Saturday, 20 February 2016

Tulip Easter Egg


Hi friends - long time no blogging! 


Times are busy, but with longer and lighter days, and promises of spring, my crochet and blogging mojo is starting to come back, and I figured that a little spring/easter inspired post was in order.

When I posted a photo of these cute tulip-eggs on Instagram last Easter, the response was overwhelming! 
It quickly became one of my most liked photos, and so many of my instafriends asked for a pattern. 
Unfortunately I did not have the time then to write up a pattern and take photos for a tutorial. I'm sorry about that! I'm not a professional designer, and crafting and blogging are only my hobbies (that I have far too little time to endulge in.....)

But now I have finally managed to shoot some pics of the process, and write up a simple tutorial for you!  I hope you will enjoy it - and I'd love to see you finished tulip-eggs either here on the blog or on Instagram. 





You will need: 


Eggs  of plastic og styrofoam. I bought this lovely box with 12  plastic eggs from Panduro
Cotton yarn in 3 different colours of your choice.
Crochet hook 2,5 mm
Tapestry needle to fasten ends

This tutorial is very "loose", as it may vary a lot what size of eggs you use. This is only to show you how to make them, and I trust you to adjust the increase/descrease according to the egg you use. 







Round 1: 

Start with colour 1, and make a magic circle of 6 sc, or chain 6 and make a ring. I prefer the magic circe because it closes the circle competely.


Round 2:

2 htr i each sc around. Total of 12 htr. Put a stichmarker at the beginning of round. 




Round 3:

2 htr in each htr. Total of 24 htrs.

Round 4 and 5 : 

*2 htr, 1 htr, 2 htr* Repeat around. 

Round 6-7: 

1 htr in each htr around.  


Round 8: 

Change to colour 2  * htr, ch 1, htr, skip 2 stc" repeat round. End round with sl st in first htr. 









Tip: fasten the ends on the inside at this stage - it is very hard to do when you close up the egg...



    Round 9: 

    Change to colour 3 with a sl st in 1 ch space between the htr. 



With colour 3, ch 3, skip first dc, * Cl in next ch-1 space, ch 2; repeat from * to last ch-1 space; Cl in last ch-1 space, dc in top of ch-3 changing to colour1. 

Cl (cluster) = [yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times all in same space, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.






Check that your tulips fits snuggly around the egg.


Round 10: 

Change back to colour 1, and make 4 htr in in each ch-2 space. 


Round 11 - 14 : 

Continue with htr around the egg, and decrease by crocheting 2 stiches together in front loop only approx. every  2. stich around. Put the egg in place, and work tightly around it, adjusting it to the size of the egg.
(How much you'll have to decrease will probably vary a lot from the different egg-sizes, so the instructions are very loose here....)






Last round:

Close the egg with a sl st, and chain a loop for hanging. Fasten the end of the chain with a sl st, and you egg is ready! 





I hope you will enjoy this little tutorial, and make lots of colourful tulip-eggs! 


Until next time: 

Live - Love - Laugh


















5 comments:

  1. Well look at that! Pastel and cream coloured Easter eggs and a shared pattern too! I hope you are well and enjoying the weather warming up!Thank you for the tutorial with pictures which is always so helpful! Sending some sunshine and spring flowers your way!

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    1. Thank you, dear Sandra:-) I'm all well, and really looking forward to spingtime. I'm not a winter person....I hope all is well with you and yours, and sending sunshine and springflowers for you as well, my dear! Big hug!

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  2. So gorgeous!! I will be trying this I hope I manage it before Easter which will be upon us so soon this year! Lots of love xx

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  3. Gorgeous eggs. i just want to leave my job right now and make some eggs :) I need to try this before Easter. Come and visit my blog sometimes on quillingowamama.blogspot.com

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