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.
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.
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.
- Magic ring
- Crocheting in spiral
- Chain stitch
- Single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia)
- Finishing a closed piece
YOU WILL NEED
- Yarn. I used Madame Tricote Paris 'Camilla', a fingering weight 100% cotton yarn, 125 m / 50 g (136 yds / 50 g) / 14 wpi / 1: super fine. You will need about 8 g of yarn for each egg.
- 1,75 - 2,25 mm crochet hook or according to the yarn.
- Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
- Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.
- 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.
-  = number of stitches in a round after finishing round.
- 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.
1: mr, sc 6 
2: inc x 6 
3: (sc, inc) x 6 
4: (sc 5, inc) x 3 
5: sc 2, inc, (sc 6, inc) x 2, sc 4 
6: (sc 7, inc) x 3 
7: sc 3, inc, (sc 8, inc) x 2, sc 5 
8: (sc 9, inc) x 3 
9: sc in each stitch 
10: sc 4, inc, (sc 10, inc) x 2, sc 6 
11-15: sc in each stitch 
16: (sc 10, dec) x 3 
17: sc 4, dec, (sc 9, dec) x 2, sc 5 
Start stuffing the egg. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every couple of rounds, stuffing the egg firmly.
18: (sc 3, dec) x 6 
19: (dec, sc 2) x 6 
20: (sc, dec) x 6 
21: dec x 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!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.
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