Not long till Easter now and just about enough time to get making some lovely little Easter treats!
If you like a boiled egg for breakfast then this little chick egg cosy is perfect so get those knitting needles at the ready and off you go...
50g yellow tufted yarn*
1 pair size 10 knitting needles (3.25mm)
Orange or red felt for beak
Black wool or embroidery yarn for eyes
*Eyelash yarn or mohair makes a good substitute. You can use plain DK if you like – the chicks will just be fractionally bigger.
Cast on 18st.
Knit 2 rows.
3. K1, M1, K to last two stitches, then M1, K1 (20st)
5. K1, M1, K to last two stitches, then M1, K1 (22sts)
6. 7. 8. & 9. Knit
10. K2tog, K to last two stitches, then, K2tog (20 sts)
12. K2tog, K to last two stitches, then, K2tog (18sts)
14. K1, M1, K to last two stitches, then, K2tog (18sts)
16. K1, M1, K to last two stitches, then, K2tog (18sts)
17. Cast off 10 stitches, K5 M1 K1 (9 sts)
18. K to last 2 stitches, M1, K1 (10sts)
19. 20. 21. & 22. Knit
23. K2tog K6, K2tog (10sts)
25. Cast off.
M1 – Make one stitch.
K2tog – Knit 2 together
Make 2 and sew together, leaving the “cast on”edge (at the bottom) open.
Cut two small triangles of felt and sew them on to form the beak. Finally, using wool or embroidery yarn sew the eyes.
*Don't forget ...you can click on the image to enlarge!
Thank you to Henny Harris for providing this lovely little chick...she's not just a pretty face and hen expert she can knit too!!