Free Crochet Pattern: Egg

By Rachel Choi – 33 Comments

Here is an egg, which is good for Easter or to put in your egg carton to replace the ones you’ve eaten. You can even make this egg, put arms and legs on it and make it dance around. Whatever you choose to do with this real size egg, it is super easy to crochet, so enjoy!

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 2” (5 cm) tall, 1 ½” (4 cm) wide, approximately the size of a regular egg

Medium Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
Polyester Fiberfill
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: just make sure you crochet tight, so that the filling will not come out

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Egg
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, place marker: 6 sc
Round 2: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 9 sc
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 12 sc
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around: 15 sc
Round 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc: 19 sc
Round 6: sc in each sc around: 19 sc
Round 7: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) 2 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc: 22 sc
Round 8 – 10: sc in each sc around: 22 sc
Round 11: (decrease, sc in next 6 sc) 2 times, decrease, sc in next 4 sc: 19 sc
Note: Fill egg with fiberfill while decreasing.
Round 12: (decrease, sc in next 2 sc) 4 times, decrease, sc in next sc: 14 sc
Round 13: decrease in each sc around: 7 sc
Finish off, weaving egg shut.

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If you need help with this pattern, no worries just let me know by leaving a comment!

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  2. Harold says:

    THANK YOU RACHEL!!!!!!!!!! You’re the greatest!!! I am going to try this out as soon as I am done typing this!!!!!!!!! I am stoked now. Thanks again!!!!! 😉

  3. Harold says:

    On round 2 when it says to do 2 sc in one stitch and sc in the next, do you do that all the way around like that?

  4. Harold says:

    Disregard that comment. LOL Figured it out. 😉

  5. Rachel says:

    You’re welcome Harold!
    I’m glad you got it! But for anyone else wondering the same thing, the answer is yes, you repeat the stuff that is in the parentheses all the way around. Don’t forget to put the marker in the right place, it helps you keep track of where to stop and start the next round 🙂

  6. Harold says:

    Me again Rachel, 😉

    I have done the egg and to me it don’t like right. Is there some way I can send you a photo of it and let you look at it and see what you think? I will tell you this that I used a heavier yarn so the egg is bigger, but something just dont like right to me.


  7. Rachel says:

    Your egg doesn’t look bad at all! The only difference I see comparing my egg to yours is that mines is slightly skinnier and more pointy on top. Hmm..maybe it is because of the heavier yarn, not exactly sure. Or perhaps it’s the way it’s stuffed? Did you get the exact stitch counts that were in the pattern? How does this egg compare to your M&M egg guys?

    Overall I think you did a great job!

  8. Dottie says:

    I’m Gonna Enjoy Making These & The Basket. All Of Your Patterns Are So Easy To Follow
    Thank You So Much Your Such A Talent
    Dottie In Va

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  10. Kim in NJ says:

    Hi Rachel!! With Easter a few days away, I JUST realized I should crochet a few eggs for my toddler girls’ baskets….to be used later in their play kitchen. (3year old twins..I’m busy…but..I crochet….DAILY!!!) I tried 6 patterns that day….and last night I found your site. I was so excited, I stayed up LATE (til….3am…sshhh) and crocheted 12 eggs….all different colors….but like you said, none of the other patterns worked out right. YOUR PATTERN IS PERFECT!!!! I logged on now to print out all of the other patterns you have. Your pattern was quick, easy to understand, and I also used some scrap yarn up to make these eggs. My girls will be so excited to see what the Easter Bunny left. I have joined ‘Crochet Spot’ and I am so excited to see what you have to share going forward. I love the patterns I have seen so far. Keep up the great work!!!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Kim! I’m so glad that the eggs worked great for you! And don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone you stayed up till 3am 🙂 I hope your girls enjoy their Easter eggs. Also thanks for subscribing to Crochet Spot!

  11. HI! I used this pattern to make an onion instead! 😉 it came in handy, thank you very very much for sharing.

  12. blahbluha says:

    thanks for da pattern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  13. kelley says:

    Thanks! Just what I needed!

  14. S.DIULUS says:

    Thanks Rachel! I can’t wait to try this egg. I bought some cotton yarn called Peaches and Cream and I hope I can make the eggs with this. What type kind brand of yarn did you use? Sometimes it helps to get other ideas of yarn other people use to give us newbies good ideas.

  15. Sally says:

    Rachel, please switch my name to my first name instead of my last.
    By the way I tried the Egg with Peaches and Cream and it has so far come out nice and even. I am at the decrease stage and even though I am new at this, I’m getting ready to stuff it. I was thinking of trying to figure out how to make a hinge and make the egg a box. But, I would have to end early and then make a little coney shape egg top for the top. We’ll see. My mind is bursting outside the box with ideas, and then I have to figure out details. ha ha ha!!! Thanks for your pattern!

  16. Cadie says:

    Thanks for the easter egg pattern. I already started my first one, but I’m trying to think of a different way to close it, so that it would be able to open and close, so instead of stuffing I could put treats or something in it. I was thinking a small drawstring but I’m not sure, maybe it wouldn’t work at all! Just a thought!

  17. Tina says:

    Hi Rachel – I have just found your pattern and it is PERFECT! Thank you so much, finding your site and this wonderful pattern has made my day!! I have just made my first egg and I love it:) Thank you so much for sharing this patter, you are so talented! Wishing you a wonderful day ~ Tina

  18. Jennifer says:

    I know this is an old post, but I just found your site. Am I supposed to join each round or not? Thanks for your help!

    • Rachel says:

      This pattern is crocheted like a spiral, no need to join. For any pattern on Crochet Spot, join only if it tells you to. Let me know if you need more help!

  19. Jennifer says:

    Thanks so much! I’m new to anything but very simple baby blankets. 🙂 The egg turned out really cute. Five more to go and my daughter will have a 1/2 dozen for her play kitchen.

  20. Christina says:

    Rachel, I saw your basket pattern and was in love, Then I saw your egg pattern and again, fell in love. Easter’s coming soon, so I’d better get crocheting up these cute little things. I think I’ll make a couple baskets full of these in “Sugar ‘N Cream” variagated yarn. I’ve made many things from your site, headbands, the basket pattern, soap savers out of my scraps and more! I strongly appreciate and reccomend this website to beginningers and experts! Rachel, I’d like to thank you for all your wonderful patterns and help.
    Thank you,

  21. Janie says:

    Great pattern! I was trying to make eggs without a pattern, and they never came out right. Your pattern was absolutely perfect! I made a pink Easter egg so far. Worked up really quickly. Many thanks! : )

  22. Janice says:

    Great pattern! I’ve tried other patterns and this is my favorite!!! I was just wondering, do you have any suggestions for making this pattern even larger for super large eggs?? 🙂

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Janice, you can try using a larger hook with a ticker yarn or more than one strand of yarn held together to get a slightly larger egg. But a huge egg would require a different pattern.

  23. Lynne says:

    Okay, I have to be missing something. How exactly do I decrease? Do I just skip the next sc? I did the first half of the egg and it looked great, but then I got stuck. Help!

  24. Elinor says:

    Thanks for the Easter egg pattern. Tried other patterns but this one worked best for me to cover pastic eggs. I have made 4 baskets of eggs. Everyone loves them! Love your website.

  25. Katey says:

    Hi- Should I slip stitch the rounds closed or is it worked continuously in a sprial?


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