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How to make a crochet egg cosy

Learn how to make a crochet egg cosy with a felted twist, then check out our extra free crochet egg cosy patterns.

free crochet egg cosy patterns

Since Easter is approaching, we thought it’s about time we have a go at making a crochet egg cosy! Crochet egg cosies are the ideal Easter craft to start on this weekend and give as little gifts.

We’ll start off with a tutorial for these cute teeny bobble hat style crochet egg cosies by Stella Melgrati, but keep reading for more fun and free crochet egg cosy patterns.

These cute egg cosies add an element of fun to your early morning starts and are just as enjoyable to hook up. As well as how to crochet an egg cosy, the tutorial also includes instructions on how to give your crochet egg cosies a felted effect which will work with any 100% wool yarn or wool yarn blended with natural fibres (but you can always skip this step if you want to make a normal crochet egg cosy using synthetic yarns)

Even if you’re a vegan, you an still have fun with our crochet egg cosy patterns. Check out our free crochet Easter eggs pattern to make your own animal friendly crochet eggs!

Free crochet easter eggs pattern

Materials

Abbreviations (UK)

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.

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Tips

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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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Needle

Total time:

Step 1

Foundation leaving a 12cm (4¾”) tail, ch10, ss in 3rd ch from hook to form a ring (remaining 7ch will form the stalk)

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Round 1 1ch (does not count as st), 8dc in ring, mark the last stitch with a stitch marker, move stitch marker up as you complete each round.

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Step 2

Round 2 (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 4 times [12sts]

Round 3 (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 4 times [16sts]

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Step 3

Round 4 (1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 4 times [20sts]

Round 5 (1dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 4 times [24sts]

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Step 4

Rounds 6-7 1dc in each st around

Round 8 (1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog) 4 times, ss to next st to finish [20sts]

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Step 5

Break yarn, fasten off and sew in the yarn end. Sew the tail at the start of your work to form a stalk, weaving the thread along the stalk and sewing in.

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Felting

Step 1

Put the egg cosies in a washing machine with a small amount of detergent. Set to 60°C, using a long program with a spin cycle.

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Step 2

Once washed, shape the cosies by placing each one on top of an egg.

Step 3

Next, gently stretch out the felt to fit if needed, then leave on the egg to dry and trim any stray fibres with scissors once the cosies have dried.

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If you’re looking for some more free crochet egg cosy patterns, why not try these gab rabbit cosies, or keep reading below for more of our favourites!

Free Rabbit Egg Cosies Crochet Pattern

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Top and tail your morning eggs with the cutest bunny rabbit egg cosies, designed by Sara Huntington. The bottom halves have cute little pompom tails, and the tops have rabbit ears!

You can find the pattern below, or if you would like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here!

You will need

Phildar Phil Coton 4 (100% cotton, 50g/85m), 1 ball each of:

  • Yarn A Pistache (43) Oiellet (34) or Turquoise (41)
  • Yarn B Mercure (08)

A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook

A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook

2cm (¾in) pompom maker

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Measurements

Bunny Ears cosy 9x7cm (3½x2¾in) folded flat Bunny Tails egg cup cover 8×5.5cm (3x2in) folded flat; to fit an egg cup of 17cm (6¾in) circumference, with no stem.

Abbreviations

Reverse dc (also called crab stitch) Work each dc to the right of the stitch previously worked (if you are right-handed) – you can find our tutorial on how to do crab stitch here.

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Notes

Pieces are worked using the amigurumi method, in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it helpful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work.

Bunny ears crochet egg cosy

Using your choice of Yarn A and a 3mm hook, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) 8dc into loop.

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [16 sts]

Round 3 1dc in each st around.

Round 4 *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st; repeat from * around. [24 sts]

Round 5 1dc in each st around.

Repeat Round 5, five more times. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears (Make 2)

Each time you change yarn, drop the yarn you are not using to the WS of your work.

Using Yarn A to match the cosy and a 2.5mm hook, ch8, ss to first ch to make a loop, being careful not to twist.

Round 1 (RS) 1dc into next 6 sts, change to Yarn B, 1dc in last 2 sts. [8 sts]

Round 2 Change to Yarn A, 1dc into next 6 sts, change to Yarn B, 1dc in last 2 sts. [8 sts]

Repeat Round 2, five more times.

Round 8 Change to Yarn A, (dc2tog) 4 times. [4 sts]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, run the tail through the stitches in Round 8 and pull tight. Fasten off.

To finish

Sew the ears to the top of the cosy.

Bunny tails crochet egg cup cover

Using Yarn B and a 3mm hook, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) 8dc into loop.

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [16 sts]

Round 3 *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st; repeat from * around. [24 sts]

Round 4 1dc in each st around.

Repeat Round 4, seven more times.

Round 12 Reverse dc in each st around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To finish

Make a pompom using one of the Yarn A shades and sew to the side of the egg cup cover, as a tail.

More crochet egg cosy patterns

Hook up a whole family of cute chicks with these free crochet egg cosy patterns from Red Heart.

If you want a crochet egg cosy patterns that takes your characters to the next level, then check out this amazing crochet egg cosy pattern collection by Erinna Lee!

It’s not all chickens and rabbits – Give your cosies a cactus twist with these free crochet egg cosy patterns by Flo and Dot

Combine your love of woolly sheep and easter eggs with this fabulous Sheep crochet egg cosy pattern by DearEweCrochet.

We still can’t decide if the chicken or the egg came first, but you can enjoy the best of both with this chicken crochet egg cosy pattern