I wanted some fun egg ornaments to hang in our living room. These babies are doing the trick!
Crochet Egg Ornaments
Skill level: beginner
Yarn: worsted weight (I used caron simply soft in blue mint, mango, watermelon)
Hook: Size I
Swatch Gauge: it doesn't matter for this pattern!
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
HDC2tog: HDC 2 stitches together
SC2tog: SC 2 stitches together
Starting Chain: Chain 8 with yarn A.
Row 1: Work 1 HDC into 2nd CH from hook and in every CH across to last CH. CH 1, turn. (7 HDC)
Row 2: 2 HDC in first stitch. 1 HDC in each stitch until last stitch, 2 HDC in last stitch. CH 1 (9 HDC)
Row 3: HDC in each stitch across. CH 1. (9 HDC)
Row 4: HDC2tog, HDC in each stitch across to last stitch,HDC2tog, CH 1. (7 stitches)
switch to yarn B, leave yarn A attached. We will be able to hide this strand at the end.
Row 5: 1 HDC in each stitch across, CH 1. (7 HDC)
Row 6: HDC2tog, 1 HDC in each stitch across to last stitch, HDC2tog, CH 1. (5 stitches)
Switch to yarn A. Let yarn B hang down we will cut and secure it later.
Row 7-8: 1 HDC in each stitch across. CH 1 (5 HDC)
Row 9: HDC2tog, 1 HDC, HDC2tog. CH 1. (3 stitches)
Edging: SC around entire edge until you reach the 3 HDC from row 9 (took me ~26 sc). SC2tog twice. bind off, weave in ends.
Attach yarn color of choice in the center stitch at the top of egg. Chain 10. Attach chain back to center stitch. Secure. Tie loose ends together and cut tails. Hang and enjoy!
I might try a zigzag pattern instead of a straight stripe in the 2nd color. Or it would be fun to do a single color egg then embroider an initial or make a slew of them and embroider one letter on each to make a word. After I made the first one, the other two flew by, so I think it would be an easy project. Let me know if you try it!