To me, the best Easter eggs are colorful, fun, and easy to make. Good news! Crochet Easter eggs are all of the above. These eggs can be made easily in different colors, saved easily for next year, and work up super fast!
Make a whole bunch for the kids to hunt, or for decoration around the house!
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The following tutorial will be in two sections: the pattern to make a single-color egg, and then instructions for how to make stripes. The stripes are not too difficult an addition! I encourage you to try it!
I designed these eggs to be made in worsted weight yarn, but you can also experiment with different weights. If you want to make them just like mine, I used Red Heart Super Saver, which is a great price for the amount of yardage you get. Click here to buy this yarn for yourself!
How to make a single-color egg
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Worsted weight yarn, stuffing, H/8 hook, scissors, stitch marker (scrap yarn will do fine), and a yarn needle.
Egg is worked continuously without turning. Do not join at the end of a round unless otherwise specified.
You will want to place a stitch marker in the last stitch of the first rnd, and then move it up with every round so you do not lose your place in the work.
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Ch 2, 7 sc in second ch from hook. Place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc (14 sc).
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st (21 sc).
By the end of Rnd 3, your work should look something like this:
Rnd 4-8: sc in ea st around (21 sc).
By now your work should have curved upward into a bowl shape!
Now take some stuffing and begin filling the bottom of the egg. Not so much that it interferes with your work, but enough that you won’t have to shove a bunch down to the bottom at the end.
Every other of the following rnds, continue adding stuffing a little at a time.
Rnd 9: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc. Sc2tog, sc in next st. Rep from * around (15 sts).
Rnd 10-11 sc in every sc around (15 sts).
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog in next st, sc in next st. Rep from * around (10 sts).
Rnd 13: (sc2tog) 5 times (5 sts). Make sure your egg is stuffed exactly how you want it, then fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.
Thread a yarn needle with the ending tail of your work. Weave through all the stitches and pull to secure.
Weave in ends!
How to Add Stripes to Your Egg
Now I will show you how to add stripes to your egg! These make the eggs extra colorful and fun.
Before you begin with stripes, identify where on your egg you want them to be. For this tutorial, I will show you how I did them on rnds 7 and 9. However, you can do them anywhere you want!
Step 1: On the last stitch of Rnd 6, do not finish the sc. YO, pull up a lp as shown below.
Step 2: Take the end of a new color. Complete that sc now with the new color as follows: YO with new color, pull through 2 lps of previous color.
Step 3: Continue with the new color for rnd 7 (follow instructions for the single color egg). When you have completed this rnd you will have finished your first stripe.
Step 4: When you get to the last sc of rnd 7, repeat Step 1 and 2 to join the new color. There is just one difference now. Instead of having a new working yarn, you will pick up the yarn from 2 rnds below.
This is illustrated in the following photo. As you can see I have picked up the teal yarn from the previous rnd and left the yellow one. Note that you do not even need to fasten off—just leave it hanging. Continue working rnd 8 with the original color (teal in my case).
Step 5: Repeat Step 4, except this time use the new color (yellow in my case) again. Continue working rnd 9 with this color.
Step 6: Join your original color in one more time, and finish the egg as usual.
Here is a picture of the egg inside out. As you can see, we have added only two extra ends by doing the stripes—one at the start, and one at the end. What to do with them? You can weave them in. Or, you can also tie them in a knot and just stick them inside the egg with the stuffing. This is what I do, as it saves time. 🙂 (see next series of pictures).
The final result:
Below you can also see stripes that I put on a different place on the eggs. For the egg on the right, I did the stripes on rnd 5 and 8.
Using these techniques you can make lots of colorful Easter eggs for decoration and fun! I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself along the way. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook to be the first to see new projects and giveaways! If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me via this contact form. Also, look out for a lovely light cowl pattern coming out on the first day of Spring!