A Hard Boiled Crochet Egg?
Why not! I needed a little project after all the maths of the Crochet Dinosaur Puzzle and my Mystery Project! And this little hard boiled crochet egg was just the thing.
Thank you very much, Kathleen D’Angelo, for letting me use your lovely photos for my “eggcellent” pattern!
As for the rest of you, please contact me if anything is unclear.
Otherwise, HAVE FUN!
Oh, and remember that ALL my patterns are written using American Terminology. If you want to know the difference between American and British terminology – or you need to know the Afrikaans terms (unlikely, I know) – you can find my Afrikaans/British/American Table of Terms here.
- 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Dk Wool in yellow and cream
- Yarn needle
|Hdc inc||Half-double crochet increase (make 2 hdc’s in same st)|
|Sc inc||Single Crochet Increase (2 sc’s in same st)|
|Sc2tog||Single Crochet 2 together|
|Sl st||Slip Stitch|
Outside – with Cream Yarn
|1||Ch 2. 3 x sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1 and turn.||3|
|2||Sc inc in all 3 st’s. Ch 1 and turn.||6|
|3||*Sc inc, sc* x 3. Ch 1 and turn.||9|
|4||Sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn.||9|
|5||*Sc inc, 2 x sc* x 3. Ch 1 and turn.||12|
|6-9||Sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn.||12|
|10||*Sc2tog, 2 x sc* x 3. Ch 1 and turn.||9|
|11-12||Sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn.||9|
|13||*Sc2tog, sc* x 3. Ch 1 and turn.||6|
|14||Sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn.||6|
|15||*Sc2tog* x 3. Ch 1 and turn.||3|
|16||Sc3tog. Ch 1 and bind off.||3|
Inside - start with Yellow Yarn
|1||Into a magic ring: ch 1, 6 x sc. Join to the first st with a sl st.||6|
|2||Ch 1. Sc inc in each of the next 6 st’s. Join to the first st with a sl st.||12|
|3||Ch 1. *Sc inc, sc* x 6. Join to the first st with a sl st.||18|
|4||Change colour to cream. Ch 1. Sc inc, 2 x sc. Hdc inc, 2 x sc. *Sc inc, 2 x sc* x 4. Join to the first st with a sl st.||24|
|5||Ch 1. Sc inc, 2 x sc, hdc inc, 3xdc in next st, hdc inc, 2 x sc. *Sc inc, 3 x sc* x 4. Join to the first st with a sl st.||33|
Take the inside of the crochet egg and hold it with the right side facing you. Insert your hook through the stitch at the pointy end of the egg (it should be the 2nd dc st of the 3dc-in-same-st cluster). Now insert your hook through the st at the top of the outside part (the st formed by the sc3tog in last round). Sc through both these st’s and continue working around, making a sc through both layers in each st and row around.
When you get 3/4 of the way around the egg, stuff it and continue.
When you get to the last st, don’t bind off just yet. Sc through the first st and row one more time and then sl st in the next st. Ch 1 and bind off.
Make sure your egg is stuffed enough, otherwise it will look lumpy and un-egg-like. Don’t stuff it too much, otherwise it will start to look like a deflated rugby ball.
Work away your tail. Make sure to pull it tight so that you get rid of the pointy ch-1. This will give your egg a more rounded top.