tiny crochet striped easter eggs

So here it is! After many eggs, I finally found the right hook/yarn combination that feels right. My first egg used a larger hook and Red Heart yarn. It was too big and looked a little lumpy. I finally settled on Plymouth Galway wool with a smaller hook. Both are labeled worsted weight, but the wool eggs seem less lumpy. Also, I decided on hdc instead of sc because I liked the width of the stripe better. I’m posting this in Ravelry. I can’t wait to see everyone’s eggs!

Tiny Striped Egg
worsted weight yarn
size D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook
polyfil for stuffing
tapestry needle for weaving ends

ch: chain
hdc: half double crochet
hdcIncrease: half double crochet increase
hdcDecrease: half double crochet decrease
sl st: slip stitch

half double crochet increase: hdc twice in same stitch
half double crochet decrease: yarn over, hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over again, hook through next stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over one more time, pull through all five loops

I carry the yarn up the inside with out breaking it for each stripe. Change colors at the slip stitch: hook through stitch, yarn over with new color, pull new yarn through stitch.

gauge: not important, but mine are about 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches finished

P=purple stripe, Y=yellow stripe

  • Make a magic ring.
  • R1 P: ch 2, hdc into loop 5 times, pull loop closed, join with sl st into second ch – 6 sts
  • R2 Y: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdcIncrease around, sl st into second ch – 12 sts
  • R3 P: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *hdcInc, hdc* around, sl st into second ch – 18 sts
  • R4 Y: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *hdcInc, hdc, hdc* around, sl st into second ch – 24 sts
  • R5 P: ch 2, hdc around, sl st into second chain – 24 sts
  • R6 Y: repeat R5
  • R7 P: ch 2, hdc, hdcDecrease, *hdc, hdc, hdcDecrease* around, sl st into second ch – 18 sts
  • R8 Y: ch 2, hdc around, sl st into second chain – 18 sts
  • R9 P: ch 2, hdcDecrease, *hdc, hdcDecrease* around, sl st into second ch – 12 sts
  • R8 Y: ch 2, hdc around, sl st into second chain – 12 sts
  • Stuff with polyfil
  • R10: hdcDecrease around, close up with tail, tie off both colors, bury ends inside with tapestry needle

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11 Responses to tiny striped egg pattern

  1. Lana Schulli says:

    Super cute….I’m going to make a bunch for the kids!

  2. Rachel says:

    Aww, that is so cute, I love it! Thanks so much for the fun egg, I’ll be linking.

  3. lori says:

    Love the artistic pic! Are these in the mouth baby-safe??

  4. Mandy says:

    How cute! I just made one. I think mine is a little bigger than yours but oh well. It’s pretty rough but it’s done & it will do! Now I need to make a couple more I guess! One egg looks so lonely! lol

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  6. Anita Elmore says:

    Hi Julie!
    Thanks for sharing your darling pattern with us. I worked one up and shared some link love on my blog. Here’s the link in case you’d like to check it out: http://aseknc.blogspot.com/2011/04/quick-easy-last-minute-easter-patterns.html

    Have a blessed and happy Easter weekend!
    ♥Anita
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    I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.
    — Mary Gardiner Brainard

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  9. Veronica says:

    This worked nicely – I like how the end finishes. The other eggs I’ve made have been done in a spiral and the end finishes all pointy; this one doesn’t. This pattern works better, though, with the yarns being the same weight. My first egg with this pattern had differently weighted yarn and I had to make adjustments for the lighter weight to still have it turn out egg-shaped. Thanks for the pattern!

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