Friday, 29 January 2021

Daisy Crochet Easter Egg - Pattern

As I said in my last post, back in 2017 I worked on a collaboration with Hobbycraft.  They provided me with polystyrene eggs and yarn, and I designed these colourful crochet Easter eggs.


Free pattern for cute colourful crochet easter eggs

The patterns were on their website, but it seems they have been taken down now.  I have had a couple of requests for the patterns, so I'm publishing them here on my blog.

Use this free pattern to create cute and colourful crochet easter eggs. Multi-coloured or daisy patterned, these will look great as part of your easter decorations!

There are two designs.  This pattern is for the Daisy eggs, as shown below.  The Multi-Coloured eggs pattern can be found here.

Use this free pattern to create cute and colourful crochet easter eggs. Multi-coloured or daisy patterned, these will look great as part of your easter decorations!

Please note that the polystyrene eggs that Hobbycraft supplied me with were quite big.  If you use smaller eggs, then you might have to end a few rounds sooner, or perhaps use a thinner yarn and smaller hook.

You Will Need

Rico Creative Cotton Aran Yarn – yellow, white, and your choice of main colour (I used candy pink, sky blue and light green).  You can buy this yarn from Love Crafts*.

1 crochet hook – the yarn calls for 4 to 5mm so choose according to your tension

10cm polystyrene eggs

 

Abbreviations

ch = chain

dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

tr = treble crochet (US double crochet)

htr = half treble crochet (US half double 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)

yo = yarn over

tr3tog = treble crochet 3 together (US double crochet 3 together): yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (leaving 2 loops on hook), [yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.


Special Stitches

Surface Stitch: hold yarn at back of work, insert hook between any 2 tr sts, yo and pull a loop up to the front, [insert hook into next st sp between tr sts, yo, pull through st and loop (like a sl st)] around.  Stop with one stitch to go, cut yarn and pull through last st made.  With a needle thread the end through the loops of the 1st st and back through the last st made, to the back of your work.  This creates a final st which blends seamlessly. 


Notes

To make the pattern simpler to follow, I have not specified the chains that count as initial stitches for the first 3 rounds.  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.


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

R2: (White) [tr3tog, ch1] into each st sp, sl st into 1st st, FO.  (12 tr3tog between 12 ch1)


Main Colour:

R3: (New colour) 3tr in each ch1 sp, sl st into st sp between 1st 2 tr sts.  (36 tr)


R4: (Same colour) ch3 (counts as 1st tr), tr into next st sp, [ch2, sk st sp, tr into next 2 st sp] around, [ch1, dc] into top of ch 3 to join the round (counts as final ch2 and start of next round).  (12 sets of 2tr between 12 sets of ch2)


R5: (Same colour) ch2 (along with dc ending last round, counts as 1st tr), 2tr into same ch2 sp, [ch1, 3tr] into each ch2 space around, dc into top of ch2 to join the round (counts as final ch1 and start of next round).  (12 sets of 3tr between 12 ch1)


R6: (Same colour) ch2 (along with dc ending last round, counts as 1st tr), 2tr into same ch1 sp, [ch1, 3tr] into each ch1 space around, dc into top of ch2 to join the round (counts as final ch1 and start of next round).  (12 sets of 3tr between 12 ch1)


R7: (Same colour) ch1 (along with dc ending last round, counts as 1st htr), htr into same ch1 space, htr in next 2 st sp, [2 htr in ch1 sp, htr in next 2 st sp] 4 times, [htr, tr] into ch1 sp, tr into next 2 st sp, [tr, htr] into ch1 sp, htr into next 2 st sp, [2 htr in ch1 sp, htr in next 2 st sp] around, sl st into 1st ch1, FO.  (44 htr, 4 tr)


Surface Stitches:

Over R3: (Yellow) Work surface stitches between the tr sts of R3.


Assemble

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Your pretty daisy egg is complete!


If you have a go at making these, please let me know, as I'd love to see them!


Use this free pattern to create cute and colourful crochet easter eggs. Multi-coloured or daisy patterned, these will look great as part of your easter decorations!

Use this free pattern to create cute and colourful crochet easter eggs. Multi-coloured or daisy patterned, these will look great as part of your easter decorations!

Use this free pattern to create cute and colourful crochet easter eggs. Multi-coloured or daisy patterned, these will look great as part of your easter decorations!

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