Who can resist pops of candy colours at this time of year? These cute little crochet Easter eggs are just the thing to complete your seasonal decorations and make perfect little gifts too, although chocolate is always a winner in my book! Using the amigurumi crochet technique, you can whip some up in no time with only the basics of crochet so even if you’re just learning you’ll be just fine.
You can find the pattern here for free within this blogpost along with some photo tutorials to help you along the way if you're new to amigurumi crochet patterns.
About the Crochet Easter Eggs
Over the years I've only designed a few things using the amigurumi crochet technique and so I'm by no means an expert but I hope that means that this Easter egg crochet pattern is one that even beginners can enjoy. It's really simple and because it's so small I find that as long as you can concentrate enough to count you don't need to use stitch markers unless you really want to.
What's great about them is you can use any weight of yarn you like to make them different size too!
I used about 15g of DROPS Safran (100% Combed 4ply Cotton, 50g/160m) to make each egg so this is the perfect yarn stash busting project too!
I worked with the colours Lime (31), Turquoise (30) and Medium Pink (02) for my crochet Easter eggs.
Any type of cotton yarn would work really well for this project though so you might also consider using James C Brett, It's Pure Cotton, or if you'd like a heavier weight yarn then Rico Cotton Aran is a great choice.
Polystyrene eggs (approx 6cm high)
Size and Tension
Each egg measures 6cm high by 13cm around.
Tension isn't too important for this project, just keep checking that it fits your egg and you'll be fine.
1. Work in continuous rounds throughout the pattern
2. Try out your egg cover on the egg after a couple of rounds to make sure your tension is tight enough, otherwise you might see the polystyrene through it.
3. Make sure you pop your polystyrene egg in before you decrease too much, otherwise it won’t fit!
Glossary/Abbreviations: Standard UK terms (Standard US terms)
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain
dc - double crochet (sc - single crochet)
dc2tog - double crochet 2 together (insert hook in next st, you and draw loop through) twice, yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook (sc2tog - single crochet 2 together)
Round 1 4dc(sc) in 2nd ch from hook 
Round 2 2dc(sc) in each st around 
Round 3 *1dc(sc) in next st, 2dc(sc) in next st; repeat from * to end of round 
Round 4 *2dc(sc) in next st, 1dc(sc) in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * to end of round 
Try your egg for size at this point to make sure that your tension is working ok before continuing. If it's far too loose then it might be best to go down a hook size, if it's far too tight then go up a hook size instead.
Round 5 *1dc(sc) in each of next 3 sts, 2dc(sc) in next st; repeat from * to end of round 
Round 6 *2dc(sc) in next st, 1dc(sc) in each of next 4 sts; repeat from * to end of round 
Round 7 1dc(sc) in each st around 
Round 8 1dc(sc) in each st around 
Round 9 *1dc(sc) in each of next 5sts, 2dc(sc) in next st; repeat from * to end of round 
Rounds 10 to 15 1dc(sc) in each st around , put the crochet cover on the egg now and continue crocheting with the egg inside.
Round 16 *1dc(sc) in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog(sc2tog); repeat from * to end of round 
Round 17 *1dc(sc) in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog(sc2tog); repeat from * to end of round 
Round 18 *1dc(sc) in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog/(sc2tog); repeat from * to end of round 
Round 19 *1dc(sc) in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog/(sc2tog); repeat from * to end of round 
Round 20 dc2tog(sc2tog) all around 
To finish - sew the end tail into the tops of the sts of the last round and pull tight. Weave in end and you're all done.
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