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.

knitted tissue cozy

IMG_0039 copy

mka101536_wi08_tissue_lAs I was looking for some handmade stocking stuffer ideas on Pintrest, I came across these felt hankie holders made by Martha Stewart.

It gave me the idea to create some knitted ones.  Here is a pattern I came up with while making some.

Materials:

worsted weight stash yarn in 2 (or more) colors (or any yarn that you prefer for the project)

a pair of straight needles US9 ( or an appropriate size for your preferred yarn)

a yarn needle

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i-cord co front

Using an i-cord cast on, cast on 20 stitches in the contrasting color (cc).

IMG_0028Switch to the main color (mc) yarn and knit in stockinette stitch for 6.5″ ending with a knit row.

With the cc yarn purl on row.

icord BO frontBind off using an i-cord bind off.

Turn the knitting wrong side out and fold so that the two i-cords overlap slightly in the center and sew the top & bottom shut with a mattress stitch.

Weave in all the loose ends.

Embellish with a crocheted edging, or embroidered designs.  You could also add some ribbon or buttons.

boys tissue cozy

knitted tissue cozy

IMG_0039 copy
mka101536_wi08_tissue_lAs I was looking for some handmade stocking stuffer ideas on Pintrest, I came across these felt hankie holders made by Martha Stewart.

It gave me the idea to create some knitted ones.  Here is a pattern I came up with while making some.

Materials:

worsted weight stash yarn in 2 (or more) colors (or any yarn that you prefer for the project)

a pair of straight needles US9 ( or an appropriate size for your preferred yarn)

a yarn needle

>>>>

i-cord co front

Using an i-cord cast on, cast on 20 stitches in the contrasting color (cc).

IMG_0028Switch to the main color (mc) yarn and knit in stockinette stitch for 6.5″ ending with a knit row.

With the cc yarn purl on row.

icord BO frontBind off using an i-cord bind off.

Turn the knitting wrong side out and fold so that the two i-cords overlap slightly in the center and sew the top & bottom shut with a mattress stitch.

Weave in all the loose ends.

Embellish with a crocheted edging, or embroidered designs.  You could also add some ribbon or buttons.

boys tissue cozy