Crochet Easter Egg Softie
Easter will be here soon and this crochet Easter egg softie is a great project to make as a gift or to be a part of your Easter decor! I think any child would love to get one of these softies in their Easter basket – they are so cute and will definitely make them smile. 🙂
Softies with Velvet Yarn
I love crocheting softies with velvet yarn – the yarn feels great between your fingers while you crochet and it gives your projects a super soft feel. Plus, I think the stitches worked in the round with velvet yarn have a very clean and uniform look. I used a variety of velvet yarns I had in my stash to make these crochet Easter egg softies. Velvet yarn varies in thickness depending on the manufacturer which will also affect the size of your finished egg. I also noticed that some of the velvet yarn is called “Baby Velvet” and it is thinner than the usual velvet yarn – but this “Baby Velvet” comes in some wonderful colors! So, I wound off a small ball of the Baby Velvet and crocheted this egg with a double-strand of the yarn – it worked great! (I did this for the pink egg)
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If you would like some help with this pattern, there is now a step-by-step video tutorial here! And in the video description there are several labeled chapters so you can jump ahead to the part you need help with. 🙂
Simple Stitches and Little Yarn
Most of the stitches used in this project are single crochets with 2 variations of the stitch to create the egg shape. The variations are explained below in the Special Stitches and Abbreviations section. If you haven’t crocheted with velvet yarn before, I recommend practicing this pattern with regular (non-velvet) medium weight acrylic yarn (and an appropriate hook – 5 or 5.5mm would be good). Another tip would be to count your stitches as you crochet each round to make sure they match the number given at the end of each round (that includes increases or decreases). Good news is that each egg uses a small amount of yarn so you can make many crochet Easter egg softies with one or two skeins!
Let’s get started!
Skill Level: Intermediate
(All of the stitches are basic stitches but it can be challenging to work with the velvet yarn especially for beginners because it is difficult to see your stitches – You can make the same pattern with medium weight non-velvet yarn to practice and then it would be “Easy”)
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Approximately 5″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide
Supplies for the Crochet Easter Egg Softie:
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2 skeins Velvet yarn – Color A and Color B
(I used a variety of velvet yarns that I had in my stash – Here is a list of the yarn names and colors I used:
Bernat Velvet in Softened Blue (Zig-zag details on pink egg) )
Small amount of black thread (and appropriate size embroidery needle)
Optional: Silicone Pellets (about 1/8 cup per egg) and small plastic sealable bag (I used a small snack bag)
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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
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
Hid-Sc2tog (hidden single crochet 2 together) – This is a special “hidden sc-increase” technique: Insert hook into front loop only of next st; insert hook into front loop only of next st after that; YO, pull through first 2 loops on hook; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Back Loop Only = Insert hook into back loop of stitch
Reg-Sc2tog (regular single crochet 2 together) = Insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a loop; insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook
YO = yarn over
Ch = chain
RS = Right Side
Sp = space
Hk = hook
Lp = loop
Sk = skip
This project is worked in the round
Rounds 1-3 contain some increases; Rounds 9-14 contain some decreases
The eyes and mouth are added after Round 11 along with most of the stuffing
Instructions are given for green and purple egg with 3 thin stripes – for other styles see last section: “Finishing”
Video Tutorial for You!
Remember, you can watch this video tutorial to help you with this project. Inside the video I also give you several tips for working with velvet yarn, how to keep track of your stitch count and how to make the safety eyes super secure and much more safe!
Instructions for the Crochet Easter Egg Softie:
Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
With Color A, ch 7
2 sc in 2nd ch from hk; sc in each of the next 4 chs; 2 sc in last ch; Now working on other side of starting ch, 2 sc in 1st ch; sc in each of the next 4 chs; 2 sc in last ch; join with sl st to 1st sc of round. (16 sc)
Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st; sc in each of the next 6 sts; 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts; sc in each of the next 6 sts; 2 sc in the next st; Working in back loop only, join with sl st to 1st sc. (20 sc)
Ch 1; working in the back loop only, sc in 1st st and in each of next 8 sts; 2 sc in next st; sc in each of next 9 sts; 2 sc in next st; join with sl st to 1st sc. (22 sc)
Ch 1; now working in both loops, sc in each st around; join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.
