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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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:
Baby Bee Adore-a-Ball in Mint Charm (Light Green) and Sugarplum (Light Purple)
Bernat Baby Velvet in Ever After Pink
Bernat Velvet in Softened Blue (Zig-zag details on pink egg) )
J/6.5mm crochet hook by Clover
Small amount of black thread (and appropriate size embroidery needle)
Polyester fiber fill (stuffing)
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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55 thoughts on “Crochet Easter Egg Softie”
These are adorable and work up so fast!!! I think I will make a ‘few’ of these and leave them for RAOCK (Random Acts of Crochet Kindness) in local places.
I was thinking the same thing! I think it would be fun to leave around town for others to find. 🙂
Great idea – have fun with it 🙂
So cute! I would probably make this for my neighbor’s little girl 🙂 She’s the only little one I have to make things for.
Have fun making this project for her – I hope she enjoys them. 🙂
I have some lovely cotton velvet yarn that I think would be great for this pattern, sadly my nieces and nephews are grown up now so will donate a few to a children’s charity.
Donating these eggs to a children’s charity is a great idea. 🙂 But I also think many adults would like to receive one of these eggs, too – never too old to appreciate cuteness. 😉
This is inspired… So much better than plastic on Easter. I think I’d make this for my sister, who loves this type of colourful craft.
I agree – these are much more fun than plastic eggs. 🙂
I would make a set of these to decorate my third grade classroom! My students love seeing my crocheted creations!
Wonderful! I love that you share your crochet projects and skills with your 3rd grade class – please send along a photo if you think of it – Happy creating! 🙂
I would like to make a few of these to hang on my room door to decorate for Easter Should make the staff smile!
I hope so! Have fun making them 🙂
I’m making this for my Grandson – he’s just one and too young for a chocolate egg. This softee is perfect for him :0)
And these eggs won’t melt or disappear! 😉
I would make this for my Artistic grandson. He loves anything soft.
I think he’ll love it – they are super soft with the velvet yarn. 🙂
They are so cute. I would make them for my nieces and nephews. I have 7 of them. I love your patterns. I made the shamrock earrings into pins. My co-workers loved them.
7 nieces and nephews?! Wow! I hope you have fun making them. That is great that you made the shamrock earrings into pins – good for you! So glad to hear 🙂
I would make this for our Pastor’s family. They are going through some really tough times and I feel they could use some extra love and something soft to hug. This is truly an adorable pattern. I’m hoping that I can accomplish this task. Thank you for sharing.
What a wonderful idea – I hope these cute softies bless your Pastor and his family. Please email me if you have any questions while making the project. 🙂
I will make this for my grandkids. Too cute!
These are sooo cute! Thank you for the pattern! I will make these for my granddaughters, (7 and 2)! They adore squishy things!
You are welcome! I think your granddaughters will like them 🙂
I would make them for my grandchildren as well as my great nieces and nephews..
I would make a couple of them for my 90 year old friend who fell and broke two bones in her leg, actually shattered them. Because of her age, she’s not a candidate for surgery. A 6 to 9 week recovery. She will be alone for Easter. 😭😭
Oh no – your poor friend! I think these eggs would definitely brighten her day and make her smile. Great idea! 🙂
These are adorable. I would make them just to have hanging around the house. Also would be very cute as Easter happys for friends kids.
Good idea! I agree – they are fun to have around the house. 🙂
These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing your patterns! I’m going to make these for the grandkids…I know I have a bunch of velvet yarn in my stash so they will all be different and sooo cute!! Happy Easter!
Thank you! You are welcome for the patterns – I appreciate your comments. 🙂 Happy Easter to you, too – have fun making these!
I will be making them for the 2 babies my nephew and niece are expecting this summer, one month apart and my friends little girl, who will be 2 this summer and my friends nephew, who will be 2 a month later.
Wonderful! Please send along a photo if you think of it – hope you have fun making them 🙂
I would make it for my two colleagues and myself to put it on our desks. So we will smile every time we look at the eggs because they are very joyful 😍
Great idea! I have been putting one of mine on my laptop and it looks so cute sitting near the keyboard. 🙂
Very cute pattern! I would make one for my mother as she is unable to eat chocolate.
I would make some for my church’s Easter egg hunt!
I would make these cuties for fellow residents at the motel we live in. Motel life isn’t easy and it’s usually just work and bed. So something to give them a smile one day after a long day at work is definitely worth the time to make these adorable babies.
I love your idea and I think your fellow residents will appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness – Please send along a photo if you think of it! 🙂
I would make this for some1 every close to my heart some1 who has alot 2 offer the world n she very special n she having a hard time n school n yet she has so much love to give my daughter ID make this 4 her she special gift n a special girl great job I love it
I would love to make the Easter Egg Softie for my 19 month old grandson and also for his parents. I just need to get some lovely soft yarn. I have lots of yarn, but nothing like this beautiful soft yarn. Hunting tomorrow!!
This yarn is one of my favorites! I hope you had fun “hunting” for velvet yarn. 🙂
These are darling. I would make them for my granddaughter. She has the hard plastic eggs with which she plays (hiding other small objects). These softies would make a complimentary approach. She would love them and bring them to bed as friends for quiet, resting time.
Glad you like these softies – I think your granddaughter will love them, too 🙂
I will make this for my grandbaby
I would definitely make these cutie Easter eggs for my grand-daughter who will be 2 in May! In fact, I’m gonna hunt for my velvet yarns tonight! Now if I only had a tidy stash…Who am I kidding, in my craft room, chaos is king (or queen)!
Sounds like a perfect plan! Your craft room sounds like mine 😉 Hope you have fun hunting down the yarn, making these softies and gifting them!
Thank you for commenting.
i would make them for our girls
These are too darn cute! I would make one for my 20 ur old daughter in any variety containing purple as that’s her color! Thank you so much for sharing!
You are welcome! I hope the softie makes her smile 🙂