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Free crochet easter eggs pattern

Learn how to crochet easter eggs with our free crochet easter eggs pattern.

crochet easter eggs pattern

If you’re laying off chicken eggs or avoiding chocolate this Easter, then crochet Easter eggs are a fun alternative and make fabulous Easter decorations. We’ll show you how to crochet an easter egg with our tutorial for these bright candy-coloured crochet Easter eggs by Hannah Cross. Once you’ve hooked up these simple and plain crochet Easter eggs, you’ll can also make our free crochet easter eggs patterns below, which takes your eggs to the next level with crochet stripes, embroidery details or flower motifs. Once you’ve got yourself a collection of crochet Easter eggs, you can keep the Easter makes going with our how to make a crochet egg cosy tutorial, or check out our pick of the top 40 Easter egg decorating ideas and how to blow out eggs tutorial for some fabulous inspiration!

You will need

Drops Safran yarn, 100% Combed 4ply Cotton, 50g/160m per ball, one ball each in:

  • Lime (31)
  • Turquoise (30)
  • Medium Pink (02)

3mm (UK 10, US D/3) crochet hook

 Tapestry needle

Three polystyrene eggs (6cm (23/8″) high)

Stitch marker (optional)

Tension

Tension isn’t too important; just aim for a tight fabric which covers the egg so no polystyrene shows through

Abbreviations (UK)

dc2tog double crochet 2 together: (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook.

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Notes

Try out your crochet Easter egg cover after a couple of rounds to check your tension, and pop your polystyrene egg in before you decrease too much, otherwise, it won’t fit. Each egg is worked in the round in a continuous spiral. Don’t join at the end of each round, and mark the first st of a round. You’ll need to know how to crochet in the round to make these crochet Easter eggs.

Finished size

Each crochet Easter egg measures approx. 6cm (2⅜″) high by 13cm (5¼”) around

How to crochet an easter egg

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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Step 1

Free crochet easter eggs pattern step 1

Foundation Ch2

Round 1 4dc in 2nd ch from hook [4dc]

Round 2 2dc in each st around [8dc]

Round 3 *Dc in next st, 2dc in next st; repeat from * to end of round [12dc]

Round 4 *2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * to end of round [16dc]

Step 2

Free crochet easter eggs pattern step 2

Round 5 *Dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st; repeat from * to end of round [20dc]

Round 6 *2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts; repeat from * to end of round [24dc]

Round 7 Dc in each st around [24dc]

Round 8 Dc in each st around [24dc]

Round 9 *Dc in each of next 5sts, 2dc in next st; repeat from * to end of round [28dc]

Step 3

Free crochet easter eggs pattern step 3

Rounds 10 to 15 Dc in each st around [28dc], put the crochet cover on the egg now and continue crocheting with the egg inside.

Round 16 *Dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog; repeat from * to end of round [24dc]

Round 17 *Dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog; repeat from * to end of round [20dc]

Round 18 *Dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog; repeat from * to end of round [16dc]

Round 19 *Dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog; repeat from * to end of round [12dc]

Round 20 Dc2tog all around [6dc]

Step 4

Free crochet easter eggs pattern step 4

Finishing

Sew the end tail into the tops of the sts of the last round and pull tight. Weave in end.

If you fancy making a whole collection of Easter eggs in a variety of crafts, then we’ve got loads for you to try! You can learn how to make needle felted Easter eggs or how to make felt Easter eggs, or you could also try our DIY glass Easter egg decorations or our free Easter egg knitting pattern!

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Now that you know how to crochet an Easter egg, why not try our free crochet Easter egg pattern below which includes 3 different styles to make.

Free Crochet Easter Egg Decoration Patterns

Free crochet easter eggs pattern

Mix up the motifs with stripy, spotty and flower-bedecked Easter egg creations designed by Becky Skuse. They make fantastic decorations for if you’re having an Easter party, or why try using them for a chocolate-free easter egg hunt with the kids!

You will need:

King Cole Giza Cotton 4ply (100% cotton, 50g/160m), or alternative 4ply cotton, 1 ball of each:

  • Petal (2422) – Pink
  • Yellow (2206) – Yellow
  • Dill (2293) – Green
  • Sky (2419) – Blue
  • Purple (2412) – Purple

A 3mm (US C/2) hook

Small amount of toy stuffing

Please note – these patterns were originally designed using Stylecraft Classique Cotton 4ply which has since been discontinued. We have replaced this yarn for a suitable alternative, but due to this colours may differ from those pictured.

