Sweet Pea Crochet Easter Egg

This cheery little crochet Easter Egg is the perfect pattern to celebrate the arrival of Spring!

The pattern includes directions to make two different size eggs and if you chose to change colors, the possibilities for your little egg creations are endless.

In addition to playing with color, you are going to love how the little puff stitches accent the transitions between rounds and create a beautiful border.

BTW, this border stitch pattern is very similar to the border on my Wundran Blanket. If you like this technique you will love the blanket, too!

The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Sweet Pea Crochet Easter Egg Pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.

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Pattern information below!Easy Easter Egg Crochet Pattern for Fun Holiday Decorating

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)

Crochet hook size: G/6 (4.0mm)

Materials:

♥ Small egg, approximately 6 yards total, worsted weight cotton. Drops Paris worsted weight cotton used for eggs pictured.

♥ Large egg, approximately 13 yards total, worsted weight cotton. Drops Paris worsted weight cotton used for eggs pictured.

♥ Open ring stitch marker to mark rounds

♥ Tapestry needle

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

Skill Level: Easy

Free Crochet Sweet Pea Egg Pattern
Pattern Notes

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

♥ Rounds 1 and 2 are worked on the right side.

♥ Rounds 3 and 4 are worked on the wrong or reverse side.

♥ 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 two loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two more loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through final two loops on hook.

WIP of Sweet Pea Easter Egg in Yellow

Directions for the Sweet Pea 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 (Color Change if Desired):

*Altered Bean stitch (see Special Stitches Section above), chain 1, skip 1 stitch, repeat from * 5 more times, slip stitch to join. (6 beans total, 18 stitches total)

Round 3:

Turn piece to work on the wrong or reverse side.

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

Fun Easter Egg Decorating Idea With the Sweet Pea Crochet Pattern

Fasten off here for small version of egg.

Round 4 (Color Change if Desired):

*Bean stitch 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. (48 stitches total)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Lightly block if necessary.

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