Sure, here’s a simple crochet egg pattern that’s perfect for beginners. This crochet egg is great for Easter decorations, as a toy for kids, or even as a stress-relief ball.
- Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color (commonly, pastel shades for eggs).
- Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn (usually around size H/5mm).
- Fiberfill stuffing.
- Yarn needle.
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- st: stitch
Step 1: Start with a magic ring (or you can chain 2 and work your first round into the second chain from the hook).
Step 2: Inside the magic ring, crochet 6 single crochet stitches. Pull the ring closed tightly.
Step 3: Continue working in the round.
Round 1: 2 sc in each st around. (12 stitches)
Round 2: 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st – Repeat this pattern around. (18 stitches)
Round 3: 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st – Repeat this pattern around. (24 stitches)
Round 4-8: 1 sc in each st around. (24 stitches)
Step 4: Stuff the egg with fiberfill. Make sure to stuff it firmly, but not so much that it stretches or distorts the shape.
Step 5: Continue with the next round.
Round 9: 1 sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog (single crochet two together) – Repeat this pattern around. (18 stitches)
Round 10: 1 sc in the next st, sc2tog – Repeat this pattern around. (12 stitches)
Step 6: Finish stuffing the egg.
Round 11: sc2tog around. (6 stitches)
Step 7: Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the yarn through a yarn needle, then weave it through the front loops of the remaining stitches and pull tight to close the opening.
Step 8: Use the yarn needle to weave in any loose ends.
Step 9: You can optionally add some decorative stitches or colors to make your crochet egg more interesting. You might consider surface crochet, embroidery, or attaching small crocheted flowers or shapes.
And that’s it! You’ve created a simple crochet egg. Experiment with different colors and decorations to make a bunch of these for your next Easter celebration or as a fun, handmade gift. Happy crocheting!