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Sylvia Leake on craftsy.com
Buckinghamshire, England

I have a passion for designing knitwear for babies and children, I then write up the designs as patterns to share with other knitters. Inspiration comes from the countryside near where I live and my ...

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Union Jack Egg Cozy

from Sleake Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Union Jack Egg Cozy
Union Jack Egg Cozy
Union Jack Egg Cozy
Union Jack Egg Cozy
Union Jack Egg Cozy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • intarsia

Pattern Description:

I came up with this design during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The egg cosy is hat shaped and fits a medium sized egg; add a ribbon to tie under his chin and it would also make adorable headgear for your favourite teddy! I used the traditional colours of red, white and blue; however other colour combinations could be used, I'll leave it to your imagination.


24 stitches and 32 rows to 4in/10cm using 3.25mm/US 3 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2.5in/6.5cm high, 8in/20cm circumference (at bottom edge)


  • knitting needles (3.25mm/US 3)
  • DK yarn