Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Free Crochet Easter Egg Patterns


Crocheted Eggs Thread Crochet ePattern
Crocheted Eggs Thread Crochet ePattern
Hang them on a mini tree or stand them on your Easter table, you'll find these twelve egg covers make your plastic Easter eggs pretty enough to display all year round. Our designs are crocheted using bedspread weight cotton thread (size 10) and a size 8 (1.50 mm) steel crochet hook.
Crocheted Eggs
General Instructions
ABBREVIATIONS
BPdc      Back Post double crochet(s) 
BPtr       Back Post treble crochet(s) 
ch(s)      chain(s) 
dc          double crochet(s) 
dtr        double treble crochet(s) 
hdc       half double crochet(s) 
mm      millimeters 
Rnd(s)  Round(s) 
sc          single crochet(s) 
sp(s)     space(s) 
st(s)      stitch (es) 
tr           treble crochet(s) 
tr tr       triple treble crochet(s) 
YO        yarn over
 ‑ work instructions following  as many more times as indicated in addition to the first time. 
( ) or [ ] ‑ work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or work all enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks.

GAUGE
Place design on egg to check size. When last round is drawn up, it should fit snugly. If the design is slightly larger or smaller, adjustments may be made to the last round (except for #12) by changing the number of chains in each loop. However, if the design is much smaller or larger, try again with a different hook.

THREAD
The photographed designs were made using bedspread weight cotton thread (size 10). 


STITCHES
TREBLE CROCHET (abbreviated tr) 
YO twice, insert hook in stitch or space indicated and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.

DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHET (abbreviated dtr) 
YO 3 times, insert hook in stitch or space indicated and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times.

TRIPLE TREBLE CROCHET (abbreviated tr tr) 
YO 4 times, insert hook in stitch or space indicated and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 5 times.

MATERIALS 
Bedspread Weight Cotton Thread (size 10), 
1 ball (225 yards) will make all 12 designs  Steel crochet hook, size 8 (1.50 mm) 
Plastic eggs, approximately 23/4" tall 
Tapestry needle 
1/16" Ribbon (optional for hanger) 
1" Plastic ring and glue (optional for stand)

STAND
Slip st in plastic ring, ch 1, work as many sc in ring as possible; join with slip st to first sc, finish off.

Glue to bottom of egg.

One
Ch 6, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3, 11 dc in ring; join with slip st to top of beginning ch‑3: 12 sts
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 6, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times,  ch 3, skip last 2 dc, dc in first sc to form last loop: 4 loops.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 8, sc in next loop) around, ch 4,  tr in first sc to form last loop.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 10, sc in next loop) around, ch 5,  dtr in first sc to form last loop.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, 5 dc in same loop, 12 dc in each of next 3 loops, 6 dc in first loop; join with slip st to top of beginning ch‑3: 48 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 10, skip next 11 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times,  ch 5, skip last 11 dc, dtr in first sc to form last loop: 4 loops.

Rnds 7 and 8: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 10, sc in next loop) around,  ch 5,  dtr in first sc to form last loop. Finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.

Two
Ch 10, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 4, (dc in ring, ch 1) 9 times; join with slip St to third ch of beginning ch‑4: 10 ch‑1 sps.

Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch‑1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch‑1 sp) around,  ch 2, dc in first sc to form last loop: 10 loops.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop, 3 dc in next sc, sc in next loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop, 3 dc in next sc, sc in next loop) around,  ch 2, dc in first sc to form last loop: 5 loops.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same loop,  ch 5, skip next dc, sc in next dc, 3 dc in next sc, (sc in next loop,  ch 5, skip next dc, sc in next dc, 3 dc in next sc) around; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnds 5‑13: Slip st in first 2 chs, ch 1, sc in same loop, ch 6, skip next dc, sc in next dc, 3 dc in next sc, (sc in next loop, ch 6, skip next dc, sc in next dc, 3 dc in next sc) around; join with slip st to first sc. Slip st in next 3 chs, finish off leaving a long end. 

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.

Three
Ch 6, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with slip st to first sc.

