Easter Egg Amigurumi

Easter Egg Amigurumi

This is the perfect example of when crochet, as well as your yarn stash, come in very handy-dandy.  It’s the day before Easter and you’ve suddenly been invited over for last-minute egg-dying. Or, your BFFs simply deserve a cute little holiday treasure.  All you need is a G-hook and some scrap yarn (cotton worsted) and this easy pattern will get you invited back next year!

Materials:

  • Misc. colors of worsted weight cotton yarn
  • Crochet hook, size G
  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Notes: Change colors every 3 rows or so for cute Easter striping effect! And don’t forget to move marker up, keeping it in the last stitch of each round.

Instructions:

Round 1: Using magic circle method, make a foundation round of 9 stitches,   slipping last stitch and placing marker in it. Pull tail tight! to close  circle, and knot off.

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (18 stitches).

Round 3: *1 sc in first stitch, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around (27 stitches).

Round 4: *1 sc in first 2 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around (36 stitches).

Round 5: Begin decrease shaping: *sc 2 together* repeat around (18 stitches).

Round 6: sc in each stitch around (18 stitches).

Round 7: sc in each stitch around (18 stitches).

Round 8: *sc in first 3 stitches, then sc 2 together* repeat around (15 stitches).

Round 9: sc in each stitch around (15 stitches).

Round 10: *sc in first 3 stitches, then sc 2 together* repeat around (12 stitches).

Round 11: sc in each stitch around (12 stitches).

Round 12: *sc in first 2 stitches, then sc 2 together* repeat around (9 stitches).

Round 13: sc in each stitch around and stuff firmly, clarifying egg-shape in the process.

Round 14 & finishing: sc 2 together all the way around, cut yarn, thread through tapestry needle and sew up tip.  Pull knot through egg and out the bottom and cut.

Give to friends and enjoy their obvious delight!

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