Introduction: Crochet Silly Eggs

A fun little crochet project containing an egg, a chick and a robot.

Made for the egg contest. So if you like it, give it a vote.

Step 1: What You Need

A list of all the materials you need for this project:

1 - Some yarn

A ball of white yarn for the egg and egg-shell.
Some yarn for the chick (use whatever colour you like).
Some yellow and red yarn for the Instructables robot.

Some black (or another dark colour) yarn for embroidering the eyes and other details.

2 - Some red felt

This is for the chick’s beak.

3 - Crochet hooks

Two of them: a 3mm and a 4mm size.

4 - Stuffing

5 - Yarn needle

6 - Scissors



Abbreviations used:

rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together

Step 2: The Egg

The egg

Use a 4mm crochet hook and white yarn.

Round 1- Make a magic circle with 5 sc.
Round 2- *2 sc in each st around - 10 sts.
Round 3- *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 15 sts.
Round 4- Sc in each st around.
Round 5- *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 20 sts.
Round 6- *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 25 sts.
Round 7- *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.
Round8/14- Sc in each st around.
Round 15- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around – 25 sts.
Round 16- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 20 sts.
Round 17- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 15 sts.
Round 18- Sc in each st around.

Stuff the egg now, as much as possible.

Round 19- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around – 10 sts.
Round 20- *Sc2tog, rep from* around – 5 sts.

Fill the rest of the egg.

Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end into blunt needle and gather sts tightly tog. Fasten off.

Step 3: The Egg-shell

The egg-shell


Make 2.
Use a 4 mm crochet hook and white yarn.

Round 1- Make a magic circle with 5 sc.
Round 2- *2 sc in each st around - 10 sts.
Round 3- *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 15 sts.
Round 4- Sc in each st around.
Round 5- *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 20 sts.
Round 6- *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 25 sts.
Round 7- *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.
Round8/10- Sc in each st around.
Round 11- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around – 25 sts.
Round 12- Sc in each st around.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Step 4: The Chick

The chick

Use a 3mm crochet hook and whatever colour of yarn you want your little chicken to be.

Round 1- Make a magic circle with 5 sc.
Round 2- *2 sc in each st around - 10 sts.
Round 3- *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 15 sts.
Round 4- Sc in each st around.
Round 5- *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 20 sts.
Round 6- *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 25 sts.
Round7/12- Sc in each st around.
Round 13- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 20 sts.
Round 14- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 15 sts.
Round 15- Sc in each st around.

Stuff the chick’s body now, as much as possible.

Round 19- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around – 10 sts.
Round 20- *Sc2tog, rep from* around – 5 sts.

Fill the rest of the body.
Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end into blunt needle and gather sts tightly tog. Fasten off.

Embroider the eyes using some dark Brown or black yarn. Cut a diamond shaped piece of felt for the beak. Use one stitch in the middle of the diamond to sew it to the body.

Fit it inside the eggshell.

Step 5: The Instructable Robot

The Instructables robot

Body


Use a 3mm crochet hook and some yellow yarn.

Follow the instructions for the chick untill round 11.

Round 12- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 20 sts.
Round 13- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 15 sts.

Stuff the body now, as much as possible.

Round 14- *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around – 10 sts.
Round 15- *Sc2tog, rep from* around – 5 sts.

Fill the rest of the body.
Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end into blunt needle and gather sts tightly tog. Fasten off.

Head

Use a 3mm crochet hook and some yellow yarn.

Chain 7 sts
Row 1- Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across - 6 stitches.
Row 2- Chain 1, turn sc in each sc across.
Rows 3/5- Repeat row 2

At the end of row 5 chain not 1, but 7 extra stitches

Row 6 - Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across - 12 stitches

At the end of row 6 chain not 1, but 7 extra stitches

Row 7- Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across - 18 stitches
Row 8- Chain 1, turn sc in each sc across.
Rows 9/11- Repeat row 8
Row 12 - Chain 1, turn sc in next 12 sc, leaving 6 sc – 12 stitches.
Row 13 - Chain 1, turn sc in next 6 sc, leaving 6 sc – 6 stitches.
Row 14 - Chain 1, turn sc in each sc across.
Rows 15/17- Repeat row 14.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

You should now have a cross shaped crochet patch. Fold this into a 5-sided box and crochet the sides shut.

The “ears”

Make 2 of these.
Use a 3mm crochet hook and red yarn.

Round 1- Make a magic circle with 5 sc.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Sew them onto the sides of the head.

The “antennas”

Use some black yarn for this.

Fasten the end somewhere inside the head, so you can come out in the middle of one of the ears. Now twist the yarn by holding up the end with the needle and turning the head. Twist it tightly and then fold it at the desired lenght. It should now coil up. Stick the rest of the yarn back inside the head.

Repeat this at the other ear.


Put it all together

Fill the head and sew it onto the body. Use some red and black yarn to embroider the face.

Finally place it into the egg-shell.

Step 6: Put It All in a Box

 All you need to do now is find a nice egg box to put everything into.I only made one of each so a small egg box was fine for this instructable.

You can, ofcourse, make as many eggs, chicks and robots as you like. Go nuts and fill an entire egg tray!

Either way, have fun. 

Comments

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Togarain (author)2012-10-08

This is the perfect gift for my friend's daughter who has a toddler. The daughter had a chicken farm for many years and she will get a real kick out of these. Thank you, they are adorable.

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ChrysN (author)2011-05-01

Cute! The one with Robot's head is awesome.