This is a guestblog of Kate McCully of Make Me Roar
Easter is upon us soon
Hi, I’m Kate from Make Me Roar. Claudia has kindly asked me to host this blog post for her.
I live in the UK with my husband and two children. I’ve been crocheting for about 11 years and designing patterns for 4 years. I started off making mostly blankets but once I discovered amigurumi I fell in love with it. I have good spatial awareness (I used to be an interior designer) so I love crocheting 3D shapes and characters.
Hiding eggs in the garden
Easter will be upon us soon and our ritual of hiding little eggs around the garden for our two children will begin. In the past we have hidden real chocolate eggs, but this year we are going to be hiding crocheted eggs and characters which they then can exchange for a real chocolate egg. This way they don’t go on to consume an obscene amount of chocolate, and they get to keep the cute crocheted characters. Win-win! We also won’t be finding metallic wrappers in the garden for weeks to come because some eggs were not found!
So, today I have a free pattern for you. My ‘medium egg’. This egg is part of my Easter Decorations patterns which includes three different sized eggs, three different characters (Bunny, Chick and Lamb and also a decorative egg). You can find the link to all patterns at the end of this blog.
You will need
- Ricorumi, DK, 100% cotton, (25g) (or yarn of your choice)
- 2.5mm hook (US E/4)
- Polyester toy stuffing
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Stitches and Abbreviations (UK terminology)
dc Double crochet
st (sts) Stitch(es)
Start by making a magic ring.
R 1 Ch1 (does not count as a st), 6dc into ring. (6 sts)
R 2 2dc in each st around. (12 sts)
R 3 (2dc in next st, 1dc) 6 times. (18 sts)
R 4 dc in each st around. (18 sts)
R 5 (2dc in next st, 2dc) 6 times. (24 sts)
R 6 dc in each st around. (24 sts)
R 7 (2dc in next st, 3dc) 6 times. (30 sts)
R 8-16 dc in each st around. (30 sts)
Stuff as you go.
R 17 (dc2tog, 3dc) 6 times. (24 sts)
R 18 (dc2tog, 2dc) 6 times. (18 sts)
R 19 (dc2tog, 1dc) 6 times. (12 sts)
R 20 (dc2tog) 6 times. (6 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle and the tail end to close the hole inserting the needle into the front loops of each st. Pull to close and weave in end.
And that’s the finished egg. You can make a few to hide in an easter hunt like I mentioned above, or you can attached a hanging loop to create easter decorations.
Decorate your crocheted eggs
Why not decorate your egg? I love to add details over the top of my designs using simple embroidery. You’ll need a tapestry needle and the same yarn in contrasting colours. Here I’ve used simple running stitches, zigzag stitches and French knots to complete the decoration.
I have videos over on my Instagram showing how to do the decoration above: @makemeroardesign
I also have a free pattern for an Easter basket over on my blog which you can find here https://makemeroar.co.uk/free-easter-basket-crochet-pattern/
All patterns of Make Me Roar can be found here: