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Crochet Easter eggs free pattern – 2 sizes

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When it comes to Easter celebrations, eggs are one the most cheerful and festive symbols. Everyone loves them. With this free pattern for crochet Easter eggs, you can make two sizes.

They are so fun and quick to make. And they are not only the perfect little addition to add spring colors to your decoration. But they also make great gifts for kids.

Not to mention, this pattern will be perfect for Amigurumi newbies. They are small and it’s the best project for you to get a hang of basic shapes. As well as to help you practice for stuffing, increases and decreases.

Crochet Easter eggs free pattern 2 sizes
This pattern has instructions for 2 crochet Easter eggs

Before you get started, please read through the pattern notes and instructions to make sure you will make the most adorable Easter eggs. I hope you have fun making them. Enjoy!

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How do you crochet an Easter egg?

The best way to crochet an Easter egg is by using the Amigurumi technique. With Amigurumi you can shape a project project, using single stitches to increase and to decrease.

  • First, you will crochet 6 single crochet stitches inside a magic circle.
  • Then, you will keep crocheting rounds continuously to make the base of the egg, increasing without joining.
  • Next, you will crochet a few rounds of plain single crochet stitches to make the mid-section of the egg.
  • You will then decrease to make the top part of the egg and finish it.
  • You will need a stitch marker placed in the first stitch of each round so you won’t lose count, moving it up as you go.
  • As you move up towards the last few rounds, add stuffing fiber. A stuffing tool, such as a craft dowel, will be helpful at this point. 
  • When you have 8 stitches in the last round, you will then cut the yarn, leaving an 8” (20 cm) tail. 
  • And lastly, you will finish it off by threading a tapestry needle with the tail and closing the opening. 

Keep scrolling for more details on these steps and for the pattern.

What else can you crochet for Easter?

The most common crochet things you can make are the traditional Easter symbols and animal characters. Here is what you can crochet for Easter:

  • A crochet Easter basket that you can find the pattern for free here on the blog. 
  • Bunny peeps crochet pattern – they will make great stuffers for Easter Baskets. And the pattern is also FREE here on the blog.
  • Themed home decoration accessories, such as garlands, pillows and blankets. 
  • Other things that are Easter symbols, such as chick peeps, lambs, and carrots. 

You will find a variety of patterns that you can use for decoration and for gifting. 

Best yarn for crochet Easter eggs

The best yarns for Easter eggs are light worsted / DK (#3) or medium weight / Aran (#4). The reason is because crochet eggs are so small and delicate, so they will look better with lighter weight yarns.

As for the fiber content, it won’t matter, acrylic or cotton will be fine. I prefer cotton yarns for stuffed toys because they hold the shape better (and longer). Not to mention, they are easier to care for.

The yarn used in this pattern

I used 24/7 Yarn by Lion Brand, it’s a 100% mercerized cotton, worsted weight (#4) for this crochet Easter eggs.

The colors used in the pictured samples were Sky, Aqua, Pink, Ecru, Lemon, and Mint. Here are the amounts you will need.

  • For the small egg: 0.31 oz (9 g), 17 yds (16 m). 
  • For the larger egg: 0.47 oz (13.5 g), 25 yds (23 m).
  • For the stripes: a small amount, approximately 1.2 yard for each stripe. 

Other supplies to crochet Easter eggs

  • 3.5 mm (US E) crochet hook, my favorite is Clover Amour.
  • At least one stitch marker.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
  • Good quality polyester stuffing fiber.
  • Stuffing tool, such as a craft dowel.

Instructions for the special stitches

Here are a few instructions that will be helpful to make these crochet Easter eggs, especially for the newbies. If you are an experienced Amigurumi maker, this information will probably be familiar to you.

How to do sc yarn under

I used the “yarn under” technique for these crochet Easter eggs, which is the x-shaped single crochet stitch vs. the v-shaped one. The reason why I like this technique is because I think it keeps the tension tighter and helps to prevent open holes. 

Also, it changes the way the stitch will look. With the “yarn under”, the stitch will look like an “x”. As for the traditional single crochet, the stitch will look like a “v”.

However, this is totally optional, you can use the traditional single crochet stitch if you prefer. Here is how you do the “x” single crochet stitch.

