Crochet Easter Egg Covers

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Cover Your Easter Eggs with these lacy crochet egg covers.

Whether you decorate with the plastic eggs or use real eggs you can fancy them up with a crochet cover.  Attach a ribbon for hanging and you’ll have an Easter egg tree that really stands out.  Add these to a wreath or place them in a basket for a special Easter decoration.  These work up really fast!

Follow the directions below to create your own egg covers.  And for a twist, use colored crochet thread to make your eggs stand out even more!

 

Crochet Egg Covers 1

Difficulty level: ** (advanced beginner)

Materials: Size 10 white crochet cotton thread, steel crochet hook size 5 for green egg, steel crochet hook size 6 for pink egg, or size needed to achieve gauge, tapestry needle, 10″ of 1/8″ ribbon for each egg, plastic Easter egg

Gauge: Round 1 (green egg) = about 1 1/8″

Gauge: Round 1 (pink egg) = about 1″

Triple Treble Crochet (trtr) – yo 4 times, insert hook in st, yo and draw through, (yo and draw through 2 loops) 5 times.

Green egg

Ch 6, join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring

Round 1: Ch 7 to count as the first trtr and the first ch 1, (trtr, ch 1) 17 times in the ring; join with a sl st in the 6th ch of the beginning ch 7.

Round 2: (Sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 17 times, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; join with a hdc in the first sc to form the first ch-3 sp on the next round.

Rounds 3-4: Ch 1, sc in the first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) 17 times, ch 1; join with a hdc in the first sc to form the first ch-3 sp on the next round.

Round 5: Ch 6 to count as the first trtr, trtr in the first ch-3 sp, ch 1, (2 trtr in the next ch-3 sp, ch 1) 17 times; join with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 6.

Round 6: Sl st in the next ttrc, sl st in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in the same sp, (ch 3, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 17 times, ch 1; join with a hdc in the first sc to form the first ch-3 sp on the next round.

Rounds 7-8: Repeat rounds 3-4.

Round 9: Ch 6 to count as the first trtr, (trtr in the next ch-3 sp) 11 times, insert egg into piece wide end first, (trtr in the next ch-3 sp) 6 times; join with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 6.

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sc in each remaining trtr around; join with a sl st in the first sc. Fasten off, leaving an 18″ thread tail for sewing.

Finishing: Center the egg in the crocheted piece. Thread needle with the thread tail. Sew over and under the sc in round 10 twice, then pull tightly to gather the piece closed at the top of the egg. Knot thread securely. Weave in ends. Optional: thread needle with ribbon; run needle under the top gathering. Tie a knot in the ribbon to form a hanging loop.

Pink egg

Ch 6, join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring

Rounds 1-2: Work the same as rounds 1-2 of the green egg.

Rounds 3-6: Work the same as rounds 5-8 of the green egg.

Rounds 7-8: Work the same as rounds 5-6 of the green egg.

Rounds 9-10: Work the same as rounds 9-10 of the green egg.

Finishing: Finish the same as the green egg.

PHOTO CREDIT:

Instructions and picture found on web.archive.org.

 

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