Crochet Valentine Egg Cosy

Free crochet valentine egg cosy

Crochet Valentine Egg Cosy Pattern

This pattern is written using UK crochet terminology and will work with any DK yarn.

I used:

1 x Rowan Handknit cotton DK yarn, 50g, shade 215, Rosso

1 x Rowan Handknit cotton DK yarn, 50g, shade 263, Bleached

3.5mm hook

Abbreviations

MR – magic ring

Ch – chain

SS – slip stitch

Sts – stitches

  1. Using 3.5mm hook, red DK yarn make MR, ch2, make 7htr into MR, pull MR closed, join to top of ch2 with ss (8sts)
  2. Ch2 (counts as first htr throughout), 2htr, *1htr, 2htr* to end, join to top of ch2 with ss (12sts)
  3. Ch2, 2htr, 1htr, *2htr, 1htr in next 2sts* to end, join to top of ch2 with ss (16sts)
  4. Ch2, 1htr in next 2 sts, 2htr, *1htr in next 3sts, 2htr* to end, join to top of ch2 with ss (20sts)
  5. Ch2, 1htr in next 3sts, 2htr, *1htr in next 4 stitches, 2htr* to end, join to top of ch2 with ss (25sts)
  6. Ch2, 1htr, join white yarn but do not fasten off red, catch the yarn you aren’t using and allow it to ‘travel’ along the work so you can use it when needed, using white make 1htr, switch back to Red and make 1htr, using White make 1htr, [using Red make 1htr in next 2 stitches, using White make 1htr, using Red make 1htr, using White make 1htr] repeat to end, join to top of ch2 with ss.
  7. Using Red ch2, 1htr, using White make 1htr in the next 4 sts, [using Red make 1htr, using White make 1 htr in the next 4 sts}, repeat to end, join to top of ch2 with ss.
  8. Using Red ch2, 1htr, using White make 1htr in the next 3 sts, [using Red make 1htr in the next 2 sts, using White make 1 htr in the next 3 sts}, repeat to end, join to top of ch2 with ss.
  9. Using Red ch2, make1htr in the next 3 sts, using white make 1htr in the next 2 sts, [using Red make 1htr in the next 3 sts, using White make 1htr in the next 2 sts}, repeat to end, join to top of ch2 with ss. Fasten off white.
  10. Ch2, make 1htr in every st to end, join to top of ch2 with ss. Fasten off and weave in ends (25 sts)

Make top loop

Chain 8 and fasten off. Sew both ends of chain to top of cosy securely.

free pattern for a heart crochet egg cosy

Working with colour top tip!

The heart on the top was made working the stitch half and half and the bottom heart was made making the stitch from a single colour.

valentine-crochet-egg-cosy-tutorial-heart-stitch

To get a clean pattern definition work the stitch before the colour half with the actual stitch colour and half with the colour of the next stitch – so for a htr as used in this pattern you would need to make the yarn over hook part (3 loops on hook) and then pull the stitch through with the other colour. Like this:

crochet colour change stitch

It makes a subtle difference but I think it is worth it on a pattern worked in the round. I don’t use this technique if the item is going to be ‘double sided’ like a blanket as it doesn’t give as tidy a ‘back’ as when just working a stitch in each colour.

If you make something from one of my patterns or adapt one of them I would love to see it. I really enjoy seeing what people can do with them!  Please do email me at millie@rubyandcustard.com.  Also, if you have any questions please get in touch and I will try to help!

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Copyright – Melissa Masterton 2016

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