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Crochet Easter Eggs {Free Pattern Download}

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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.

crochet Easter eggs in egg box

Crochet Easter Patterns

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

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

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

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.

I made them in one solid color but you could easily add stripes by alternating the colors.

red crochet easter eggs

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

This amigurumi Easter egg pattern is great for any beginner.

crochet eggs and hook

Crochet Easter Eggs

Notes

  • 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/8cm /Circumference 5.5 inches/14cm
  • You will work in one continuous spiral, there are no turning chains in this pattern.
  • 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…

Yarn

  • 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.

Hook

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

With your yarn choice and a 2mm (US K 10.5) 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.

If you enjoyed this pattern, you may also want to make this crochet Easter basket.

You can see more Easter crochet patterns here.

crochet bunny basket

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Crochet easter egg pin

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2 Comments

  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!
      Louise