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In the April 1949 issue there was an adorable little egg cozy, just basic crochet with instructions to make a rooster or a bunny. I was very excited because we eat insane amounts of eggs. My son and I will often has 2-3 soft boiled eggs for breakfast. Having cute bunnies and roosters would be a nice pick me up at the breakfast table. I got right to work and made one. First you build the basic base:
Then you add the details like bunny ears or rooster parts. So I did. Went for the bunny first.
And Now For the Fail:
And then I tried it on an egg. Nothing. Wouldn’t fit. So I tried it on another egg. Nothing. So I said “Maybe I messed up, made it to tight, made my first row to snug.” So I tried again. Made another base…..nothing. Wouldn’t fit on an egg, any egg. When we had our country time I got plenty of nice farm fresh eggs, which most people know come in all different shapes and sizes. I tried again. Even on the smallest or thinnest eggs it wouldn’t fit.
So now I have one plain egg cozy that doesn’t fit on an egg and one bunny-eared one that doesn’t fit on an egg. Honestly I just can’t force myself to sew on a face when I know it won’t fit an egg. So that project was a FAIL!
I DO love the idea though, so many I’ll try again one day with larger yarn and a bigger hook. I bet some sock yarns would make some crazy cozies!
Now tell me readers, do any of you have this issue? Did you make the egg cozies? Did they actually fit on an egg??? I’m completely open to the possibility that it is my fault and not the pattern.