Now, here are some in a different - more subtle - style!
They are made with very thin embroidery cotton held alongside some white Rico Creative Cotton Aran yarn, which was left over from my other Easter eggs. The thin embroidery cotton was given to me last year by a friend of my Mum - I have a mixture of Coats and Twilleys in size 20 - it's so thin! (You might have seen it before when I showed the delicate snowflakes I made last year.) So this was a completely stash-busting project!
What makes these so effective is that the thin coloured crochet cotton is variegated, so the colour darkening and lightening throughout the egg gives a lovely natural effect. Ok, maybe not completely natural with some of the colours I've used!
The three one-coloured eggs use the orangey, the blue and the mint variegated cottons. The multi-coloured egg was made by holding the blue, orangey and purple (non-variegated) together with the white aran cotton.
'Where can I find the pattern?', I hear you cry! I can take no credit for the lovely idea or the pattern... it is from my friend Anna - find it free here!
Rico Creative Cotton Aran - White
Mixture of size 20 crochet cottons - Coats/Twilleys
Magical Eggs - by Anna at Nummer Elva