Each Easter I bring out a basket full of crochet decorations that my mom and I made way back in 1978. Here is an easy pattern for Crochet Easter Egg that separates to open. Fill with a little Easter grass. tuck in candy or small toys and tie to close.
Crochet Easter Egg
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.
Made with worsted weight yarn and size F crochet hook.
Bottom half of 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 10-12: work even (33 sc)
At the end of the last round, sl st in the next sc and break off.EDGING:
With contrasting color yarn, make loop on hook. Working below both top loops of each stitch on the last round, sl st in each sc around (2 loops forming chain edge of sc will show above sl sts). Join with sl st in the 1st sl st; then ch 32 for tie. Break off.Top Half of egg:
Rnd 3: sc in each sc around, increasing in every 3rd sc (16 sc).
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around, increasing in every 4th sc. (20 sc)
Rnd 5: repeat last round. (25 sc)
Rnd 6-7: Work even (25 sc)
Rnd 8: sc in each sc around increasing in every 5th sc (30 sc)
Rnd: 9: Work even (30 sc)
Rnd 10: sc in each sc around inceasing in every 10th sc. (33 sc)
Rnd 11-12: Work even (33 sc)At the end of the last round, sl st in the next sc and break off.
Rnd 2: Working in top loop only of the sl st, sc in each sl st around. Join with sl st in the 1st sc; then ch 32 for tie. Break off.
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