Crocheting Easter eggs is one alternative to both plastic and real eggs. You could even decorate the eggs with buttons, stickers, etc. This is a great little project for leftover yarn.
I didn’t create a pattern while working this up, but basically start with a base of 6 single crochets in a round either by starting with two chains and working six single crochets into the first chain or by starting with a magic ring and placing six single crochets into it. For the next round, increase twice into the first and third single crochet. The rest of the single crochets just place one single crochet. You should have eight single crochets in the round.
Continue to increase this way until you have the desired size of your egg. Then do three rows of even single crochet – that is each single crochet will just have one single crochet in it.
Then you can decrease the rounds much like the increase with two decrease stitches each round. Stuff before closing the egg.
The best thing about these crochet Easter eggs is that after Easter you can always frog them if you no longer want them. These crochet eggs make a great fast, easy, last minute craft for Easter.
If your family is like ours, then you have plenty of plastic eggs lying around the house. After Easter, these plastic eggs take up space and while you can reuse the plastic eggs in useful ways, you can also craft with them.
This is my monster egg cozy. Isn’t he adorable? He is very easy to make. Just choose some yarn, crochet hook around 3.0 mm, and then chain two.
Single crochet six times into the first chain.(6)
Then for the next round, put two single crochet into the first single crochet, then a single crochet into the next two single crochets. Then place two single crochets into the next single crochet. Then place a single crochet into the remaining two single crochets for this round.(8)
Do an even round where you just place a single crochet into each single crochet.(8)
The next round will be an increase round where you place two single crochets into the first single crochet of the round followed by three single crochets. Next will be two single crochets into the next single crochet. Then single crochets for the rest of the round.(10)
Follow this with an even single crochet row.(10)
One more increase round should get you the size of the egg. If not, keep increasing and checking how your eggs is fitting into the piece. Basically on the increase round, start with an increase single crochet and then place another one about halfway through the round.(12)
Work even single crochets until you cover the egg. Then do a couple of rounds of decreases leaving the bottom large enough so you can place the egg through it comfortably.
I glued a large, googly eye on it and used some fun fur yarn to make some hair. It was a fast, simple project that turned out really cute. It’s a great project for leftover yarn. So dress up those plastic Easter eggs and make them a toy your kids will want to play with anytime of the year.