Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

I’ve been away from the blog world for nearly a year. Funny how life does that, isn’t it?

Today, in celebration of Easter, I’ve posted a new video on YouTube that demonstrates how to crochet an amigurumi egg. Just in time for the holiday, you can whip up several of these little things for the one in your life who doesn’t like chocolate. Add safety eyes, beads or embroidered faces to turn them into little buddies for your friends. Or, use this shape as the head for a more life-like amigurumi doll design. There are lots of ways to use this pattern. Enjoy!

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Amigurumi Easter Egg

Materials:
Red Heart Comfort sport in two colours of your choice.
Hook: F (3.75 or 4 mm)


Abbreviations:
R = round or row
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
tog = together (sc 2 tog = decrease)
sl st = slip stitch
instructions between * are repeated

R1 - sc 6 in a circle (amigurumi double ring) = 6st
R2 – *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* = 9 st
R3 - *sc 2, 2 sc in next st* = 12 st
R4 - *sc 3, 2 sc in next st* = 15 st
R5 - *sc 4, 2 sc in next st* = 18 st
R6 - *sc 5, 2 sc in next st* = 21 st
R7 - *sc 6, 2 sc in next st* = 24 st
R8 – sc around = 24 st
R9 – *sc 2, sc 2 tog* = 18 st
R10 - *sc 2, sc 2 tog* = 12st --Stuff with 100% polyester fibrefill.--
R11 - *sc 2 tog* = 6 st

sl st and bind off, leaving a tail long enough to sew end closed.

I also posted a link to this pattern on Ravelry.





Thanks for stopping by!
Jan