Go to the written Dutch Iris pattern here.
Linda has a tutorial here on NaturalSuburbia.com for working up a knitted egg. She has clear photos of each step and includes links for videos on a magic loop in knitting and how to change colors.
This is a tutorial on using single crochet to join pieces to look as if there were never even any edges. The pattern for the Twirling Pinwheels blanket is published in several crochet books. The link is here on Ravelry.
Stemming from an earlier post, this is a process to have in your repertoire. Learning this made me want to rework everything I’ve ever done. Take a look at this tutorial on the Golden Loop method of adjusting stitch height. She also explains the three different types of double-crochet habits that I had no idea even existed. Are you a rider, a yanker, or a lifter?