FREE PATTERN: Easter Eggs

I've made these eggs a few times now, this year I decided to keep things simple and just use cotton yarn in beautiful pastel colors. But you can use all your creativity and make stripy eggs, decorate them with embroidery, buttons, sequins, felt and ribbons, the possibilities are endless.

Free amigurumi eggs crochet pattern

It's a great pattern to try if you are completely new to crocheting toys - there's no sewing or complicated shapes and they work up really quickly, but you will learn the basics of crocheting amigurrumi. 

SIZE

About 6.5 cm (2 1/2") tall and 4.5 cm (1 3/4") wide, when crocheted with fingering weight cotton yarn and a 1.75 mm crochet hook.


SKILLS REQUIRED


YOU WILL NEED


ABBREVIATIONS

  • mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n (number) single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop.
  • ch = chain stitch.
  • sl st = slip stitch.
  • sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia). 
  • sc n = crochet n single crochet stitches, one in each stitch. 
  • inc = increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.
  • dec = decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method
  • (sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times. 
  • [36] = number of stitches in a round after finishing round.

 

 



NOTES

  • Work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds or turn your work, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.
  • Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round. Move the marker up after completing each round.
  • All stitches are worked into both loops, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.

 

PATTERN

1: mr, sc 6 [6]
2: inc x 6 [12]
3: (sc, inc, sc 2, inc) x 2, sc, inc [17]
4: (sc 3, inc) x 4, sc [21]
5: (sc 6, inc) x 3 [24]
6: sc 3, inc, (sc 7, inc) x 2, sc 4 [27]
7: (sc 8, inc) x 3 [30]
8: sc 5, inc, sc 16, inc, sc 6 [32]
9: sc 15, inc, sc 16 [33]
10: sc 32, inc [34]
11-13: sc in each stitch [34]
14: (dec, sc 15) x 2 [32]
15: sc 8, dec, (sc 9, dec) x 2 [29]
16: sc 3, dec, sc 8, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 5 [26]

Start stuffing the egg. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every couple of rounds, stuffing the egg firmly.

17: (sc 5, dec, sc  4, dec) x 2 [22]
18: sc 2, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 2 [18]
19: (sc, dec) x 6 [12]
20: dec x 6 [6]

Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail, and fasten off. Thread the tail onto a needle and use it to pick up the front loops of all the remaining stitches and close the opening (TUTORIAL).

Fasten and hide all yarn tails. And done!

Free crocheted Easter egg pattern

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.

I would love to see how your eggs turn out, so do post a photo my Facebook page or tag me in your social media posts, I'm @kristitullus on Instagram and Facebook.

Copyright 2012 TÜ Spire. All rights reserved.

Please do not post this pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to https://kristitullus.com/blogs/news/free-pattern-easter-eggs. You MAY use this pattern as a teaching aid in any free class or e-course, or as part of a free crochet pattern, provided you credit me as the designer (Kristi Tullus, http://kristitullus.com).

Feel free to sell items made with this pattern.

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