Cute Crochet Easter Egg for Holding Candy and Treats

This cute crochet Easter egg has a special pocket for holding Easter candy and other little treats from the Easter Bunny.

Combine the Sweet Treat Easter Egg with the Sweet Pea Easter Egg and you have an amazing springtime crochet Easter display.

The directions below include instructions to make two different size eggs plus a treat pocket. Have fun playing with pastel color yarn as you move from round to round and create a beautiful display of spring color.

It only takes three rounds to make the small egg. They make a great filler in your Easter decoration display. The large egg is made in only four rounds so it takes no time at all to create these gorgeous decorations.

I adore the border construction for these pieces. Puff stitches add so much crochet definition and texture. Check out my Wundarn blanket which has a similar border construction using puff stitches.

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Pattern information below!

Easter Egg Decoration Pattern or Add a Pocket for Treats

Size:

♥ Small egg: 2 ¾ inches tall x 2.5 in wide (7 x 6 cm)

♥ Large egg: 3 ¼ inches tall x 3 in wide (8 x 7.5 cm)

Materials:

♥ Small egg, approximately 6 yards total, worsted weight cotton. Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran used for eggs pictured.

♥ Large egg, approximately 13 yards total, worsted weight cotton. Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran used for eggs pictured.

♥ Crochet hook size G/6 (4.0mm)

♥ Open ring stitch marker to mark rounds

♥ Tapestry needle

♥ Straight Pins

♥ Approximately 12 inches ribbon, twine or raffia per egg for hanging eggs

Skill Level: Easy

Pattern Notes

♥ When working color change, pick up new yarn color when joining rounds with slip stitch.

♥ The yarn used for these designs contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.

Special Stitches

Altered Bean Stitch / Puff Stitch:

Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull through, repeat from * 1 more time, yarn over, pull through 6 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch). Skip 1 stitch immediately following bean stitch. This will equal 2 stitches in pattern.

Treble Crochet:

Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 more loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through final 2 loops on hook.

Working in Bottom Loop of Foundation Chain:

Turn your foundation chain over and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.

Double Treble Crochet:

Yarn over three times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, *yarn over and pull through two loops on hook, repeat from * 3 more times.

Or

Yarn over three times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 more loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 more loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through final 2 loops on hook.

Directions to Make Your Own Sweet Treat Crochet Easter Egg

Chain 4, slip stitch in one loop of first stitch to join.

Round 1:

Twelve half double crochet into center of chain 4 loop, slip stitch to join. (12 stitches total)

Place stitch marker to mark rounds. Move marker up for each round forward.

Round 2:

*Chain 1, skip 1 stitch, 2 half double crochet in next stitch, repeat from * 5 more times, slip stitch to join. (18 stitches total)

Round 3:Free Easter Egg Crochet Applique

Two half double crochet in chain 1 space, 1 half double crochet in each of next 2 stitches, 2 double crochet in next chain 1 space, 1 double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 treble crochet in next chain 1 space, 1 treble crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochet in next chain 1 space, 1 double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 half double crochet in next chain 1 space, 1 half double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next chain 1 space, 1 single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, slip stitch to join. (24 stitches total)

Fasten off here for small version of egg.

Round 4 (Color Change if Desired):Crochet Easter Egg Pattern with Puff Stitches

*Altered bean stitch (see Special Stitches Section section) in front loop of first stitch of round, single crochet in back loop of first stitch of round (do not skip one stitch for bean stitch), single crochet in back loop of second stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round, slip stitch to join. (12 beans, 48 stitches total)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Lightly block if necessary.

Treat Pocket (Optional)

Chain 11.

Row 1:

Half double crochet in bottom loop of foundation chain (see Special Stitches Section for instructions) in second chain from hook, 4 bean stitches across row, half double crochet in last stitch of row, turn. (4 beans, 10 stitches total)

Row 2:

Chain 1, half double crochet in first stitch of row, 1 double crochet, 2 treble crochet, 2 double treble crochet, 2 treble crochet, 1 double crochet, half double crochet in last stitch of row, turn. (10 stitches total)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Lightly block if necessary.

Sweet Treats Crochet Easter Egg Pocket - Optional

Pocket Assembly

Center pocket at bottom of egg, just above Round 4.

Pin in place.

Using tapestry needle and matching or contrasting yarn, sew pocket in place.

Pinning Sweet Treat Easter Egg Optional Pocket