Those crochet pisanki (also called pysanky in some parts of the World) can be reused year after year, it is quite easy to untie the ribbon and remove the egg.
- crochet cotton thread (for 2.00 mm hook) – few colours
- pieces of ribbon
- hard boiled eggs
Please note that names of the stitches vary, this is UK pattern, click through for UK to US crochet stitches conversion chart.
stitches used: chain (ch), treble / triple crochet (tr), slip stitch (ss)
Start with 6 ch, close the chain with ss to create a circle.
ROUND 1 (FOUNDATION ROUND)
To start the new round work 3 ch as first tr and then 10 more tr stitches into the ring, close round with ss.
Using the same colour work again 3 ch, 12 tr in between each of stitches from the previous round, close with ssl.
Connect another colour, work 3 ch to start the round, then work 2 tr into each space between tr from the round 2.
ROUND 4 – 8
- Work 3 ch and then 1 tr into each space between tr from round 3, close with ss.
- Continue like this until the end of round 8, changing colour of the yarn on the beginning of each round.
- Work more than rounds 8 if it is required to cover half of the egg.
Make two of those halves for each of the eggs.
Then tie them on the egg with a ribbon threading it through every second space in between stitches.
Finish tying a bow to close the egg inside.