Elegant Easter Eggs

Crochet Easter Eggs in various colors hanging from a small egg tree

Crochet Easter Eggs

These Crochet Easter Eggs remind me of when I was first learning crochet stitches. I practiced with a variety of thread crochet projects back then – I love how the thread is simple and really lets the crochet stitches be the star. So, when I am thinking about a small and delicate project, I always go back to thread.

I had been wanting to design a new Crochet Easter Egg project and spent quite a bit of time experimenting with different motifs and ideas. I am so pleased with how these Elegant Easter Eggs turned out! The 3 pieces for each egg take me less than 20 minutes to crochet and then it’s fun to see it all come together around the egg with the embellishments.

You can watch this fun short video of my daughters and I making this project together.

We hope this video makes you smile!

Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:

Cord around egg = 7″

Center of Flower Motif = 1″

Motif with Petals = 1 3/4″

Supplies for the Crochet Easter Eggs:

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Several balls of size 3 cotton crochet thread around a bowl of colorful eggs

Size 3 Cotton Crochet Thread – Small amount

C/2.75mm Hook

Yarn needle

Egg – styrofoam, plastic, real (blown-out), wooden, ceramic (Size = approx. 7″ around lengthwise)

Hot glue gun and/or 5-10 sewing pins

4-6″ length of coordinating ribbon (for hanger – optional)

Embellishments – sequins, beads, charms, gems, felt

Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Back bar of the Chain When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Adjustable Ring= Form a loop with yarn around hand; Draw working yarn through ring to create a working loop; ch 1 to lock ring in place

Click here to watch a short video tutorial of this technique

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

YO = yarn over

Ch = chain

RS = Right Side

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

Notes:

Work rounds in a spiral – do not join with sl st and use stitch marker to mark 1st st of each round

If egg using is smaller than 7″ around, adjust cord to fit by chaining less than 43 (Our smaller eggs needed only 38 chs for the cord)

close up photo of 2 Crochet Easter Eggs - one made with dark blue thread with a Celtic Knot bead and one made with white thread with a blue cross
I had fun looking through all of the beads and charms in my stash – So many possibilities with embellishments for this project – Above you can see a Celtic Knot charm and a felt cross – I had to add a cross because without it, there would be no Easter

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Step-by-Step Video Tutorial:

Need some help with this project? Or is this your first time working with thread? Then check out this step-by-step video tutorial from our Youtube Channel –

Instructions for the Crochet Easter Eggs:

Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Cord (wrapped around middle of egg):

Ch 43

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off. (42 sc) {Watch this video here for how to crochet in the back bar of the chain}

Green egg with white crocheted design on it
Or you may decide to let the crochet shapes and stitches be the star of your egg!

Flower Motif – Make 2:

Round 1:

Work 6 sc in an adjustable ring {Watch this video here to learn how to make an adjustable ring)

(Instead of Adjustable Ring – Optional: Ch 2, work 6 sc in 1st ch)

Round 2:

2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3:

(2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around 6 times. (18 sc)

Round 4:

Sl st in next st, (ch 5, sk next st, sl st in next st) around ending with sl st in 1st sl st of round. Fasten off. (9 ch-5 sps)

Collage of the Crochet Easter Eggs in blues and pinks

Finishing of the Crochet Easter Eggs:

Weave in ends on motifs

Using yarn tails for cord sew cord ends together making sure not to twist and Right Side is facing out – Weave in ends

Slide cord around egg – hold in place with hot glue or sewing pins (if using styrofoam egg) and make sure in center

Glue (or pin) each motif on either side of egg to hold in place – make sure in center of each side

Need a demo of how to crochet the pieces and do the finishing steps? You’ll find one here:

https://youtu.be/STf_A_38BdI

With yarn needle and length of matching thread, attach motif to cord

You can download a FREE copy of a Diagram to help with this step from our Celtic Knot Crochet Resource Library – click here to get the Diagram and look in the “Helpful Printables” section

Start at top of egg on cord and tie a knot in thread

  1. Pass through top ch-5 loop on motif and back out to cord

2. Pass thread through cord carefully (about 2-4 scs) and then out of cord and through next ch-5 loop

3. Pass thread back to cord

Repeat 1-3 around entire motif using photo as a guide and skipping same amount of stitches on second half as skipped on first half

With a new length of thread start at A on other side of egg and repeat 1-3 in same way

**Now can use the first completed side as a guide – enter and exit cord at the same places that did on first side**

Hot glue ribbon length or tie on length of matching thread to top of egg for a hanger

Green egg covered with orange crochet motif and several shiny sequins on it
If you use a styrofoam egg you can glue on gems and add sequins with seed beads and pins

Optional: Add small embellishments to center of motif, along cord or in open spaces of egg using sequin pins, gem glue, hot glue or matching sewing thread

crochet easter eggs made in a variety of colors with all kinds of embellishments in one hand of each person - 4 total eggs

Your Elegant Crochet Easter Egg is Complete!

Tada! Your Elegant Easter Egg is complete – we love how these simple Crochet Easter Eggs work up quickly and have endless possibilities. Which colors did you choose? We enjoyed mixing and matching the yarn from our stash along with various beads and sequins we had on hand. We hope you enjoyed making this, too – please send us a photo of your completed project – we’d love to see the colors and embellishments you chose!

If you would like to make a Celtic Knot Egg, then click here to see info about that pattern from our Etsy Shop.

Remember, you can find more free crochet patterns here.

Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

Here’s an image for your Pinterest boards:

Long pinterest image of the Crochet Easter Eggs

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