Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Egg pattern

I am making knitted food as a way to use up scraps of yarn, and having made a fried egg thought I needed some unbroken ones.

This pattern owes thanks to Self-striping Easter Eggs by Cathy Merriman, I was originally using that pattern, but the eggs were coming out enormous as I was using DK weight yarn. I made quite a lot of modifications so thought I would put the pattern up here for anyone who wants a realistic(ish) hens egg made in DK.

DK wool in whatever colour you would like your egg to be
Stuffing (fibrefill, wool scraps etc)

2.5mm needles for knitting in the round, whatever method you prefer
Tapestry needle

CO 8 sts and join for knitting in the round.
Rnd 1: k all sts
Rnd 2: K1 kfb around
Rnd 3: k all sts
Rnd 4: kfb all sts
Rnd 5: k all sts
Rnd 6: k2 kfb around
Rnds 7-21: k all sts
Rnd 22: k6 k2tog around
Rnd 23:k all sts
Rnd 24: k all sts
Rnd 25: k5 k2tog around
Rnd 26: k all sts
Rnd 27: k all sts

Begin stuffing at this point

Rnd 28: k4 k2tog around
Rnd 29: k all sts
Rnd 30: k3 k2tog around
Rnd 31: k all sts

Add a little more stuffing if needed

Rnd 32: k2 k2tog around
Rnd 33: k1 k2tog around

Cut yarn leaving a tail long enough for sewing up. Use tapestry needle to thread tail through remaining sts, pull tight and finish off. Weave in cast on tail.


  1. Nice looking eggs, thank you for the pattern! I think I will make some, I bet they would look good hanging from my house tree. Have a great weekend!

  2. what cute eggs, thanks for the pattern

  3. These are great. I'm thinking of making hakey sacks for my boys. This pattern might work for that?

  4. Excellent! I'll have to give these a try.