Easter eggs crocheted with rainbow yarn

Crochet Easter Egg Pattern

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Are you looking for a fresh new crochet project for spring? Maybe you came here looking for a free crochet Easter egg pattern? If so, you’ll love the pattern for these eggs. I love the brightness that spring brings after our cold, dark winters. Spring colors are so cheerful, especially around the Easter holiday. I designed this egg pattern to bring more color into our home this time of year.

If you can single crochet, increase, and decrease, you can make these easy Easter eggs! (And if you don’t know these stitches yet, head to my Stitch Tutorials for some pointers). The eggs are crocheted in the round. They are worked from the bottom up, starting with a wider base and becoming narrower at the top.

I love the way striped Easter eggs look, but I wasn’t in the mood to do a lot of color changes for this pattern, so I decided to use some self-striping yarn from Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton line. I just love the way this yarn blends color changes smoothly and gives each egg a slightly different result. And let me tell you, this yarn is bright! It gives a beautiful result. You may, of course, decide to create your own palette with color changes, which would look great too. You’ll see I also made some solid-colored eggs for some variety.

Crocheted Easter eggs in a basket

Crochet Easter Egg Pattern

Materials Used:

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:

  • magic ring
  • R – round
  • St/sts – stitch/stitches
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
  • invdec – invisible decrease (an alternative to the sc2tog stitch)

Finished Size:

My Easter eggs measure 2 1/2″ by 2″. My tension is on the tighter side; your eggs’ size will vary based on your own tension while crocheting as well as how much stuffing you use.


R1: Sc 6 into a magic ring. (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
R3: (Sc, 2 sc) 6x around. (18)
R4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc) 6x around. (24)
R5-R10: Sc in each st around.
R11: (Sc in next 6 sts, invdec) 3x around. (21)
Begin stuffing as you go.
R12: (Sc in next 5 sts, invdec) 3x around. (18)
R13: Sc in each st around.
R14: (Sc in next 4 sts, invdec) 3x around. (15)
R15: (Sc in next 3 sts, invdec) 3x around. (12)
R16: Sc in each st around.
R17: Sc2tog 6x around. (6)

Fasten off, leaving yarn tail. Use yarn needle to weave yarn tail through front loops of final six stitches. Pull to tighten, then weave in end and trim.

As you can see from the photos, I crocheted quite a few Easter eggs with this pattern! I loved the striped look but also wanted some pastels. These eggs use so little yarn that they are perfect for scraps leftover from former projects. What color eggs will you make? Let me know in the comments!

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