Wondering what to do with all your scrap yarn? For years, crafters have struggled with how to use the odds and ends of their stashes, but luckily, crafters are creative, and there are a myriad of ways to bust your stash and end up with something decorative and personalized to your liking. Take these eggs, for example – you can get as fancy with them as you like, or you can make a plain and simple pair to put in a nest. These would make excellent table decorations for spring holidays, as well as interesting conversation pieces for your side table, shelves, or mantelpiece year round.
To make these eggs, you’ll need the following:
- Yarn (suggested size is DK or sport yarn, but you can also use aran or chunky if you’re wanting bigger eggs)
- Knitting Needles (suggested size is size 3, but of course depending on what yarn you’re using, you’ll need to adjust accordingly)
- Filling – this can be polyfiber, bits of yarn, or scrap fabric
- Tapestry Needle
There are only 29 rows to knit, using stitches most beginner knitters would know. You could make three, four, or a half dozen in just a short amount of time. These would be great projects to take with you on the go as they’re small and easy to pick up and put down. These might also make great beginner projects for children, especially if they want to be creative on a long drive or during an overnight stay.
The finished size, if using the suggested yarn and needle sizes, is about as big as a hen’s egg. If you want duck eggs you can try aran yarn, or if you want songbird eggs you could try it with embroidery floss. When you’ve knitted the egg, you can embroider, add sequins, buttons, or other decorative features to make the egg(s) your own. They would make sweet gifts for bird enthusiasts, mothers, and homesteaders as well.
Want to try your hand at making a nest full of eggs? You can find the free written pattern along with some inspirational photos here.