Free Crochet Easter Eggs Pattern (+ Beginner PDF)


In this blog post, you will see a free Crochet Easter Eggs Pattern (+ Beginner PDF).

Make mini crochet Easter eggs to decorate your home with this spring.

Easy to make, the small eggs are great for stash-busting.

Using around 10g of yarn per egg, you can make many, all in different colors!

Scroll down to view the free pattern and grab your free PDF. 

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crochet Easter eggs in egg box

Why Should You Make Crochet Easter Eggs For Decoration? 

Creating crochet eggs for decoration adds a personalized and charming touch to your Easter celebrations. 

Handmade crochet eggs allow you to tailor the colors, patterns, and sizes to match your desired aesthetic, making each piece unique. 

Unlike plastic eggs, crocheted eggs can be reused year after year, reducing waste and contributing to a sustainable approach to festive decorating.  

The sentimental value of handmade decorations adds warmth and authenticity to your home during the Easter season, making crochet Easter eggs a delightful and meaningful addition to your festive display.

Except for perfect decorations, they are also great for a fun Easter egg hunt.

Crochet Easter Patterns

Making decorations for Easter is always fun, and there are many free patterns to be found online.

These small eggs are very quick to make; starting from the top, you work down to the bottom.

You stuff the mini eggs as you work, making them nice and full to get the right shape.

It’s a great scrap yarn project that needs very little yarn.

crochet Easter eggs

Making your crochet egg

I used fingering weight yarn for the pastel-colored eggs and sport weight for the red eggs.

You can experiment with yarn weights and hook sizes to create your Easter eggs.

Any yarn weight can work: DK yarn, worsted weight yarn, etc. 

Keep in mind you need to adjust the hook size if you change the yarn weight.

I made them in one solid color, but you could easily make a striped egg by alternating the colors. 

​Make one in all of your favorite spring colors.

crochet eggs and hook

Crochet Easter Eggs


  • Stuffing – Stuff the egg as you work.
  • Gauge – Don’t worry too much about gauge for this pattern. The gauge of the egg I made is 6 sts/7 rounds in 1 inch.
  • Size – Height – 3 inches/8 cm/Circumference 5.5 inches/14 cm
  • You will work in one continuous spiral; this pattern has no turning chains.
  • You can place a marker at the beginning of each round so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern.
  • To make the eggs in stripes – you can change colors as you work.

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern.
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
  • Please give pattern credit to Louise Bollanos or tag @handylittleme.
small crochet eggs

The supplies you need…


  • Leftovers from your yarn stash – less than 10g per egg of any fingering yarn.
  • I used leftover cotton in various colors for the eggs.
  • You can experiment with other yarn weights and hook sizes.


Notions and other materials

small crochet egg

Abbreviations and terms

The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

  • beg – beginning
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Insert the hook in the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, and draw through all 3 loops on hook. 1 stitch decreased.
  • () – the instructions in the parentheses – mean to complete those x number of times given.

Pattern Instructions

With your yarn choice and a 2 mm (US B-1) crochet hook, make a slipknot.

  • Ch 3 – join to form a circle (magic ring).
  • R1 – Work 6 sc through the center of the ring (place a marker at the beg of the round).
  • R2 – Work 2 sc into every stitch around. (12 sts)
  • R3 – (sc, 2 sc into the next st, 2 sc, 2 sc into the next st) x 2, sc, 2 sc into the next st. (17 sts)
  • R4 – (sc x 3, 2 sc into the next st) x 4, sc. (21 sts)
  • R5 – (sc x 6, 2 sc into the next st) x 3. (24 sts)
  • R6 – sc x 3, 2 sc into the next st, (sc 7, 2 sc into the next st) x 2, sc x 4. (27 sts)
  • R7 – (sc x 8, 2 sc into the next st) x 3. (30 sts)
  • R8 – sc x 6, 2 sc into the next st, sc x 14, 2 sc into the next st, sc x 8. (32 sts)
  • R9 – sc x 15, 2 sc into the next st, sc x 16. (33 sts)
  • R10 – sc x 32, 2 sc into the next st. (34 sts)
  • R 11-13 – sc into every st. (34)
  • *Turn the egg to the right side out and start stuffing as you work.
  • R14 – (sc2tog, sc x 15) x 2. (32 sts)
  • R15 – sc x 8, sc2tog, (sc x 9, sc2tog) x 2. (29 sts)
  • R16 – sc x 3, sc2tog, sc x 8, sc2tog, sc x 7, sc2tog, sc x 5. (26 sts)
  • R17 – (sc x 5, sc2tog, sc x 4, sc2tog) x 2. (22 sts)
  • R18 – sc x 2, sc2tog, sc x 3, sc2tog, sc x 4, sc2tog, sc x 3, sc2tog, sc x 2. (18 sts)
  • R19 – (sc, sc2tog) x 6. (12 sts)
  • R20 – sc2tog x 6. (6 sts)

Making up/Finishing

  • Finish the egg by cutting the yarn and feeding the yarn through the last loop to close.
  • Thread the darning needle and weave the loose end through the top of the egg. Cut off the loose end.
  • You may want to add a ribbon to hang or to create a hanging loop from the tail end of the yarn.
crochet bunny basket

Crochet Lessons

If you are a beginner and need help with the crochet basics, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know.  

Including how to hold a crochet hook, how to crochet basic stitches, how to create a foundation chain (ch), single crochet stitches (sc), double crochet stitches (dc), treble crochet (tr), how to make a single crochet decrease (sc dec), and all the crochet abbreviations (in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.

Join The Handy Little Me Facebook Group to connect with more makers.

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube  

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This amigurumi Easter egg pattern is great for any beginner.

red crochet easter eggs

Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects on social media.

If you enjoyed making the Easter eggs, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Handylittleme Facebook Group and share a photo.

Or come over to the Handylittleme Facebook page to catch up on the latest patterns. 

You can also find us on Pinterest and Ravelry.

I’d love to see your work. 

Happy Crocheting!

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  1. Hi, you may need to change the hook size K in this pattern to work with a fingering weight yarn. Perhaps a B or C hook to coordinate with that light of yarn? Anyway, adorable pattern perfect for the season. Thank you!!

    1. Hello Deanne,
      You can experiment with various hook sizes and yarn weights using this pattern.
      It’s a great stash-busting pattern to use up any leftovers you have in your stash.
      I hope you enjoy the pattern!