We really enjoyed making these lovely knitted eggs just in time for Easter. We decided to knit six eggs so we could arrange them as a centrepiece on a table. And what’s great is that we were able to use a mix of leftover yarn from other knitting projects. Another option is to purchase yarn ends from knitting shops at discounted prices. So what you end up with is beautiful, inexpensive (and unbreakable) holiday decor!
What You’ll Need to Make One Knitted Easter Egg:
- Yarn – KnitPicks (100% wool; 231 yards/50 grams); Various colours; Leftover yarn; Double up the yarn to achieve correct thickness
- Needles: one set of five double pointed needles (dpn); size 6 (4mm)
- Yarn needle
- Polyester Batting
INSTRUCTIONS: for one knitted egg
CO 12: distribute stitches evenly over 4 needles (3 stitches each needle).
Join for working in the round. Be careful not to twist the stitches. Place marker for beginning of each round (if desired).
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: [K1-f/b, knit across to last stitch on needle, K1-f/b] 4 times (20 stitches)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: [K1-f/b, knit across to last stitch on needle, K1-f/b] 4 times (28 stitches)
Round 5-15: Knit
Round 16: [Skp, knit across to last 2 stitches on needle, k2tog] 4 times (20 stitches)
Round 17: Knit
Round 18: [Skp, knit across to last 2 stitches on needle, k2tog] 4 times (12 stitches)
Round 19: Knit
Round 20: [Skp, K1] 4 times (8 stitches)
Cut yarn, leaving 10” tail. Thread tail onto yarn needle and slip through remaining stitches.
Turn egg inside out and gently pull needle so opening at top of egg closes. Weave in end securely on wrong side.
Turn egg right side out. Stuff egg with batting through bottom opening.
Thread CO yarn tail onto yarn needle and close bottom opening.
Repeat these instructions to create as many eggs as you want.