Basic Easter Egg Shape Crochet Pattern – One Pattern, 3 Sizes
When I created these crochet Easter egg patterns for Deramores as part of a commission, it got me thinking: there are so many ways to decorate Easter eggs, it’s almost impossible to cover all options, so I decided to give you a basic egg shape so you can make your own design that suits your color palette and taste.
So here it is! A basic shape for Easter eggs that you can make your own. You can use intarsia crochet to create seamless patterns on the egg, use color combinations to create stripes and color blocks, or add appliques such as flowers, bows, bees, or anything you can think of. You can even turn your egg into an amigurumi chick or bunny by adding tiny crocheted body parts.
I went one step further and created 3 different sizes for you to choose from using the same pattern, but different yarn weights and hook sizes. Now you can choose from small, medium, and large and you know exactly what yarn and hook you will need to use to get that exact size.
You will find all the info about sizes and yarn in the Pattern notes section of this page. Need some inspiration? check the photos with my designs for Deramores at the bottom of this post.
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- Small: 7cm tall
- Medium: 9cm tall
- Large: 13cm tall
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- Small: DK (light worsted #3) yarn & a 3.5mm crochet hook
- medium: Aran (worsted #4) yarn & a 4.5mm crochet hook
- Large: Chunky (Bulky #5) yarn & a 5.5mm crochet hook
- toy stuffing
- sewing needle with an eye big enough to fit your yarn
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Easter Egg Written Pattern
- Work in the round, without turning or closing the rounds.
- Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each round.
- The number at the end of each round is the number of stitches you should have in that round
- The pattern written between ** is that pattern that needs to be repeated.
TIP: It can get really confusing creating shapes & designs on a pattern that has increases and decreases in the row count. Take advantage of the 7 single crochet rounds without increases and decreases to create your own designs using intarsia or tapestry crochet. You will have a colorful band around the middle of your egg and it will be easier for you to design the pattern.
Choose your yarn weight and hook from the list in the Pattern Notes section and create a magic ring
Round 1: 6sc into the magic ring, pull the tail to close the magic ring shut = 6
Round 2: inc x 6 = 12
Round 3: *inc, sc* x 6 = 18
Round 4: *inc, sc in next 2sts* x 6 = 24
Round 5: *inc, sc in next 3sts* x 6 = 30
Rounds 6 – 12: sc in each stitch = 30
Round 13: *dec, sc in next 8sts* x 3 = 27
Round 14: *dec, sc in next 7sts* x 3 = 24
Round 15: *dec, sc in next 6sts* x 3 = 21
Round 16: *dec, sc in next 5sts* x 3 = 18
Round 17: *dec, sc in next 4sts* x 3 = 15
Round 18: *dec, sc in next 3sts* x 3, fasten off and leave a long tail= 12
Stuff the egg firmly with toy stuffing, then use the tail to close off the hole.
Now you have the option to create a loop so you can hang your egg, or to simply weave in the ends. If you chose to add a loop, then use your finger to hold down the tail and form a loop right before you use the tapestry needle to weave it in.
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Your Crochet Easter Egg is now complete. If you found this tutorial helpful, please share and Pin it! Follow me on Pinterest here.
Tag me @craftinghappinesscrochet with your version of this Easter egg. I can’t wait to see how you customized yours.
Here are some examples of how I customized these basic Easter eggs by crocheting flowers, using flower appliques, and using color to create stripes.
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