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How To Make Multi-Coloured Crochet Easter Eggs

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

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Abbreviations: 

ch = chain

tr = treble crochet (US double crochet)

htr = half treble crochet (US half double crochet)

dtr = double treble crochet (US treble crochet)

sl st = slip stitch

st sp = stitch space (the space between stitches)

sk = skip

st/s = stitch/es

sp = space

FO = fasten off (fasten and cut yarn, weave in ends)

SP-2 = spike stitch over two rows.  For the purposes of this pattern this is a treble (US double) which, instead of going into the row you’re working into, goes into the row below that, into the stitch space between a set of two trebles in R3.  This creates a long treble stitch.

Notes

To make the pattern simpler to follow, I have not specified the chains that count as initial stitches.  The first stitch of each round is to be made with chains:

tr = 3ch

htr = 2ch

Or a standing stitch:

Wrap your yarn around your hook to create an initial loop (you can use a slip knot to secure it), then work the stitch as normal.

Step-1

Make Two: R1: Create a magic ring, 12tr into ring, sl st into 1st st, FO. (12 tr)

R2: (New colour) [htr, ch1] into each st sp, sl st into 1st st, FO. (12 htr between 12 ch1 sp)

R3: (New colour) [2tr, ch1] into each ch1 sp, sl st into 1st st, FO. (12 sets of 2tr between 12 ch1 sp)

Step-2

R4: (New colour) [3tr, ch1] into each ch1 sp, sl st into 1st st, FO. (12 sets of 3tr between 12 ch1 sp)

R5: (New colour) [tr, SP-2, tr, ch1] into each ch1 sp, sl st into 1st st, FO. (12 sets of (tr, SP-2, tr) between 12 ch1 sp)

R6: (New colour) [2tr into ch1 sp, tr into next 2 st sp] around, sl st into 1st st, FO. (48 tr)

Step-3

R7: (New colour) Start in 1st tr st from any (2tr into ch1 sp) from R6: 23tr, 4dtr, tr into remaining sts around, sl st into 1st st, FO. (44 tr, 4 dtr)

Step-4

Alternative Final Two Rounds (Used in the egg featuring sky blue – this gives more of a patterned effect on R6, but also shows more of the polystyrene egg. Which you try depends on your preference, or give them both a go!)

R6: (New colour) [3tr, ch1] into each ch1 sp, sl st into 1st st, FO. (12 sets of 3tr between 12 ch1 sp)

R7: (New colour) [2tr into ch1 sp, tr into next 2 st sp] 5 times, [tr, dtr] into ch1 sp, dtr into next 2 st sp, [dtr, tr] into ch1 sp, tr into next 2 st sp, [2tr into ch1 sp, tr into next 2 st sp] around, sl st into 1st st, FO. (44 tr 4 dtr)

Assemble:

Step-1

Position both halves around the polystyrene egg, ensuring the 4dtr on each half are at the pointed top of the egg.

Step-2

Cut a length of yarn and sew together through the outside loop of each stitch of the final row of both halves, leaving an end long enough to create a hanging loop at the start and finish of your sewing.

Step-3

Knot your ends together close to the egg to secure your stitching, then knot them at the top to create a hanging loop.

Step-4

Your colourful crochet egg is complete!

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