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Easiest Ever Easter Eggs

Updated April 22, 2020
Easiest Ever Easter Eggs
Easiest Ever Easter Eggs
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Work up colorful crochet Easter decor in a flash with the Easiest Ever Easter Eggs pattern from Red Heart. These lovely Easter eggs were crocheted with beautifully bright shades of Red Heart With Love yarn, and use a styrofoam egg form to keep their shape. You can use a small amount of whichever brand or color of worsted weight yarn you happen to have in your stash, so they are a fantastic way to use up your yarn scraps. Real eggs only last so long, but these timeless Easter eggs are an adorable addition to an Easter basket and can be used to decorate your home year after year.

Easiest Ever Easter Eggs

Easy

Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge11 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] in single crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeEgg measures 3½" (9 cm) in diameter

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein 1252 Mango, 1502 Iced Aqua, 1538 Lilac, 1562 Jadeite, 1704 Bubblegum, 1932 Minty, or 1939 Papaya. Note: One skein will make many eggs.
  • F/5 or 3.75 mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • 3½" (9 cm) diameter Styrofoam® eggs

Instructions

Special Stitches

  • sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 stitch decreased.
  • sc3tog = [draw up a loop in next st] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 stitches decreased.
Abbreviations
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch (es)
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

Egg Cover

Note: Egg cover is worked in the round without joining. Place marker at beginning of round and move marker up to beginning of next round as work progresses.

Beginning at tip of egg cover and with color of your choice, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring. Mark beginning of round with st marker.

  1. Round 1 (Right Side): 4 sc in ring (4 sc)

  2. Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (8 sc)

  3. Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc]
    4 times (12 sc)

  4. Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
    sc] 4 times (16 sc)

  5. Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
    sc] 4 times (20 sc)

  6. Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next
    sc] 4 times (24 sc)

  7. Round 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next
    sc] 4 times (28 sc)

  8. Rounds 8-9: Sc in each sc around (28 sc)

  9. Round 10: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13
    sc] twice (30 sc)

  10. Rounds 11–14: Sc in each sc around (30 sc)

  11. Round 15: [Sc2tog, sc in next 13 sc]
    twice (28 sc)

  12. Round 16: [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc] 4
    times (24 sc)

  13. Insert Styrofoam® Egg: Pull up a large loop (to mark your place) and remove hook. Turn cover inside-out and position wrong side of beginning ch-4 ring at tip of egg. Roll cover down over egg. Insert hook back into large loop. Tighten loop.

  14. Round 17: [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc] 4
    times (20 sc)

  15. Round 18: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc] 5
    times (15 sc)

  16. Round 19: [Sc3tog] 5 times – 5 sc.

    Fasten off, leaving a long tail. 

Finishing

With yarn needle, thread tail through sts of last round and pull to close opening. Weave in all loose ends.

Easiest Ever Easter Eggs
Easiest Ever Easter Eggs
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