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Easter is one of the most colorful and fun holidays for children, so here’s the perfect DIY Easter project to go with it. You can make crochet Easter eggs with this easy, beginner crochet tutorial and give cute Easter gifts for your neighbors.

Diana is going to teach us how to make homemade Easter gifts, crochet Easter eggs. Diana said, “this is a very easy pattern, so even a beginner can make it.” Cute Easter eggs hold candy and bring an extra smile to your home and neighbors!


Materials:
Crochet hook - size G 
Worsted weight yarn (two colors) I like to use Red Heart yarn because it's cheap.
Abbreviations:
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch

ST - Stitch
MR - Magic Ring

Top:
MR, make 8 SC in the ring (If you don’t know how to make MG, click
here) . Pull yarn to close the hole in the ring.
Round 1: 2 SC in each - 16 stitches
Round 2: SC around - 16 stitches
Round 3: 1 SC in first st, 2 SC in 2nd st (do 8 times) - 24 stitches
Rounds 4 - 6: SC around - 24 stitches

Round 7: 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in 3rd st (Do 8 times) - 32 stitches
Rounds 8 -11: SC around (32 stitches). SL ST in next and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Bottom:
MR, make 8 SC in the ring. Pull yarn to close the hole in the ring.
Round 1: 2 SC in each - 16 stitches
Round 2: 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in 3rd st (do 5 times), 1 SC in last st - 21 stitches
Round 3: SC around (21 stitches)
Round 4: 1 SC in next 3, 2 SC in 4th st (do 5 times), 1 SC in last st - 26 stitches
Round 5: 1 SC in next 3, 2 SC in 4th st (Do 6 times), 1 SC in last 2 stitches (32 stitches)
Rounds 6 - 10: SC around (32). SL ST in next st and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Turn it inside out. The yarn from the MR will go inside.

Decoration:
You can do it in two different ways:

Easter-colored egg: I simply SC around with my second color. Top and bottom is the same, except for the top part of the egg. When I got to the middle (16 stitches), I made a chain of 5 or 6 stitches (depends on the size of the button you'll be using). After I made the chain, I went to the next stitch of the round (*You make the chain when you get to the 16th ST and continue in the 17th to close the chain to make a buttonhole) and continued SC around until done. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Red egg: I watched this tutorial on YouTube for the crochet chain stitch embroidery. I used the tutorial on the last round of both parts of the egg. For the top part, when I got to the middle (16 stitches), I made a chain of 5-6, went to the next stitch, and continued with the embroidery.

Put the top and bottom eggs together: 

Sew the center of the back sides together (The sides where the yarn is fasten off). Weave in loose ends. Center a button on the front side of the egg. 

Image source: Kristen Lisa Photography

Written by — April 04, 2014

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