Toy Story Alien Inspired Easter Egg Cosy

About this pattern:

If you managed to watch Toy Story without instantly wanting to find your own Pizza Planet prize machine to win an alien, then you are a bigger person than me! Here, thankfully, no Claw required! 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 Disney Pixar 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.

Materials:

  • DK Yarn (Light blue, Dark blue, purple, green)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Felt

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
dc = Double crochet
tc = Treble crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern

Measurements:

The completed piece measures approx. 9 cm and is designed to fit a large egg (chocolate or otherwise).

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms. The main body and head piece are written as rows worked in the round with a slip stitch to join – this is to create the level join between the two pieces so they sit neatly on top of each other. The rest of the pieces are worked in continuous rounds to create a more rounded look (a stitch marker may be useful to keep track). To limit confusion, joins will be listed in the text where required. There’s a couple of colour changes, but nothing too scary that should put a beginner off.

Let’s Get Started!

MAIN BODY

Using light blue yarn, working in rows in the round.
NB. Slip stitch to join and chain 1 at the end of each round.

Lower Body
Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5 : sc in each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 7 : sc in each stitch around. (30)
Rnd 8 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (36)
Switch to dark blue yarn. Drop or carry the light blue for later.
Rnd 9 – 10 : sc in each stitch around. (36)
Switch back to the light blue yarn
Rnd 11 : *sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 12 : sc in each stitch around. Slip st to join, fasten off. (30)

Upper Body

Using green yarn, working in rows in the round.
NB. Slip stitch to join and chain 1 at the end of each round.

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6 : sc in each stitch around. (30)
Rnd 7 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (36)
Rnd 8 : sc in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 9 : *sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 10 : *sc in next 3 stitches, sc2tog* Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 11 : sc in each stitch around (24)
Rnd 12 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Switch to purple yarn
Rnd 13 : sc in each stitch around. (30)
Switch to light blue yarn
Rnd 14 : sc in each stitch around. Fasten off. (30)

Weave in the ends for both body pieces as they will not be required for assembly later.

EARS (Make 2)
Using black yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat twice. dc, tc. (8)
Following on from the tc at the end of round 2, chain 3 and slip stitch into the next stitch (what would be the first stitch of Rnd 3).
Fasten off leaving a tail for joining.

ANTENNA
Using green yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Stitch 4sc into a magic ring (4)
Rnd 2-5 : sc in each stitch around. Fasten off leaving a tail for attaching. (4)

Roll the lower rows back and forth between your fingers. This will give them a gentle ‘squish’ so that the tip of the antenna appears a little rounder and fuller.

ASSEMBLY

Now that all the pieces have been created, the overall egg cosy can be constructed.

Align the upper and lower body pieces with the upper piece directly on top. Ensure the seams are matching and to the back. This will be the back of the cosy.

Attach the antenna directly to the top-centre of the head.

Using pins, fix the ears to either side of the head. Play around with the positioning and once you are happy, attach using the tail ends. For reference, in the pattern photos the bottom of the ears are roughly in line with Rnd 9.

Using felt and a felt tip pen, create the three eyes. These are approx. 1.5 cm in diameter. As a guide, roughly align the centre eye with the antenna, and then judge the space remaining between the centre eye and the ear, to keep it even. If you wish to crochet the eyes then follow the sc5 into a magic ring, using white yarn, stitching in the black detail after.

All that’s left is to fill him up!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. You can find more egg cosy patterns and more on our site http://www.ninjacatcrafts.home.blog.

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©2019 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sol, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts,

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