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Ostara's Eggs

A free Pattern From SunDaughterKnits

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Celebrate spring with crochet eggs for hunting and hiding!

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A happy couple put their heads together in peace. They are wearing Acorn Street Beanies and the stitches along the brim form sweet little acorns.
Crochet a whole rainbow!

About The Ostara's Eggs Pattern:

Ostara walks through the fields, butterflies and song birds behind her, grasses springing up from her footsteps and flowers blooming at her touch. She is a gentle goddess, known for bringing the spring to the North and her bunnies love to hide eggs, which we paint for her in all the colors of the rainbow. Celebrate the spring by making some scrappy eggs for hiding and hunting. Add some beans and give them a shake, fill a basket with them or hang them in a garland to honor the new life all around us.



Lets Chat Yarn!


Ostara's Eggs is a perfect pattern for stash diving! Requiring only 6g or about 30 yards of fingering weight yarn, a basket full of eggs is a wonderful way to use up all that left over fingering weight yarn. This is a great opportunity to use up those scraps from knitting socks or a great way to work up those minies! Striped eggs are always a cute option for using every last little bit and ends can be simply tucked inside. I made my eggs with scraps left after making my epic Rainbow Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowery.


Check out my Ostara Pinterest Board!

A mood board to celebrate all things spring! Eggs and birds and bunnies and more eggs! As with most of my boards, this one contains a lot of crafting and with a good bit of knitting and lots of inspiring watercolor paintings. Follow SunDaughterKnits on Pinterest for more seasonal inspiration!


 

And without further adieu:

The Ostara's Eggs Pattern

The Pattern Details page shown below come directly from the PDF. Feel free to download this image and take it with you to your LYS to pick up supplies! You can also support your favorite LYS by purchasing a PDF copy of the pattern from the shop!

The Pattern Details page of Ostara's Eggs crochet pattern
Download this image and take it with you to your LYS for supplies!

Tips and Ticks:

~Using a magic loop cast on will make the beginning hole smaller. A video with instruction can be found here. ~ The eggs are crocheted in a continuous spiral making counting rounds tricky- you can use extra stitch markers to help keep track of rounds. ~If your gauge is not spot on or you are limited by hook size, and if you are using the plastic egg as a mold, this pattern can be used as more of a recipe. You can omit some of the plain crochet rounds or the last increase round to shape your fabric around your egg with the gauge you have.

On Marking the Beginning of Round: If needed, keep track of the first stitch in the round by hanging and opening stitch marker from the first stitch in the round (this will be the loop that is on the hook when the first stitch is worked). At the beginning of the next round, remove that marker and place it on the loop that is now on the hook, as it is the beginning of the next round. Instructions for this are not included in the pattern directions.


Using the magic loop method cast on 6 stitches (alternatively: ch2, sc 6 in the second chain from the hook). Round 1 will begin by crocheting in the 1st stitch worked to join in the round to begin the spiral. Rnd 1: Inc 1 in each stitch. (12sts)

Rnd 2: Sc to BOR.

Rnd3: (Inc 1, sc 1) to BOR. (18sts)

Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd5: (Inc 1, sc 2) to BOR. (24sts)

Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 7:(Inc 1, sc 3)to BOR. (30sts)

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 9: (Inc 1, sc 4) to BOR. (36sts)

Rnds 10-11: Sc in each stitch. Rnd 12: (Inc 1, sc 5) to BOR.(42sts)

Rnds 13-15: Sc in each stitch. Rnd 16: (Inc 1, sc 6) to BOR. (48sts)

Rnd 17: Repeat Rnd 2. Rnd 18: (Dec 1, sc 6) to BOR. (42sts)

Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 2. Rnd 20: (Dec 1, sc 5) to BOR. (36sts)

Rnd 21: Repeat Rnd 2. Rnd 22: (Dec 1, sc 4) to BOR. (30sts)

If using a plastic egg, this is a good time to put it inside the crochet egg and work the rest of the crochet rounds with the plastic egg all up in your way. The decreases close up around the rounder end of the egg. (Power through- it isn’t that long to the end!)

Rnd 23: (Dec 1, sc 3) to BOR. (24sts)

Rnd 24: (Dec 1, sc 2) to BOR. (18sts)

If using roving or some other stuffing this is a good time to fill your egg and then work the last few rounds with the stuffing all up in your way trying to spill out (Its your turn to power through- it isn’t that long to the end!)

Rnd 25: (Dec 1, sc 1) to BOR. (12sts)

Rnd 26: Dec 1 to BOR (6sts)


Finishing:

Cut yarn leaving an 8 inch tail. Thread the tail onto a darning needle and whip stitch the 6 stitches of your last round, pulling this snug to close the hole. Pull the cast on tail, closing the hole at the beginning of your egg (alternatively, use the cast on tail to whip stitch the hole closed). Weave in ends and hide your egg for someone to find!


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