Basic Crochet egg pattern

0127-stripey

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.

0131-alleggs

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.

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