Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red Easter Egg Pattern

I am aware that I did promise the patterns for my Easter Eggs.  Really it's more of a recipe but I am printing out the three basic versions. Since I did attempt to photo each step I will post one egg per post to keep the post size down.  I do not consider myself a crocheter, so if you don't understand something please let me know.
all 3 eggs

All three eggs use "standard" 'n creme type cotton - scraps will do
                            G/6 - 4.25mm crochet hook
                            the plastic eggs sold at Easter time that come apart in the
                             middle to fill

round 1 - ch 5; sl into 1st ch to create a loopstep 1
round 2 - ch2, 11 DC around loop, sl into top of ch to connect roundstep 2

from here forward, all stitches are done through the back loop.  This creates the little ridge between rounds.  I personally like the way tis looks, if you do not want the ridge, then crochet through both loops.

round 3 - ch 2, through back loop [2DC, 2DC in same stitch]3x, 3 DC, sl to top 
               of ch step 3
round 4 - ch 2, 2DC, 2DC in same st, [3DC, 2DC in same stitch]2x, 3DC, DC in 
               base of ch, sl to top of ch to join. step 4
round 5 - ch 1, sc each st all around, sl to join round then insert egg, fat endstep 5
round 6 - ch 2, [2DC, DC2tog]4x, DC sl to join step 6
round 7 - ch 1, [3SC, SC2tog]2x, 3SC sl to join step 7
round 8 -  ch 1, SC2tog all around, sl to join, bind off done

I pull the hole on top closed when I weave in the end.

ch - chain
sl - slip
DC - double crochet
SC - single crochet
DC2tog - double crochet 2 together
SC2tog - single crochet 2 together

Since as I said before I'm not a crocheter, and I taught myself - mostly from magazines, I figure I should explain what I mean by crochet 2 together.  If you look at the picture with step 7 you will see that I insert hook, loop the yarn, pull the loop through, then leaving the loop on the hook ( will be 2 loops at that point) insert the hook into the next loop, grab the yarn, pull the yarn through, (3 loops on the hook) then I yarn over and pull through all three loops.  Double crochet 2 together is done in a similar way- I have pictures if you need it. 



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