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Crochet Easter Eggs

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Ladies and gentlemen, in celebration of Easter this weekend, I would like to present to you a new way of decorating Easter eggs. This one does not involve any artificial dyes (depending on what type of yarn you use) and yields eggs that you can keep for years to come. That’s right — this year I decided to crochet my eggs.

Now you could do this the hard way, by poking a small hole on either end of a raw egg and blowing the egg out of the shell faberge-style, or you could do what I did and use wooden eggs from the craft store. You can even use plastic eggs if you want. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’ll have plenty left over from the Easter egg hunt!

All three patterns are super easy to make and use scrap bits of crochet thread or lace-weight yarn that you probably have lying around the house. Now you have no excuse not to make them before this weekend.

Pattern Level: Complex

Materials:

  • Size 10 crochet cotton
  • Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel crochet hook
  • Plastic or wooden Easter eggs
  • Yarn needle

Granny Egg

Ch 6; join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1, (3 dc in ring, ch 1) 4 times, sl st in top of beg ch. 15 dc

Rnd 2. Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, (ch 3 [counts as dc], 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, *(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first dc. 18 dc

Rnd 3. Sl st in next dc and ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first dc. 21 dc

Rnd 4. Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first dc. 24 dc

Rnd 5. Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, *(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Insert egg into cover. Join with sl st in first dc. 27 dc

Rnd 6. Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, *(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first dc. 30 dc

Rnd 7. Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first dc. 20 dc

Rnd 8. Sl st in next dc and ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc in same sp, sc in next ch-1; rep from * around. Finish off, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Thread tail through yarn needle and sew rnd 11 closed. Finish off and weave in end.

Netted Egg

Ch 6; join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 3; counts as dc. 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch. 12 dc

Rnd 2. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (ch 3, sc in next dc) 11 times, ch 1, join with hdc in first sc. 12 ch-3 sp

Rnd 3. Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining, (ch 4, sc in next ch-3 sp) 11 times, ch 2, join with hdc in first sc. 12 ch-4 sp

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining, (ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp) 11 times, ch 2, join with dc in first sc. 12 ch-5 sp

Rnds 5-13: Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 11 times, ch 2, join with dc in first sc. 12 ch-5 sp

Finish off, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Insert egg into cover. Thread yarn needle with tail and sew rnd 13 closed. Finish off and weave in end.

Striped Egg

Ch 6; join with sl st in the first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 3; counts as dc. 11 dc in the ring, join with sl st in top of the beginning ch. 12 dc

Rnd 2. Ch 6; counts as tr and ch-2 sp. (Tr in next dc, ch 2) 11 times; join with sl st in 4th ch of the beg ch. 12 tr and 12 ch-2 sp

Rnd 3. Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same sp, 5 dc in ea rem ch-2 sp around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. 60 dc

Rnd 4. Ch 5; counts as tr and ch-1 sp. Skip next dc, (tr in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 29 times; join with sl st in the 4th ch of beg ch. 30 tr and 30 ch-1 sp

Rnd 5. Ch 3; counts as dc. Dc in first ch-1 sp, (dc in next tr, dc in next ch-1 sp) 29 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch. 60 dc

Rnd 6. Ch 6; counts as tr and ch-2 sp. Skip next 2 dc, (tr in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc) 19 times; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch. 20 tr and 20 ch-2 sp

Rnd 7. Ch 3; counts as dc. 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next tr, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp) 19 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch. 60 dc

Rnd 8. Rep rnd 4. 30 tr and 30 ch-1 sp

Rnd 9. Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp) 14 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. 45 dc

Insert egg into cover large end first.

Rnd 10. Ch 4; counts as tr. Tr in next dc, (skip next dc, tr in next dc) 21 times, tr in next dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch. 24 tr

Rnd 11. Ch 3; counts as dc. Skip next dc, (dc in next dc, skip next dc) 11 times; join with sl st in top of the beg ch. 12 dc

Finish off, leaving a 6-inch tail. Thread tail through yarn needle and sew rnd 11 closed. Finish off and weave in end.

Abbreviations

  • beg (beginning)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • rnds (rounds)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • tr (treble crochet)
  • sp (space)
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