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook.
The cosies are worked in continuous rounds like a spiral, without closing off the round with a ss. You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.
Once crocheted, the cosies are machine-washed at a high temperature, then spun to agitate the fibres and felt them. Because the cosies are felted in this way, the tension used isn’t important.
How to make a crochet egg cosy
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