Whether they end up in the Easter basket, in the play kitchen, or in an elegant dining room centerpiece, these Velvet Eggs are right at home. Crochet some modern, luxe, and kid-friendly eggs with this free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Last Minute Make
These Velvet Eggs take only a few minutes and only 25 yards of yarn – so it’s time to go through all those balls of odds and ends! I’ve used a worsted weight velvet here, so you can use any gorgeous worsted weight yarn you have. Or just change the hook size to match the yarn you’d like to use – just make sure it creates a nice solid fabric to hold in the fiberfill without it peeking through.
Sleek and Modern – or Cuddly and Fun
I’ve been noticing a lot of velvet fabric wrapped eggs lately, so of course, I couldn’t resist crocheting my own! I think they look pretty enough to put in a lovely bowl on the table – but I have a sneaking suspicion they’ll end up in my niece’s toy basket, and that’s okay too! I used Bernat Baby Velvet, so I know this yarn has been thoroughly tested to be safe for kids!
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US-H, 5.0 mm hook – Susan Bates
25 yds Bernat Baby Velvet or Bernat Baby Velvet Stripes (4 – Worsted; 100% polyester)
Gauge: 5 sc x 5 rows = 2″/5cm
Size: Approx 2.5″ tall x 2″ wide
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Rnds are worked in a spiral.
Do not ch 1 at the beginning of a rnd or join any rnds with a sl st unless specifically directed in the pattern.
Move a stitch marker along the first st of each rnd as you work to keep track of your progress.
VELVET EGG INSTRUCTIONS:
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 4 sc in the ring. (4 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (8 sts)
Rnd 3: *sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around. (12 sts)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around. (16 sts)
Rnd 5: *Sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 6: *Sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
Rnd 7 -10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (15 sts) Weave in the first end of the egg and fill with fiberfill.
Rnd 13: *Sc3tog 5 times; break yarn leaving a long tail. (5 sts) Use the tail to gather the last round closed. Weave in end.
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