Crochet Easter Egg Tutorial

Today is officially the first day of spring! We didn’t have much of a winter, but I am excited that spring is here and Easter is just a few weeks away! If you’re looking for something quick and easy to make, these little crochet easter eggs are perfect!Easter Egg          TutorialThese eggs are so easy and quick to make! They are worked in a continuous round, so you will need some kind of stitch marker. I used my Clover stitch markers, but you can easily use a scrap piece of yarn or a spare bobby pin!

I made these eggs with a 4.00mm hook and used Lily’s Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn. They have a lot of really pretty colors that are perfect for bright Easter eggs!

Round 1: Starting with a magic ring, work 6 sc in the ring.  Do not join this round with a slip stitch. You will just continue working in the previous stitches, creating kind of a spiral. Slip your stitch marker on the 6th stitch to mark when you get back to the beginning.

Round 2: In each sc, work 2sc (12 sc) Move your stitch marker to the 12th stitch. Continue to move your stitch marker to the last stitch at the end of each round so you know when you’re back to the start.

Round 3: *In first sc, work 2sc. Work 1 sc in next sc* Repeat between ** to finish the round (18 sc)

Round 4: *In first sc, work 2sc. Work 1 sc in next 2 sc* Repeat between ** to finish the round (24 sc)

At this point, you should have a circle that lays flat. DSC_0098Rounds 5-8: Work 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Your circle will start to curl as you go through these rounds. You will start to see the bottom of your egg!DSC_0110Round 9: This is your first round with a decrease. *In the first two stitches, work a sc2tog. Work 1 sc in the next 4 stitches* Repeat between ** to finish the round

Round 10: Work 1 sc in each stitch

Round 11: This round also has a decrease. *In the first two stitches, work a sc2tog. Work 1 sc in the next 3 stitches* Repeat between ** to finish the round

Round 12: Work 1 sc in each stitch.

You will notice that it is starting to taper in at the top, creating the egg shape.DSC_0112Round 13: *In the first two stitches, work a sc2tog. Work 1 sc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat between ** to finish the round

Now you get to stuff your egg. You don’t need a ton of stuffing, and you can choose how full you want your eggs to be. DSC_0120

Round 14: *In the first two stitches, work a sc2tog. Work 1 sc in the next stitch* Repeat between ** to finish the round. Cut your yarn and fasten off. DSC_0123

 

You will probably still have a little hole at the top. That’s okay, just take your tail and weave it through the last round of stitches and pull it tight to cinch the top closed.

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I like to hide the tail by using a needle to sew it into the egg. Push the needle into the top of the egg and pull it out through the side.

DSC_0132You will have a little string hanging out the side, but once you cut it, it will disappear inside the egg!DSC_0134

I love the way these turned out! They are so cute and are a perfect decoration or gift for Easter. Unfortunately though, there isn’t any candy hiding in the center of these! DSC_0140 DSC_0152If you make any of these little eggs, I’d love to see them! Also, keep an eye out because later in the week I’ll share with you some other great Easter and spring patterns!