Thursday, April 11, 2019

Charming Egg Motif



These eggs measure about 2" long and 1 1/2" wide. 
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.
size 3 crochet thread-
color 1- about 5 yards
color 2- a small amount for the last row
a small amount in different colors for the stripes (optional)
3.25 mm hook
yarn needle 
scissors

Optional materials for the flowers-
a small amount of size 10 crochet thread
6/0 (4 mm) seed beads
sewing needle
sewing thread


Stitch Abbreviations

BPdc- back post double crochet
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sc- single crochet 
st(s)- stitch(es) 
yo- yarn over


Special Stitches

  • 2-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around next 2 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • 2-BPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each BPdc on hook, BPdc around next 2 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • 5-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around next 5 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.
  • ( ) - Enclose additional information and the amount of stitches you will have at the end of the row or round.
  • At the end of rows 1-6 turn your work over.
  • 2 strands of size 10 thread held together can be substituted for the size 3 thread.

Egg-

Row 1- with size 3 crochet thread (color 1) and using the larger hook ch 4 (counts as the foundation ch and ch-3 space), 8 dc in fourth ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (last dc made counts as the second ch-3 space)  

Row 2- BPdc twice around next dc, BPdc around each of next 5 dc, BPdc twice around next dc, hdc in next ch-3 space (the hdc counts as a ch-2 space), ch 2, turn.  (9 BPdc)

Row 3- FPdc around each of next 9 BPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn.  (9 FPdc)

Row 4- BPdc around each of next 9 FPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn.  (9 BPdc)

Row 5- 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BPdc, FPdc around each of next 5 BPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn.  (2 2-FPdc decreases, 5 FPdc)

Row 6- 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 sts, BPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 sts, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn.  (2 2-BPdc decreases, 3 BPdc)

Row 7- 5-FPdc decrease around next 5 sts, ch 2, slip st in next ch-2 space, fasten off color 1 and weave in ends.

Row 8- with color 2 join in the same ch-2 space, ch 1, 2 sc in same space, 2 sc in each of next 4 ch-2 spaces, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in the free loop of foundation ch, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, 2 sc in each of next 6 ch-2 spaces, 3 sc in next 5-FPdc decrease, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, join in first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.  (34 sc)

To make a loop for hanging cut a piece of thread about 6" long.  Thread it onto the yarn needle and weave it through the center sc on row 8 at the top of the egg.  Tie into a knot and trim the ends.

🌼 Decorating the eggs 🌼

Small Flower-

First petal- with size 10 crochet thread and using the smaller hook ch 4, slip st in third ch from hook and in the next ch (the first ch made).

Second petal- ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook and in the first ch made.

Petals 3-6- Repeat instructions for the second petal 4 times, fasten off and weave in ends.

Large Flower-

First petal- with size 10 crochet thread and using the smaller hook ch 5, slip st in fourth ch from hook and in the next ch (the first ch made).

Second petal- ch 4, slip st in fourth ch from hook and in the first ch made.

Petals 3-6- Repeat instructions for the second petal 4 times, fasten off and weave in ends.

Stripes-

For a wide stripe have your work with the right side facing up.  For a thin stripe have your work with the wrong side facing up.


1- Depending on the size stripe your making, start with either the right side facing up (wide stripe) or wrong side facing up (thin stripe), and holding the thread behind your work, insert hook in any ch-2 or ch-3 space.
2- pull up a loop.  
3- Working around the post of the next FPdc or BPdc, insert hook in the space between the next 2 sts and pull up a loop.  Draw through 1 loop on hook to make a slip st.  Repeat step 3 for the remaining sts in the row, fasten off and weave in ends.

Adding the flowers-

Thread the sewing needle and place the flower where you want it to go on the egg.  Starting on the back of your work, bring the needle up through the middle of the flower and back down again.  If using beads, place one in the center of the flower.  Bring the sewing needle back up through the center of the bead and back down next to the bead so that the thread wraps around it.  Do this a few more times spacing the thread evenly around the bead so it lays flat.  Tie both ends of the thread in a knot and trim the edges.




🌼 Row 1 🌼

1- ch 4.  The first ch made is the foundation ch you will be working in and the next 3 chs count as the first ch-3 space.
2- 8 dc in fourth ch from the hook.  The last dc made counts as the second ch-3 space.
3- ch 2.
4- turn your work over.

🌼 Row 2 🌼

1- after turning your work over so that the wrong side is facing up, BPdc twice around the next dc.
2- BPdc around each of next 5 dc.  BPdc twice around the next dc.
3- hdc in the next ch-3 space.
4- ch 2 and turn your work over.  (9 BPdc)

🌼 Rows 3-6 🌼

Row 3- FPdc around each of next 9 BPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn.  (9 FPdc)

Row 4- BPdc around each of next 9 FPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn.  (9 BPdc)

Row 5- 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BPdc, FPdc around each of next 5 BPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn.  (2 2-FPdc decreases, 5 FPdc)

Row 6- 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 sts, BPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 sts, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn.  (2 2-BPdc decreases, 3 BPdc)

🌼 Row 8 🌼

with color 2 join in the same ch-2 space, ch 1, 2 sc in same space, 2 sc in each of next 4 ch-2 spaces, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in the free loop of foundation ch, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, 2 sc in each of next 6 ch-2 spaces, 3 sc in next 5-FPdc decrease, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, join in first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.  (34 sc)

🌼 Making the stripes 🌼

Wide stripe- 

1- With the right side facing up and holding the thread behind your work, insert hook in any ch-2 or ch-3 space.
2- pull up a loop.  
3- Working around the post of the next FPdc or BPdc, insert hook in the space between the next 2 sts and pull up a loop.  Draw through 1 loop on hook to make a slip st.  
4-6- Repeat step 3 for the remaining sts in the row, fasten off and weave in ends.
Thin stripe-

1- With the wrong side facing up and holding the thread behind your work, insert hook in any ch-2 or ch-3 space.
2-6- Follow the same instructions for the wide stripe.

🌼 Large Flower 🌼

1- with size 10 thread ch 5.
2- slip st in fourth ch from hook and in the first ch made.
3- ch 4, slip st in fourth ch from hook and in the very first ch made in step 1.
4- repeat step 3 4 more times for a total of 6 petals, fasten off and weave in ends.



This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna. Feel free to link to this pattern but do not reprint it on your site. You can sell items made from this pattern. Please credit me as the designer, Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- draiguna.etsy.com, or to my blog- www.draiguna.com. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it.  This includes making charts of graphs of the pattern.  Thank you!



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1 comment:

  1. The work from the wool rolls is very lovely. I'll try to do it!

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