Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oregon Spring and Crochet Egg Pattern

Hello!  Thanks for visiting!  I hope you're seeing some sun where you are -- we're in a spate of cloudy and rainy days.  It's okay, though.. as Spring is still "opening up" around the farm here.  So, I did a walkabout and snapped a few shots of the garden action.  Here is a yellow Azaleas just ready to pop open!

My white lilac is bursting to open.. but I think it put blooming on hiatus until the sun comes back. :-)

This is my pink and droopy bell shaped Rhododendron.  :-)

The red rhodie in on the edge of the woods on the east side of our front yard.

I turned towards the NW and loved the red azalea.  It's so trusty, always puts on a bright show each Spring.

The barn peeking through the black bamboo and pale yellow rhody.

Last year I had tons of these Star of Bethlehem, but this year?  ONE!

I'm quite disappointed in my lilacs this year!  My old classic lavender lilac only has blooms on the very top.  Oh honey.. ummm.. can you get the ladder and cut me a big bouquet?  I admit, we trimmed the 4 lilacs behind the roses and I think they're mad.  That and I've been told that lilacs only bloom on 2nd year wood.  

Lilacs and rhododendrons.. Spring on the farm.  The lilacs are not open yet.. soon.. soon..

The pond.  We're going to inquire with the people who installed our creek, 4 waterfalls and pond to see about enlarging it - now that we removed the huge weeping Birch tree which kept us from making it bigger when we put it in 10 years ago.

Look what Caleb brought in to show me?  Oh yay.  Thank you.  How nice.  Now take it back outside!  :-)

Here is the Sandy River which I feel is a part of me now as I've been driving by it to go to "town".  During the winter it runs pretty muddy with all the snow and rain.  I just love it when it starts to run clean and clear.  See the rocks on the bottom?

Looking up-river.... this river begins at Mt. Hood.. how cool is that?

OK.. now to crochet eggs.  My 3 newest ones are the variegated blue one in the egg holder from the cotton yarn that Betsy gave me, the big pink one at the bottom of the glass hurricane and the organic cotton, unbleached white one - from Blue Sky alpaca - from WEBS online store.

I really like the spotted look of the ones made with variegated yarn.

I've added the pattern at the bottom.  My beloved sterling silver G hook for amigurami crocheting.  Made by Celtic Swan - my friends in the San Juan Islands of WA.

I love these crocheted eggs!  I just found a new Easter pattern that I'm excited to try.. it's a surprise until I get at least one made.  You're going to love it!!  I'll say goodbye now as we're heading to Costco soon to get a nice ham and some potatoes to make scalloped potatoes.  Read on below for the egg pattern.  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


*F hook
*Worsted Weight Yarn, (I suggest cotton as it makes a more natural looking egg.)
*Fiber Fill
*Stitch Marker
*Yarn Needle

Notes: Pattern is worked in the round so there is not joining or turning. You work around and around in a spiral. It helps to use a stitch marker to help keep your place

Ch 2
Rnd 1 – work 8sc in 2nd ch from hk. (8)
Rnd 2 – (sc in next 3, 2sc in next) around. (10)
Rnd 3 – (sc in next 4, 2sc in next) around. (12)
Rnd 4 – (sc in next 2, 2sc in next) around. (16)
Rnd 5 – (sc in next 3, 2sc in next) around. (20)
Rnd 6 – sc in each st around. (20)
Rnd 7 – (sc in next 4, 2sc in next) around. (24)
Rnd 8 – sc in each st around. (24)
Rnd 9 – (sc in next 10, sc2tog) around. (22)
Rnd 10 – (sc in next 9, sc2tog) around. (20)
Rnd 11 – (sc in next 8, sc2tog) around. (18)
Rnd 12 – (sc in next, sc2tog) around. (12)
Firmly stuff your little egg now Note: How you stuff these eggs has a lot to do with how they look when your done so take your time and stuff with care.
Rnd 13 – sc2tog around until little hole closes


  1. Thanks for re-posting the egg pattern, Teresa. Kris asked about the eggs and chicks I had in a photo of my last post, and I was going to look up your pattern to send her a link to it, since that is the pattern I used to make them several years ago. I really enjoyed seeing the blossoms and buds in your farm photos and when I got to the NW red azalea I said "WOW!" out loud :) xx

  2. Thank you for the pattern Teresa. I'm going to try some of these eggs soon and then I'll have a stockpile for next Easter! Your farm is blooming beautifully. I finally see some buds on the bushes and trees here. We're so far behind you in spring arriving.

    Have a lovely Easter. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. We'll be having lunch with some friends whose children also live out of town. I'm providing the potatoes and dessert.


  3. I cannot wait for flowers here! I think my daffodils will bloom this weekend. I get to cut lilacs from my neighbors shrubs on the alley side each year. I love the smell. i think my Nana wore lilac dusting powder…it reminds me of her. Remember DUSTING powder that grand ma s loved?

  4. Gorgeous flowers Teresa. So sorry about your Lilacs, we can not grow them here and they are by far my favorite flower. Love your egg pattern, I made a whole bunch of them last year and gave them all away.

