My mom found an old wire Easter basket downstairs, and she didn’t have anything to fill it. I thought, what would go better in an Easter basket than Easter eggs? I looked online for patterns, but there weren’t any that I liked well enough… so I came up with my own. This pattern is very simple–even a beginner could knit these eggs! They also take up very little yarn, so you could use leftovers from other projects to make them.
Approx. 25 yards worsted weight yarn, per egg – I recommend a variegated yarn so that the eggs appear decorated; I used Lily Sugar’n Creme Ombres & Prints in Country Side, Cool Breeze, and Faded Denim. Each egg takes about a quarter of a ball.
Set of 4 US Size 3 / 3.25 mm double-pointed needles (DPNs)
A small amount of fiberfil stuffing
k# – knit # of stitches
[…] x # – repeat instructions within the brackets # times
kfb – knit into the front and back of the same stitch
k2tog – knit two together
Cast on 12 stitches, leaving a long tail (at least 6 inches); divide evenly over 3 DPNs and join in the round.
Round 1: [k1, kfb] x 6
Round 2: [k2, kfb] x 6
Round 3: knit
Round 4: [k3, kfb] x 6
Rounds 5, 6: knit
Round 7: [k4, kfb] x 6
Rounds 8 – 15: knit
Round 16: [k4, k2tog] x 6
Rounds 17, 18: knit
Round 19: [k3, k2tog] x 6
Rounds 20, 21: knit
Round 22: [k2, k2tog] x 6
Rounds 23, 24: knit
Round 25: [k1, k2tog] x 6
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and thread through remaining stitches. Sew the top of the egg together. Next, stuff the egg from the bottom, then use the tail left from casting on to sew the bottom of the egg shut. You’ve made an Easter egg!
Please let me know if you knit this yourself! I’d love to see finished works. If you use Ravelry, you can queue the pattern here.
If you find any errors in this pattern (I’ve tried my best to make sure it’s correct), feel free to leave a comment here, email me at prefab467 AT aol DOT com or contact me on Ravelry (I’m MercuryZelda). You may print out as many copies of this pattern as you like for personal use. You also may give the result of this pattern as a gift, but you do not have permission to sell either this pattern or any toys made from it.