The Mini Crochet Easter Egg Pattern is a perfect stashbusting pattern. These quick and simple easter eggs work up super fast in sport weight (#2 fine), dk weight (#3 light) or worsted weight (#4 medium) yarn.
I love making these with leftover bits of yarn from other projects. They are fun to make in a rainbow of colors.
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These eggs are perfect for an advanced beginner. You’ll get to use the magic loop method, working in the round, and working single crochet decreases.
About the Inspiration for Mini Crochet Easter Egg Pattern
I’ve been working on a variety of projects this year and had lots of yarn in vibrant colors leftover. I particularly wanted something I could make with the small leftover bits of yarn I had from a granny square project I’m still designing. Easter was coming up, and I thought mini eggs would be perfect for using up these little bits of leftover yarn.
About the Yarn
For my sample eggs, I used both a worsted weight and a sport weight yarn. The pink and yellow eggs are Mighty Stitch by KnitPicks/WeCrochet in Bubblegum and Canary colors. The Mighty Stitch really worked wonderfully for the eggs. It’s an acylic and wool blend that holds the stitch definition really well.
The green egg is Scheepjes Stone Washed in Turquoise. I’ve been working on a granny square project using the Scheepjes color pack of Stone Washed and River Washed yarns. The colors are amazing and vibrant. I love the feel of the yarn as well. It’s also got great stitch definition.
The Mini Crochet Easter Egg Pattern is a free crochet pattern for mini crochet Easter eggs in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
PDF Pattern Downloads: You can also purchase a printable PDF of this pattern in my Ravelry Shop.
Mini Crochet Easter Egg Pattern
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Sport weight (#2 Fine), DK weight (#3 light), or (Worsted weight (#4 Medium) in small amounts of colors of choice.
Shown above: Green: Scheepjes Stone Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic), mini skein 26m/10g: Turquoise #824. Pink and yellow: KnitPicks/WeCrochet Mighty Stitch (80% acrylic, 20% wool), 208 yd [190m]/3.5 oz [100g]: #28064 (Bubblegum), #26810 (Canary).
Hook: Size D/3 (3.00 mm) – Size E/4 (3.50 mm) or size needed so that stuffing does not show.
Material: Stuffing of your choice.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately one inch high and two inches circumference.
Gauge: Exact gauge is not critical. Crochet tight enough so the stuffing does not show.
- Magic loop tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/magic-loop-tutorial/.
- Use stitch marker to mark the first st of each rnd and move it up as you go along.
- The pattern uses U.S. crochet terminology.
- If you prefer, you can substitute an invisible decrease method for the sc2tog sts.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch
rnd = round
st(s) = stitch(es)
Special Stitch Instructions:
Sc2tog: insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop through st (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop through st (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook, sc2tog completed.
Mini Crochet Easter Egg Pattern
Begin with magic loop.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 7 dc in magic loop, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (8 dc)
Rnd 2: Sc in next 2 sts, work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, do not join with sl st to top of first sc as you will be working in a spiral without joining. (10 sc)
Rnds 3: Continuing to work in a spiral, sc in each st of previous rnd. (10 sc)
Note: Add stuffing to the egg before Rnd 4.
Rnd 4: Continuing to work in a spiral, sc2tog 5 times (5 sc)
Finishing: At end of rnd 4, fasten off. Weave the yarn tail around the opening to close up the egg using the same methodology as how to close the top of a crochet hat – tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/close-top-of-crochet-hat/. Weave in ends.
If you like the Mini Crochet Easter Egg pattern, you may also like the Mini Crochet Easter Basket pattern.