Knitting for home Easter egg knitting pattern free

Easter egg knitting pattern free

Knit easter egg



MATERIALS

YarnKing Cole Merino Blend DK

Yarn A: 1 x 50g ball of Aran (shade 046)

Yarn B: 1 x 50g ball of Raspberry (shade 907)

Yarn C: 1 x 50g ball Clerical (shade 049)

Yarn D: 1 x 50g ball of Black (shade 048)

Needles & accessories

4mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles

4mm set of (UK 8, US 6) double-pointed needles for Fair Isle eggs

Tapestry needle

Toy stuffing

YARN DETAIL

King Cole Merino Blend DK

DK weight

100% superwash wool

50g/104m (113yds)

FINISHED SIZES

Stripy egg: 8cm (3 1/4in) tall, 15cm (6in) diameter.

Fair Isle egg: 9cm (3 1/2in) tall, 16cm (6 1/4in) diameter.

Both eggs are made from the bottom up.

STRIPY EGG

Using 4mm needles and colour 1, cast on 5 sts using the thumb method.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): (K1, m1) four times, k1. 9 sts

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: (K1, m1) eight times, k1. 17 sts

Change to colour 2.

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: (K2, m1) four times, k1, (m1, k2), four times. 25 sts

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: Knit.

Change to Colour 1.

Row 9: Purl.

Row 10: Knit.

Row 11: Purl.

Row 12: Knit. 

Change to Colour 2.

Row 13: Purl.

Row 14: Knit.

Row 15: Purl.

Row 16: Knit. 

Change to Colour 1.

Row 17: Purl.

Row 18: Knit.

Row 19: Purl.

Row 20: Knit.

Change to colour 2.

Begin stuffing at this point and continue to stuff as you work.

Row 21: Purl.

Row 22: (K1, ssk) four times, k1, (k2tog, k1) four times. 17 sts

Row 23: Purl.

Row 24: (K2, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, k2) twice. 13 sts

Change to colour 1.

Row 25: Purl.

Row 26: (K1, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, k1) twice. 9 sts

Row 27: Purl.

Row 28: (Ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog) twice. 5 sts

Row 29: Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through remaining 5 sts and pull tightly. Weave in ends.

FAIR ISLE EGG

Using 4mm dpns and colour 1, cast on 6 sts using the thumb method. Spread the stitches evenly across 3 or 4 needles and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Colourwork is show on chart, right.

Round 1: Knit.

Round 2: (K1, m1) twice, k2, (m1, k1) twice. 10 sts

Round 3: Knit.

Round 4: (K1, m1) four times, k2, (m1, k1) four times. 18 sts

Round 5: Knit.

Round 6: (K2, m1) four times, k2, (m1, k2) four times. 26 sts

Round 7: Knit.

Round 8: (K4, m1) three times, k2, (m1, k4) three times. 32 sts

Round 9: Knit.

Round 10: K2 in colour 1, k1 in colour 2, (k7 in colour 1, k1 in colour 2) three times, k5 in colour 1.

Round 11: K1 in colour 1, k3 in colour 2, (k5 in colour 1, k3 in colour 2) three times, k4 in colour 1.

Round 12: K5 in colour 2, (k3 in colour 1, k5 in colour 2) three times, k3 in colour 1.

Round 13: Repeat round 11.

Round 14: K2 in colour 1, k1 in colour 2, (k3 in colour 1, k1 in colour 2) seven times, k1 in colour 1.

Round 15: K5 in colour 1, (k3 in colour 2, k5 in colour 1) three times, k3 in colour 2.

Round 16: K1 in colour 2, k3 in colour 1, (k5 in colour 2, k3 in colour 1) three times, k4 in colour 2.

Round 17: Repeat Round 15.

Round 18: Repeat Round 14.

Rounds 19-21: Repeat Rounds 11-13.

Round 22: Repeat Round 10.

Break off colour 2 and continue in colour 1.

Round 23: Knit.

Begin stuffing at this point and continue stuffing as you knit.

Round 24: (K3, ssk) three times, k2, (k2tog, k3) three times. 26 sts

Round 25: Knit.

Round 26: (K4, ssk) twice, k2, (k2tog, k4) twice. 22 sts

Round 27: Knit.

Round 28: K1, (ssk) twice, k1, (ssk) twice, k2, (k2tog) twice, k1, (k2tog) twice, k1. 14 sts

Round 29: Knit.

Round 30: (Ssk) three times, k2, (k2tog) three times. 8 sts

Round 31: Break off yarn, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through remaining 8 sts and pull tightly.

Weave in all ends.

Chart