Celtic Easter Egg

Celtic Easter Egg crocheted with Size 10 thread showing a Celtic Trinity knot and a woven cross in green and blue yarn

Celtic Easter Egg

This Celtic Easter Egg is a quick and easy crochet project that you can make in less than a day! Ever since I was a little girl my family has decorated Easter Eggs together – I love the tradition of coloring and hiding eggs as a family. Even though my daughters are not little anymore, we still decorate eggs together each Easter and several of them are created with foam eggs so we can use them year after year.

Cobalt blue egg with a gold cross on top hanging with other eggs in the background

Real and Foam Eggs = the Perfect Canvas

A white egg makes for a wonderful blank canvas for artwork with endless possibilities. Every year we come up with new ways to decorate a batch of perfectly white eggs. A few years ago we crocheted some covers together and you can see that pattern here (Elegant Easter Eggs) and some videos of the project (tutorial and making together) here and here. The Elegant Easter Egg project is a FREE pattern on this blog and can be made with real or foam eggs (that you can purchase at your local craft store)

Celtic Easter Egg - green egg base and magenta trinity knot

Celtic Cross and Celtic Trinity Knot

This year I wanted to create a Celtic Knot Egg using a Celtic Cross so after several days of experimenting with threads, colors, knots and eggs I came up with this Celtic Easter Egg. Because an egg is so small I used Size 10 cotton crochet thread – this thread is very thin and can be challenging to work with but the end result is well worth it! If you would like to make this project but have never crocheted with Size 10 thread, I recommend trying the pattern with medium weight yarn from your stash just to get the hang of the pattern. Then you can give the thinner thread a try. I have a large collection of cotton crochet thread and I enjoyed experimenting with various color combinations. I also used metallic embroidery floss to add the gold highlight – I’m loving the gold look!

SEveral Celtic Easter Eggs laying on a white surface in a variety of colors with crosses and triangular  knots

Instructions for the Celtic Easter Egg:

You can buy this pattern now in my Etsy shop here.

The 10-page instructions include over 15 color photos, 2 clear knot diagrams, some links to video tutorials, special stitch explanations and information and tips for adding a variety of embellishments.

White cross on a dark green egg held in a hand in front of of a rainbow mandala

Thread and Hook Used for this Celtic Easter Egg:

This project is crocheted with a small amount of Size 10 cotton crochet thread and a 1.5mm steel crochet hook – for a complete list of supplies please read the description on Etsy here.

Magenta cross with gold edging on a light green egg held in a hand

Celtic Easter Egg – Unique and Symbolic

This Celtic Easter Egg is a unique Easter decoration featuring a woven cross and the Celtic Trinity Knot. These knots are very simple to weave and many basic stitches are used. You’ll see that it is fun to add all kinds of beads, gems and sequins to make each egg unique. Click here to purchase this pattern as an instant digital download.

I hope you enjoy making the Celtic Easter Egg – thank you for your support!

Remember to pin the image below so you don’t forget where you found this beautiful Easter Egg project!

Happy Easter!


Long image of celtic easter eggs hanging and held in a hand in magenta, gold and green

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