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April 14, 2011

DIY Kawaii Egg Caps!

Add a new twist to your egg decorating this year with these easy Kawaii Egg Caps!

DIY Kawaii Egg Capps

This project would be perfect used as a Spring decoration around your house, center piece on a dinner table or name holders for individual place settings at the table. Added bonus... they work up super quick!

Before we dive completely in, if there is anyone who doesn't know how to crochet or hasn't crocheted in the round before, but would really like to try - I have a  few suggestions. SNB - The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller is a God send. I would recommend it to anyone. I am a very visual person and usually find instruction books confusing and frustrating, but this is a gem! It covers all bases in a clear and focused manner without being overly technical, and the illustrations are great.

You've tried the books and you're still stuck? Time to head to the yarn store. Not the big box chain store, that little mom n pop place whose prices are a little higher, but who make up for it with amazing quality, selection and service. You've never asked them for help? Why not?!? I have never encountered a privately owned yarn store whose employees weren't falling all over themselves to aid a fellow crafter or talk shop. A wealth of knowledge just waiting to be tapped!

Now lets get started.

DIY Kawaii Egg Capps

For this project you will need:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Sugar & Cream Cotton)
  • Size F Crochet Hook
  • Needle & Thread
  • Felt (Assorted Colors)
  • Fuzzy White Yarn (Optional - Used for chick fluff and lamb ears.)
  • Craft Glue (Not Shown)
  • Scissors (Not Shown)

Abbreviations:

  • ch = Chain
  • st(s) = Stitch(es)
  • sc = Single Crochet
  • sl st = Slip Stitch
  • [ ] = Sets apart a group of stitches to be repeated as a whole
  • FO = fasten off

* All rounds in this pattern are joined by working a slip stitch into into the top of the turning chain that started the round.

Foundation Ring: Ch 3 and join into ring by working a slip stitch into the first stitch of the chain.

Round 1: Ch 1, 5 sc in ring, join with sl st - 5 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in each st] 5 times, join with sl st - 10 sts.
Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times, join with sl st - 15 sts.
Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 times, join with sl st - 20 sts.
Round 5: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 times, join with sl st, FO - 25 sts.

Weave in your loose ends & grab your felt! Cut out tiny ears, eyes and beaks, and then glue or stitch onto your crocheted cap. It's that easy!

DIY Kawaii Egg Capps

DIY Kawaii Egg Capps

My bunny ears are folded together at the bottoms to give them a little more character. My chick fluff, bunny tails and lamb ears were created by pulling tiny tufts of fluffy yarn through crochet stitches in my cap using my crochet hook and then tying them off  and trimming.

Easter Decor

I left all of my eggs plain for the photos, but I'd love to see them on dyed or glittered eggs. Use them as place cards by writing names on the exposed portion of egg. So simple! If you make these I would LOVE to see your finished work so please share! Also, be sure to let me know if you were confused by any of my instructions. This is my first time trying to write out a pattern!

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These are the cutest, Kali!

Super cute!!

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