Easter Egg Knitting Pattern Tutorial

With Easter just around the corner there’s every chance that you are looking forward to baskets laden with chocolate eggs and gatherings with your family.

But what if you don’t like chocolate!? Or you’re on a diet and avoiding sugar!? Need you suffer an eggless day with little to bring you cheer? Here at Angel Eden we say no, we think you should knit yourself some calorie free Easter Egg decorations with our brand new pattern 🙂

In fact we think you should knit them even if you are endulging in chocolate, we like them that much!

The Pattern

The eggs were knitted using DK yarn and size 4mm(8) needles.

They could be made larger by using a bigger yarn and needles.

The eggs are knitted in stocking stitch, one row plain and the next purl.

Cast on 10 stitches

Row 1 Purl

Row 2 Knit 1, Kfb (Knit into the front and back of each stitch) all the remaining stitches, (19sts)

Row 3 Purl

Row 4 Knit 2, Kfb (Knit into the front and back of each stitch) all the remaining stitches, (36sts)

Row 5 Purl

Row 6 Knit

Row 7 Purl

Row 8 Knit 1, (Kfb, K1) repeat until last stitch, K1, (53 sts)

Row 9 Purl

Rows 10 – 25 continue in stocking stitch and pattern as desired. The pattern could be different coloured stripes or spots or zig zags.

Row 26 (K2, K2Tog) repeat to end of row, K1(40sts)

Row 27 Purl

Row 28 Knit

Row 29 Purl

Row 30 (K1,K2Tog) repeat to the end of the row, K1 (27sts)

Row 31 Purl

Row 32 Knit

Row 33 Purl

Row 34 K1, (K2Tog) to end of row, (14sts)

Row 35 Purl

Row 36 Knit

Row 37 Purl

Row 38 (K2Tog) to end of row, (7sts)

Cut the yarn and thread through the last 7 stitches and pull up. Sew down the side of the egg and then stuff with toy stuffing. Finish off by running some yarn round the cast on edge and complete sewing up.

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That’s right Anne and I have written our first ever e-book!

It’s a brief guide to Yarn Bombing with a wonderful collection of seven sports and games themed patterns including knitted dice, snakes and ladders, bunting and more!

Even if yarn bombing is not your ‘thing’ the patterns are bound to make you smile (apparently some are being used to decorate a nursery as we speak!)

The ebook is available for readers of the blog as a free download right here, it can be viewed using your Kindle or any device with a Kindle App.

If you would prefer to download it direct from Amazon you most certainly can, but there is a nominal charge (we kept it as low as we possibly could) just click here Kindle Store.

Directions to Download:

To use on any device with a Kindle App (iPad, computer etc) simply click on the link and select ‘Open in Kindle App’. On a computer you may need to save the file first and then open with your Kindle App.

To download onto your Kindle plug the Kindle into your computer with your charging wire. You should be able to see the Kindle on your desktop, click this and drag and drop the link here into your documents folder

If you have any issues send me an email and I shall do my best to help.

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