These bright candy-coloured crochet Easter eggs by Hannah Cross are a quick and easy crochet make, and make a great alternative for if you’re avoiding chocolate this Easter. We’ll show you how to crochet easter eggs in our tutorial below, but these simple and plain eggs are just screaming out for you to get creative with them – how about adding crochet stripes, or a little bit of cross stitch detail? You’ll need to know how to crochet in the round to make these crochet Easter eggs, and once you’ve mastered this free crochet easter egg pattern, why not check out our other free crochet easter egg decoration patterns, or take a look at our how to make a crochet egg cosy tutorial.
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)
Three polystyrene eggs (6cm (23/8″) high)
Stitch marker (optional)
Tension isn’t too important; just aim for a tight fabric which covers the egg so no polystyrene shows through
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.
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.
Each crochet Easter egg measures approx. 6cm (2⅜″) high by 13cm (5¼”) around
How to crochet Easter eggs
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Round 1 4dc in 2nd ch from hook [4dc]
Round 2 2dc in each st around [8dc]
Round 3 *1dc 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]
Round 5 *1dc 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 1dc in each st around [24dc]
Round 8 1dc in each st around [24dc]
Round 9 *1dc in each of next 5sts, 2dc in next st; repeat from * to end of round [28dc]
Rounds 10 to 15 1dc in each st around [28dc], put the crochet cover on the egg now and continue crocheting with the egg inside.
Round 16 *1dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog; repeat from * to end of round [24dc]
Round 17 *1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog; repeat from * to end of round [20dc]
Round 18 *1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog; repeat from * to end of round [16dc]
Round 19 *1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog; repeat from * to end of round [12dc]
Round 20 dc2tog all around [6dc]
Sew the end tail into the tops of the sts of the last round and pull tight. Weave in end.