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Free Crochet Egg Pattern – 3 Sizes

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Need a quick and easy Easter decoration? These cute crochet eggs are the perfect project – and so much fun to make!

5 crochet egg appliques in a variety of colors on a gray background

This free pattern is my go-to for crocheting adorable egg-shaped appliques. They’re perfect for decorating Easter baskets, making garlands, or adding a festive touch to your other crochet projects. 

Plus, they’re quick to make, totally customizable, and a great way to use up any yarn scraps! And did I mention it comes in three sizes?

This tutorial will walk you through everything you need to know, from choosing materials to completing the pattern. Plus, I’ll give you some fun ideas for embellishing them with simple embroidery stitches!

5 crochet eggs in a variety of colors on a gray background

What You’ll Need

First, gather your supplies:

Yarn:  I’m using Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, which is a light worsted-weight yarn. But feel free to use any yarn you like from your stash. Consider bright spring colors, Easter pastels, or even some muted neutrals.

Hook: A size G (4.0 mm) works well for this yarn. Choose a smaller hook for thinner and a larger one for thicker yarn.

Other Notions: scissors and a yarn needle for weaving in your ends.

Crochet Techniques to Know

Then before you get started, review these basic stitches and techniques.

Pattern Instructions

For a mini egg motif, crochet Round 1 only. For a medium-size egg, crochet Rounds 1 and 2. For a large egg applique, Crochet Rounds 1-3.

Round 1: Magic ring. Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, 3 dc, sl st to top of ch-3 to join. (12 sts) 

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc, 2tr) in next stitch, (2 tr, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next 3 sts, sl st to top of ch-3 to join. (26 sts)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) twice, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc, tr) in next st, 2 tr in next 2 sts, (tr, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) three times, sl st to top of ch-3 to join. (42 sts)

Finishing

After weaving in the ends, lightly block your eggs. To block, lightly dampen the eggs and shape them as desired before laying them flat to dry.

Decorating Your Eggs

Now, on to the fun part – adding little details with embroidery! 

You can embroidery stripes with the running stitch, polka dots with French knots, or tiny flowers with the Laisy Daisy stitch. 

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5 crochet eggs in a variety of colors on a gray background

Crochet Egg Applique

Yield: 1

Learn how to crochet a quick and easy egg motif.

Materials

  • worsted weight yarn

Tools

  • US G (4.0mm) crochet hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

Instructions

  1. Round 1: Magic ring. Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, 3 dc, sl st to top of ch-3 to join. (12 sts) small purple crochet egg with a purple crochet hook on a gray background
  2. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc, 2tr) in next stitch, (2 tr, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next 3 sts, sl st to top of ch-3 to join. (26 sts)medium purple crochet egg with a purple crochet hook on a gray background
  3. Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) twice, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc, tr) in next st, 2 tr in next 2 sts, (tr, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) three times, sl st to top of ch-3 to join. (42 sts)large purple crochet egg with a purple crochet hook on a gray background

Notes

For a small egg, crochet Round 1 only.

For a medium egg, crochet Rounds 1 and 2.

For a large egg, crochet Rounds 1-3.

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Debra

Sunday 31st of March 2024

Sarah how can I get a free printed copy of the crochet eggs

Sarah Stearns

Monday 1st of April 2024

Hi, there is a big button that says "Print" toward the bottom of the page. Click on that and it will bring up a printer-format version of the pattern.

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