These pastel eggs to crochet are a great beginner crochet pattern. I made pastel eggs using the chain stitch with pastel colored yarn. It might be hard to believe, but I made these eggs probably ten years ago. They still look like I just made them today. I get them out at Easter and use them as a decoration in a pretty bowl or in a cute Easter basket.
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Since you are crocheting yarn around plastic eggs, they tend to be very durable and when they are played with and ultimately dropped, they don’t break. At least none of ours has yet.
The yarn I used in making these pastel eggs is a multicolored pastel Red Heart yarn. I am not able to find this exact yarn anymore. It was a partial skein of yarn back when I used it to make these eggs. Below are some fun alternatives.
Here is the original post I did on making these fun eggs. In this one, I show the option of gluing the crochet chain onto the egg with the back side our the chain side out. It gives the egg a slightly different look and feel.
Economical Crochet Project
I used maybe about half of the skein of yarn so far and I made a dozen eggs for my mom and a dozen eggs for me.
Craft Supplies for Project
Here are the supplies that I used, yarn, plastic egg, scissors, glue stick, and hot glue gun. That is it.
- Plastic Eggs
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- Size J Crochet Hook
Very inexpensive decoration to make for your house
You can see the few simple items needed
If you are not able to find the plastic eggs locally, you can find them here.
Here is a nice hot glue gun for this project. All you need is a mini one with the little mini sticks.
Fun with the crochet egg:
On a side note, when I was a K-12 teacher, I used to play a game with the students when we had to study for exams, learn about each other, or just have a few minutes of fun while we waited in the classroom for the buses to arrive. I kept one of these crochet eggs with me so I had it ready to play a game.
Here is what we did:
I told the students to scramble-they would quickly move about the room quietly because they had to stop in their tracks the moment I said, Stop!
Then the game would start with a overview of the rules for that round.
I might say you must throw with your right hand and catch with your left hand…we could just leave it there if we were just having fun. If we were studying, either the student throwing the egg or I would ask a question and if the person did not catch the egg with their left hand, they had to answer the question. However, if it was a bad throw, the person throwing the egg had to answer the question. Of course, if it was a good throw and a good catch, the person catching it would throw the egg to someone else.
We would continue until one person was standing and that person got to pick the rules for throwing and catching the next round. Two things were always a rule; 1) I was the judge; 2) no talking. So, if someone talked out of turn, they were out and had to sit down. Because I was the judge, they also couldn’t argue with my calls on a good or bad catch or throw, etc. because they would be talking and would have to sit down. We made up so many different variations of this game.
It was fun and it got the students up and having a blast. People that walked past the classroom with the door open and the students all being quiet and engaged thought that the students were angels. It was a fantastic way to have fun.
Displaying Crochet Egg Decorations
How fun to have a treasure to display.
Length of Chain
Start by making a chain. For the Bright Mix, I needed approximately 290 chains, for the Hearty Fruit print, I needed about 250 chains. So, depending on the hook size you use (I used a Boye size J hook ) and your type of yarn that you desire, your chain count may be more or less.
Time to Hot Glue
Once you have your chain, you are ready to start hot gluing onto your egg. I like to start at the fatter bottom side and end at the smaller top of the egg. I think you could start at either end. That is just my preference. Put about a dime size of hot glue on the end and make a very small coil of the crochet chain on the end (make sure that you have cut the tail off the end of the first stitch – leave a tiny bit of the tail on though as you can hot glue it down and it will help cover the end).
Continue putting a line of hot glue and winding the crochet chain around the egg until you reach the other end. Coil around and hot glue in place and snip off any excess tail. Making sure to put a dab of hot glue on any part of the tail to adhere to the egg.
Looking for Color Ideas?
Here is a picture of a basket with the pastel eggs.
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