Free Easter Egg Crochet Pattern

Hi everyone! Hands up if you’re excited for Easter… you are? Good! Me too! A 4 day weekend with all of the chocolate and none of the guilt, what’s not to love?!

Just in case you’re not excited enough right now, let me introduce you to one more reason. Here they are – Egbert and Egatha the Easter Eggs, a free pattern just for you!

And don’t worry, they’re such speedy little makes you’ll have plenty of time to make them before the big day!

Egbert and Egatha and their many, many relatives are good friends of the Easter Bunny. Every year they pull on their special Easter jumpers and use their little legs to run to the best hiding places. You didn’t think the Easter Bunny had time to hide all those eggs himself did you?!

Ok, ok, enough talk – I know you’re all waiting impatiently for the pattern so here you go!

Materials & Equipment

25g DK yarn in your Egg colour – I used Rico Essentials Cotton DK in shades Nature (51) & Taupe (89)

10g DK yarn in 3 other colours for the sweater – I used Rico Essentials Cotton DK in shades Azalea (68), Banana (63) & Aquamarine (31) for the Triangles & pale Pink (30), Light Mint (59) & Violet (20) for the Spots

6mm eyes (safety eyes are recommended if Egbert & Egatha are going to be gifts for a child)

Small amount of soft toy stuffing

3mm crochet hook (I can’t recommend the Clover Amour hooks highly enough! They are so comfortable to use!)

Yarn needle


The Eggs

Leg 1:

1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle (6)

2 – *inc* rep x 6 (12)

3 – sc 12 tbl

4 – sc 12

5 – *sc 2, sc2tog, sc 2* rep x 2 (10)

6 – *sc2tog, sc 3* rep x 2 (8) – NOTE: Mark the 7th stitch of this round with some scrap yarn

To finish cut the yarn and pull through the final stitch, then fasten off neatly.

Leg 2:

1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle (6)

2 – *inc* rep x 6 (12)

3 – sc 12 tbl

4 – sc 12

5 – *sc 2, sc2tog, sc 2* rep x 2 (10)

6 – *sc2tog, sc 3* rep x 2 (8) – NOTE: Mark the 3rd stitch of this round with some scrap yarn

Leave the yarn attached this time – you will continue with it for the body.

Joining the Legs:

1 – Continuing on Leg 2 sc 3, ending in the marked stitch

2 – ch 3 [see Image 1]

3 – sc 9 around Leg 1, starting and finishing in the marked stitch [see Image 2]

4 – sc 3 into the chain [see Image 3]

5 – sc 9 around Leg 2, starting in the marked stitch

6 – sc 3 into the other side of the chain [see Image 4]

The legs are now joined and the rounds for the body start from here.


Body
:

1 – *sc 2, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 5* rep x 2 (28)

2 – *sc 5, inc, sc 8* rep x 2 (30)

3 – *sc 4, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 6* rep x 2 (34)

4 – *sc 7, inc, sc 9* rep x 2 (36)

5 – *sc 6, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 7* rep x 2 (40)

6 – *sc 9, inc, sc 10)* rep x 2 (42)

7 – 13 – sc 42

14 – *sc 6, sc2tog, sc 6* rep x 3 (39)

15 – sc 39

16 – *sc2tog, sc 11* rep x 3 (36)

17 – sc 36

18 – *sc 5, sc2tog, sc 5* rep x 3 (33)

19 – sc 33

20 – *sc2tog, sc 9* rep x 3 (30)

21 – *sc 4, sc2tog, sc 4* rep x 3 (27)

22 – *sc2tog, sc 7* rep x 3 (24)

Stuff the body as firmly as possible at this point and if using safety eyes fix them now (I put mine 4 stitches apart between rows 19 & 20)

23 – *sc 3, sc2tog, sc 3* rep x 3 (21)

24 – *sc2tog, sc 5* rep x 3 (18)

25 – *sc2tog, sc 1* rep x 6 (12)

Stuff the remaining space in the top of the body now

26 – *sc2tog* rep x 6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through the final stitch. Use this yarn to close up the small hole left in the top of the head and thread the remainder of the yarn into the body, cutting off any excess.


Arms:

1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle

2-5 – sc 6

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through the final stitch, then use this tail of yarn to sew the arms to the body just above half way up.


Triangles Jumper

1 – ch 42 in Colour 1

2 – slst into the first ch, joining the loop (make sure not to twist the chain) then sc 41

3 – *sc 1 in Colour 2, sc 6 in Colour 3* rep x 6

4 – *sc 2 in Colour 2, sc 5 in Colour 3* rep x 6

5 – *sc 3 in Colour 2, sc 4 in Colour 3* rep x 6

6 – *sc 4 in Colour 2, sc 3 in Colour 3* rep x 6

7 – *sc 5 in Colour 2, sc 2 in Colour 3, ch 4 in Colour 2, skip 4 stitches, sc 1, sc 2 in Colour 3, sc 5 in Colour 2, sc 2 in Colour 3* rep x 2

8 – *sc 6 in Colour 2, sc 1 in Colour 3* rep x 6 NOTE: when you get to the chain crochet into the back loops of the chain stitches

9 – sc 42 in Colour 1

Cut the yarn and pull through the final stitch, then fasten off securely and weave any remaining loose ends in.


Spots Jumper

1 – ch 42 in Colour 1

2 – slst into the first ch, joining the loop (make sure not to twist the chain) then sc 41

3 – sc 42

4 – *sc 3 in Colour 2, 3dc puff st in Colour 3, sc 3 in Colour 2* rep x 6

5-6 – sc 42

7 – *3dc puff st in Colour 3, sc 6 in Colour 2, 3dc puff st in Colour 3, sc 1 in Colour 2, ch 4, skip 4 stitches, sc 1, 3dc puff st in Colour 3, sc 6 in Colour 2* rep x 6

8 – sc 42 NOTE: when you get to the chain crochet into the back loops of the chain stitches

9 – sc 42 in Colour 1

Cut the yarn and pull through the final stitch, then fasten off securely and weave any remaining loose ends in.

Now all that’s left to do is to squish your egg friends into their brand new sweater vests!

I hope you’ve all had fun making your little egg buddies! If you’ve made one or more of these little guys please share them with me by email or on Instagram using the tags #theclumsyunicorn or #egbertandegatha, I would love to see them!

Oh, and you want to make an Easter Bunny to go with your eggs now? Well great! You can find my newest Easter Bunny pattern by clicking on these links for Etsy, Ravelry or Love Crochet!

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Free Pattern! Egbert & Egatha the Easter Eggs
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Aphra

Hi! I'm Aphra. As well as being a self confessed crochet addict I'm a big Disney and Harry Potter fan. I hope you'll make yourself comfortable here and join me in my yarn-fuelled adventures!

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