Welcome to my Blog!

Hi there, nice to have you visiting! I'm Heidi and this is the blog for Heidi Bears. Here is where I post all the happenings in my work and daily life. Here and there you'll find info on things that have caught my attention as well as the odd tutorial. I hope you enjoy your visits. I love to have feedback, so leave me a comment!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Crocheted Easter Egg Tutorial




Happy Friday all...the weekend is here!

I had great intentions to post yesterday, but alas, sometimes the time compresses and dupes us... in any event, it is here now! I have done this tutorial a bit different to the tutorials before. I have written out the whole pattern, row by row, and then added lots of pics to help you see what I mean... Please would you let me know if this format works well...or if the other way is better?


:: Crochet Easter Egg ::
A Heidi Bears Design©

Requirements:


Crochet Hook size 3.75mm
Double Knit yarn (I used Rowan's Handknit Cotton)
Pure Merino Fleece for stuffing
Abbreviations:
sc = Single Crochet

Instructions:

Make a slip knot.
Round 1. Ch 2, 5sc into second chain from hook. (5)
Round 2. Ch1, (2sc into next stitch, sc) X 2, 2sc into next stitch. (9)
Round 3. (sc, 2sc into next stitch) X 4, sc, sc. (13)
Round 4. sc, (sc, 2sc into next stitch) X 5, sc, sc. (18)
Rounds 5-12. sc into each stitch. (18)
Round 13. Skip a stitch, sc (into next stitch), sc, sc, skip next stitch, sc, sc, sc, skip next stitch, sc, sc, sc, skip next stitch, sc, sc, sc, skip next stitch. End of round. (13)
Round 14. (Sc, skip next stitch) X 3, sc.
You will have a small hole left. Making sure that you don't let your work unravel, use the other end of the crochet hook to firmly stuff the egg with the fleece. It may help to place a waste piece of yarn into the last chain stitch that was on your hook, to stop it from unravelling...
Once you have stuffed it firmly, continue as follows:
sc, sc, sc, skip next stitch, sc into next stitch, skip the next stitch, sc into next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc into next stitch.
The hole at the top of the egg should now be closed.
You will chain 25 stitches to make the loop at the top of the egg. Pull the tail through the last stitch, to end off.
Thread the tail through a tapestry needle and sew to the top of the egg to create the loop and anchor the end of the chain stitch length.

Well done, your egg is ready to be decorated!































Well, it's time to say goodnight...
Lots of Love
Heidi :)

7 comments:

Linda said...

This is so lovely my friend! I am going to give it a try tomorrow:)
Hugs
Linda

Heidi said...

Linda, you are just such a kind and generous person, thank you my friend!
Shout if you need help, I'll pop over...
Love,
Heidi :)

K said...

Almost thou persuadest me to crochet. Almost . ..

Isn't Easter the happiest time? Of course, at heart the celebration is about our freedom and being loved more than life, and sacrifice. The hard part of the story does not make me happy - so I keep it in the I-kknow-this-but-I-can't-often-look drawer. But coupled with spring, returning color, the good shapes of new life- what a lovely celebration.

lovestitches said...

Thanks for sharing, I think I will try this as soon as I can find time.

Anu Kolhatkar said...

Thank you so much! I've been struggling with learning to crochet in the round and this was the perfect tutorial. You're a very generous person, thank you again!
Anu (who lives in India)

Nicole said...

I did it, i did it! After 3 tries i finally got the easter egg and i already finished a second one! I am a beginner and i had a hard time figuring out written directions!! Love these eggs and your directions. I am thinking the rose next!!!
Thank you so much
Nicole

thesewingwren said...

Heidi,
Love your egg tutorial, have made some eggs, your photo's are fabulous and make it so easy to follow, thanks sooOOooo much for teaching us how!
Best wishes, J
The Sewing Wren