How to crochet easter eggs in an easy way

Story

I had actually been looking for Easter eggs for a while to bring some Easter atmosphere into the house. To my surprise I found one in the local supermarket. Now that was a stroke of luck. I liked the colours of the eggs and I thought I could do something with them.

But at home I was a bit disappointed, the finishing touch of the eggs was not quite what I suspected. After some surfing, Pinterest gave me the perfect idea to crochet Easter eggs! I have quite a few colours of cotton lying around and I immediately got to work! The plastic eggs get a crocheted cover! Below you will find my basic pattern to crochet eggs! Below I give some tips to do the same for smaller or larger eggs!

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Material

The original easter eggs
  • plastic egg : diameter in the middle 15 cm, height 8 cm
  • cotton 8/4 : 1 ball if you crochet the egg in one colour, here you can find an example of the yarn I used
  • hook nr 3 mm
  • darning needle
  • stich markers
example of het stitch marker

Gauge

For the test piece you can visit the post below! Crochet scrunchies, also an ideal tip for crocheting yourself!

5 awesome patterns to crochet lovely scrunchies as short time projects
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Pattern

Stitches

  • magical ring : learn here how to crochet a magical ring
  • simple crochet (sc)
  • slip stich (sl st)
  • chain stitch (ch)

Table

Below is a basic pattern for the egg completely in 1 color. If you want to crochet the egg in different colours, you can always switch colours at the stitch marker.

tourinstruction
0magical ring (learn here how to crochet a magical ring)
16 simple crochets
2double each sc, you now have 12 sc. Insert a stitch marker on the 1st sc
3double first sc, 1 sc, double next sc, repeat to end of round, you now have 18 sc, insert marker on 1st sc of round
4double the first single crochet, work 2 single crochets, double the next single crochet, repeat to the end of the round, you now have 24 single crochets, insert the marker on the 1st single crochet of this round
5double the first single crochet, work 3 single crochets, double the next single crochet, repeat until the end of the round, you now have 30 single crochets, put the marker on the 1st single crochet of this round
6work 30 sc, then insert the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
7work 30 sc, then insert the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
8work 30 sc, then insert the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
9work 30 sc, then insert the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
10work 5 sc, skip 1 sc, repeat to end of round, then put the marker on the 1st sc of this round, you have 25 sc left
11Crochet 25 sc, then put the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
12Crochet 25 sc, then put the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
13Crochet 25 sc, then put the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
14work 4 sc, skip 1 sc, repeat to end of round, then insert stitch marker on 1st sc of round, 20 sc remain
put the egg with the wide side down in the cover.
15work 20 sc, then insert the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
16work 3 sc, skip 1 sc, repeat to end of round, then insert stitch marker on 1st sc of round, 15 sc remain
17work 15 sc, then insert the stitch marker on the 1st sc of this round
18work 2 sc, skip 1 sc, repeat to end of round, then insert stitch marker on 1st sc of round, 10 sc remain
19work 1 sc, skip 1 sc, repeat to end of round, 5 sc left
20close the small hole with 1 slip stitch
chain 20 if you want a loop on the egg,
plug in all the wires

Photo tutorial

Crochet a magical ring. Learn here how to crochet a magical ring.
Crochet 6 sc (tour 1)
Place the stitch marker on the 1st sc of the round
Double every sc (round 2)
Double sc, 1 sc, repeat to end of round (round 3)
Double sc, sc 2, repeat to end of round (round 4)
Double sc, 3 sc, repeat to end of round (round 5)
Crochet 30 sc (4 rounds)
work 20 sc (round 15)
work 3 sc, skip 1 sc, repeat to end of round (round 16)
Crochet 15 sc (round 17)
work 2 single crochets, skip 1 single crochet (round 18), work 1 single crochet, skip 1 single crochet (round 19), and with 1 slip stitch work the hole completely.
Close and tuck in the wire.

Photo gallery

Finish

I have a small tip for tucking the wires. I use a curved darning needle, this is very handy to tuck the wires in the spherical eggs!

And as promised some tips if your eggs are bigger or smaller! If the eggs are smaller, then shorten the piece to increase. Pass the egg now and then, when you have reached the maximum number of increments. When decreasing, you also shorten some rounds here.

If your egg is bigger and thicker, increase a little more, per round extra, leave 1 sc extra more between increasing. Adjust the egg here and there as well. When decreasing, you insert rounds in the same way and continue decreasing in the same way.

I worked out this basic pattern in the same way!

Have fun crocheting these eggs!

xox Greet

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