Join Color B with sl st in center sc on back side of egg body;
(All joins will begin in same area from here on out)
ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.
Repeat Round 5 with Color A but do not fasten off.
Repeat Round 4
Repeat Round 5 with Color B
Join Color A with sl st; ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of the next 4 sts; Hid-sc2tog, sc in each of the next 10 sts; hid-sc2tog; sc in remaining 3 sts; join with sl st to 1st sc. (20 sc)
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, hid-sc2tog; sc in each of the next 9 sts; hid-sc2tog; sc in each of the next 2 sts; join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off. (18 sc)
Join Color B with sl st; ch 1, sc in same st, hid-sc2tog; sc in each of the next 3 sts; hid-sc2tog; sc in each of the next 6 sts; hid-sc2tog; sc in each of the next 2 sts; join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off. (15 sc)
**Turn project inside out and tie nearby yarn tails together in a double knot
**Using photo as a guide add safety eyes and mouth detail
**Please remember that even with safety eyes a young child should not be left alone with this project – there is still a chance that the safety eyes could pull through the crocheted fabric detaching from the project and become a choking hazard – To make them even more secure you can sew a circle of fleece fabric (with a small hole in the center) to the crocheted fabric behind the eye before putting on the plastic safety cap**
**You may want to add the feet at this point when the bag of pellets and the stuffing is not in the way but it is up to you – I chose to add the feet last because I could better see where to place them when the egg body was fully stuffed; If you would like to add the feet now, skip down to the instructions for making the feet 😊
**Add plastic bag of pellets into bottom of egg body (Same thing about choking hazard with the pellets – there is a chance some of the pellets can come out of the project. You can make them more secure by encasing the small bag of them with wide packing tape)
**Add polyfil stuffing on top of bag of pellets up to last round completed
Repeat Round 5 with Color A
Ch 1, hid-sc2tog; sc in each of next 2 sts; hid-sc2tog; sc in each of the next 5 sts; hid-sc2tog; sc in each of the next 2 sts; join with sl st to 1st st. Fasten off. (12 sc)
Join Color B with sl st; Ch 1, sc in same st; hid-sc2tog; sc in next st; hid-sc2tog; sc in each of the next 3 sts; hid-sc2tog; sc in last st; join with sl st to 1st st. Fasten off. (9 sc)
**Add polyfil stuffing to the remaining egg body opening
**Using tapestry needle and yarn tails, sew up opening being careful to have it be a rounded edge
Foot – Make 2:
With Color A ch 2
5 sc in 2nd ch from hk – do not join
2 sc in each st around (10 sc)
Reg – Sc2tog 5 times across the next 10 sts (5 sc)
Sc in each of the next 2 sts; sl st in next st – leave remaining sts unworked and fasten off with a long tail for assembly
Finishing of the Crochet Easter Egg Softie:
Using photo as a guide sew each foot to bottom of egg body with tapestry needle and yarn tails
For green and light purple egg with thick stripes:
Rounds 1 – 4: Light Green
Rounds 5-8: Light Purple
Rounds 9-11: Light Green
Rounds 12-14: Light Purple
Sew or glue on a small bow to top
For pink egg with blue zig-zag details:
Complete egg all in one color (pink)
With tapestry needle and blue velvet yarn sew zig-zag lines spanning 2 rows of egg body (You may want to add these details before stuffing each section)
Cover very top of egg with blue velvet (see photo)
Cute as an . . . Egg!
And there you have it – your Crochet Easter Egg Softie is complete! Don’t you love how it turned out? My family has enjoyed seeing these cute little eggs around our home – they continue to make everyone smile and even giggle especially when someone has put one of the egg softies in an unexpected spot. 🙂 Who would you make one for? Tell us in the comments below – I would love to hear about it!
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