With Easter and the bank holiday weekend on the horizon, we’ve got the cutest craft idea to share with you today. Perfect for keeping boiled eggs toasty whilst you’re hunting Easter Eggs (obviously a priority), these little bunny egg cosies are taken from Nicki Trench’s Cute and Easy Crocheted Cosies. So grab your crochet hooks and brighten your breakfast table, next weekend and beyond! Plus, if you like these cuties, there’s plenty more Easter crafting to be had straight into your inbox with our latest MAKE newsletter. Join here to receive it now!
Bunny Egg Cosies
These cute little egg cosies have bunny ears and are made using standard double crochet to fit an average-sized egg. They are made in a spiral so it’s useful to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning and end of each round.
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, 100% merino wool DK weight yarn
1 x 50g (1.oz) ball – approx. 105m (115yd) – each of:
A: 58 Grass (green)
B: 44 Aqua (blue)
C: 64 Mauve (pink)
D: 69 Citrus (yellow)
3.5mm (US size E/4) crochet hook
6 small pink beaded fabric bows
17 sts x 19 rows over a 10cm (4in) square, working double crochet using 3.5mm (US size E/4) hook.
Approx. 4cm (1½in) diameter
dc double crochet
dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
RS right side
ss slip stitch
WS wrong side
(make 1 each in A, B, C, and D)
Make 2ch, 6dc into second ch from hook.
Round 1 (RS): 2dc in each dc to end. (12 dc)
Cont in rounds with RS always facing.
Round 2: Rep Round 1. (24 dc)
Rounds 3–7: 1dc in each dc to end.
Round 8: *1dc in next dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc; rep from * to end. (16 dc)
Round 9: 1dc in each dc, join with a ss in first dc of round.
(make 2 per Cosy)
Row 1: Using A, B, C, or D, make 5ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. (4 sts)
Rows 2–5: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end. (4 sts)
Row 6: 1ch, [dc2tog] twice. (2 sts)
Row 7: 1ch, 1dc in each st.
Row 8: 1ch, dc2tog.
Sew in ends on WS and turn Cosy RS out.
Pin and block Ears.
Position and pin Ears onto top of RS of Cosy and sew in place.
Sew one bow onto the left-hand Ear.