Egg Cozy Tutorial

One of my favourite breakfast time treats is a nice boiled egg, or ‘chooky egg’ as they get called in our house.  It’s usually a sparing treat, reserved for lazy weekends, or if we were lucky, when we’re gifted some lovely fresh eggs from our neighbour.  

On those days, it’s impossible to stop at just one, so I like to have a few cosies around to keep the extra eggs nice and warm.  

I made these simple cosies using left over bits and bots of sock yarn, they only need a few yards each and if you make stripy version you can use up even the smallest scraps so nothing is wasted.

Originally written for the American site, Hobby Farm, this pattern is in US Terms

What You'll Need

Left-over sock yarn, in various colours if you have them.

A 3.5mm crochet hook (USA D)

A yarn needle to thread in ends

A pair of scissors

✽ Please refer to the Stitch Directory on Crochet Corner if you need help with stitches.

What To Do

Start with 32 ch and then, without twisting the chain, make a sl st into the first chain to form a loop.

Row 1: 3ch, then make a tr into each chain around the loop to the beginning.
When you have reached the beginning, make a sl st into the top of the starting 3ch.
Row 2: (If you’d like to make stripes, change the color yarn you are using)  3ch, then make a dc into each dc of the round below.  Once you are round to the beginning again, make a sl st into the top of the starting 3ch.
Continue making rows in this way, until you have completed 8 rows.  Changing colour as often as you’d like, or keeping to one colour if you prefer.
Row 9: To make the frilly edging on top, join a new colour yarn to the top and make 3ch, then skip 1tr and make a sl st into the next st.  (As shown on photo)
Continue round in the same way: 3ch, skip 1tr, make a sl st in next st,  all around and then make a sl st into the starting stitch to finish.
To make the tie, make 50ch and then break the yarn.
To make the tie, make 50ch and then break the yarn.
Thread one end of the left-over yarn onto your needle and use the needle to weave in and out of the stitches of the third row down (as shown on photo) and pull the tie through.
Once the tie is threaded all the way round, use the yarn needle to weave the ends into the tie to hide them.
Pull the tie tight to scrunch the cosy into shape and then tie a bow to secure.

If you need to adjust the size of your cosy to fit a larger or smaller egg you can easily do this by adjusting the number of starting chains.  A few less for a smaller egg, or a few more for a larger one.  All you need to do is make sure that you start with an even number of chains and the pattern will still work.  You can even make the cosy a little longer by adding an extra row if you need to. 

Here’s a few colour ideas to get you started: