other egg cosies in this set flat topped egg cosy tall and stripy egg cosy (with a pom-pom) zig-zaggy egg cosy

Tall and Pointy Egg Cosy (R2)

tall and pointy egg cosy

This egg cosy consists of a stocking-stitch cone and an i-cord decoration. The i-cord is only attached at the ends so you can have hours of fun arranging the loops.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • double knit yarn in black and white
  • 4 x double ended knitting needles (3.25mm)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors


Cast on 36 stitches in black, join into the round.

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

  1. Round 1: p –
  2. Round 2: k –
  3. Round 3: p –
  4. Rounds 4 to 14: k –
  5. Rounds 15 to 44: k2tog, k –

Thread yarn through remaining 6 sts and pull tight.

To make the loop decoration, cast on 5sts in white and i-cord for around 30cm. Thread yarn through remaining sts and pull tight.

Making Up:

Sew one end of the i-cord to the bottom edge of the egg cosy. Wrap the i-cord around the knitting in a loose spiral and sew the other end to the peak of the cone.

Sew in any remaining loose ends.


Decrease Rows

In the above pattern the decrease rows are all shown to be the same (k2tog, k –). This is a bit of a cheat because it's not how the cosy in the photo was knitted.

For a more even finish the k2tog decrease was done at a different place in every round.