National Week Continues: DIY Soft Boiled Eggs Amigurumi

So what could naturally follow kaya toast better than soft boiled eggs to dip that toast in?!  Personally I’m not in love with the texture of soft egg white as it is traditionally served in Singapore, I am definitely in love with these little smiley yolks 🙂

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • 8ply cotton yarn (this is what I used, but you could use any cotton or acrylic – just make sure you change your hook size accordingly)
  • You will need a couple of different colours – white and yellow for the egg, and a another colour for the saucer
  • 2.5mm crochet hook (amigurumi need a tight stitch – so this should be at least a few sizes smaller than what is recommend on the yarn)
  • Fibrefill or other stuffing (but only a tiny bit)
  • Safety eyes, black and pink cotton yarn for the faces
  • Scissors and yarn needle
STITCHES YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW:

Chain – CH

Single crochet – SC (double crochet in UK/AU terms), and then how to increase (SC twice into the same stitch) and to invisible decrease (pick up the front loops of two stitches at the same time and SC)

MAKING THE YOLKS:

Row 1: Create a slipknot and chain 2, then perform 6 single crochets (sc) into the second chain from the hook (this is just my preferred method to start off, but you could also do 6 dc into a magic ring if you would prefer).  You now have (6) stitches in this row.

Row 2: *Increase (inc), sc*, Repeat from * six times (12)

Row 3: *Inc, 1 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (18)

Row 4: *Inc, 2 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (24)

Rows 5 & 6: Sc all (24).  Slip stitch to finish off, and trim end leaving a long tail (approx 20cm).

Repeat to create the second yolk, and add their faces using the photos as a guide.

FINISHING OFF THE EGGS:

Row 1: Create a slipknot and chain 2, then perform 6 single crochets (sc) into the second chain from the hook (6)

Row 2: *Increase (inc), sc*, Repeat from * six times (12)

Row 3: *Inc, 1 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (18)

Row 4: *Inc, 2 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (24)

Row 5: *Inc, 3 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (30)

Row 6: *Inc, 4 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (36)

Row 7: *Inc, 5 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (42)

Row 8: *Inc, 6 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (48)

Row 9: *Inc, 7 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (54)

Row 10: *Inc, 8 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (60)

Row 11: *Inc, 9 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (66). Slip stitch to finish off, and trim end leaving a long tail (approx 30cm).

Sew the yolks onto the white.

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MAKING THE SAUCER:

Row 1: Create a slipknot and chain 2, then perform 6 single crochets (sc) into the second chain from the hook (6)

Row 2: *Increase (inc), sc*, Repeat from * six times (12)

Row 3: *Inc, 1 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (18)

Row 4: *Inc, 2 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (24)

Row 5: *Inc, 3 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (30)

Row 6: *Inc, 4 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (36)

Row 7: *Inc, 5 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (42)

Row 8: *Inc, 6 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (48)

Row 9: For the whole row – you want to crochet into the front loop only (flo).  This then creates the ridge on the back to attach the stand to.  *Inc flo, 7 x sc flo*,  Repeat from * six times (54)

Row 10: Sc all (54)

Row 11: *Inc, 8 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (60)

Row 12: *Inc, 9 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (66)

Row 13: This time, crochet into the back loop only (blo).  This creates the ridge you will whipstitch the eggs too.  *Inc blo, 10 x sc blo*,  Repeat from * six times (72)

Row 14: *Inc, 11 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (78)

Row 15: *Inc, 12 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (84)

Row 16: *Inc, 13 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (90)

Rows 17-18: Sc all (90)

Row 19: *Dec, 13 x sc*,  Repeat from * six times (84).  Slip stitch to finish, and trim end leaving a long end (approx 30cm)

To create the stand on the bottom: Turn the saucer over, and attach yarn to the first ridge you created at Row 9.  Sc the whole way around, and slipstitch to finish (54).

To finish the edge of the saucer: At Rows 17 and 18, we kept the size even so that now we can fold on this point.  Fold the edges over on the line between Rows 17 and and 18, and sew this down.  I’m sorry if I havent explained this well – please refer to the photo below as a guide (you can also see the stand on the bottom of the saucer in this photo)!

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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER:

So to finish off, we just need to secure the eggs inside the saucer!

You may have noticed that the size of the eggs (66 stitches) is slightly smaller than the ridge in the saucer we created at Row 13 (72 stitches).  This is to help the eggs stand up a bit inside the saucer, rather than sitting flat.

To attach the eggs, whipstitch the front loop of the egg border to the ridge on the saucer.  Every 11th stitch of the egg,  you can either skip 1 stitch on the saucer, or go through 2 stitches from the saucer.  Once you are about half-way through, start stuffing underneath the eggs.  You don’t need too much stuffing as it’s not a large gap – just add enough to give the eggs some body!

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And we’re done!  Enjoy your eggs with some soy sauce and ground black pepper, and a steaming cup of kopi, if you are feeling traditional 🙂

If you do decide to make yourself some eggs, I’d love to see the end result!  Just tag me on Instagram @the.artful.pea

Please note this pattern is for personal use only

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