Turn plastic Easter eggs into the cutest bunny and chicks with this easy crochet Easter egg cover pattern. They only take a little bit of yarn and a plastic egg filled with treats.
We love making crochet treats for Easter. Did you see this darling crochet carrot basket? A crochet egg garland is a festive and simple way to decorate. If you know a baby will want to make this sweet bunny teether.
These egg holders would be so cute tucked into an Easter Basket. They would make darling egg warmers for real eggs at an Easter brunch. I can see them sitting on each plate now. Too fun!
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Cute Bunny and Chick Crochet Cover Pattern for Fillable Easter Eggs
Can you guess what’s inside this cute little chick? What a fun way to share Easter treats! Fillable Easter eggs are undercover! This free crochet pattern makes the cutest Easter egg cozies.
Crochet Easter Egg Covers Supplies
- Standard fillable plastic egg (about 2 1/4 inch)
- Yarn – Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® in any desired colors
- G/6 – H/8 hook
- Stitch marker (optional)
Magic ring → mr
Chain → ch
Slip stitch → sl st
Single crochet → sc
Half double crochet → hdc
Increase (2 scs in 1 st) → inc
Important for this project
For this project, we used Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® yarn and a G/6 hook.
**end the last round: fasten off and sew your round together seamlessly. Insert your needle under the first st and then back into the center of your last st.
The right fit for the top and bottom part: test the cover. It should fit snuggly around the egg and stay in place. If it is too loose/tight, use a smaller/ bigger hook or change your tension.
***Add in extra 18 st/work even rounds for larger eggs or when using a thinner yarn.
Eyes – beads, googly eyes, or a few simple sts look just as cute as French knots.
This pattern can be used as a base for any animal/ character. Lamb, unicorn, mermaid, cactus, puppy – really anything! You can also use rainbow yarn or switch colors in every round of the top and bottom part to get a colorfully striped egg.
****The “invisible seam stitch”- using the back loops to sew top and bottom together. In the top part, insert needle right in the center of the st (in between the front and back loop) and bring it back out from the center of the next stitch. Do the same on next st of the bottom part. Zigzag through a few sts and pull the yarn tight. Finish sewing and weave in the tails.
Free Crochet Patterns for Easter Egg Covers
Bunny Chick Body Pattern
Body top part
Round 1: Mr, 6sc in ring (6 sts).
Round 2: *sc, inc* all around (9 sts).
Round 3: *2sc, inc* all around (12 sts).
Round 4: *3sc, inc* all around (15 sts).
Round 5: *4sc, inc* all around (18 sts).
Round 6: Work even – sc all around (18 sts).
Round 7***: Work even (18 sts).
Round 8: Work even (18 sts). End round** and leave a tail for sewing.
Body bottom part
Round 1: Mr, 6sc in ring (6 sts).
Round 2: Inc 6 times (12 sts).
Round 3: *sc, inc* all around (18 sts).
Round 4: Work even – sc in each sc (18 sts).
Round 5: Work even (18 sts).
Round 6***: Work even (18 sts).
Round 7: Work even (18 sts). End round.** Parts for the bunny
Parts for the bunny
Round 1: Start with ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs; in 1st ch place (2hdcs, ch1 (makes the pointy part of the ear), 2hdcs); (now work in the backside of the ch) hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next 3 chs, sl st and fasten off with a tail for sewing. Pull 1st ch tight.
Make a tiny pom pom for the bunny’s tail by wrapping the yarn over the prongs of a fork. After a few wraps, cut the yarn and tie it securely together with a small piece of yarn – leave long tails for sewing. Slide the pom pom off the fork, cut the loops open, and shape it if needed.
Round 1: Ch 3, hdc in 1st ch (place all sts of each round here).
Round 2: Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch.
Round 3: Ch 3, hdc in 1st ch.
Round 4: Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch. Pull 1st ch tight. Wind the yarn a few times around the middle of the bow, fasten off with a tail for sewing.
Parts for the chick
Wings (similar to bunny ears)
Round 1: Start with ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, 3hdc in 1st ch, (now work in the backside of the ch) hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next 3 chs. Pull 1st ch tight. End round*** and leave tail for sewing.
Round 1: ch 2, sc in 1st ch, sl st. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.
Round 1: ch 2; in 1st ch place (2hdcs, ch 1 (the point of the heart), 2hdcs); sl st. Pull 1st ch tight. Fasten off with a tail for sewing.
How to assemble the bunny and chick
- Use all tails for sewing and weave in the ends.
- Body top and bottom part – Place both parts on top of each other, align the sts. Sew 3-5 corresponding sts together with “invisible seam st”**** or through the front loops.
- Bow/heart – Attach the bow/heart to the bottom part – in round 7 right across from the connecting sts of the top and bottom. Optional – Turn bow/heart into a button/fastener/ closure: in the top part right above the bow/heart, use the body color yarn to make 2 loose, straight, horizontal sts going across 4 sts in round 8. Make sts loose enough to loop over the bow/heart. Test the tension before securing the 2 sts.
- Bunny ears – Place the ears a little apart from each other on the top of the head (top part) and sew them on in the desired position.
- Bunny tail – Sew it on the bottom part under the connecting sts in the desired position.
- Beak – Place beak on the head (top part) in between round 4 and 5 (or desired position) and sew it on.
- Wings – Sew wings on each side of the head (top part) in round 8.
- Eyes -French knot Make 2. Fasten black yarn on the back side of your work close to where you want the eye positioned.
Step 1: In the desired place of the eye, insert the needle (from the back side of the work) and pull out a few inches of yarn. Now, hold the yarn with your other hand with some tension.
Step 2: Place your needle in front of the stretched yarn and twist/wind the yarn (with your other hand) downward twice around the needle. Keep slight tension.
Step 3: Now, insert the needle slightly next to the exit point, give the yarn a little downward tug with your other hand to tighten the coil, slide the needle down to tighten the coil even more, before lowering the tension and pushing the needle with the remaining yarn all the way through. There is your first eye! Continue right away to make the second eye (following steps 1-3. After the second eye, fasten off.
Now, place the cover over your (with goodies filled) Easter egg. You’re all done. Happy holidays!