A Springtime Gift to you

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I came across this sweet little bunny illustration generously provided by Kelli Murray’s Blog.  It’s one sleep too late for Easter, but just in time for Spring! Follow the link to download one for yourself.

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Rooster Egg Cozy

I love little vintage treasures!  I enjoy sifting and hunting through old things; and the rush of adrenaline I get when I find that perfect item.    Last week, I was out thrifting in hopes of finding some unique things to add to my children’s Easter baskets when I came across an old hand-knit egg cozy in the shape of a rooster.   I found myself smitten with the quick little knit, and wanted to write a pattern for making more.

Materials

I used some of my stash yarn to create this egg cozy, and have long lost the yarn band to it.

Fingering weight yarn in white & red

One pair of strait knitting needles size US 5 (3.75 mm)

Gauge

6sts x 5 rows = 1″

Pattern

CO 40

2×2 rib pattern for 4 rows

Switch to St st and work 12 rows

BO 13 st, K to the end of the row (27 total st)

BO 13 st, P to the end of the row (27 total st)

K 8 rows

BO

Finishing

Fold in half lengthwise, and using your favorite method,  stitch the sides together.

Using the red yarn, single crochet stitch across the top of the head, and down the outer edge (the roosters face).

Tail

Loop yarn around your hand several times.  Tie at the center to secure the loops, and attach the tail to the rooster.

The cozy will fit any XL sized egg or a plastic Easter egg.