Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Finished Tutorial for Crochet Easter Egg

I completed the tutorial for making a crocheted Easter Egg shown in this post.
It ended up being two parts because my camera abruptly stopped recording long before I thought it would.
Though not typical Easter colors I think this pink and blue version looks sweet for a baby's 1st Easter.
You can make a solid color egg, use variegated yarn or choose any combination of colors for your egg.

You can also work with a thinner yarn and smaller crochet hook for a smaller finished egg.
 Making this video was harder than I thought it would be, but I hope you can follow it and be inspired to try your hand at crocheting.
Any suggestions for making a video small enough for blogger to accept it would be appreciated.  The original video was way too big and I think the smaller version isn't as clear.

To print Crochet Term & The Abbreviations chart above, right click and save to your computer.
OR Print from HERE
Here is the pattern:

Crochet Easter Egg
PRINT PATTERN
NOTE: When working in rounds, I mark the end of each round with a piece of contrasting yarn and move it as I complete each round.

Starting at the bottom of the egg
ch 3.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form a ring
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in ring
Rnd 2: *sc in next sc, inc in next sc. Repeat from *around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Repeat rnd 2 (18 sc)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around, increasing 1 sc in every 3rd sc. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: work even for one round  (24 sc)
Rnd 6: sc in each sc around; increasing in every 4th sc. (30 sc)
Rnd 7-8: work even for two rounds (30 sc)
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around, increasing in every 10th sc. (33 sc)
Rnd 10-15: work even (33 sc)
Rnd 16: sc in each sc around decreasing in every 10th sc (30 sc)

Begin stuffing your egg.  You will need to add more at the end but I think you can get a better shape if you begin at this point.

Rnd 17: Work even (30 sc).
Rnd 18: sc in each sc decreasing every 5th sc (25 sc)
Rnd 19-20: work even (25)
Rnd 21: Sc in each around decreasing every 4th sc (20 sc). Continue stuffing your egg.
Rnd 22: Repeat last rnd. (16 sc)
Rnd 23: Sc in each sc around, decreasing every 3rd sc (12 sc)
Rnd 24: Sc in each sc around, decreasing every other stitch for two rounds till closed.  Break off.
video
part 1
video
part 2


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12 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I am going to watch this when I have time, Lorraine and try my hand at crocheting. It is something I have always wanted to do! xo Diana

Maggie Ann said...

Your egg is very pretty in its pastels. And how nice of you to do a tutorial!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Precious...I am re-learning how to crochet after many decades ...this is precious

Barbara F. said...

Lorraine, I recently bought some yarn and crochet hooks, and after 25+ years of not crocheting, I want to start. I still remembered how to make a chain and single crochet, and even a shellstitch. I am going to try to make these eggs! I love your tutorial. xo

Olga said...

Hi Lorraine,
these crochet eggs are so pretty. I would like to try making them. Thank you a lot for the pattern and video tutorials. The videos are great, and it's nice to hear your voice. I started watching the videos, and I will watch the rest when my babies are in bed. You did a great job with the abbreviation chart and explanations in the video. I don't know much of "English crochet language", bu I think I can learn a lot just from your chart and the video.
Thank you again!

Petra said...

Your eggs are beautiful and your tutorials awesome. I'm learning. :-) Blessings!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I watched your wonderful videos and was fascinated by how easy you make it look, Lorriane. I haven't crocheted in years but I want to re-learn, like so many others have stated, and when I get some practice I'd love to try making some eggs for next year. They are so pretty! Thank you for your clear instructions -- they will be so helpful!

Kristina said...

I would love to make these. I will be printing your directions. Thank you.

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Susan said...

You are so talented, LDH. Darling Easter eggs! Great job! Susan

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