Easter Duck << Egg Holder >> – Free crochet pattern



The Easter holidays are fast approaching this year as well.
Early Christians in Mesopotamia dyed eggs in the period after Easter. The practice was adopted by the Orthodox Churches, and from there it spread into Western Europe. Eggs represent new life and rebirth, and it’s thought that this ancient custom was absorbed into Easter celebrations.
Here is a particularly crochet pattern for the Easter table, designer @natalyushka_handmade.

Materials:

  • Acrylic or cotton yarn – 200m/50g (white and yellow colors)
  • Hook 2.25 mm
  • Black eyes (half beads) – 5 mm
  • Fiberfill

Duck size – 9×10 cm

Abbreviations here

Body and neck (white color yarn)

  • 1. 25ch, from the second ch from hook 23sc, inc3sc, 22sc, inc (50)
  • 2. 1inc, 22sc, 3inc, 23sc, inc (55)
  • 3. 1inc, 54sc (56)
  • 4. BLO: 56sc (56)
  • 5-14. 56sc (10 rds)
  • 15. 56sc + 2sc offset (the middle of the neck will be here)
  • 16. Crochet the neck: 8sc, now connect to the other side on the 8th loop from the end of the 15th row and crochet another 8sc (16)
  • 17. 1dec, 14sc (15)
  • 18. 1dec, 13sc (14)
  • 19-23. 14sc (5 rds). Leave a tail about 20 cm long.

Head and neck (white color yarn)

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)*6 (18)
  • 4. (2sc, inc)*6 (24)
  • 5. (3sc, inc)*6 (30)
  • 6. (4sc, inc)*6 (36)
  • 7-10. (36)
  • 11. (4sc, dec)*6 (30)
  • 12. (3sc, dec)*6 (24)
  • 13. (2sc, dec)*6 (18)
  • 14. (1sc, dec)*6 (12)
  • 15-25. 12sc (11 rds) Stuff the neck and head.
  • 26. 6 dec (6) Cut the thread. Close the hole.

Insert the neck of the head into the neck of the body and sew.

Wing x 2 (white color yarn)

  • 1. 6ch
  • 2. from the second ch from hook crochet 4sc, 1slst, 1ch, turn
  • 3. skip 1st, 2sc, inc, 1sc, 4ch, turn
  • 4. from the second ch from hook crochet 3sc on the chain, 1sc, inc, 2sc, 1slst, 1ch, turn,
  • 5. skip 1st, 2sc, inc, 5sc, 4ch, turn,
  • 6. from the second ch from hook crochet 3sc on the chain, 5sc, inc, 2sc, 1slst, 1ch, turn,
  • 7. skip 1st, 2sc, inc, 9sc, 4ch, turn,
  • 8. from the second ch from hook crochet 3sc on the chain, 9sc, inc, 2sc, 1slst.

Beak (yellow color yarn)

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. (2sc, inc)*2 (8)
  • 3-5. 8sc (3 rds)

Sew it to the head between rows 10 and 13.

Foot x 2 (yellow color yarn)

  • 1. 6sc in MR (do not tighten too much)
  • 2. (2sc, inc)*2 (8)
  • 3. (3sc, inc)*2 (10)
  • 4. (4sc, inc)*2 (12)
  • 5. (3sc, inc)*3 (15)
  • 6. (4sc, inc)*3 (18)
  • 7. 18sc
  • 8. Fold (connect the edges): (1sc, inc-dc, 1slst)* 3

Sew (or glue) the wings and legs. Glue the eyes.

Please note: If you crochet the neck longer, you will get a swan!

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