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Our Crochet Easter Egg Cover Pattern is Buzzin’ Beautiful!

Our Crochet Easter Egg Cover Pattern is Buzzin’ Beautiful!

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If you’re buzzing with excitement about Easter this year, then we’ve an Easter crochet pattern that’ll be right up your street! Check out this fun crochet Easter egg cover designed by Mandy Cameron – the perfect way to add a personalised touch to your chocolate-filled Easter treats this year.  Follow the free pattern below, and create your very own bumble bee who’ll be all too happy to deliver a very Happy Easter to any recipient!

You Will Need:

Abbreviations:

  • adjustable slip knot = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together
  • 2dcinc = 2 double crochet into next stitch

Top Tip: As the spiral method is used (no joining with a ss or making 1ch to start round) place a stitch marker or piece of yarn at the beginning of the first round and move it up every row.

Crochet Easter Egg Cover Pattern:

Head:

Starting with yellow for the face, make an adjustable slip knot and ch2

Rnd 1: Place marker in stitch on hook, 8dc into first ch

Rnd 2: Move marker to st on hook to maintain knowing where the beginning of every round starts.

2dcinc in every stitch around (16dc)

You may need to tighten the slip knot again, and once round 4 is complete you will be able to sew this in and secure.

Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) around (24dc)

Rnd 4: (2dc, 2dcinc) around (32dc)

Rnd 5-6: dc around. Ensure right side is facing outwards.

Crochet Easter egg cover tutorial step

As you crochet you may well end up with the outside facing inwards like in the pictures. Just pop the piece so it’s facing the correct way.

Crochet Easter egg cover tutorial step

Rnd 7: (7dc, 2dcinc) around (36dc)

When changing colour, the last yarn over should be with the other colour and brought through the 2sts on the hook, as shown in the image below.

Rnd 8-9: Leaving yellow yarn attached, join black and dc around to last stitch.

Rnd 10: With black yarn, continue making the last dc and stop when you have 2 loops on your hook. Leaving black yarn attached behind your work, bring up yellow and yarn over the hook, bringing the yellow through the two black loops of the last st

Crochet Easter egg cover tutorial step

Rnd 11: To create less of a step on the rounds when changing colours, instead of using the top ‘V’ of the stitch as indicated in the image below:

Crochet Easter egg cover tutorial step

You use a spike stitch which means going into the dc stitch on the row before, as shown here:

Crochet Easter egg cover tutorial step

The end result should look like  image below.

Crochet Easter egg cover tutorial step

Rnd 12: With black, dc around.

Ss into next stitch and fasten off. Cut yellow yarn and sew in all ends.

Body:

With black yarn and starting at the rear stinger end, make an adjustable slip knot and ch2

Rnd 1: 8dc into first ch

Rnd 2: dc around

Rnd 3: (2dcinc, 1dc) around (12dc)

Rnd 4: dc around

Rnd 5: Join yellow yarn (1dc, 2dcinc) around (18dc)

Rnd 6: (2dc, 2dcinc) around (24dc)

Rnd 7: (3dc, 2dcinc) around (30dc)

Rnd 8-9: With black yarn, dc around

Rnd 10: With yellow yarn, dc around

Rnd 11: (4dc, 2dcinc) around (36dc)

Rnd 12: dc around

Rnd 13-14: With black yarn, dc around

Rnd 15-16: With yellow yarn, dc around

Rnd 17: With black yarn, dc around

Ss into next stitch and fasten off. Cut yellow yarn and sew in all ends securely.

Wings (Make 2):

With white, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing, make an adjustable slip knot and ch2

Rnd 1: place marker in stitch on hook, 8dc into first ch

Rnd 2: move marker to st on hook to maintain knowing where the beginning of every round starts.

2dcinc in every stitch around (16dc)

You may need to tighten the slip knot again, and once round 4 is complete you will be able to sew this in and secure.

Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) around (24dc)

Rnd 4: (2dc, 2dcinc) around (32dc)

Rnd 5: (3dc, 2dcinc) around (40dc)

Ss into next 2sts and fasten off. Sew in all end securely.

Finishing:

Using black yarn, sew eyes and mouth to face, and then use white yarn to make a small light-reflective dot in the eye. Place double-sided sticky tape as close to closing join as possible and in other places on the egg.

Crochet Easter egg cover tutorial step

Fold wings in half and pull yarn tail to close beginning circle, then oversew to secure. Using this yarn tail, sew wings to body and secure ends.

Crochet Easter egg cover tutorial step

Place the pinch of stuffing in the stinger tail end of the body and cover the egg.

Finished project from side

Cover the head ensuring the join meets and clicks closed, and the join of the egg is covered by the crocheted bee.

Finished project from front

Now you buzzy bee crochet Easter egg cover is complete, and ready to be filled with a handful of chocoloate treats!

Finished project in use

What will you hide inside yours?

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