My local making-stuff-for-charity group put out a call for knitted and crocheted egg cosies for kids at the Crisis Centre. Bring on the teeny, supercute and free Easter patterns!
Here’s my collection of cosies.
It’s amazing what a difference yarn choice makes. Fuzzy brown bun and stripy bun are exactly the same pattern and embroidery. The pattern by Craftaholics Anonymous® can be used to make a lamb, chick, or rabbit as they all start with the same base, and then have extra features added.
I needed to make these critters big enough to hold a Cadbury’s creme egg, so I found I had to add some extra rows. I was working with DK yarn and a 3.5mm hook. And whatever gauge the bonkers loopy fluffy yarn is.
Did the ears my own way by starting with 6 dc in a magic ring, increasing every stitch in the next round to get 12 stitches, making the ears as long as I wanted, reducing by a few stitches in the last couple of rounds, then pinching in half at the bottom and sewing together.
Fuzzy bun’s is crocheted from eyelash yarn, and trimmed. I made a tiny pompom for stripy bun’s tail.
My lamb started with the same pattern as the rabbit but I decided to freestyle the head for mine.
Fluffy chicken and stripy chicken are made from this pattern by Idea Ivana.
I initially tried out fluffy chicken with bead eyes, but wasn’t at all happy. Again, it’s amazing what a difference little details make. I swapped to embroidering them.
I crocheted the beak for both.
1 dc into a magic ring. ch 1, turn.
2 dc into dc. ch 1, turn.
dc into each of the 2 stitches.
For fluffy chick, I crocheted some looped chains on the tail. For stripy, I sewed some loops on.
I had a lot of fun with these quick makes, and got them all to pass the stuffing-a-Cadbury’s-creme-egg-up-the-bottom test.
A quick reminder if you are making things for Easter (or other spring festivals), there are free patterns for an over-enthusiastic bunny, and a fairly quick little chicken available on my free patterns page. Happy spring hooking!