New to crochet? Then check out our beginners guide to what you need to start crocheting

Tension

Tension is not critical, but may affect yarn quantities required

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Measurements

Egg is approx 6cm (2½in) tall

Notes

Eggs are worked from the base up. Each Egg uses approx 5g of yarn. Each Flower uses less than 1g of yarn. Each Stripe and Spot uses a small scrap of yarn.

Crochet Egg Pattern

Using 3mm hook and yarn specified, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as a stitch throughout), 6dc into loop, ss to beg dc. [6 dc]

Round 2 Ch1, 2dc into each dc around, ss to beg dc. [12 dc]

Round 3 Ch1, (dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc) 6 times, ss to beg dc. [18 dc]

Round 4 Ch1, (dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc) 6 times, ss to beg dc. [24 dc]

Round 5 Ch1, (dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc) 6 times, ss to beg dc. [30 dc]

Rounds 6-10 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss to beg dc.

Round 11 Ch1, (dc in next 13 dc, dc2tog) twice, ss to beg dc. [28 dc]

Round 12 Ch1, dc in next 5 dc, (dc2tog), dc in each of the next 12 dc, (dc2tog), dc in each of the next 7 dc, ss to beg dc. [26 dc]

Round 13 Ch1, (dc in next 11 dc, dc2tog) twice, ss to beg dc. [24 dc]

Round 14 As Round 6.

Round 15 Ch1, dc in next 4 dc, (dc2tog), dc in next 10 dc, (dc2tog), dc in next 6 dc, ss to beg dc. [22 dc]

Round 16 Ch1, (dc in next 9 dc, dc2tog) twice, ss to first dc. [20 dc]

Stuff the Egg.

Round 17 Ch1, dc in next 3 dc, (dc2tog), dc in next 8 dc, (dc2tog), dc in next 5 dc, ss to beg dc. [18 dc]

Round 18 Ch1, (dc in next dc, dc2tog) 6 times, ss to beg dc. [12 dc]

Round 19 Ch1, (dc2tog) around, ss to beg dc. [6 dc]

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave tail through the loops of the last 6 sts and pull tight to close, leaving approx 15cm for the hanging loop. Weave in remaining tail.

Spotty Egg

Free crochet easter eggs pattern Rainbow Spots

Use Sunflower to make the Egg and all other colours to make the Spots.
To create a Spot, use a wool needle and make 3 vertical stitches over one dc stitch.

Striped Egg

crochet easter eggs pattern Rainbow

Follow Egg pattern using colours as follows:

Rounds 1-5 Fondant.
Rounds 6-7 Sunflower.
Rounds 8-9 Soft Lime.
Rounds 10-11 Sky Blue.
Rounds 12-13 Lavender.
Rounds 14-19 Fondant.

Flower Egg

Free easter egg crochet pattern - Flowers

Use Sky Blue to make Egg.

Pink Flower (make 2)

Using Fondant, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1, (dc, ch3) 6 times, ss to beg dc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 15cm. Use tail to sew Flower to Egg.

Yellow Flower (make 2)

Using Sunflower, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, 6dc into loop, ss to beg dc. [6 dc]

Rounds 2-3 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss to beg dc.

Round 4 Ch2, tr in first dc, ch2, ss in same st, (ss in next st, ch2, tr in same st, ch2, ss in same st) 5 times. [6 petals]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 15cm. Use tail to sew Flower to Egg.

Purple Flower (make 2)

Using Lavender, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) (Ch3, ss to second ch from hook, ch1, ss into loop) 8 times.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 15cm. Use tail to sew Flower to Egg.

Stalks

Using Soft Lime, chain stitch or surface crochet a stalk for each Flower, starting from the centre-base of the Egg. You can use the images as a guide.

And that’s how you crochet Easter eggs! If you’re looking for more fun Easter crochet projects, take a look at our list of 50+ free Easter crochet patterns, or give your home an Easter makeover with our free bunny bunting crochet patterns or our free bunny and lamb crochet plant pot covers.