More crochet food! This was where it all started. I’d decided to crochet food for my daughter because she loves pretend food and I figured I’d start with eggs. They seemed relatively straight-forward with no sewing… I’d just finished a bunch of stuffed animals for the kids and I hate sewing pieces together.
I looked up some patterns online and started making eggs. Very shortly I realized that the eggs I’d found patterns for were too small for me. So why not make my own eggs? There are a ton of patterns for eggs online so if these are too big for you in ways that a smaller crochet hook won’t fix (I crochet pretty tightly and these are snug in the egg carton), you should have no problem finding a pattern for smaller eggs. These shape up pretty quickly.
- I used worsted weight white and tan yarn for white and brown eggs.
- G-sized crochet hook. These are a little size-sensitive, but you need tight stitches, so you may have to play with yarn weight/hook size to get the combination you need.
- I used polyfiber stuffing, but any stuffing will do.
- Scissors to cut the yarn and suitable for demolishing an egg carton. This may or may not be the same pair of scissors.
- A needle with an eye big enough for yarn.
- Safety pin, optional.
- An old, empty egg carton.
The eggs are worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep your place and move it up as you complete rows. I use a safety pin and just put it through the last stitch of a round.
1) ch2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3) sc in each sc around (12)
4) sc, 2 sc in next sc around* (18)
5) sc in each sc around (18)
6) sc2, 2 sc in next sc around* (24)
7-9) sc in each sc around (24)
10) sc2, dec over next 2 sc around* (18)
11) sc in each sc around (18)
12) sc, dec over next 2 sc around* (12)
13) sc in each sc around (12)
14) dec over 2 sc around (6)
join with sl st, sew closed, weave in end
If you’re making a dozen eggs (or 18 or however big your carton is), just cut off the top and front flap. If you’re making half a dozen, cut off the top and front flap and then cut out a section for 6 eggs in the middle of the bottom so it looks even.