Knowledge to crochet egg cups

Supplies to crochet egg cups

  • Yarn:
    • Length: about 68 yds / 1.75 oz (eg Schachenmayer Catania Grande )
  • Crochet hook:
    • metric: 3,5 mm
    • numeric: 4
    • alphabetic: E
    • british: 9 or 10
  • Yarn needle, Scissor

Crochet pattern: Crochet Eggcup “Simplici boy”

The egg cup we crochet from bottom to top in real circle rounds, ie each round begins with a turning chain and ends with a slip stitch. You can crochet the egg cup either solid, but also striped or colourful.

Crochet ground for egg cup

You start with the ground, which is just a flat circle. We exclusively crochet Single Crochet (us, uk: Double Crochet) stitch.

  • 1. Round: Magic Ring ring with 5 Single Crochet (us, uk: Double Crochet), close round with Slip Stitch = 6 stitches
  • 2. Round: 1 Turning Chain, double every stitch, crochet last stitch as Slip Stitch = 12 stitches
  • 3. Round: 1 Turning Chain, double every 2. stitch, crochet last stitch as slip stitch = 18 stitches
  • 4. Round: 1 Turning Chain, double every 3. stitch, crochet last stitch as slip stitch = 24 stitches
  • Cut the thread, pull loop off, secure and wave in yarn

You should have crocheted a flat circle now. If you are using another yarn, you can simply increase more or less rounds. The circumference of the circle should be the circumference of an egg at the lower half.

Crochet shaft of the eggcup

You´ll continue with the shaft of the eggcup. Pay attention at the first round, then it will be easy.

crochet eggcup patternThe beautiful side of the circle should be on the top and we are now crocheting along inside, so the beautiful side of the shaft is inside. That´s why you´re not starting at the front edge as usual, but at the rear edge of the flat circle. Also we are pulling the hook only through the front loop of the stitch, only the slip stitch at the end of the row goes through both loops.

  • 5. Round: start with slip stitch at any point, 1 Chain, always insert into the front loop, each stitch a stitch, crochet last stitch as Slip Stitch = 24 stitches

instruction crochet eggcupAfter this round at the bottom should be a nice edge. This way it is going to be a straight cylinder and bulges out not like a sphere.

 

Now you can continue crocheting much easier by turning inside your piece.

 

  • 6. - 16. Round: insert as usually into both loops of a stitch, 1 Turning Chain, each stitch a stitch = 24 stitches
  • Cut the thread, pull loop off, secure and wave in yarn

crochet eggcup instructionIf you had turned inside your piece, pull it out now. The “bad” side now is outside.

 

So far, our egg cup still looks like a little misshapen ton.

 

 

pattern crochet eggcupYou can change this, simply by turn the half of the shaft outside. First make sure the edges at the ground are located as closely as possible to each other.

 

 

tutorial crochet eggcup

crochet eggcup tutorialNow you can smooth out the shaft upward. If you have shaped your egg cup a little, roll it a little around on the table.

 

Then just put an ordinary egg into it and the rest will be done by itself.

free crochet pattern crochet eggcup tutorial instructionI wish you, as always, have fun with your new egg cups and good luck!