Free crochet easter eggs pattern

Free crochet easter eggs pattern are here waiting for you to stitch them up for Easter.

Free crochet easter eggs pattern

Mix up the texture in your Easter egg bundle by adding a few crochet versions in bright candy colours. They’re a cinch to hook up – show us yours using #molliemakers. 

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.

Free crochet easter eggs painted
Free crochet easter eggs pattern in bowl

Materials 

  • Drops Safran yarnn, 100% Combed 4ply Cotton, 50g/160m per ball, one ball each in Lime (31), Turquoise (30) and 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)
st(s) stitch(es)
ch chain
dc double crochet
yrh yarn round hook
dc2tog double crochet 2 together (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook

Finished size
Each egg measures approx. 6cm (23/8″) high by 13cm (5¼”) around

Crochet Easter egg cover pattern

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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 *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]

Step 2

Free crochet easter eggs pattern step 2

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]

Step 3

Free crochet easter eggs pattern step 3

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]

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.

 

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Free crochet easter eggs pattern final

And that’s it! You’ve made your very own crochet Easter egg cover. Don’t forget to show us and tag as in a pic on InstagramTwitter, or post it on our Facebook wall.

About Hannah Cross
Designer, writer, maker, photographer and chief tea maker at HanJan Crochet, Hannah squeezes crochet into every last moment she can around her busy job as a midwife. She’s a regular designer for Simply Crochet, and her favourite designs are baby blankets she can gift to friends and family. www.hanjancrochet.com