You can make beautiful vibrant crochet Easter eggs with this easy crochet pattern. These beauties will last forever. I love mine sitting in a bowl on my coffee table.
If you are looking for more ways to decorate for Easter check out these free Easter Crochet Patterns.
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- Standard plastic egg – 2 1/4inch
- Cotton yarn (2-6 different colors) – super fine (sock, fingering, baby), fine (sport, baby) or DK, light worsted) (I used Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream®) Yarn
- E/4 or G/6 hook ( I used an E crochet hook)
- Stitch marker (optional)
- Magic ring → mr
- Chain → ch
- Stitch →st
- Slip stitch → sl st
- Single crochet → sc
- Half double crochet → hdc
- Double crochet → dc
- Space (created by chs in previous round) → sp
Important for this project:
- For this project, we use fine cotton yarn and an E/4 hook – the thinner the yarn, the more colorful the egg will become. When using thinner yarn, additional increasing rounds should be added or sts changed from hdc to dc and dc to trc.
- In rounds 2-4, ch2/ch3 count as separate sts.
- How to switch to a different color yarn in a new round: slip knot on the hook, insert hook in the first space/st, yarn over and sc; then continue with the needed chs.
- The point of your egg: move your marker along in round 5 and 6, so you can easily connect the two sides around the egg later.
- Switch it up: add a ribbon or crochet cord to the top of the egg cover to hang it on your Easter decoration.
Crochet Easter Egg
Round 1: Mr, 9sc in the ring (9 sts). Join round with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.
Round 2: Switch color. Ch 3, *hdc in next st, ch1* repeat around (9 sts). Join round with sl in ch3. Fasten off.
Round 3: Switch color. Ch2 and hdc in first sp, ch1; *2hdc in sp, ch1* repeat around (18 sts). Join round with sl st in ch2. Fasten off.
Round 4: Switch color. Ch2 and hdc in next sp, ch1, hdc in next st (between the 2hdcs), ch1; *2hdc in sp, ch1, hdc in next st, ch 1* repeat 2 more times; 2dc in sp (place marker between these 2 dcs, it forms the pointed side of the egg), ch1, hdc in next st, ch 1; *2hdc in sp, ch1, hdc in next st, ch 1* repeat 3 more times (27 sts). Join round with sl st in ch2. Fasten off.
Round 5: Switch color. Sc in the tops of each hdc till you reach your marked st, here 3sc (move your marker along), sc all around (30 sts). Fasten off.
Round 6: Switch color. Work even – sc all around (30 sts). Join round with sl st in first sc. Leave a long tail for sewing (on one of your halves). I left about 30 inches.
Connecting the pieces:
Place your halves around the egg so that the stitch markers (the pointed ends) and all sts align. Using the long tail you left on (at least) one of your cover halves, you can now sew both pieces together.
Option 1: Sew through the outer loops of each st.
Option 2: The so-called “invisible seam stitch”- using the back loops. Insert your 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. Then you do the same on next st of the other half. You zigzag through your work, pulling the yarn tight after a few sts – just tight enough to have both pieces sit perfectly on top of each other and hide the little egg inside.
Finish sewing and weave in your ends.
The crochet Easter egg pattern is free, however, you may purchase a printable pattern for $1.99.