How do you get ready for Easter? Well… I knit… and this is what I do:
Springtime Egg Cosies
Oddments of 4 ply wool 3.5mm needles 3.5mm crochet hook
In main colour cast on 40 stitches. Knit 4 rows k.1p.1 rib or 4 rows moss stitch.
Knit 12 rows s.s.
Row 1. k5 k 2tog tbl. rep to last 5 sts, k5 (34sts)
Row 2. and every even row, purl
Row 3. k4 k 2tog tbl. rep to last 5 Sts, k5 (30sts)
Row 5. k3 k 2tog tbl. rep to end (24sts)
Row 7. k2 k2tog tbl rep to end (18sts)
Row9. k1k2tog tbl rep to end (12sts)
Row 10. p2 tog to end (6sts)
Row 11. break off yarn leaving enough yarn to thread through remaining stitches and for stitching seam.
Crochet Flowers make three
Start with 2 chain stitches.
Into first chain loop make 1 dc, *1 tr, 1 d tr, 1 tr 1 dc rep from *3 times more to make 4 petals. Slip stitch into chain loop and pull yarn through leaving a tail to stitch with.
Cast on 6 stitches using 2 needle method then cast off 6 stitches to make one leaf. Repeat three times to make three leaves. Pull yarn through to finish then use yarn to gather the base together leaving enough for stitching.
Stitch side seam.
Arrange leaves on top of cosy and stitch to the centre.
Arrange flowers as desired and use yarn tails to stitch in place. Take all yarns to wrong side of cosy, finish off and cut off tails.