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Earlier this week I shared a post on Craft Gossip about a sweet little free knitting pattern for egg cozies that have bunny ears. Adorable, right?
Someone on Facebook had the gall to comment “Cute. But why?”
Which is completely the wrong answer.
Cute is its own reason, its own reward.
So to celebrate that, I knit a cozy.
(I followed her directions completely, except I picked up stitches from the top of the hat for the ears instead of knitting them separately and sewing them on. So cute, and done in about 15 minutes.)
And because I kind of wanted a “cozy” (admit it, it’s just a hat) for a large plastic Easter egg, I made my own knit egg cozy out of bulky yarn and almost literally scraps.
It kind of looks like a chick to me, thanks to the chenille yarn I used.
What You’ll Need
- about 2 yards of bulky weight yarn in contrast color (this one was a scrap; it’s Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky, I’m pretty sure)
- about 7 yards of another bulky weight yarn (mine is Lion Brand Chenille in Porcelain)
- set of 3 (or 4, if you insist) size 10 US (6 mm) double-pointed knitting needles
My hat measures about 7 inches around the base and is 2.5 inches tall. To fit a large plastic Easter egg (mine is 7 inches around the widest part). Gauge is not critical.
Working the Knit Egg Cozy
Using the contrasting yarn, cast on 18 stitches.
Knit 1 row (or join in round and purl 1 row).
Change to main yarn and join in round with purl bumps to the outside. Knit 3 rounds.
K1, (K2, k2tog) 3 times, k2tog, k1, k2tog (13 stitches).
K 2 rounds.
K1, (k2tog, k2) 3 times (10 stitches).
K 1 round.
K2tog, k1, k2tog. Repeat (6 stitches).
K 1 round.
K2tog, k1. Repeat (4 stitches).
Cut yarn and thread onto yarn needle. Slip remaining stitches onto yarn and pull tight. Weave in ends, closing up the seam in the first row.
Either way, I think they’re both adorable, and will be part of my spring decorations as soon as I get around to getting them up.
Are you crafting anything for spring yet? I’d love to hear about it!
Sometimes craft is just about the fun of doing it.
The sheer “well… BECAUSE”-ness of these makes me smile.
They are really, really cute.
Thank you! I like that, too.