Easter Egg Crochet Pattern

Easy and Beginner-friendly!

It’s almost Easter, and what better way to celebrate than with adorable, handmade Easter eggs, you can crochet yourself? This blog post is your one-stop shop for creating egg-cellent decorations with my free Crochet Easter Egg Pattern and beginner-friendly tutorial!  Don’t worry if you’re a crochet newbie, this pattern is designed for YOU with clear instructions and step-by-step guidance! This is a free crochet pattern for Spring and Easter crafting. If you’re anything like me, and prefer wooden or crochet eggs over a plastic egg, then before you know it! You’ll be making lots and lots of striped eggs, big eggs and mini eggs > plus everything in between!

Happy Hooking! 🧶🐣🌟

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History and Meaning of Easter Eggs

Did you know Easter eggs hold a deeper meaning than just being fun, colorful decorations? Their symbolism stretches back centuries, weaving through various cultures and religious traditions.

In ancient Egypt, eggs represented rebirth and new life, aligning with the spring equinox celebrated during Easter. Early Christians adopted this symbol, drawing a parallel between the cracking open of an egg and the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. In many cultures today, Easter eggs symbolize hope, fertility, and new beginnings.

And even now across Europe, a fun tradition blooms alongside spring flowers: the Easter tree. Branches, often from willow or forsythia, are adorned with colorful eggs, ribbons, and ornaments, bringing a festive and colorful touch to homes and communities. This custom, with its roots in ancient symbols of new life, adds a layer of magic and cultural richness to the Easter season.

So, as you crochet your own easter eggs, remember that you’re carrying on a rich tradition full of meaning.

 

 

 

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Crochet Easter Decorations

My stunning Easter Egg crochet pattern works up quickly! I was able to make several in under an hour, so you know these decorative Easter eggs are great for quick gifts or decorating an Easter Tree in no time! This Easter Egg crochet pattern is rated Easy for Beginners. There are a couple fun new stitches to learn, and you do complete the final round with the plastic ornament inside, but don’t worry my amazing hookers! I have included plenty of photos to guide you! 

If you’d love to crochet other Easter decorations, I have more crochet patterns on the blog for you! There’s two versions for Easter hunt baskets! The Sweet Stripes Easter Basket pattern and the Hopscotch Easter Basket pattern. Each of these patterns feature my signature stitch combinations and both basket patterns are most suited to Intermediate or even, adventurous beginner crocheters!

I also have another basket filler, or super cute Easter decoration for you… It’s my FREE Mini Bunny Amigurumi pattern! These little bunnies make me so hoppy! And I hope they make you Hoppy too! 🙃👍

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Crochet an Easter Egg Amigurumi

Materials:

YARN: Lily Sugar n’ Cream Worsted Weight 4 yarn, (100% Cotton, 4 oz/113 g, 200 yds/184 m) 

SAMPLE COLORS: Hot Pink, Hot Purple, Hot Green, Sunshine, Hot Orange and Hot Blue

YARDAGE: 10 – 40 yards per Egg,  MINI: 10-15 yds,  SMALL: 15-25 yds,  BIG: 30-40 yds 

HOOK: US G/6 4.0 – 4.25 mm

OTHER SUPPLIES:  (OPTIONAL) 25 mm Plastic Rattles

Yarn needle

Scissors

Stitch Markers

Sizing: 

TINY EGG: 1.5” tall x 1.25” wide

SMALL EGG: 2.75” tall x 2.25” wide

BIG EGG: 4” tall x 3” wide

Gauge:  16 sc x 16 rows = 4” square

Gauge is not very important and is included for reference.

Experience Level: Intermediate

Pattern Key:

st(s) – stitch(es)

sp(s) – space(s)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – decrease by sc 2 stitches together

yo – yarn over

FO – fasten off

MC – Main Color

CC – Contrast Color

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Special Stitches:

Single Crochet Magic Circle Tutorial:

STEP 1: Create a loop with yarn, place hook through the loop, yo and pull the yarn through the loop, keeping the loop open in a circle instead of pulling the yarn tight.

STEP 2: Ch 1, insert hook back in circle, yo and pull up a loop through the circle.

STEP 3: Yo again and pull through the 2 loops on the hook, 1 sc completed! Repeat Step 2 to create additional stitches. Hold stitches with one hand, gently pull yarn end with other hand to close the circle.

