These Easter eggs were crocheted by my mom way back in 1978 and are adapted from a pattern from a Woman’s Day Magazine.
- yarn of choice in any color you like. My mom made hers smaller by using a sport-weight yarn. You can use a worsted-weight yarn for larger eggs.
- Choose a hooks size for a nice tight-ish stitch.
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
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)
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.
Here is a page from the original Woman’s Day Magazine. I sure hope I can fine the rest of the article someday.
Update: I now have the missing pages sent to me from someone who accidentally came across my blog while searching for the same patterns. She thought it would be easier to find the patterns online than searching her own files. She did find her magazine and kindly scanned and emailed me all of the pages from the article.