Monday, March 7, 2011

Free Pattern: Knitted Easter Eggs


My Knitted Easter Egg pattern is here!  (Also on Ravelry.)  I'd meant to publish it sooner, but was engrossed in my March socks.  This pattern will net you a life-sized egg made of wool and stuffing -- and who wouldn't want that?  Knit at a the gauge specified, they're the exact size and shape of a real egg.  They can also be knitted at a bigger gauge on larger needles with the corresponding weight yarn.  Have fun with them -- my son Nathan shows you how in the photos at the end of this post.  I'll use my knitted Easter eggs to decorate one of my spring wreaths.

Please share photos of your knitted eggs. I'd love to see them!


Knitted Eggs Pattern


Materials:
One ball of Knit Picks’ Palette in each of the following colors: Cotton Candy, Edemame,  Custard and Blue Bell or other fingering weight wool yarn
U.S. size 1.5 DPN needles or size to get gauge (U.S. size 2 DPNs will also yield realistic-looking eggs)

Gauge: 8 sts per inch in st st

Instructions:

Cast on 16 sts, leaving an 18-inch tail.
Join stitches to work in the round, being careful not to twist.

Rounds 1-3: Knit

Round 4: * k1, kf&b rep from * to end—24 sts

Rounds 5-6: Knit

Round 7: * k1, kf&b rep from * to end—36 sts.

Rounds 8-22: Knit

Round 23: * k4, k2tog rep from * to end—30 sts

Rounds 24-26: Knit

Round 27: * k3, k2tog rep from * to end—24 sts

Rounds 28-29: Knit

Round 30: * k2, k2tog rep from * to end—18 sts

Round 31: Knit

Round 32: * k1, k2tog rep from * to end—12 sts

Round 33: Knit

Round 34: * k2tog rep from * to end—6 sts

Cut working yarn, leaving 12-inch tail, and draw yarn through 6 rem sts and secure. Through the cast-on opening at the bottom of the egg, stuff egg with poly fiberfill or other material.

Use tail from cast-on edge to pick up 16 sts around the cast-on edge at the bottom of the egg.

Add more stuffing if necessary. 

* k2tog rep from * to end—8 sts

Draw yarn tail through 8 rem sts and secure.  Hide yarn ends inside egg.

Enjoy as follows:




8 comments:

  1. Sweet! I'll be linking on Facebook. BTW... I can't get the pdf to work ??? Anyway. I think these would be great for our latest wee one. Thanks :)

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  2. Such cute eggs! I can't wait to make some for Easter. However I too could not get the PDF to work. I will head over to find them on Ravelry.

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  3. Thank you! I fixed the PDF, so it should be working now. Sorry about that!

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  4. I'm thankful that Easter is later this year. It gives me more time to knit eggs! Thanks for sharing your pattern.

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  5. Thanks for the great pattern!

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  6. Such cute easter eggs, I can't wait to make some for Easter. However I too could not get the PDF to work. It will best to share step by step information with us with different patterns.

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  7. Gift ideas, the PDF is working now, so I'm not sure what the problem could be. I'm not sure which step by step information you're looking for -- please let me know and I'll do my best to help!

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