Quick & Easy Crochet Easter Eggs
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
For this project, I recommend using Premier Home Cotton. If you choose a colorway ending in the word “splash” you’ll achieve this water colored tonal look.
I made these crochet Easter eggs in Honeydew Splash, Ocean Splash and Tangerine Splash.
To complete one Easter egg in the recommended yarn, you will only use about 11 yards of yarn. You can make 9 per skein!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 11 yds, Premier Home Cotton
- 4 mm Crochet Hook
- Approximately .3 ounces Polyfil stuffing for each egg
- Darning Needle
Gauge and Sizing
The finished crochet egg size is your gauge.
2″ wide x 2.75″ long.
Sizing may vary slightly depending on how you stuff the egg.
- Ch – Chain
- Rep – Repeat
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Together **see special stitches
- Slst – Slip Stitch
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
For a list of all crochet abbreviations, check out my quick guide here:
Special Stitches (Sc2tog): This pattern uses the invisible decrease. For all Sc2tog stitches in this pattern – insert hook into designated stitch through the front loop only, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch through the front loop only, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.
These crochet easter eggs are worked in spiral rounds beginning with a magic ring. If you prefer not to use the magic ring, you can use this alternate method. You will use a variety of increasing and non-increasing rounds to achieve the desired shape.
Decreases (sc2tog) are worked using the invisible method to reduce the size of the holes you will see on the bottom of your egg. Please see special stitches for instructions on how to crochet the invisible decrease (sc2tog).
How to Crochet Easter Eggs – Tutorial
This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.
Crochet Easter Egg Pattern
Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral throughout. Use a stitch marker to identify first stitch of each round.
Round 2: Make 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
Round 3: Make 1 sc in each st. (12 sts)
Round 4: Make 1 sc in the first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)
Round 5: Make 1 sc in each st. (18 sts)
Round 6: Make 1 sc in the first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round (24 sts)
Rounds 7-12: Make 1 sc in each st. (24 sts)
Round 13: Make 1 sc in the first 2 sts. Sc2tog. *1 Sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)
Round 14: Make 1 sc in the first st. *Sc2tog. 1 Sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)
Stuff egg at end of this round.
Round 15: *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (6 sts) Remove stitch marker and slst into that st to correct jog from working in a spiral.
Fasten off leaving a 5-6″ tail. Using a darning needle, run the tail in and out of each of the 6 stitches of your final round (this will create a drawstring closure). Pull on the tail to draw up the opening and weave in your end.