  • Insert the hook in next stitch.
  • Place the hook facing down on top of the yarn. This step is what makes the difference.
  • Pull the yarn through the stitch.
  • Complete the stitch as normal.
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You will yarn under instead of yarn over

Doing a sc invisible decrease  

Decreases are used in Amigurumi to help shaping the toy or stuffed animal, by making less stitches in a round. 

The invisible decrease is a way to prevent a seam looking “line” created by the decreased stitches in the finished work. Or at least to make it less visible. Here is how you do it for these crochet Easter eggs.

  • Insert the hook in front loop only of the next two single crochet stitches at the same time
  • Yarn under
  • Pull through both loops
  • Yarn over
  • Pull through two to complete the stitch

How to do the surface slip st 

Here is what will make your crochet Easter eggs fun and colorful. You will be adding 3 stripes to the eggs using the surface slip stitch technique. Here is how you do it.

  1. Make a slip knot with the new yarn and place it inside the egg (wrong side).
  2. The working yarn must stay at the back of the work.
  3. Now, insert the hook in the starting stitch from the right side (any stitch).
  4. Next, with the hook grab the loop you created with the slip knot.
  5. Then, insert the hook in next stitch and grab the working yarn again.
  6. Pull up a loop. Make sure the stitches are not too tight.

Repeat the two last steps until you complete the round. To do the last stitch in each round, insert the hook in the same stitch where you started. Then cut the yarn and pull the tail through the last stitch, bringing it to the right side. 

Next, insert the hook in the “v” in the first stitch (from the wrong side) and pull the tail to the inside. 

And finally, to finish off, using both tails tie a knot to secure them inside the egg.  There is no need to weave in the ends since they will be hidden inside anyway.

Photo tutorial for the surface slip stitch

These step-by-step photos are for the visual learners. I hope you find them helpful to understand the written instructions above better.

Although this step will make your crochet Easter eggs unique and cute, it’s optional. As a tip, it will be helpful to tuck in the tails at the back of the work, so they stay away from your hook. That way you don’t pull the loop with the wrong yarn. 

How to FO (Finish Off) the egg 

When you’re done with the last round of the crochet Easter eggs, here is how you finish off.

  • Cut the yarn leaving a long tail of about 8” (20 cm).
  • Pull the tail through the last stitch so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Thread the tapestry needle with the long tail.
  • Weave in the yarn into the front loop of every stitch in last round. 
  • At the last stitch, pull tight to cinch but be careful to not break the yarn.
  • Fasten off.
  • Weave in the end to hide.

Pattern notes and instructions

Here are the pattern notes and information you need to know before you start.

  • This crochet Easter eggs pattern was written using standard US terminology.
  • This pattern is crocheted in a continuous spiral with Single Crochet (sc). Meaning, you won’t join the end of each round with a slip stitch.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in every round, moving it up as you go.
  • The size of the eggs may vary, depending on several factors, such as tension, yarn weight, and the size of the hook.
  • Please make sure your stitches are tight, so the fiber won’t show through holes after stuffing. 
  • Add stuffing fiber to make it firm, but do not overstuff.
  • The hook size recommended in this pattern is small enough to keep the tension tight without hurting your hands. But you can adjust the size of the hook, if needed.

Pattern level of difficulty

This crochet Easter eggs pattern is an intermediate level of difficulty. But certainly doable by an advanced beginner that knows how to single crochet, single crochet increase and decrease, fasten off, weave in ends, and add stuffing fiber.

Approximate size of the finished eggs

Small egg: 5.75” (14.6 cm) circumference, and 2” (5 cm) tall. 

Larger egg: 6.75” (17 cm) circumference, and 3” (7.6 cm) tall.

A note on gauge

Gauge is not crucial for this pattern. If you want it to be the exact size, you may have to use the same yarn weight and hook size. 

However, the finished egg may change, depending on other factors, such as tension and yarn type. 

The diameter of a gauge swatch of 6 rounds will be approximately 2” (5 cm).

