ODDknit - Free Knitting Patterns - Large Egg
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Large Egg (R2)

large knitted egg with stripes

This egg pattern is almost twice the size of the small knitted egg when made with the recommended needle size.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • yarn leftovers (double knit)
  • toy stuffing
  • 4 x double ended knitting needles (3mm)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Pattern:

Cast on 6 stitches. Separate onto 3 needles and join into the round. Continue as follows.

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

  1. Round 1: kfb x 6 (12)
  2. Round 2: [kfb, k1] x 6 (18)
  3. Round 3: k –
  4. Round 4: [kfb, k2] x 6 (24)
  5. Round 5: k –
  6. Round 6: [kfb, k3] x 6 (30)
  7. Round 7: k –
  8. Round 8: [kfb, k4] x 6 (36)
  9. Rounds 9&10: k –
  10. Round 11: [kfb, k5] x 6 (42)
  11. Rounds 12&13: k –
  12. Round 14: [kfb, k6] x 6 (48)
  13. Rounds 15-17: k –
  14. Round 18: [kfb, k7] x 6 (54)
  15. Rounds 19 - 24: k –
  16. Round 25: [k1, k2tog, k6] x 6 (48)
  17. Rounds 26-30: k –
  18. Round 31: [k1, k2tog, k5] x 6 (42)
  19. Rounds 32-35: k –
  20. Round 36: [k1, k2tog, k4] x 6 (36)
  21. Rounds 37-39: k –
  22. Round 40: [k1, k2tog, k3] x 6 (30)
  23. Rounds 41&42: k –
  24. Round 43: [k1, k2tog, k2] x 6 (24)
  25. Rounds 44&45: k –
  26. Round 46: [k1, k2tog, k1] x 6 (18)
  27. Round 47: k –
  28. Round 48: [k1, k2tog] x 6 (12)
  29. Round 49: k –

Fill the egg with toy stuffing, thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. Sew in the loose ends to finish.

Notes:

Neat Stripes

If you are going to knit stripes into your small egg I have two tips to keep them neat.

  1. Always start a new stripe with a row of plain knitting. If you have to rearrange the pattern slightly to do this, don't worry, the shape will still come out ok.
  2. Look up “jogless knitting” for tips on seamless colour changing in the round.

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!