These cute little Easter eggs are simple to make and fun for little ones’ fingers to fill and hide. This pattern makes an egg a little larger than a real chicken egg (size depends on your wool and hook size), and could be filled with anything your imagination can come up with. Little needle felted characters are an adorable addition – and someday I may find time to write an addendum to this pattern with instructions for those, but for now this egg pattern is an easy addition to Easter craft ideas, so I’m jotting it down to share with you all (even if Easter is over). 🙂
I used Bernat Satin 3.5 oz worsted in ‘Star Dust’ and an F hook (3.75mm). Your yarn and hook size will determine you finished product size. You’ll need a darning needle, stitch marker, and a pair of scissors.
Crochet Egg Pattern:
Begin with a magic circle of six.
Round 1: 2 sc in each = 12
Round 2: sc, 2sctog inc, rep = 18
Round 3: 2 sc, 2sctog inc, rep = 24
Round 4: 3 sc, 2sctog inc, rep = 30
Rounds 5 – 8: sc in each = 30
Round 9: 3 sc, 2 sttog dec, rep = 24
Round 10: sc in each = 24
Round 11: sc in first six stitches, chain 19, connect with stitch 1 of 24 with a single crochet stich (beginning round 12.
Round 12: sc in each = 24 (when stitching into the 18 stitches of the chain, use the front loop only -flo- )
Round 13: 3 sc, 2 sttog dec, rep = 18
Round 14: sc in in each = 18
Round 15: 2 sc, 2 sttog dec, rep = 12
Round 16: sc in each = 12
Round 17: sc, 2 sttog dec, rep until youève got six stitches left in the round
Close using your darning needle to close the last six stitched, gently pulling it closed with each stitch. Bring the yarn through to the inside of your egg and secure with a hidden knot (or use a felting needle to secure the end).