Easter Eggs

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Resurrecting my pattern for crocheted Easter eggs. Since I shut down Sh0tgun.net and began this new blog, I’ve been contacted by a few folks regarding writing many of my patterns in books for sale. This egg pattern as well as a few others will still remain in the blogoshpere, free for all to use.

*Note- You are allowed to make items from my patterns for non-profit or charity use ONLY. Contact me for licensing if you’d like to sell products from my patterns.*


Easter Eggs

These cute and super easy crochet eggs are extremely fast to make. In no time you can whip up a dozen of these babies and make a fun, educational toy for your kid or pet! Make cute, multi colored Easter eggs with variegated or non-traditional egg colors. You can use light weight yarn and a small hook to make bird eggs. You can make farm eggs with light solids or even embellish solid colored eggs for other holidays or occasions, the possibilities are endless!

This pattern is rated E for Easy. Since this is an Amigurumi pattern, you don’t need to make chains at each round start point. In order to keep your place in your work I suggest using a stitch marker or safety pin. Only beginner stitches used: single crochet= sc, increase (sc 2 in 1 stitch)= inc, decrease (2 stitches sc’d together)= sc2tog

You’ll need:

  • Size G hook
  • Small amounts of worsted or bulky (for larger eggs) scrap yarn (multi or non-egg solid colors for Easter, solid white or pale tones for farm eggs)
  • Poly-Fill or other stuffing
  • Yarn/darning needle

Make a magic ring of 6 stitches.

One: Inc around (2 sc in each stitch) =12

Two: Inc around into every other stitch =18

Three: Inc around into every 2nd stitch =24

Four: Inc around into every 3rd stitch = 30

Five through Seven: Sc around in every stitch = 30

Eight: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc around until there are 24 stitches

Nine through Ten: Sc around in every stitch = 24

Eleven: Sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc around until there are 18 stitches

Twelve: Sc around in every stitch =18

Stop at this point to stuff your egg. How tightly you want it stuffed is up to you. I try not to overstuff as the stuffing then shows through the sticthes somewhat easily and I’m picky about that sort of thing.

Thirteen: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc around until there are 12 stitches

Fourteen: Sc2tog around until 6 stitches remain

Finishing

Poke a small amount of stuffing in the very top and use a stuffing stick/tool to poke it in the egg well. Thread the yarn end with yarn needle and bring yarn through the last stitch and then the other 5 stitches and cinch closed. Weave in end a bit and pull it through to the other side of the egg. Pull on the yarn end a bit and snip. Viola, you haveย made an egg!

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One thought on “Easter Eggs

  1. I made on of these last night. Pretty easy. I went back and read the paragraph above the instructions about not doing the chain. I think that would have made it smoother.

    One thing about the pattern though…. I think round 8 Sc2tog, sc, sc, sc. That’s what I did and it worked.

    Also, did you join the first round and each of the other rounds or just spiral?

    thanks!

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