crochet Easter eggs

Meg and Egg, the two Easter eggs, love to bang their heads together.They know that they are supposed to wait until Easter day but they can’t help themselves. If left unsupervised they rush over to each other until the heads crack. Then they bandage their heads and do it all over again.

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Materials:

Yarn: Fingering weight, cotton yarn in red, light pink and small amount of black for the eyes.
I use Scheepjes Catona in Hot Red (115), Petal Peach (263) and Jet Black (110).

Crochet Hook: 2.5 mm.

Other Notions: Fiberfill for stuffing, safety eyes (8 mm), tapestry needle, stitch marker, scissors.

Finished Measurements:

Approx. 6.5 cm (2.5 in) tall, without the legs. When made with suggested yarn weight and hook size.

Abbreviations:

The pattern is written in US terminology.

mc: magic circle
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: increase 1 st. (2 sc in the same st)
dec: decrease 1 st
sc3tog: single crochet 3 sts together (decrease 2 st)
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
{…}: repeat instructions between { }
(…): total number of sts of the round

Instructions:

The egg is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.

crochet egg
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Eggs

Use Red yarn. Make two.

Round 1: In mc work 6 sc. (6 sts).
Round 2: {2 sc, inc} 2 times. (8 sts).
Round 3: {1 sc, inc} 4 times. (12 sts).
Round 4: {2 sc, inc} 4 times. (16 sts).
Round 5: {3 sc, inc} 4 times. (20 sts).
Round 6: {4 sc, inc} 4 times. (24 sts).
Round 7: {5 sc, inc} 4 times. (28 sts).
Round 8: {6 sc, inc} 4 times. (32 sts).
Round 9: {7 sc, inc} 4 times. (36 sts).
Rounds 10-17: 36 sc. (36 sts).
Round 18: {4 sc, dec} 6 times. (30 sts).
Round 19: {3 sc, dec} 6 times. (24 sts).
For the first egg, insert the safety eyes between rounds 15 and 16, approx 9 sts apart.
Round 20: {2 sc, dec} 6 times. (18 sts).
Stuff the egg with fiberfill.
Round 21: {1 sc, dec} 6 times. (12 sts).
Round 22: {dec} 6 times. (6 sts).
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Weave the tail through the front loops of the remaining 6 sts, then pull to close the hole. Weave in the rest of the tail. [pic 1].

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For the second egg use the black yarn to embroider the X eyes between rounds 15 and 16, approx 9 sts apart. [pic 2].

pic 3

Arms

Use Red yarn. Make four (Two for each egg).

Leave a tail approx 10 cm long at the beginning, Ch 10. On the second ch from hook, work 5 sc. Sl st in the same st. Fasten off and weave in the end. [pic 3].

pic 4

Legs

Use Red yarn. Make four (Two for each egg).

Round 1: In mc work 5 sc.
Round 2: {inc} 5 times. (10 sts).
Round 3: 10 sc. (10 sts).
Round 4: {dec} 5 times. (5 sts).
Round 4: sc3tog, ch 11.
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. [pic 4].

pic 5

Bandages

Use Light Pink. Make two.

Ch 11.
Row 1: Starting at the second ch from hook work 9 sc, in the next st work 3 sc. Continue on the other side of the chain and work 8 sc, in the last ch work 2 sc. (22 sts).
Join with a sl st to first st.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. [pic 5].

Assembly:
pic 6

Sew the legs on the bottom of the eggs. [pic 6].

pic 7

Sew the hands on each side of the eggs. [pic 7].

pic 8

Sew the bandages on the head of the egg with the X eyes. Use [pic 8] for reference.
Weave in any remaining yarn end.

Add it’s done! I hope you have enjoyed making them.

crochet Easter egg

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