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!
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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 eggs as you work, making them nice and full to get the right shape.
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.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This amigurumi Easter egg pattern is great for any beginner.
- You should be comfortable making a slip knot and creating a chain.
- You should be comfortable working single crochet.
- You should be comfortable working sc2tog – making a single crochet decrease.
- You should also be comfortable reading crochet patterns.
- And understanding crochet abbreviations and terms.
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/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.
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Please give pattern credit to Louise Bollanos or tag @handylittleme.
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.
- 2mm (US K 10.5) Hook to work with fingering yarn.
- Any hook size to compliment your chosen yarn weight.
Notions and other materials
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.
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)
- 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.
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