NOTES:

  1. Read through the entire pattern first.
  2. Pattern is worked in continuous rounds, using a stitch marker to keep track of 1st stitch of round.
  3. Slip stitch does not count as a stitch.
  4. Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
  5. Color Changes: To change colors from MC to CC, create the last sc by inserting hook and pulling up a loop as usual. Drop the MC and pick up the CC yarn, yo and pull through both loops on the hook with CC, to complete the st. Repeat for each color change.
  6. There is no need to FO between color changes, simply let the non-working yarn hang inside the egg and pick it up again at the next round.
  7. This pattern is FREE, and has been thoroughly tested. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you many have! I welcome your feedback!!
  8. This post and all it contains including the pattern and photographs are my intellectual property and copyright protected property of GreenFoxFarms LLC © 2024. You are welcome to make as many as you like to sell, giveaway, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
  9. If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog post. You may not copy and paste my text or the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work.
  10. By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.

The Easiest DIY Crochet Easter Egg Pattern (Ever!)

What makes these Crochet Easter Eggs unique? Let me tell you all about them! These Easter Eggs can be made in 3 different sizes – Mini, Small, and Big! The Small and Big Eggs are an appropriate size for children of all ages. I do recommend supervising babies and toddlers, but it’s really fun to add a small plastic rattle or jingle ball to the egg and watch small children enjoy a sensory toy! Cotton yarn is best for babies and children who put things in their mouths. These eggs are quite easy to wash as needed.

These eggs are a very simple, beginner friendly pattern. New to amigurumi? This is the perfect patter to learn on. We only use simple stitches – single crochet, single crochet increases, and single crochet decreases. That’s it! What’s even better? This is a really quick project! The Mini Eggs and the Small Eggs can be made in under 30 minutes. The Big Eggs can be made in under an hour.

You can make these easy amigurumi eggs in a wide variety of colors. Make a bright rainbow of eggs, choose your favorite boho or pastel, use a fun self striping yarn, or choose the recipient’s favorite colors. But that’s not all. The Small and Big Eggs also have instructions to create a striped version so you can have a lot of fun customizing and designing your Crocheted Easter Eggs! Let your imagination run wild and make some fabulous crocheted Easter Eggs with this fun and FREE crochet pattern! Remember, amigurumi eggs can make fun gifts too! 🥚🪺🎁

 

My Fab Easter Egg Pattern Testers!

I am so lucky to have the best pattern testers!! They did such amazing work, creating their adorable Easter Eggs and provided me with such great feedback about the amigurumi egg crochet pattern! I am greatly appreciate of their help getting this pattern ready for y’all!

I just love getting to see the amazing projects y’all create from my designs! My fab testers are such an important part of creating the highest quality pattern that I can. Check out their wonderful crochet Easter Eggs they made with this pattern, below!

Thank you so much for testing the Amigurumi Easter Eggs Big and Small Crochet Pattern Courtney Knorr, Willow Berthiaume, Ina Lugo, Nancy Potter-Anderson, and Christina Bethke.

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Easter Eggs Crochet Pattern:

Pattern Directions:

USING G/6 4.0 MM HOOK

 

TINY EGG PATTERN:

  • Do not join. Work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker to mark the 1st st of each round.

Round 1: Make a Magic Circle, ch 1, 4 sc in magic circle, (4 sc).

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around, (8 sc).

Round 3: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, (12 sc).

Rounds 4-5: Sc in each st around, (12 sc, 2 rounds).

Round 6: [Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, (16 sc).

Rounds 7-8: Sc in each st around, (16 sc, 2 rounds).

Stop here and stuff your Tiny Egg.

Round 9: Sc2tog, 8 times, (8 sc).

Round 10: Sc2tog, 4 times, (4 sc). FO and leave a tail. Use yarn tail to close the opening by weaving the yarn through the sts of R10. Weave in ends.

 

 

SMALL EGG PATTERN:

  • Do not join. Work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker to mark the 1st st of each round.

Round 1: Make a Magic Circle, ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle, (6 sc).

Rounds 2-3: 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc, 2 rounds).

Round 4: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Rounds 5-7: Sc in each st around, (18 sc, 3 rounds).

Round 8: [Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, (24 sc).

Rounds 9-12: Sc in each st around, (24 sc, 4 rounds).

Round 13: [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Round 14: [Sc in next st, sc2tog,] 6 times, (12 sc).

Stop here and stuff your Small Egg and add optional Rattle.

