Good Morning Dearies! So, I am going to shake it up a bit and we are doing something for Easter! I know it is a little early, but with my crocheted Easter Baskets up for orders, I wanted to show everyone how to make these cute little eggs, just in time for Easter!
These are great for babies for their first Easter or for toddlers if you want them to find something other than jelly beans and candy! These eggs don’t take long to make, but they add the perfect touch to a crocheted Easter Basket!
So, before I begin, I want to talk to you about this pattern. I’ve made about 3 of these eggs, 4 if you include the tutorial I’ll be doing for you all. I’ve used a different brand type of yarn, just to see if there is a difference, and I believe it was my tension, but I’m still unsure.
The pattern recommends Red Heart Yarn, so I would just use Red Heart, you can try it with different brands and if you do, and they turn out great, feel free to let me know in the comments!
Anyway, let’s talk about all that you will need:
- 5.0 mm hook
- Red Heart Yarn
- I will be using the color aqua. I’m just guessing because I lost the yarn label for it, but I know it’s Red Heart.
- Stitch Marker
- Stuffing of your choice
- I’m using the stuffing that you get from Walmart in the craft section. Basic stuffing for stuffed animals.
- Sewing Needle
- Row Counter (optional)
- I wrote down the numbers of rows and crossed them off as I go. You don’t need a row counter, but if you are a beginner, I highly recommend that you use one.
Round 1: Chain 2. Make 6 single crochets in the second chain from your hook. Don’t connect. (6 stitches)
Round 2: Make a single crochet in the next stitch and place a stitch marker(You’ll be moving this stitch marker for every row), then make another single crochet in that same stitch. In the next stitches, make 2 single crochets in each until you reach the stitch marker. (12 stitches)
Round 3: Single crochet in each stitch.
Round 4: Make *2 single crochet in the next stitch, single crochet in the next.* Repeat (18 stitches)
Note: The * are for repeating an amount of different stitches for a round or row.
Round 5: Rep Rnd 3.
Round 6: Work *2 single crochets in the next stitch, single crochet in the next 2 stitches.* Repeat. (24 stitches)
Round 7: Rep Rnd 3.
Round 8: Work *2 single crochets in the next stitch, single crochet in the next 3 stitches.* Repeat. (30 stitches)
Round 9-11: Rep Rnd 3.
Round 12: *Single crochet decrease in the next stitch, single crochet in the next 3 stitches.* Repeat. (24 stitches)
Round 13: Repeat Rnd 3.
Round 14: Single crochet decrease 12 times. (12 stitches)
Round 15: Rep Rnd 3. Stuff the egg. (I used the other side of my crochet hook to help stuff the egg because the hole is really small.)
Round 16: Single crochet decrease 6 times. (6 stitches)
Finish off, leaving a long tail to weave through the remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight and secure the end and make sure to weave it in, as well.
There you have it! Perfect pretty Easter eggs for the kiddos!