Monday, 31 December 2012

Free Crochet Gecko Pattern

After a long break from publishing patterns I've finally had some time in between my many projects to write up a pattern. I've been creating patterns over the last 18 months but have not had time to write them up properly to publish. But all that will now change and I'll hopefully make a bit more time for publishing in 2013 - watch this space!

I thought I would start with my Gecko crochet pattern. I've written it in both UK & US terminology. The UK version is below, and the link for the downloadable US version can be found at the bottom of the page.
If you notice any errors or something doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll amend the pattern.

Gecko by Ellie Skene

6mm Safety Eyes
4mm crochet hook
Toy Stuffing
Yarn in colour and weight of your choice (I used Double Knit Acrylic Yarn)

Inc – increase – 2 dc into the dc of the previous row
Dec – decrease – crochet 2 dc together
1dc – stitch 1 double crochet into the double crochet of the previous row
2dc – stitch 1 double crochet into each of the next 2 double crochets of the previous row

Pattern (UK Version)

Head & Body

The head and body are worked continuously in the round. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.
1          6 dc into Magic Circle (or 2nd chain from hook if you prefer to start with 2 ch)
2          Inc, 1dc – 3 times (9)
3          1dc, Inc, 1dc - 3 times (12)
4          1dc into each dc of previous row (12)
5          1dc, Inc - 6 times (18)
6-8       1dc into each dc of previous row (18)
9          Dec, 1 dc – 6 times (12)
10        1dc into each dc of previous row (12)
* Add safety eyes at this stage between rows 5 and 6
11        Inc, 3 dc – 3 times (15)
12-13   1dc into each dc of previous row (15)
14        2dc, Inc, 2 dc – 3 times (18)
15-16   1dc into each dc of previous row (18)
* Lightly stuff the head
17        1dc, Inc, 1dc - 6 times (24)
18-19   1dc into each dc of previous row (24)
20        3dc, Dec, 3dc – 3 times (21)
21        1dc into each dc of previous row (21)
22        Dec, 5dc – 3 times (18)
23        1dc into each dc of previous row (18)
24        2dc, Dec, 2dc – 3 times (15)
25        1dc into each dc of previous row (15)
* Stuff body
26        Dec, 3dc – 3 times (12)
27-29   1dc into each dc of previous row (12)
30        1dc, Dec, 1dc – 3 times (9)
31-33   1dc into each dc of previous row (9)
* Stuff rest of body
Continuing to do 1dc in each dc of previous row, decrease every 10 stitches until you reach 5dc left, fasten off and sew end of tail closed.

Legs – Make 4
Chain 6, in 2nd chain from hook 1 dc in each chain until end (5) (this is the leg)
Ch 4, in 2nd chain from hook 1 slip stitch in each chain until back at the leg, slip stitch into last chain (3) (this is the first toe) – Repeat this 3 more times = 4 toes
1 dc in each chain on opposite side (5)
Fasten off. Fold leg in half lengthways and sew together. Attach to underside of body.

Variations – For spotted gecko, crochet a series of small circles (either 6dc or 12 dc) in a contrasting colour and sew on.

© 2012 Ellie Skene. All rights reserved. This pattern is the original work of Ellie Skene.

If you have any problems with this pattern, or notice any errors, please contact me either through Cosy-A-Go-Go, Ravelry or via email to:

You are free to share, copy, distribute and publish pictures of any geckos you make. You may not sell or claim this pattern as your own. You may, however, share the pattern freely, but please respect my rights and give me credit as the designer. A link to my blog would be appreciated.

You are free to make and sell geckos made from this pattern, provided you do not mass-produce the items made.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Knitted Daleks now available

For all you knitters out there who also want to make your own Dalek egg cosies - now you can :)

My friend has created a knitted pattern available here:

Big thanks to Lyles for taking on the challenge - and her test knitters (especially my Mum).

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Princess Leia Egg Cosy

The first of my Star Wars egg cosies to be uploaded, I'll try and get more done over the next couple of weeks.

You'll see that I don't do faces on my egg cosies, this is just a personal preference, please add faces to them if you prefer.

Princess Leia is very quick and easy to make.

Friday, 6 May 2011

What have you made?

If you've made any of the cosies, I'd love it if you shared some of your photos. I'm going to try and work out how to do a gallery, so watch this space, and send me your pics so they can be featured...

The Joker Egg Cosy


Sorry for the delay in doing this, April was a busy month and its taken me longer than I thought to remember how I did the hair (I made two of these Jokers as Christmas presents back in November, and gave both away, and I hadn't written down the pattern at the time). Hopefully will get back to uploading more patterns soon, and in the meantime, I hope you enjoy making the Joker.

Joker Egg Cosy Pattern

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Batman Egg Cosy Pattern

I think I'm on a roll, this is the third in the last two weeks that I've been able to write up and publish.

I hope you like my little Batman.

Batman Egg Cosy

Coming next: The Joker

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Pattern 3 - Witch Egg Cosy

A partner for the Wizard Egg cosy, here we have my little witch. I have made her several times, and with different coloured hair - depending on who she is for. Although I made a little green witch for myself, and I think she's my favourite :)

Witch Egg Cosy