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.
Check out our other Easter DIYs below:
- Rhubarb cheesecake recipe
- Easter bark recipe
- Easter bunny jars
- Crochet bunny bunting
- Sew your own little bunny
- 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.
Making the cosy
Foundation leaving a 12cm (4¾”) tail, ch10, ss in 3rd ch from hook to form a ring (remaining 7ch will form the stalk)
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.
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]
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]
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]
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.
- 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.
- Once washed, shape the cosies by placing each one on top of an egg.
- 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.