Crochet Owl Egg Cosy

Crochet Owl Egg Cosy
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Pattern from page 52 of 30 Minute Crochet by Carol Meldrum

Following the success of the crochet flared rose and using the Women’s Institute wool and yarns, I couldn’t resist getting my crochet hook out again and making this cute owl egg cosy, the perfect accompaniment to anyone’s boiled egg and soldiers . . .

Crochet Owl Egg Cosy

Skill level : Intermediate

Abbreviations Used -

  • ch =chain
  • dc =double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • beg = begin/beginning
  • dctog = double crochet together
  • htr = half treble crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • 1st = first
  • st/s = stitch/es

 You will need -

Gauge = Approximately 25 stitches by 25 rows = ten centimetres (four inches) in double crochet.

How to Make -

  1. Using a 3mm hook, ch32, join ends together to form a loop, making sure the chain is not twisted.
  2. Round 1: Ch1, 1dc into each ch to end, join sl st into ch1 at beg of round.
  3. Round 2: Ch1, 1dc into back loop of next and each dc to end, join with sl st into ch1 at beg of round.
  4. Repeat round 2 a further 4 times.
  5. Round 7: Ch1, 1dc in 1st st, 1dc into each st to end, join with sl st into ch1 at beg of round.
  6. Repeat round 7 a further 5 times.
  7. Next round (shape top): Ch1, 1dc into 1st 2 sts, *2dctog over next 2 sts, 1dc into next 2 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, 2dctog over last 2 sts, join with sl st into ch1 at beg of round. (24 sts)
  8. Next round: Ch1, 1dc into 1st st, 1dc into next st to end, sl st into ch1 at beg of round.
  9. Next round: Ch1, 1dc into next 4 sts, 1htr into next st, 1tr into next 2 sts, 1tr into next st, 1dc into next 8 sts, 1htr into next st, 1tr into next 2 sts, 1htr into next st, 1dc into each st to end, sl st into ch1 at beg of round.
  10. Break yarn and secure.
  11. To assemble sew along the top seam, making sure that the sl st join is to the centre back of the work and the ears match up.
  12. To finish cut 2 felt circles approximately 1.25cm wide, stitch onto front of owl using picture as a guide. Stitch buttons towards the bottom of the felt fabric. Stitch a small ‘V’ in between the eyes.
  13. Weave in loose ends.

Pattern from page 52 of 30 Minute Crochet by Carol Meldrum

Crochet Owl Egg Cosy #crochet #owl #diy

There was also a super cute rabbit egg cosy pattern (complete with pom pom tail!) that I couldn’t resist making . . . Pattern from page 51 of 30 Minute Crochet by Carol Meldrum

Crochet Rabbit Egg Cosy #crochet #rabbit #diy

I also adapted slightly one of the patterns from the book. There were three yarns in particular that I loved the colour of and wanted to use somehow, and thought that this particular pattern would be perfect (page 76 and 77 of 30 minute crochet by Carol Meldrum if you would like to have a go). The pattern was originally for three circles (one whole circle and two halves), however I thought it was such a pretty pattern that it would look great as a focal point on a table and would make a lovely table runner. I therefore just kept on adding circle halves onto what I had already crocheted. The perfect table runner for the summer!

Crochet table runner #crochet #tablerunner

Hints and Tips

If working in hot weather or have hot hands, try putting a little talcum powder on your hands and hook and shake off the surplus. This stops the wool sticking to the hook and your fingers, and makes working much easier.

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