Elegant Easter Eggs

When I was first learning crochet stitches, I practiced with a variety of thread crochet projects – 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 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:

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

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)

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

**You can purchase a large-print ad-free instant digital download of this pattern here in our Etsy shop for $2.99

Instructions:

Cord:

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}

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)

Finishing:

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 (see Diagram)

My diagram isn’t perfectly symmetrical but I hope it still helps you understand how the motifs are joined to the cord

Start at A 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

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

Tada! Your Elegant Easter Egg is complete – we love how this simple project works up quickly and has endless possibilities. We hope you enjoyed making this – please send us a photo of your completed project – we’d love to see the colors and embellishments you chose!

Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

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