Basic Crochet egg pattern

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UK & US versions

UK Version

Using DK yarn and a 3.5mm hook.

Starting ideally with a magic loop (otherwise a 4ch circle) and working in a spiral.

Start: 1ch, 6dc into  loop. [6dcs ] Do not join.

Row 1:  2dcs into each dc. [12dcs]

Row 2: Repeat (1dc into first stitch, 2dc into next) six times. [18sts] Stop here for a small egg and go to ‘Middle rows’.

Row 3: Repeat (1dc into each of first two stitches, 2dc into next) six times. [24sts] Stop here for medium egg and go to ‘Middle rows’.

Row 4: Repeat (1dc into each of first three stitches, 2dc into next) six times. [30sts] This should make a large real egg size egg.

Middle rows:  Now work 1dc into each dc for the next few rounds as shown below.

5 rounds for a small egg, 6 rounds for a medium egg, or 7 rows rounds for a large egg

before decreasing three times every row. I hope you can see the pattern here if you want to make even bigger ones!

Large Egg – continue here

Next row: Repeat (1dc into each of first 7 dcs, 2dctog, 1dcinto next dc.) three times. [27sts]

Next row: Repeat (1dc into each of first 6dcs, 2dctog, 1dcinto next dc.) three times. [24sts]

Medium egg – continue here

Next row: Repeat (1dc into each of first 5 dcs, 2dctog, 1dcinto next dc.) three times. [21sts]

Next row: Repeat (1dc into each of first 4dcs, 2dctog, 1dcinto next dc.) three times. [18sts]

Small egg- continue here

Next row: Repeat (1dc into each of first 3 dcs, 2dctog, 1dcinto next dc.) three times. [15sts]

Next row: Repeat (1dc into each of first 2dcs, 2dctog, 1dcinto next dc.) three times. [12sts]

Last Row (all eggs): 2dctog six times. [6sts]

Start stuffing about halfway through the decreases. I found I normally pushed a last bit of stuffing through the final hole with the end of my crochet hook.

Draw remaining thread through stitches and fasten off.

*****     *****     *****     *****     *****

With reference to the pictures below –

I increased up to 36 stitches for the creamy egg made in #10 crochet cotton with appropriate sized hook and up to 42 stitches for the pastel rainbow egg made in #20 crochet cotton. Increasing the number of middle rows to 8 and 9 respectively.

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US Version

Using 8 ply and a 4/E hook.

Starting ideally with a magic loop (otherwise a 4ch circle) and working in a spiral.

Start: 1ch, 6sc into  loop. [6scs ] Do not join.

Row 1:  2scs into each sc. [12scs]

Row 2: Repeat (1sc into first stitch, 2sc into next) six times. [18sts] Stop here for a small egg and go to ‘Middle rows’.

Row 3: Repeat (1sc into each of first two stitches, 2sc into next) six times. [24sts] Stop here for medium egg and go to ‘Middle rows’.

Row 4: Repeat (1sc into each of first three stitches, 2sc into next) six times. [30sts] This should make a large real egg size egg.

Middle rows:  Now work 1sc into each sc for the next few rounds as shown below.

5 rounds for a small egg, 6 rounds for a medium egg, or 7 rows rounds for a large egg

before decreasing three times every row. I hope you can see the pattern here if you want to make even bigger ones!

Large Egg – continue here

Next row: Starting decrease Repeat (1sc into each of first 7 scs, 2sctog, 1scinto next sc.) three times. [27sts]

Next row: Repeat (1sc into each of first 6scs, 2sctog, 1scinto next sc.) three times. [24sts]

Medium egg – continue here

Next row: Repeat (1sc into each of first 5 scs, 2sctog, 1scinto next sc.) three times. [21sts]

Next row: Repeat (1sc into each of first 4scs, 2sctog, 1scinto next sc.) three times. [18sts]

Small egg- continue here

Next row: Repeat (1sc into each of first 3 scs, 2sctog, 1scinto next sc.) three times. [15sts]

Next row: Repeat (1sc into each of first 2scs, 2sctog, 1scinto next sc.) three times. [12sts]

Last Row (all eggs): 2sctog six times. [6sts]

Start stuffing about halfway through the decreases. I found I normally pushed a last bit of stuffing through the final hole with the end of my crochet hook.

Draw remaining thread through stitches and fasten off.

*****     *****     *****     *****     *****

With reference to the pictures above this pattern –

I increased up to 36 stitches for the creamy egg made in #10 crochet cotton with appropriate sized hook and up to 42 stitches for the pastel rainbow egg made in #20 crochet cotton. Increasing the number of middle rows to 8 and 9 respectively.

2 thoughts on “Basic Crochet egg pattern

    1. I really don’t know is the short answer. I notice that the pattern increases six times for the flatter end and three times for the pointy end with a number of no increase rows in the middle. If you could decide how many rows to work in each of those three zones it might give you what was needed. It was just a simple fun pattern.

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