Eggciting! Eggcellent! Easter Egg update.


Crochet Easter eggs by Divine Debris
Crochet Easter eggs by Divine Debris

Hello! How’s your Spring going so far? Or, are you having a Spring? Where I live it went

from being 30-40 degrees a week ago to this week we’re getting 70-80 degree weather. Whoa! That’s whiplash fast, in my opinion. I am not ready for it to be 70 degrees when I wake up in the morning. Not working for me, I needed a Spring, it was a long winter. Ugh!

So I was looking at my Easter egg earring pattern I posted last year and noticed… it wasn’t good. Well, it wasn’t bad but I need to clean up the pattern and make sure it reads better. In fact, I decided to update the pattern and even make a new egg.
For either of these projects you will need four colors of Worsted Weight yarn and a US G (4.25MM) crochet hook.

For the applique:

(First color)Row 1: Ch 8, sc into second ch from the hook and across (7 scs)

Crochet Easter egg applique by Divine Debris
Crochet Easter egg applique by Divine Debris

(First color)Row 2: turn, ch 2, sc twice into the first st, sc across, sc twice into the last st (9 scs)
(Second color)Row 3: turn, ch 2, sc twice into the first st, sc across, sc twice into the last st (11 scs)
(Third color)Row 4: turn, ch 2, skip st, dc into next st, *ch 1, dc2tog w/ first leg(dc) of the st in the same st as the last dc then skip a st and place the next leg (dc) into the next st, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, ch 1, dc into last st (4 dc2tog, 2 dc)
(Fourth color)Row 5: turn, ch 1, sc across (11 scs)
(Fourth color)Row 6: turn, ch 1, sc2tog into the first 2 sts, sc across, sc2tog into the last 2 sts (9 scs)
(First color) Row 7: turn, ch 1, sc2tog into the first 2 sts, sc across, sc2tog into the last 2 sts (7 scs)
(Second color)Row 8: turn, ch 2, skip st, dc into next st, *ch 1, dc2tog w/ first leg(dc) of the st in the same st as the last dc then skip a st and place the next leg (dc) into the next st, * repeat from * to * 1 more time, ch 1, dc into last st (2 dc2tog, 2 dc)
(Third color)Row 9: turn, ch 1, sc across (7 scs)
(Third color)Row 10: turn, ch 1, sc2tog into the first 2 sts, sc across, sc2tog into the last 2 sts (5 scs)
(Fourth color)Row 11: turn, ch 1, sc2tog into the first 2 sts, sc across, sc2tog into the last 2 sts ( 3 scs)

Now I fasten off after row 11 but if you would like, you could go another row and just sc across. This will make the top appear more finished.

Crochet Easter egg by Divine Debris
Crochet Easter egg by Divine Debris

For the egg ami:

(First color)Row 1: Magic circle, sc 8 times into circle (8 scs)
(First color)Row 2: ch 1, sc twice into each st (16 scs)
(Second color)Row 3: ch 1, *sc, sc twice* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around (24 scs)
(Second color)Row 4: ch 1, *sc, sc, sc twice* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around (32 scs)
(Third color)Row 5: ch 1, sc around (32 scs)
(Fourth color)Row 6:  ch 1, hdc2tog with first leg (hdc) in the same st as join, then skip a st and place the second leg (hdc) into the next st) ch 1,* hdc2tog with the first leg (hdc) in the same st as the last hdc, skip a st, and the place the next leg (hdc) into the next st, ch 1, * repeat from * to * 14 more times, hdc2tog with one leg (hdc) in the same st as the last hdc, ch 1, skip over next st and where you joined row 5, place next leg (hdc) into the same st as the first hdc2tog (16 hdc2tog)
(First color)Row 7: ch 1, sc around (32 scs)
(First color)Row 8: ch 1, sc around (32 scs)
(Second color)Row 9: ch 1, *sc, sc, sc2tog* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around (24 scs)
(Third color)Row 10: ch 1, hdc2tog with first leg (hdc) in the same st as join, then skip a st and place the second leg (hdc) into the next st) ch 1,* hdc2tog with the first leg (hdc) in the same st as the last hdc, skip a st, and the place the next leg (hdc) into the next st, ch 1, * repeat from * to * 14 more times, hdc2tog with one leg (hdc) in the same st as the last hdc, ch 1, skip over next st and where you joined row 5, place next leg (hdc) into the same st as the first hdc2tog (12 hdc2tog)
(Fourth color)Row 11: ch 1 sc around (24 scs)
(Fourth color)Row 12: ch 1, *sc, sc2tog,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around (16 scs)
(First color)Row 13: ch 1, sc around (16 scs)(Second color)Row 14: ch 1, sc2tog, in each 2 sts around (8 scs)
(Third color)Row 15: ch 1, sc2tog, in each 2 sts around (4 scs)

Crochet Easter egg (detail) by Divine Debris
Crochet Easter egg (detail) by Divine Debris

Finishing: You will probably want to stuff your ami before row 14, only because the hole gets much smaller after that and it is very difficult to get the stuffing in. I know this because I tried it and had to take it apart a row before I could stuff the rest of the egg. 😀 Fasten off after row 15 and leave a nice long tail.
To close the top of the egg, weave your tapestry needle and the yarn tail you left up and down over the four scs (under the first one, over the second, under the third, over the fourth). Pull the yarn tight until the hole begins to close. Weave the tail over the stitches as many times as you need for the hole to close. I only did it 3 times but I being cautious.

 Well, I hope you all like the eggs and find that the patterns work out for you. 😀 I also hope for Spring! But I’m sure we’re fully into Summer here.

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