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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hard Boiled Eggs

I decided to add the bacon, hard boiled eggs and fried egg patterns to the blog because I need to keep track of these patterns for my next use.


From left: Snow, Almond and Banana on the right

#4 Medium Worsted eight Yarn
     Lion Brand "Cotton-Ease" in Snow
     Lion Brand "Cotton-Ease" in Almond
     Lion Brand "Lion Cotton" in Banana

Crochet Hook: F/5-3.75mm

Polyester Fiberfill (or your favorite material for "stuffing")

This is worked as a spiral so do not join at the end of the rnd.

Rnd 1: Using a Magic Circle, make 7 sc into the circle, mark the end of the rnd with a st marker (7 sc). . . as you can see, I am cheap . . I mark my sts with yarn :)

Rnd 2: Place 2 sc into each st, mark the end of the rnd. (14 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in each st around, mark the end of the rnd. (14 sc)

Rnd 4: Place *2 sc into the 1st st, and 1 sc in the next st,* repeat from * to * around, mark the end of the rnd. (21 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each st around, mark the end of the rnd.  (21 sc)

Rnd 6: Place *2 sc into the 1st st, and 1 sc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around, mark the end of the rnd. (28 sc)

Rnd 7 - 10: Repeat Rnd 3  (28 sc)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, *  repeat from * to * around, mark the end of the rnd. (21 sc)

Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 3. (21 sc)

Rnd 13: Sc2tog, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * around, mark the end of the rnd. (14 sc)

Rnd 14: Repeat Rnd 3.

I would recommend you stuffing your egg now, while the opening is larger than it will be at the end, then you can finish stuffing when finished.

Rnd 15: Sc2tog around. (7 sc)

Rnd 16: Sc in each st around, fasten off leaving a tail for weaving the last rnd of sts together. Pull tight, to close the opening, weave in end.


I like this larger size egg for younger children . . makes them easier to hold.  However, if you want an egg closer in size to a normal egg, start with 6 sc into the magic circle in rnd 1. It is amazing what 1 sc can do to the final size.



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