Free Pattern: Easter Eggs

Easter is just around the corner, so I thought I would look over the egg pattern and post it here again. I made simple pastel colored eggs, but you can let your imagination roam free and decorate yours with stripes, embroidery, beads, ribbons, buttons, felt - the ideas are endless. If you need some inspiration, take a look at the projects page on Ravelry.

Free crochet pattern: Easter eggs // Kristi Tullus (

Or you can turn them into cute rabbits and chicks like Elena did. She was kind enough to share her modification on her blog.

Share your ideas and photos on my Facebook page or leave me a comment below.

free chicken egg crochet pattern


About 6 cm (2.4 in) high and 4,5 cm (1.8 in) wide with fingering weight cotton yarn and a 1,75 mm crochet hook.



1. Novice - great project for taking your first steps in the world of amigurumi.


Skills required

• Single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia)
Crocheting in spiral
Magic ring
Finishing an open piece


You will need

• Yarn. I used fingering weight cotton yarn, 125 m = 50 g (135 yd = 50 g) / 4 ply / 14 wpi (Madame Tricote ”Camilla”, Steinbach Wolle “Capri”), but any yarn can be used. You will need about 6-10 g of yarn for each egg.
• 1,75 mm crochet hook or according to the yarn.
• Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
• Scissors, yarn needle, stitch marker.
• Beads, buttons, embroidery floss, ribbon etc. for decorating, thread and sewing needle.



mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop.
sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia).
sc n = crochet n single crochet stitches, one in each stitch.
inc = increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.
dec = decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method.
(sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times.
(sc 4, inc) x 6 = [36] = number of stitches in a round after finishing round.



• Work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds or turn your work.
• Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round. Move the marker up after completing each round.
• All stitches are worked into both loops.
• If you want to make stripy eggs, join all rounds  using the seamless join method



Eggs are crocheted from the top down.

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: inc x 6 = [12]
3: (sc, inc, sc 2, inc) x 2, sc, inc = [17]
4: (sc 3, inc) x 4, sc = [21]
5: (sc 6, inc) x 3 = [24]
6: sc 3, inc, (sc 7, inc) x 2, sc 4 = [27]
7: (sc 8, inc) x 3 = [30]
8: sc 6, inc, sc 14, inc, sc 8 = [32]
9: sc 15, inc, sc 16 = [33]
10: sc 32, inc = [34]
11-13: sc in each stitch = [34]

Start stuffing the egg. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill 
after every few rounds, stuffing the egg firmly.

14: (dec, sc 15) x 2 = [32]
15: sc 8, dec, (sc 9, dec) x 2 = [29]
16: sc 3, dec, sc 8, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 5 = [26]
17: (sc 5, dec, sc 4, dec) x 2 = [22]
18: sc 2, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 2 = [18]
19: (sc, dec) x 6 = [12]
20: dec x 6 = [6]

Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail, and
fasten off. Pick up the front loops of all the remaining stitches
and close the opening.

Have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact me!

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Please do not post this pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to

Feel free to use my patterns in any free class or e-course or as part of a free pattern. You may also sell finished items made with these pattern, provided you credit me as the designer (Kristi Tullus, ).

Kristi Tullus


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Comment from: Laurie [Visitor]

Thank you for this cute, easy pattern. I made myself a little mint green egg for Easter today. :)

03/24/16 @ 07:56
Comment from: Mildred Meisinger [Visitor]  
Mildred Meisinger

These are going to be so pretty (I hope). I appreciate you for giving out free patterns, especially for us older folks who can’t get out as much and can’t afford to be buying a lot of patterns and the yarn ect. Thank you Kristi. Millie Meisinger from Pa.

03/25/16 @ 00:02