A free knitting pattern for a cute eggy cozy in the shape of a pumpkin using scrap sock yarn – perfect Halloween.
Are you like me? I just love a good Sunday breakfast. Okay, let’s be real here, brunch! Breakfast makes it sound like I only had a toast and a cup of tea *smirk*. And what would be brunch without eggs? Nothing, I assure you! So, to get your guests or family into Halloween mood, I put together a little pumpkin egg cozy knitting pattern for you.
If you are already following me on Instagram, then you might have seen a couple of drafts and I’m really excited about the results.
It took a while to get down the perfect shape but now I’m madly in love with these itsy bitsy Halloween decorations. If you look around my blog you will also see instructions for a pumpkin patch and even a great pumpkin monster.
I swear, I didn’t do any blocking or other magic. The egg cozies you see on the pictures came right off the needles. Not sure if it’s my “next level” knitting skills, happenstance, or the Wollmeise yarn, but I’ll take it!
Okay, I lied, I weaved in the tails for once before taking the first picture 😉
The best part about these egg cozies is that you’ll barely need 2 hours to finish one and it only uses 7 grams of yarn. Because it’s knit in the round on very small needles (2.00 mm) it’s maybe not the best Netflix knitting pattern, though.
But I personally always have at least two projects on my needle – on easy tv knit and one to keep me challenged. The perfect mix, if you ask me.
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- 7 grams of the Wollmeise Twin (in the colors Good morning and Pistazie) or any other fingering sock yarn scraps for needles size 2.5 – 3.00 mm.
- Double-Pointed Knitting needles 2.0 mm. Frequent readers probably already know that I am a huge fan of the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz because they are the only ones that don’t end up crooked after 5 minutes.
- A tapestry needle and scissors.
- Stitch markers (optional)
Knitting techniques involved
This egg cozy knitting pattern is meant for intermediate knitters who already have a good understanding of the most common increases and decreases. But, as I am providing you with step-by-step tutorials for all the techniques and stitches, I’m sure anyone past their first project can finish them with a bit of patience.
- K = knit
- P = Purl
- SSK = Slip Slip Stitch
- K2tog = knit two together
- KLL = Knit left loop
- KRL = Knit right loop
- ….And a standard longtail cast on.
These cozies are knit in the round on a set of 5 double-pointed needles. If you still need to do some catching up, here’s my tutorial on knitting in the round. You might also check out my blogpost with 10 tips for better results with dpns.
While I’m sure the egg cozy will fit most eggs and most eggcups, I made sure to provide you with easy to follow instructions on how to alter it to fit different sizes.
This pattern is written instructions only. There’s no chart (might provide one later) but I’m not sure it’s really needed. It’s only about 40 rows of knitting. But download the pattern and you’ll see what I mean.
Anyways, that’s it. That’s my cute little pumpkin egg cozy knitting pattern. Feel free to comment below with your questions and I’m sure we’ll find a solution together.