Round 15: Sc2tog, 6 times, (6 sc). FO and leave a tail. Use yarn tail to close the opening by weaving the yarn through the sts of R15. Weave in ends.

 

STRIPEY SMALL EGG:

  • Do not join. Work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker to mark the 1st st of each round.
  • Follow the same directions as above for Small Egg, with the color changes indicated here.

Rounds 1-2: Main Color (MC)

Round 3: Contrast Color (CC)

Rounds 4-5: MC

Rounds 6-7: CC

Round 8: MC

Rounds 9-10: CC

Rounds 11-12: MC

Round 13: CC

Rounds 14-15: MC

BIG EGG PATTERN:

  • Do not join. Work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker to mark the 1st st of each round.

Round 1: Make a Magic Circle, ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle, (6 sc).

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 3: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Round 4: Sc in each st around, (18 sc).

Round 5: [Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, (24 sc).

Rounds 6-9: Sc in each st around, (24 sc, 4 rounds).

Round 10: [Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, (30 sc).

Rounds 11-12: Sc in each st around, (30 sc, 2 rounds).

Round 13: [Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, (36 sc).

Rounds 14-17: Sc in each st around, (36 sc, 4 rounds).

Round 18: [Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog,] 6 times, (30 sc).

Round 19: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog,] 6 times, (24 sc).

Round 20: [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Round 21: Sc in each st around, (18 sc).

Stop here and stuff your Small Egg and add optional Rattle.

Round 22: [Sc in next st, sc2tog,] 6 times, (12 sc).

Round 23: Sc2tog, 6 times, (6 sc). FO and leave a tail. Use yarn tail to close the opening by weaving the yarn through the sts of R23. Weave in ends.

STRIPEY BIG EGG VARIATION:

  • Do not join. Work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker to mark the 1st st of each round.
  • Follow the same directions as above for Small Egg, with the color changes indicated here.

Rounds 1-3: Main Color (MC)

Round 4: Contrast Color (CC)

Round 5: MC

Round 6: CC

Rounds 7-9: MC

Round 10: CC

Round 11: MC

Round 12: CC

Rounds 13-15: MC

Round 16: CC

Round 17: MC

Round 18: CC

Rounds 19-23: MC

Fun Ways to Use Your Crocheted Easter Eggs!

Sure, they’re adorable and fun to make, but these little crocheted creations are more versatile than you might think! Let’s discover some egg-citing ways to put your handiwork to good use:

  • Easter Egg Hunt: Hide your crochet easter eggs for a playful Easter morning surprise! Watch as little eyes light up with joy as they discover your colorful creations hidden around the house or garden.
  • Springtime Sparkle: Decorate your home with these vibrant decorations! Hang them from branches for a colorful garland, nestle them in baskets for a festive centerpiece, or use them as playful accents on shelves or mantelpieces.
  • Sensory Symphony: Transform your crocheted eggs into delightful baby toys! Add a small rattle inside for a gentle sound that stimulates little ears and hands. Their soft texture and playful colors will captivate your baby’s senses, making them a sweet and unique playtime toy.
  • Gift Baskets with Flair: Don’t just gift chocolate. Elevate your Easter gift baskets with colorful, crocheted eggs! They’ll add a personalized touch and show the recipient you put extra love and creativity into their present. Plus, it’s a gift that keeps on giving, long after the treats are gone.
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Sustainable Stitching Tips

Let’s hop into some eco-friendly crafting! Instead of buying new yarn, consider using up those leftover scraps from previous projects. Get creative and combine different colors and textures to create unique crochet eggs with a personal touch. I have used worsted weight yarn in this pattern, but by just adjusting your hook size, you can make use of any yarn weight from your scrap yarn stash.

For a truly sustainable approach, explore natural fibers like cotton, hemp, or bamboo yarn, which often have a lower environmental impact. Remember, your small choices can make a big difference, so crochet with a conscience and create Easter eggs that are kind to the planet, this Easter holiday season.

 

Please Share your Crochet Easter Eggs!

I hope you enjoy making this Crochet Easter Egg Pattern as much as I enjoyed creating it for you! I would love if you would share your version of this Easter project, and on Ravelry!!! I’d adore getting to see your finished crocheted items for your Easter Celebrations!! My favorite part about being a designer is getting to see the gorgeous projects y’all make using my designs! It makes me smile and it’s the reason I do what I do!! (TBH: The yarn benefits are pretty amazing too! 😉). I hope you really love this quick and fun easter pattern!

 

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