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CROCHET EASTER EGG – Free pattern

Easter is coming up but there is still time to make more Easter decorations. Here´s a pattern for some cute and simple crochet eggs that you can make in one evening!


DESIGN AND PATTERN: HEGE ESPELAND LYGRE
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What you´ll need:

  • Yarn – thin cotton (the type you use on doilys)
  • Steel crochet hook – I used a hook with metric size 1,25 mm. I couldn´t find the exact US measure but a 1,15 mm is a steel hook 10 and a 1,3 mm is a steel hook 9
  • Easter egg – 3.5 inches/9 cm (height) x 2.4 inches/6 cm (thickness)

Stitches/Abbreviations:

  • ch(s) (chain(s)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ch sp (chain space)
  • st(s) (stitch(es)
  • rnd (round)
  • 2 dc tog (2 double crochet together/decrease)
  • Here you can watch my videos on how to crochet the different stitches

Misc

  • Every rnd starts with 3 chs, they count as the first dc.
  • I haven´t tested the gauge for this pattern, if the «cover» is too big or too small for the egg you can try changing to a smaller og bigger steel crochet hook, or you can make one or two more or less rounds before you begin decreasing on rnd 10.

PATTERN

Chain 6, make a ring by joining with a sl st in the first ch. Start with 3 chs on each round (count as the first dc).

Rnd 1: The entire rnd is crocheted inside the ring: (3 dc, ch 2) x 4 = 3 dc + ch sp x 4

Rnd 2: (1 dc, 2 dc in next, 1 dc, ch 2) x 4 = 4 dc + ch sp x 4

Rnd 3: (2 dc (means that you make 1 dc in each of the next two st), 1 dc between second and third st, 2 dc, ch 3) x 4 = 5 dc + ch sp x 4

Rnd 4: (2 dc, 2 dc in next, 2 dc, ch 4) x 4 = 6 dc + ch sp x 4

Rnd 5: (3 dc, 1 dc between third and forth st, 3 dc, ch 5,) x 4 = 7 dc + ch sp x 4

6. omg: (3 dc, 2 dc in next, 3 dc, ch 5) x 4 = 8 dc + ch sp x4

7. – 9. omg: (8 dc, ch 5) x 4 = 8 dc + ch sp x 4

10. omg: (3 dc, 2 dc tog, 3 dc, ch 4) x 4 = 7 dc + ch sp x 4

11. omg: (3 dc, 2 dc tog, 2 dc, ch 3) x 4 = 6 dc + ch sp x 4. After this rnd you must continue working on the egg.

12. omg: (2 dc, 2 dc tog, 2 dc, ch 3) x 4 = 5 dc + ch sp x 4

13. omg: (2 dc, 2 dc tog, 1 dc, ch 2) x 4 = 4 dc + ch sp x 4

14. omg: (1 dc, 2 dc tog, 1 dc) x 4 = 12 dc

Make a string if you want to hang up the egg.

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Good luck! 🙂 

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And if you need any help just leave me a comment in the comment box below or e-mail me at: hege@heldesign.com.


Would you like to learn how to crochet? Visit my YouTube channel, there you´ll find videos of the basic stitches and with time there will also be special stitches, various projects and requests.

Contact me if you have any questions 🙂