Note: Loop a short piece of thread around any stitch to mark last round as right side.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same st, 2 dc in each sc around; join with slip st to first dc: 16 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4, (dc in next 4 dc, ch 4) 3 times, dc in last 2 dc; join with slip st to first dc: 4 ch‑4 sps.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, 5 dc in next ch‑4 sp, ch 2, (dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, 5 dc in next ch‑4 sp, ch 2) 3 times, dc in last 2 dc; join with slip st to first dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next dc, (ch 4, sc in next dc) 4 times, ch 2,  dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, sc in next dc, (ch 4, sc in next dc) 4 times, ch 2; repeat from  2 times more, dc in last 2 dc; join with slip st to first dc.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch‑2 sp, sc in next ch‑4 sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch‑4 sp) 3 times, ch 2,  dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, skip next ch‑2 sp, sc in next ch‑4 sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch‑4 sp) 3 times, ch 2; repeat from  2 times more, dc in last 2 dc; join with slip st to first dc, do not finish off.

First Point
Note: Begin working in rows.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch‑2 sp, sc in next ch‑4 sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch‑4 sp) twice,  ch 2, dc in next 2 dc.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch‑2 sp, sc in next ch‑4 sp,  ch 4, sc in next ch‑4 sp,  ch 2, dc in last 2 dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch‑2 sp, sc in next ch‑4 sp, ch 2, dc in last 2 dc.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, skip next 2 ch‑2 sps,  dc in last 2 dc.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn; skip next 2 dc, dc in last dc;

finish off.

Remaining 3 Points
With right side facing, join thread with slip st in next free dc on Rnd 6.

Repeat Rows 1‑5 of First Point; at end of Row 5 on last Point, do not finish off.


Joining Rnd: Ch 1, turn; sc in sp of first Point, (ch 12, sc in sp of next Point) 3 times, ch 6, tr tr in first sc to form last loop; finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.

Four
Ch 10, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3, 19 dc in ring; join with slip st to top of beginning ch‑3: 20 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 10, skip next 4 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times, ch 5, skip last 4 dc, dtr in first sc to form last loop: 4 loops.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 12, sc in next loop) around, ch 6, tr tr in first sc to form last loop.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 6 dc in same loop, 14 dc in each of next 3 loops, 7 dc in first loop; join with slip st to top of beginning ch‑3: 56 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 12, skip next 13 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times, ch 6, skip last 13 dc, tr tr in first sc to form last loop: 4 loops.

Rnds 6 and 7: Repeat Rnds 4 and 5.

Finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.


Five
Ch 10, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3, 19 dc in ring; join with slip st to top of beginning ch‑3: 20 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 5, skip next dc, sc in next dc) around to last dc, skip last dc, ch 2, dc in first sc to form last loop: 10 loops.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 6, sc in next loop) around, ch 3, dc in first sc to form last loop.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same loop, 5 dc in next sc, (sc in next loop, 5 dc in next sc) around; join with slip st to first sc: 50 dc.

Rnd 5: Slip st in next 2 dc, ch 1, sc in next dc, (ch 6, skip next 5 sts, sc in next dc) 9 times, ch 3, dc in first sc to form last loop: 10 loops.

Rnds 6‑11: Repeat Rnds 3‑5, twice.

Finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.


Six
Ch 6, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 1, 7 sc in ring; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 6, sc in next sc) around, ch 3, dc in first sc to form last loop: 7 loops.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 8, sc in next loop) around, ch 4, tr in first sc to form last loop.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 10, sc in next loop) around, ch 5, dtr in first sc to form last loop.

Note: Work Picot as follows: Ch 3, slip st in sc just made.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same loop, work (Picot, 2 sc) 3 times in same loop,  2 sc in next loop, work (Picot, 2 sc) 5 times in same loop; repeat from  around, work (2 sc, Picot) twice in first loop, sc in same loop; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 6: Slip st in first Picot, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 12, skip next 4 Picots, sc in next Picot) 6 times, ch 6, skip last 4 Picots, tr tr in first sc to form last loop.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 6, sc in next loop) around, ch 3, dc in first sc to form last loop; finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.

Seven
To work Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in space indicated.

Ch 8, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 4, (dc in ring, ch 1) 9 times; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch‑4: 10 ch‑1 sps.

Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch‑1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same sp, (ch 1, skip next ch‑1 sp, work Shell in next ch‑1 sp) 4 times, ch 1, skip last ch‑1 sp, 2 dc in first sp, dc in top of first dc to form last sp: 5 Shells.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 2, working around ch of last rnd, sc in ch‑1 sp in rnd below, ch 2,  work Shell in next Shell (ch‑2 sp), ch 2, working around ch of last rnd, sc in ch‑1 sp in rnd below, ch 2; repeat from  around, 2 dc in first sp, hdc in top of first dc to form last sp.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 4, (work Shell in next Shell, ch 4) around, 2 dc in first sp, hdc in top of first dc to form last sp.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 6, (work Shell in next Shell, ch 6) around, 2 dc in first sp, hdc in top of first dc to form last sp.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 4, sc around chs of last 2 rnds, ch 4, (work Shell in next Shell, ch 4, sc around chs of last 2 rnds, ch 4) around, 2 dc in first sp, hdc in top of first dc to form last sp.

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 2, sc around chs of last 2 rnds, ch 2, (work Shell in next Shell, ch 2, sc around chs of last 2 rnds, ch 2) around, 2 dc in first sp, hdc in top of first dc to form last sp.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 8, sc in next Shell) around, ch 4, tr in first sc to form last loop; finish off leaving a long end: 5 loops.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.


Eight
Ch 6, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 4, (dc in ring, ch 1) 8 times; inserting hook from back to front, join with slip st around beginning ch(now and throughout): 9 sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, [work BPdc around next dc (Fig. 1),  ch 2] around; join.

Rnd 3: Ch 6, (work BPdc around next BPdc, ch 3) around; join.

Rnd 4: Ch 7, (work BPtr around next BPdc, ch 3) around; join.

Note: Work Popcorn as follows: 5 Dc in ch indicated, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of 5‑dc group, hook dropped loop and draw through.

Rnd 5: Ch 6, work Popcorn in center ch of first sp, ch 2, (work BPtr around next BPtr, ch 2, skip next ch, work Popcorn in next ch, ch 2) around; join: 9 Popcorns.

Rnd 6: Ch 9, (work BPtr around next BPtr, ch 5) around; join: 9 sps.

Rnd 7: Ch 6, work Popcorn in center ch of first sp, ch 2, (work BPtr around next BPtr, ch 2, skip next 2 cbs, work Popcorn in next ch, ch 2) around; join: 9 Popcorns.

Rnd 8: Ch 8, (work BPtr around next BPtr, ch 4) around; join: 9 sps.

Rnd 9: Ch 9, work BPdc around next BPtr, (ch 6, work BPdc around next BPtr) around, ch 3, dc in third ch of beginning ch‑9 to form last loop; finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.

BACK POST DC or TR (abbreviated BPdc or BPtr) Work around post of stitch indicated, inserting hook in direction of arrow (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1


Nine
To work Shell:  (3 Dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch‑2 sp indicated.

Row 1 (Right side): Leaving a 4" end, ch 4, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in fourth ch from hook.

Note: Loop a short piece of thread around any stitch to mark last row as right side.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; work Shell in first ch‑2 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in top of beginning ch.

Row 3: Ch 5, turn; dc in next dc, ch 2, work Shell in next ch‑2 sp.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn; work Shell in first ch‑2 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, (dc in next dc, ch 2) twice, skip next 2 chs, dc in next ch.

Row 5: Ch 5, turn; (dc in next dc, ch 2) 3 times, work Shell in next ch‑2 sp.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn; work Shell in first ch‑2 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc.

Rows 7‑16: Repeat Rows 3‑6 twice, then repeat Rows 3 and 4 once more.

Row 17: Ch 5, turn; (dc in next dc, ch 2) 3 times; join with slip st to top of beginning ch on Row 1.

Edging: Ch 1, do not turn; working in end of rows,  (2 sc in next sp, ch 3) 3 times, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in next sp (point made), (ch 3, 2 sc in next sp) 3 times; repeat from  around; join with slip st to first sc, finish off.

With beginning thread end, sew base of first Shell to ch‑2 sp of last Shell.

