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DROPS Extra 0-502 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS Easter egg in ”Fabel”.

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DROPS Extra 0-502

Materials: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
50 g colour no. 903, yellow-pink mix
or use: 50 g colour no. 151, guacamole

DROPS double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2 or 3 – or the needle size you need to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking sts with Fabel = 10 x 10 cm / 4” x 4”.
DROPS Crochet hook size 3 mm /US C – for the loop.

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Pattern in US english

Knitting tip: Work all YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.

Easter egg: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 9 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with Fabel.
Continue as follows:
1st round: K all sts.
2nd round: K2, * 1 YO, K1 *, repeat *-* 6 times and finish with K1 = 15 sts.
3rd round: Read Knitting tip! K all sts.
4th round: K2, * 1 YO, K1 *, repeat *-* 12 times and finish with K1 = 27 sts.
5th round: K all sts.
6th round: K all sts.
7th round: K all sts.
8th round: K3, * 1 YO, K2 *, repeat *-* 4 times, 1 YO, K5, repeat *-* 4 times and finish with 1 YO and K3 = 37 sts.
Now purse the egg tog in cast on edge and fasten thread on the inside.
9th to 18th round: K all sts.
19th round: * K2, K2 tog *, repeat *-*, K last rem st = 28 sts.
20th round: K all sts.
21st round: * K1, K2 tog *, repeat *-* K last rem st = 19 sts.
22nd round: K all sts.
23rd round: K all sts.
24th round: K all sts.
25th round: K1, then K all sts tog 2 by 2 = 10 sts.
26th round: K all sts.
Cut the thread, leaving approx 50 cm to crochet the loop.
Pull thread through remaining sts. Fill egg with wadding before thread is tighten and tied.

Loop: Use the thread end to crochet a loop as follows: put hook through top of egg and pull through thread, then crochet approx 30 ch. Finish by putting hook through top of egg again and crochet 1 sl st. Tie and cut the thread.
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