  5. Oh Teresa such beauty in your photos! I think the red azalea is so vivid and striking, I love it. I have always loved your pond and waterfalls and it is not disappointing me now. I could see the koi too! Love your crocheted eggs thanks for the pattern. Hope you all have a wonderful Easter with the boys!!!

  6. Everything is looking beautiful around your farm. I love those eggs, thank you for the pattern!

  7. Lovely post as always. Your yard is so lovely with so many beautiful plants and flowers. Love those crochet sweet.

    Happy Easter to you sweet friend. :)

  8. Teresa, your photos on your walkabout are beautiful. Your flowers are all so lush and full. We had friends that lived in Oregon, and the woman was an avid gardener. I remember going to visit, and seeing her in her garden, and thinking, I want to do that some day!!! I remember how green and lush their yards were, and the creek that ran through it where we caught crawdads on bacon!!! Your red barn makes me smile every time I see it! And I love your little eggs and will give it a go if I find the time to do it before Sunday.
    Beautiful post!!
    xo Kris

  9. Those azaleas are absolutely stunning! That red is so vibrant against all the green. Hopefully your lilacs will do better next year. Everybody had had weird weather this year which doesn't help. Cute Easter eggs! Happy Easter weekend!! Hugs.

  10. What a blooming farm! I love so so much all your flowers, and that bright red bush of azalea is amazingly beautiful!
    I made few eggs too, but they are quite round in shape, I love them! :) Will try out your pattern if I have time till Sunday. Have a happy day and a lovely weekend!

  11. Wow Teresa, your garden and home are both full of Spring! Thanks for sharing the crochet egg pattern, very cute.

    Have a lovely Easter weekend!


  12. Amazing azaleas......and wonderful crochet eggs, happy easter back at you ☺

  13. Your flowers are looking stunning Teresa. Your crochet eggs are fun and a lot less calories than the chocolate variety ;0) Happy Easter x

  14. Your garden is looking very nice and I love the red azaela - mine are just going into their second year so they're still fairly small. Had to be moved a few weeks ago too but there is one little flower on one of the bushes. We're coming into winter so I don't know if its normal for them to flower at this time or not (I'm not a gardener). I'll try your Easter eggs but not this year. Things have been hectic all day at my house getting ready for the wedding tomorrow. My daughter will be coming over to sleep here as they say its bad luck for the groom to see the bride until she's walking down the aisle on the day of the wedding. Hope you and your lovely family have a very special Easter. xox

  15. You live in such a lovely place. I always enjoy seeing your outdoor photos.

  16. Oh my! How beautiful! So colorful! I love the spring. Every day when I take a walk outside I see new things popping out of the ground. Of course in Wisconsin we will have a bit of a wait yet to see blooms. Unless you have early daffs or snowdrops.

  17. Beautiful blooms indeed. The caterpillar made me shudder :-) Love the Easter Eggs, We have lots of blossom here now. Happy, Happy Easter to you and your family Teresa. Anne x

  18. Beautiful eggs, and stunning flowers! I can't believe you have lilacs already ... we won't see any for at least a month. Of course it's just a bit warmer where you live.... :)

    P.S. We had ham and Gratin Dauphinois for dinner tonight (I think Gratin Daupinois is just a fancy name for scalloped potatoes). They were delicious.

    Happy Easter to you both!

  19. Beautiful photos - so much colour. I love your eggs. Thank you for taking the time to write out the pattern - I will have a go! Have a wonderful Easter. :)

  20. Beautiful flowers, and I always love to see the red barn! Love the new eggs in the variegated yarn, the colour reminds me of sweeties! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter, Teresa!
    Helen xox

  21. Beautiful post dear Teresa...your garden is looking so lovely and the pics of the river are stunning...x
    Love your crochet eggs and the variegated ones are definitely my favourites too!
    Happy Easter to you, Dayle and your lovely family!
    Susan x

  22. I must be loosing my mind for on the previous post I mentioned having seen your crocheted egg pattern and WHAM! here it is on this post. I did back-track so that could be the explanation for my craziness. Anyways, all the eggs are pretty and they make one fine display on your table. I am going to have to make some up. They would be perfect for using up scraps of cotton and other yarns. They also would be a nice portable project and could be whipped up in no time flat. Thank you for sharing the pattern. Oh how nice that you are thinking of enlarging your pond area. That has to be something exciting to look forward to in the future months. You have so many pretty and colorful blooms in your yard.....oh that red azalea, that is gorgeous!
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  23. What a lovely blog, thanks for the lovely tutorial on the Easter eggs..BTW, love your Miss Maggie Rabbit, I have made 26 , but only knitted 2 dresses so far!

  24. Thank you for posting the photo of the wooly bear caterpillar. Here in Japan furry caterpillars have poison stingers and you can't touch them. My daughter can't believe that I used to play with furry caterpillars, so I've just shown her your photo. Now she believes it. :-)
    I've just popped over from Posie Gets Cozy and love your blog! Will be following along from now on, looking forward to seeing pictures from home. :-)


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