How cute is this reversible egg and chicken? Perfect for Easter and quick to make! Even better? It’s entirely made on the loom so you don’t need to know how to crochet!
You will need:
- 24 peg loom (or something similar)
- white worsted weight yarn
- yellow worsted weight yarn
- orange worsted weight yarn
- 2 buttons
- white elastic thread
If you want the egg / chick to be smaller or larger just use a different size loom. If going smaller, reduce the rows. If you are going bigger, than increase the rows.
Continue to ewrap for 16 rows.
Switch to 2 strands worsted weight white yarn and continue to ewrap for 17 rows.
Follow the column of stitches down from the first peg. You should find your starting slipknot. Place it on the first peg.
Continue placing the bottom loops on the pegs.
Make sure that the trailing white yarn is to the left of the last peg (pictured above in the middle).
Bind off by pulling the needle through pegs 1 & 2, hold the yarn behind pegs 3 & 4, needle through pegs 5 & 6, hold the yarn behind pegs 7 & 8, and continue around the loom. Once all the way around put the needle through all of the stitches you didn’t go through the first time. Pull off the loom and pull yarn to close. Knot off and weave in ends.
If you see a few yellow loops peeking through the white, just run your yarn under the top loops in a circle. Knit and weave in all ends.
Our egg doesn’t look very egg-like yet, but we will fix that. Also, don’t worry about the yellow yarn showing, that will be fixed too.
Take your needle and run a strand of white elastic thread under the loops on the bottom row. Cinch it in slightly and knot and weave in the ends. Before tying the knot make sure it can still be turned inside out.
With yellow yarn cast on to 4 pegs. Ewrap for 7 rows. Thread your needle through the loops on the pegs. Take off the loom and pull together. Knot and weave in ends. Repeat and attach the wings to the chick.
With orange yarn cast on to 4 pegs. Ewrap for 7 rows. Thread your needle through the loops on the pegs. Take off the loom but don’t pull together. Fold it in half so that the top row is touching the bottom row and stitch around all of the edges. Optional: add a bit of stuffing for a fluffier beak.
Then stitch it on to the chick. Finally, stitch on some button eyes.
Want little feet for the chicken? Cast on with orange yarn to 4 pegs. Ewrap for 3 wraps. Thread your needle through the loops on the pegs. Take off the loom but don’t pull together. Stitch it on to the bottom of the chicken. Repeat for the second foot.
Voila! There’s your reversible Easter egg & chick!