About this pattern:
Inspired by the Studio Ghibli character, No Face (Kaonashi) from the film Spirited Away, this pattern details how to create an adorable egg cosy. Whether for an Easter egg hunt, a gift or a cute way to hide a chocolate stash, it won’t fail to bring a smile to any Ghibli fan.
The pattern is designed to accommodate a Kinder Surprise as a familiar reference for size and shape, but can be used to hide whatever you can fit! After Easter, it could easily be stuffed and stitched for a permanent toy.
- DK Yarn (Black, white, purple)
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- Stitch markers and pins
- Yarn needle
Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern
The completed piece measures approx. 8 cm and is designed to fit a large egg (chocolate or otherwise).
Stitches are written in standard US terms. The pattern is worked in simple, continuous rounds (a stitch marker may be useful to keep track) and takes no time at all.
Let’s Get Started!
Using black yarn, working in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3 – 4 : sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 5 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 7 – 8 : sc in each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 9 : *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 4 times. (28)
Rnd 10 : sc in each stitch around. (28)
Rnd 11 : *sc in next 13 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 2 times. (30)
Rnd 12 –16 : sc in each stitch around. (30)
Rnd 17 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (36)
Rnd 18 – 28 : sc in each stitch around. (36)
Slip stitch into the next stitch to even out the bottom edge and fasten off, weaving in the ends.
Using white yarn, working in continuous rounds:
As the face shape is more oblong than circular, it is started by working along a set of chain stitches and then back down the other side to the beginning. This will be very familiar to those who have crocheted baby bootie soles etc.
Rnd 1 : Chain 6. Working into the next chain stitch from the hook, sc in each stitch along for 5 as normal. In this final fifth chain stitch, work another 2sc into the stitch. Now, working back along the other side of the original chain stitches, work an sc in the next 3 stitches and 2 sc in the last. (12)
This should have created an oblong ring of stitches around thee original chain, with 3sc in each of the end chain stitches.
Rnd 2 : *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc* Repeat twice. (14)
Rnd 3 : sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch into the next stitch and fasten off. (14)
Choose which side of the piece you would prefer to be showing. For this pattern I have used the reverse side for the even texturing.
Using black and purple yarn and a yarn needle, embroider the features.
Note: The face is deliberately not a perfect circular shape, but an oblong. So take a moment to orient the shape and centre the stitches.
Now that both pieces have been created, the overall egg cosy can be constructed. This is super simple! All you have to do is attach the face by centering it at the top of the body. You can use a regular yarn needle and the hanging end, or even simpler – use a glue gun.
That’s it, done! All that’s left is to fill him up!
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