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Crochet Stunning Vintage Easter Egg Hug

Dive into the world of crochet and embark on a journey to craft a charming Easter egg hug with a vintage twist. This unique project allows you to showcase your crochet skills while infusing a touch of old-world charm into your Easter celebrations. The intricate patterns and delicate stitches will bring a sense of elegance to your Easter table, making it a truly unforgettable experience for your loved ones. So grab your crochet hook, choose your favorite yarn colors, and let your imagination run wild as you create a stunning vintage Easter egg hug that will be the envy of all.

MATERIALS

  • King Cole Giza (4-ply; 100% cotton; 158m per 50g ball) x 1 ball in Cream and Petal
  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional 12 x 4 mm pearl beads

FINISHED SIZE

13 cm circumference x 4.5 cm height

TENSION

13 sts x 12 rounds = 5 cm measured over sc

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

sc- single crochet

sl st- slip stitch

ch-sp – chain space

picot shell- (4 sc, picot, 4 sc) worked into same space

picot- 3 ch, sl st into 3rd chain from hook to close the loop

beaded picot– 1 ch, place bead close to stitch, 1 ch behind the bead, 1 ch, sl st into 3rd chain from hook to close the loop

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council.

CROCHET EASTER EGG HUG PATTERN NOTES

  • The pattern starts with foundation chain which is connected into a circle and worked in round
  • Middle section is completed first with pattern continuing with the picot shells on one side
  • You join yarn on the underside of the foundation chain to complete the picot shells on the other side
  • These egg hugs are versatile and can be used as vintage napkin rings after the holidays.

CROCHET EASTER EGG HUG MAIN PATTERN

Note : If you are working on the two colour version or the beaded egg hug, please read instructions below first.

Chain 36, sl st to first first stitch being careful not to twist the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout), 1 sc in same st, * 3 ch, miss next 2 sts **, 1 sc in next st; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: 1 ch, sl st into next 3 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 sc into same 3 ch-sp, * 3 ch **, 1 sc into next 3 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: 1 ch, sl st into next 3 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 sc into same 3 ch-sp, * 2 ch **, 1 sc into next 3 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 4: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, * 2 sc into next 2 ch-sp **, 1 sc into next sc; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 5: 1 ch, starting in same st, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 5 ch, miss 3 sts; repeat pattern from *, sl st to first sc.

CROCHET EASTER EGG HUG PATTERN CONTINUES

Rnd 6: sl st to next sc (the middle sc of the three), 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, * miss next sc, picot shell into next 5 ch-sp, miss next sc **, 1 sc into next sc; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Fasten off. Join yarn into underside of the foundation chain into any ch with sc st worked into.

Rnd 7: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, * 2 sc into next 2 ch-sp of foundation chain **, 1 sc into next st; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 8: 1 ch, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 5 ch, miss 3 sts; repeat pattern from *, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 9: sl st to next sc (the middle sc of the three), 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, * miss next sc, picot shell into next 5 ch-sp, miss next sc **, 1 sc into next sc; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.

TWO COLOUR VERSION

Follow the above pattern working Rnd 1 – Rnd 4 and Rnd 7 in Petal and the rest of the rounds in Cream.

EGG HUG WITH BEADS

Thread 12 pearl beads onto your yarn before starting the pattern. The bead is fixed into the picot at the top of the picot shell.

To work the picot shell with added bead replace the standard picot with beaded picot (see stitch abbreviations).

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Sew in all ends.

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