Gauge swatch pattern: 

  • Rnd1: sc 6 in a mc
  • Rnd2: (inc) 6 times [12]
  • Rnd3: (inc, sc) 6 times [18]
  • Rnd4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times [24]
  • Rnd5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times [30]
  • Rnd6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times [36]
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Crochet Easter eggs pattern gauge swatch

Pattern Abbreviatons

  • approx.  approximately
  • blo  back loop only 

  • ch(s)  chain(s)
  • C1  Color 1 (Sky)
  • C2  Color 2 (Pink)
  • C3  Color 3 (Aqua)
  • C4  Color 4 (Lemon)
  • inc  increase (2 sc in next stitch)
  • dec  decrease (2 sc together, make invisible decrease, see page 4)
  • FO  fasten off or finish off
  • mc  magic circle
  • Rnd  Round
  • sl st  slip stitch
  • st(s)  stitch(es)
  • sk  skip
  • sc  single crochet
  • ( )  repeat instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
  • [ ]  stitch count in a row
  • *  repeat instructions after asterisks as directed

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Pattern 1: Larger crochet Easter egg

Crochet Easter eggs free pattern

Here are the instructions for the larger of the two crochet Easter eggs. Make the egg with C1, and the stripes with C2, C3, C4.

Total Time: 60 minutes

  1. Crochet the base of the egg

    crochet tutorial

    Rnd1: sc 6 in a mc
    Rnd2: (inc) 6 times [12]
    Rnd3: (inc, sc) 6 times [18]
    Rnd4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times [24]
    Rnd5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times [30]
    Rnd6: sc around [30]
    Rnd7: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times [36]

  2. Crochet the mid-section of the egg

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    This section will be in plain rounds.
    Rnd8-13: sc around [36]

  3. Crochet rounds 14 and 15 and then the stripes

    Crochet Easter eggs free pattern

    Rnd14: (dec, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times [30]
    Rnd15: sc around [30]
    Do not cut the yarn.

    Now it’s a good time to crochet the stripes with the surface sl st (see “special stitches” instructions).
    Crochet three rounds of surface sl sts with three different colors of yarn, in rounds 10, 11 and 12.
    Insert the hook in any st to start.

  4. Crochet rounds 16 and 17 and add stuffing fiber

    Crochet Easter eggs free pattern

    Rnd16: (dec, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times [24]
    Rnd17: sc around [24]

    Add as much stuffing fiber as possible, then finish stuffing as you go, if needed.

  5. Finish the top of the egg

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    Rnd18: (dec, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times [18]
    Rnd19: sc around [18]
    Rnd20: (dec, sc) 6 times [12]
    Rnd21: sc around [12]
    Rnd22: (dec, sc) 4 times [8]

  6. Finish off and you’re done

    Crochet Easter eggs free pattern

    Cut the yarn. FO. Weave in the ends (see “special stitches” instructions).

Estimated Cost: 5.00 USD

Supply:

  • Worsted weight yarn

Tools:

  • 3.5 mm (US E) crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing tool

Materials: Stuffing fiber

Pattern 2: Small crochet Easter egg

The smaller of the crochet Easter eggs is very simple and straight forward. You don’t have to put in any decoration on them, just use colorful yarn and they will be adorable.

small Easter egg

Here is how you make it.

  • Rnd1: sc 6 in a mc
  • Rnd2: (inc) 6 times [12]
  • Rnd3: (inc, sc) 6 times [18]
  • Rnd4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times [24]
  • Rnd5: sc around [24]
  • Rnd6: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times [30]
  • Rnd7-11: sc around [30]
  • Rnd12: (dec, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times [24]
  • Rnd13: sc around [24]
  • Rnd14: (dec, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times [18]
  • Rnd15: sc around [18]
  • This is a good time to stuff it. Add as much fiber as possible, then finish stuffing before you close it, if needed.
  • Rnd16: (dec, sc) 6 times [12]
  • Rnd17: sc around [12]
  • Rnd18: (dec, sc) 4 times [8]

Cut the yarn. FO. Weave in the ends.

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Crochet Easter eggs free pattern 2 sizes
Make several crochet Easter eggs using fun colors

Conclusion

There you have the pattern for these cheerful crochet Easter eggs. I had so much fun making them, I hope you do too.

Again, this is a perfect small project if you have never made Amigurumi before. Give it a try and it’s going be your next DIY addiction for Easter.

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