Motif
Ch 5, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each sc around; join with slip st to top of beginning ch‑3: 16 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 8, skip next 3 dc, (sc in next dc, ch 8, skip next 3 dc) around; join with slip st to first sc: 4 loops.

Rnd 4: Ch 1,  5 sc in next ch‑8 loop, ch 1, remove hook from loop, with right side and points of first piece facing, insert hook in ch‑3 sp of any point, hook loop and pull through, ch 1, 5 sc in same ch‑8 loop; repeat from  around; join with slip st to first sc, finish off.

Closing: With right side facing, join thread with slip st in any ch‑3 sp on open side of piece; ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 8, sc in next ch‑3 sp) 7 times, ch 4, tr in first sc to form last loop; finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.

Ten
Ch 8, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 5, (2 dc in ring, ch 2) 5 times, dc in ring; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch‑5: 6 ch‑2 sps.

Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch‑2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch‑2 sp) around, ch 2, dc in first sc to form last loop: 6 loops.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) around, ch 2, dc in first sc to form last loop.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same loop, 5 dc in next sc, (sc in next loop, 5 dc in next sc) around; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 6, dc in same st, skip next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc,  (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc, skip next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc; repeat from   around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch‑6: 12 ch‑3 sps.



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Rnd 6: Slip st in first ch‑3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 12, sc in next ch‑3 sp) around, ch 6, tr tr in first sc to form last loop.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 12, sc in next loop) around, ch 6, tr tr in first sc to form last loop.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 6, sc in next loop) around, ch 3, dc in first sc to form last loop; finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.


Eleven
Ch 8, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3, 17 dc in ring; join with slip st to top of beginning ch‑3: 18 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 5, skip next 2 dc, (sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 2 dc) around; join with slip st to first sc: 6 loops.

Rnd 3: Slip st in first loop, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same loop, (ch 3, sc) twice in next loop and in each loop around, ch 1, dc in first sc to form last sp: 12 ch‑3 sps.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, 5 dc in next ch‑3 sp, (sc in next ch‑3 sp, 5 dc in next ch‑3 sp) around; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 6, dc in same st, skip next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc,  (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc, skip next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc; repeat from  around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch‑6: 12 ch‑3 sps.

Rnd 6: Slip st in first ch‑3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 10, sc in next ch‑3 sp) around, ch 5, dtr in first sc to form last loop.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same loop, ch 3, (sc in next loop, ch 3) around; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 6, dc in same st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc and in each sc around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch‑6.

Rnd 9: Slip st in first ch‑3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 8, sc in next ch‑3 sp) around, ch 4, tr in first sc to form last loop; finish off leaving a long end.

Insert plastic egg. With tapestry needle, gather loops tightly and secure.

Twelve
Ch 6, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 4, (dc in ring, ch 1) 5 times; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch‑4: 6 ch‑1 sps.

Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch‑1 sp, ch 1, (sc, 2 dc, sc) in same sp and in each ch‑1 sp around; join with slip st to first sc: 6 Petals.

Rnd 3: Working behind Petals, slip st around beginning ch of Rnd 1, ch 3, (slip st around next dc of Rnd 1, ch 3) around; join with slip st to first slip st: 6 ch‑3 sps.

Rnd 4: Slip st in first ch‑3 sp, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc in same sp and in each ch‑3 sp around; join with slip st to first sc: 6 Petals.

Rnd 5: Working behind Petals, slip st around first slip st of Rnd 3, ch 7, (dc around next slip st of Rnd 3, ch 4) around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch‑7: 6 loops.

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), 2 dc in same st, ch 2, sc in next ch‑4 sp, ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next ch‑4 sp, ch 2) around; join with slip st to first dc.

Rnd 7: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 5, (3 dc in center dc of next 3‑dc group, ch 5) around; join with slip st to first dc.

Rnd 8: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, (3 dc in center dc of next 3‑dc group, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3) around; join with slip st to first dc.

Rnd 9: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 7, (3 dc in center dc of next 3‑dc group, ch 7) around; join with slip st to first dc; finish off.

Repeat for second half.

With tapestry needle, sew pieces together, inserting plastic egg before closing.
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