Easter Egg Crochet Pattern

I finally got around to writing out the pattern for my Crocheted Eggs (for US, UK and NL chrocheters).

US - Pattern crocheted Easter Egg (design BeaG)

You’ll need

  • styrofoam egg 3.15” (8cm)
  • yarn (I used Idéna Cotton Sport)
  • crochet hook 3mm
  • optional: small safety pin

Abbreviations

Ch = chain stitch
SC = single crochet (US)
st = stitch
tg = together

Pattern

crochet in a continuous spiral
tip a: crochet quite tight, to avoid holes
tip b: whenever you finish a round, mark the end with a small safety pin

  • start: 2 Ch, 6 SC in first st (= 2nd st from hook)
  • 2 SC in every stitch (= 12)
  • weave in tail
  • 2 SC in every 2nd st, 1 SC in all other st (= 18)
  • 1 round of 18 SC
  • 2 SC in every 3rd st, 1 SC in all other st (= 24)
  • 2 SC in every 3rd st, 1 SC in all other st (= 32)
  • 1 round of 32 SC
  • 2 SC in every 4th st, 1 SC in all other st (= 40)
  • 8 rounds of 40 SC
  • decrease: every 7th and 8th tg (= 35)
  • 1 round of 35 SC
  • insert styrofoam egg
  • every 4th and 5th tg (= 28)
  • 1 round of 28 SC
  • every 3rd and 4th tg (= 21)
  • every 3rd and 4th tg (= 16)
  • every 1st and 2nd tg (= 8)
  • weave in tail (while doing so, pull close the hole)

UK - Pattern crocheted Easter Egg (design BeaG)

You’ll need

  • styrofoam egg 3.15” (8cm)
  • yarn (I used Idéna Cotton Sport)
  • crochet hook 3mm
  • optional: small safety pin

Abbreviations

Ch = chain stitch
DC = double crochet (UK)
st = stitch
tg = together

Pattern

crochet in a continuous spiral
tip a: crochet quite tight, to avoid holes
tip b: whenever you finish a round, mark the end with a small safety pin

  • start: 2 Ch, 6 DC in first st (= 2nd st from hook)
  • 2 DC in every stitch (= 12)
  • weave in tail
  • 2 DC in every 2nd st, 1 DC in all other st (= 18)
  • 1 round of 18 DC
  • 2 DC in every 3rd st, 1 DC in all other st (= 24)
  • 2 DC in every 3rd st, 1 DC in all other st (= 32)
  • 1 round of 32 DC
  • 2 DC in every 4th st, 1 DC in all other st (= 40)
  • 8 rounds of 40 DC
  • decrease: every 7th and 8th tg (= 35)
  • 1 round of 35 DC
  • insert styrofoam egg
  • every 4th and 5th tg (= 28)
  • 1 round of 28 DC
  • every 3rd and 4th tg (= 21)
  • every 3rd and 4th tg (= 16)
  • every 1st and 2nd tg (= 8)
  • weave in tail (while doing so, pull close the hole)

BeaG-EGG-002-01-kl

NL - Patroon gehaakt Paasei (ontwerp BeaG)

Nodig

  • piepschuim ei 8cm
  • garen (ik heb Idéna Cotton Sport gebruikt)
  • haaknaald 3mm
  • eventueel: veiligheidsspeldje

Afkortingen

L = losse
V = vaste
st = steek
sh = samenhaken

Patroon

haak spiraalsgewijs
tip a: haak vrij strak, om de steken mooi aan te laten sluiten
tip b: markeer telkens het einde van de laatste ronde met een veiligheidsspeldje

  • begin: 2 L, 6 V in eerste st (= 2e st vanaf haak)
  • 2 V in elke st (= 12)
    hecht de begindraad af
  • 2 V in elke 2e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 18)
  • 1 ronde van 18 V
  • 2 V in elke 3e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 24)
  • 2 V in elke 3e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 32)
  • 1 ronde van 32 V
  • 2 V in elke 4e st, 1 V in alle andere st (= 40)
  • 8 rondes van 40 V
  • minderen: elke 7e en 8e sh (= 35)
  • 1 ronde van 35 V
  • doe het piepschuim ei erin
  • elke 4e en 5e sh (= 28)
  • 1 ronde van 28 V
  • elke 3e en 4e sh (= 21)
  • elke 3e en 4e sh (= 16)
  • elke 1e en 2e sh (= 8)
    afhechten (trek daarbij het gaatje dicht)

BeaG-EGG-001-01-kl

BeaG-EGG-003-01-kl

PS: Feel free to use this pattern any way you like!
Commercial use is fine with me too.
Just don’t present or sell the pattern as your own.

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Wow, they are perfection! Such tight, uniform stitches. And in cotton! The photos are beautiful as well, down to the shadows.

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These are soooooooooo cute! And so may possibilities!

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These are so cute! Also, I’ve added them to our ongoing list of crochet patterns & tutorials on LC.

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These are downright adorable! How generous of you to make a pattern for 3 kinds of crochet-ers!

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Brilliant! Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern. They turn out perfectly egg-shaped! :star:

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Amazing- such a great shape to them! And thanks so much for sharing your pattern (and in multiple versions!).

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I forgot to add in my original post these are SO much easier to hide without worry of forgetting one. We hid eggs inside one year due to rain and came up 1 short every time. We decided we had just miscounted and went on about our business. A few weeks later this horrendous smell came from our living room. Searched high and low. Finally realized it was coming from the grandfather clock-someone had hidden an egg in there. Long story short- we had to toss the clock because we couldn’t get the putrid smell out of it :egg: :face_vomiting:

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They are so perfect! The colors are wonderful.

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Those are so nice! I might have to make some for next year’s Easter decorations.

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Too cute! I love the multicolored ones. Perfect for the season. :heartpulse:

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Aw, thank you, @Magpie, @bethntim, @MistressJennie, @TheMistressT, @EriChanHime, @craftADDchick, @kittykill, @MegAskunk and @gozer!

MistressJennie, thanks for adding it to LC’s ongoing list of crochet patterns!

Come to think of it… I’ve got a free pattern of a stuffed crochet heart on my Flickr, which is crazy popular, it has over 150,000 views. Do you want me to add it to LC?
Oh, and I just remembered I’ve got patterns over there for crocheted beads and crochet stuffed balls too! Do you want me to add those to LC too?

Magpie, thanks for your compliments on my photo’s!

Too bad I only remembered them so close to Easter (I considered posting the pattern on my Blog, that’s why I wrote it out, but decided against it after all).

If anyone tries it out, please let me know if details of the pattern are not clear. Thanks!

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Sure! If you have the time, we love any and all patterns and tutorials shared here. :heart:

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Good!
I might take some time to translate them for three kind of crocheters, like I did with this pattern.

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