Thursday, 1 March 2012
*cheep cheep, cheepity, cheep cheeeeeeeeeep*
Balmy sunshine, the shedding of winter layers, and these mad looking chicks you can pick up for a few pennies from every shop.
Their little crazy faces make me smile.
Yes, spring is here.
So I thought i'd make egg cosies.
Fancy making one?
What? You're not very good at crochet?
Can you do a single crochet stitch? (UK double)
Yes? Then you, my lovely, can make this. (Yes, Gem, you too)
I also use the American terms, but it's easy to translate into UK terms:
single crochet (sc) = UK double crochet (dc)
[Now I use the magic ring method when working in the round. Have a look on YouTube for a tutorial and give it a go.]
5 single crochets in magic ring
Too tricksy? Then make a slip knot and put onto hook, chain 2 and make 5 single crochets into 2nd chain from hook.
Now you need to make 2 single crochets into each of your 5 stitches- see photo below (you'll have 10 stitches at the end of the round).
Don't forget to use a stitch marker in the first stitch (or bit of coloured yarn) so you know where you started out.
Next, make 1sc into the first stitch and 2sc into the next.
You'll have 15 sc now.
1 sc in each stitch (15 sc in total)
sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch. Repeat around. (20 sc)
sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch. Repeat around. (25 sc)
It should start to look a bit like this. The 'right' side of the cosy is actually the inside. We'll turn it out at the end.
sc in each stitch around (25 sc)
Finish off, weave in ends.
Decorate as you wish. I made pompoms, or here I made a frilly edge from here (chain 3, slip stitch around) and added a buttonny-flower.
Ahhhhhh, cheepity, cheep, all.