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Easter Basket Buddies
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These cute little plastic egg covers knit up very quickly and are a great stash buster. I used eggs purchased at Hobby Lobby, labeled “Large”, but they are 3” tall and measure 7” around the egg seam. Since these use only 75-80 yards of yarn, check your stash for leftover worsted/medium yarn first - anything that will knit tightly at 6 sts/in (so the egg and head stuffing won’t show through).

Both the bunny and the chick are knit from the bottom up, with a ‘trap door’ type opening in the back where you insert the egg. As you get close to the top of the Egg portion (the body) there is a purl round. Then, to work the Head, you will pick up sts in the purl bumps, so there is no head seam. The head is knit up, then stuffed before closing. For the bunny, the ears are knit from the top of the head sts (not separately). The remaining appendages (paws, pom pom tail, chicken legs, beak, and wings) are worked separately and are sewn on.

Fill the egg with the surprise of your choice and make someone happy on Easter morning!

Pattern has been tech edited.

Finished Size:  Approximately 6" (15 cm) tall excluding ears/hair; fits 3" tall (7.5 cm) tall plastic egg with a 7" (18 cm) circumference

Gauge: In St st, 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" square (10 cm)
Gauge is critical for this design.

Skills Required: Knitting on dpns, basic increases and decreases

Yarn: Medium/Worsted Weight Yarn, approximately: 80 yards /73 meters of scrap yarns Bunny was knit with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, CW100 Cotton Ball. Chick was knit with vintage Nomotta Alpha (yellow) with Tahki Cotton Classic (orange) Beak and Legs.

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) dpns (set of 5)

Extras: Stitch markers,
Stitch holder,
Crochet hook (for chick “feathers”),
Black embroidery floss or crochet thread for facial features,
Plastic Easter egg - 3" (7.5 cm) tall,
⅜" (10 mm) buttons - 2 for each animal,
Yarn/tapestry needle

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