The Crown Easter Basket Egg Cozy is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!
I thought I was done designing patterns for Easter this year since I had released the Easter Blanket C2C Graphgan Blanket pattern – but I just can’t stop myself!
So, when I first thought about this design it was because I had some Caron Simply Soft yarn* left over from my blanket. And, I have been really trying this year to use up scraps and my stash instead of buying more. You know — a yarn hoarding girl needs goals in life, right? ?.
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Well, however much I love the pastel colors of the Caron Simply Soft I used for my blanket it just didn’t work as well with this design. It was cute and I liked it but I knew it could really pop with some bright color. So…..I raided my stash and found some leftover Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton! in bright turquoise and a sparkle pink. I just love the stitch definition and contrast achieved with this yarn and these colors!
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These little egg cozies would be perfect for so many things! Use as party favors, hide a special egg for each child in one so they can take it home with them, or as a place setting marker for your Easter table!
If you leave the basket handle off, these fancy little crowns would be perfect princess party favors for a tea party with candy or perhaps costume jewelry for the little princesses!
They work up quickly so you can make these in a jiffy!
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Crown Easter Basket Egg Cozy Party Favors free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Small amount of I Love This Cotton! Deep Turquoise (Color A)
Small amount of I Love This Cotton! Pink Sparkle (Color B)
Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
1 Pipe Cleaner 6” (12” cut in half)
Approximate finished size: 1 1/2” wide at base x 4” tall (with handle)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
blo = back loop only
Sp-2 = spike stitch 2 rows below (see special stitches section below)
Sp-3 = spike stitch 3 rows below (see special stitches section below)
picot = picot crown (see special stitches section below)
RS = right side
Notes about pattern:
There is no need to fasten colors off, just drop and pull back up into work as indicated.
Spike stitch: work a single crochet as normal except insert the crochet hook in the stitch row indicated below the stitch you would normally work. See below:
- Sp-2: Insert hook below sc from 2 rows below your hook (current row counts as row 1). Yarn over, draw up a loop even with the loop on your hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 2 loops on hook.
- Sp-3: Insert hook below sc from 3 rows below (current row counts as row 1). Yarn over, draw up a loop even with the loop on your hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 2 loops on hook.
Picot crown: (picot) worked in same st: (sc, *ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook,* repeat between * * 2 more times, ch 1, sc)
Round 1: With Color A, make a magic circle, ch 1, place 6 sc st in circle, sl st to 1st st. (6)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to 1st st. (12)
Round 3: ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st. (18)
Round 4: (working in blo), ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st st. (18)
Round 5: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st st. (18)
Round 6: repeat round 5
Round 7: with Color B, ch 1, sc in same st, Sp-2 in next st, Sp-3 in next st, *sc in next st, Sp-2 in next st, Sp-3 in next st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st. (18)
Round 8: with Color A, repeat round 5
Round 9: with Color B, ch 1, sc in same st, *picot in next st, sc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to last st, sc in last st, sl st to 1st st. (18) Fasten off.
With Color B, working in unused front loops from round 4, attach with sl st to front loop at join, ch 1, sc in each front loop around to end, sl st top of 1st st. (18)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Wrap pipe cleaner with color Color A. The goal here is to cover the pipe cleaner as much as possible.
(RS) With Color B, sc evenly over pipe cleaner. Fasten off.
With Color A and RS facing, attach yarn in st at middle point of pipe cleaner. Make a picot crown in same st. Fasten off.
Attach handle to basket with RS facing front of basket.
Weave in ends.