These fillable crochet Easter Eggs are an eco-friendly way to have your egg hunt each year! Get rid of those cheap, plastic eggs that never stay closed and make your own, beautiful crochet Easter eggs. Use these eggs year after year, and add a few more each Easter. This post is sponsored by WeCrochet, an online space specifically for crocheters! Thank you WeCrochet!
I quite amazed myself a few weeks ago when I had the idea to made these fillable crochet Easter eggs. Why hadn’t I thought of this before??
I greatly dislike those cheap plastic eggs that break so easily and never seem to pop together well enough. They are broken by next year so I have to buy a new package each season. Such a waste!
These crochet Easter eggs are the answer! I decided to go with Velcro instead of buttons to eliminate any worry about the eggs being a choking hazard for the littlest egg hunters. The kids actually love the Velcro, so I think it was a good choice.
I wanted to make these pretty crochet eggs with something soft, lush, and washable. Enter Shine! This gorgeous, silky yarn is a blend of cotton and beechwood. It must be the beechwood fiber that makes it so silky soft; I am not sure, but this yarn is so lush when it’s worked up and it’s very easy on the fingers.
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Ready to make you own crochet Easter Eggs?
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FILLABLE CROCHET EASTER EGGS – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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– 4mm Hook
– Worsted Shine (Cotton/Beechwood Yarn) in two colors
– Darning Needle
– Fabric Adhesive Velcro
Gauge: Not important, make sure your stitches are as tight as possible
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CROCHET EASTER EGG:
(Worked from the top down)
1. Sc 8 into ring. Join. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Join. (12 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in next 3 sts. Work 2 sc in next st.* work 3 times. Join. (15 sts)
4. Ch 1. *Sc in next 4 sts. Work 2 sc in next st.* work 3 times. Join. (18 sts)
5. Ch 1. Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next 5 sts. Work 2 sc in next st.* work 2 times. Sc in next 3 sts. (21 sts)
6. Ch 1. Sc in each st. Join. (21 sts)
7. Ch 1. *Sc in next 6 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. Join. (24 sts)
8. Ch 1. Sc in next 4 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next 7 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 2 times. Sc in next 3 sts. Join. (27 sts)
9. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join (27 sts)
10. Starting in the next st, sl st 12 times. Sk next st. Work 5 dc in next st. Sk next st. Sl st (12 sts) in remaining sts, working last sl st in the join.
Work this round in the two top loops of round 9.
11. Join 2nd color in the first st of round 9 (The two loops will be slightly to the right of the stitch under the sl st) . Starting in the next st, sl st 7 times. Ch 11. Counting the stitches for row 9, Sk 13 sts. sl st 7 (work last st st in the join). Join with first st. (25 sts)
12. Ch 1. Working in through the sl sts and working through the front loops only of the chain, sc in each st around. Join. (25 sts)
13. – 14. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join (25 sts)
15. Ch 1. Sc in next st. *Sc in next 4 sts. Sc2tog* work 4 times. Join (21 sts)
16. Ch 1. Sc in each st. Join. (21 sts)
17. Ch 1. *Sc in next st. Sc2tog.* work 7 times. Join (14 sts)
18. Ch 1. Sc2tog 7 times. Join. (7 sts)
Leave a long tail.
CROCHET EASTER EGG CONSTRUCTION:
Thread your long tail onto your darning needle. Sew a running stitch around the remaining hole, going in and out each stitch. Once you go all around once, pull the end tight, cinching the hole closed. Weave in the tail and clip end.
Make sure all other ends are weaved in.
Cut your Velcro Ovals in half. (make sure you are using the Velcro specifically for fabrics)
Place the hooks side of the velcro on the bottom of the egg. Press very firmly for a few seconds. Place the loops side on the top, under the small shell you made. Press very firmly.
Now, time to make a few more.
Aren’t these crochet Easter eggs fabulous? The kids absolutely cannot wait for our egg hunt next weekend. I hope my Cadbury Mini Eggs can last until then.
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