If your family is like ours, then you have plenty of plastic eggs lying around the house. After Easter, these plastic eggs take up space and while you can reuse the plastic eggs in useful ways, you can also craft with them.
This is my monster egg cozy. Isn’t he adorable? He is very easy to make. Just choose some yarn, crochet hook around 3.0 mm, and then chain two.
Single crochet six times into the first chain.(6)
Then for the next round, put two single crochet into the first single crochet, then a single crochet into the next two single crochets. Then place two single crochets into the next single crochet. Then place a single crochet into the remaining two single crochets for this round.(8)
Do an even round where you just place a single crochet into each single crochet.(8)
The next round will be an increase round where you place two single crochets into the first single crochet of the round followed by three single crochets. Next will be two single crochets into the next single crochet. Then single crochets for the rest of the round.(10)
Follow this with an even single crochet row.(10)
One more increase round should get you the size of the egg. If not, keep increasing and checking how your eggs is fitting into the piece. Basically on the increase round, start with an increase single crochet and then place another one about halfway through the round.(12)
Work even single crochets until you cover the egg. Then do a couple of rounds of decreases leaving the bottom large enough so you can place the egg through it comfortably.
I glued a large, googly eye on it and used some fun fur yarn to make some hair. It was a fast, simple project that turned out really cute. It’s a great project for leftover yarn. So dress up those plastic Easter eggs and make them a toy your kids will want to play with anytime of the year.