The yarn used in this pattern was sponsored by Järbo Garn.
Yarn: Järbo 8/4 (Mercerized cotton, 4 ply, fingering weight) in different colors.
Hook: 2,5 mm.
Other: Stuffing, scissors and tapestry needle.
ABBREVIATIONS, US CROCHET TERMS
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
blo – back loop only
Start with a magic ring.
ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc) , 7 hdc in the magic ring. Join round with a sl st. (8 hdc in total)
ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in same st as ch-2 started from. In following 7 stitches make: 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 dc. Join round with a sl st. (16 st in total)
ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). In following 15 stitches make:2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc. Join round with a sl st. (24 st in total)
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Joining the egg sides
The two sides will be joined by making sc’s in the back loop only. Hold the two egg sides with their wrong sides against each other to make the joining easy (Image 1).
Make sure that the form of the two sides are matching, i.e. put dc’s against dc’s.
Insert hook in one of the st on the top of both the egg sides (BLO!) (Image 2). Make a standing sc or make a sl st followed by a ch. Continue with an sc in each st around (BLO!) (Image 3 and 4). Make sure to stuff your egg before making the last stitches (Image 5). Make an extra sc in the st you started in, join with a sl st in first sc or in first ch if you made one (Image 6). There should be 25 sc in total. Save a long end that will be used as hanging thread. Fasten off and weave in the shorter end but make a hanging thread of the longer one.
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