Ribbed Easter Eggs – Free pattern!!

This pattern is inspired by Lilla Bj√∂rn’s Brioche Heart. I wanted to make the hearts for Christmas and then for Valentine’s Day but couldn’t so I decided to make some eggs for Easter instead! With permission from Tatsiana, I am happy to share a free pattern for them with you ūüôā

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Skill Level

Intermediate

Materials
  1. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn* OR Worsted weight yarn in two colors for each egg – approximately 10 yards of each color.
  2. 5 mm (H) crochet hook*
  3. Stuffing to fill the egg*
  4. Tapestry needle
  5. Scissors
Gauge

Gauge is not important. Pick a slightly smaller than / same size hook as recommended for the yarn to make sure that the stitches are tight enough that the filling is not visible from outside.

Dimensions

Depending on your yarn, hook and style of crocheting, the size of your egg will be different than mine. Here are the dimensions of one of my eggs:
Width: ~2.25″ (5.7 cms)
Height: ~3.25″ (8.25 cms)

Colors

In this tutorial I have used the following colors:
C1: Yellow
C2: Teal

The eggs that are pictured are made using the following color combinations:

  1. Lilac and Black currant
  2. Jute and Yellow
  3. Jute and Hot Blue
  4. Jute and Mod Green
  5. Jute and Tangerine
Abbreviations
  1. ch – chain
  2. sc – single crochet – insert hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull through into a loop on the hook, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook.
  3. dc – double crochet – yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch into a loop on the hook, [yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook] * 2 times
  4. fpdc – front post double crochet – yarn over, insert hook from front to back and then from back to front around the post of the stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch into a loop on the hook, [yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook] * 2 times
  5. fpdcdec– front post double crochet decrease – yarn over, insert hook from front to back and then from back to front around the post of the first stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch into a loop on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, insert hook from front to back and then from back to front around the post of the second stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch into a loop on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on the hook.
  6. sts – stitch(es)
  7. sl st – slip stitch
  8. ch sps – chain space(s)
Notes

(…) – Make stitches in the same stitch.

[…] – Repeat instructions in the brackets. The number of repeats will be mentioned after the brackets.

Instructions
  • The number of stitches at the end of each round is indicated at the end of the instructions for the round in (..).
  • All the front post stitches are made in the stitches of the same color made 2 rounds earlier.
  • ch2 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
  • The yarn is carried behind the project and not cut and joined on every round.

Round 1: With C1, 6 sc in magic ring, join with first st using a sl st. (6 sc)

Round 2: Join C2, ch2, [(dc, ch, dc, ch) in the next st, (dc, ch) in the next st] * 3 times, join with first st using a sl st. (9 dc, 9 ch sps)

Round 3: Join C1, ch2, [find the space between the next two dc of the previous round and make a dc – see pictures below, ch] * 9 times, join with first st using a sl st. (9dc, 9 ch sps)

Round 4: Make the first fpdc in the dc of the same color from Round 2 right below the chain.

Join C2, ch2, [ [(fpdc, ch) in the next dc from Round 2 ] * 2 times, (fpdc, ch, fpdc, ch) in the next dc from Round 2] * 3 times, join with first st using a sl st. (12 fpdc, 12 ch sps)

Round 5: Make the first fpdc in the dc of the same color from Round 3 before the chain.

Join C1, ch2, [ [(fpdc, ch) in the next dc from Round 3 ] * 3 times, (dc in ch sp between the next two dc from Round 3, ch) in the next stitch] * 3 times, join with first st using a sl st. (9 fpdc, 3 dc, 12 ch sps)

Round 6: Make the first fpdc in the fpdc of the same color from Round 4 before the chain.

Join C2, ch2, [(fpdc in the next fpdc/dc from Round 4, ch)] * 12 times, join with first st using a sl st. (12 fpdc, 12 ch sps)

Round 7: Make the first fpdc in the fpdc of the same color from Round 5 before the chain.

Join C1, ch2, [(fpdc in the next fpdc from Round 5, ch)] * 12 times, join with first st using a sl st. (12 fpdc, 12 ch sps)

Round 8: For fpdcdec, pick the first fpdc of the same color from Round 6 before the chain.

Join C2, ch2, [(fpdcdec the next two fpdc from Round 6, ch), [(fpdc in the next fpdc from Round 6, ch)] * 2 times)] * 3 times, join with first st using a sl st. (3 fpdcdec, 6 fpdc, 9 ch sps)

Round 9: Make the first fpdc in the fpdc of the same color from Round 7 before the chain. 
Skip the fpdc stitches that are below the fpdcdec from Round 8 (see pictures below).

Join C1, ch2, [(fpdc in the next fpdc from Round 7, ch)] * 9 times, join with first st using a sl st. (9 fpdc, 9 ch sps)

Round 10: Make the first fpdc in the fpdc of the same color from Round 8 before the chain.

Join C2, ch2, [(fpdc in the next fpdc from Round 8, ch), (fpdc in the next fpdcdec from Round 8 – see pictures below, ch), (fpdc in the next fpdc from Round 8, dc)] * 9 times, join with first st using a sl st. (9 fpdc, 9 ch sps)

Round 11: Make the first fpdc in the fpdc of the same color from Round 9 before the chain.

Join C1, ch2, [(fpdc in the next fpdc from Round 9, ch)] * 9 times, join with first st using a sl st. (9 fpdc, 9 ch sps)

Round 12: Make the first fpdc in the fpdc of the same color from Round 10 before the chain.

Join C2, ch2, [(fpdc in the next fpdc from Round 10, ch)] * 9 times, join with first st using a sl st. (9 fpdc, 9 ch sps)

Round 13: Make the first fpdc in the fpdc of the same color from Round 11 right below the chain.

Join C1, ch2, [(fpdc in the next fpdc from Round 11 , ch), (fpdcdec the next two fpdc stitches from round 11 – see pictures below, ch)] * 3 times, join with first st using a sl st. (3 fpdc, 3 fpdcdec, 6 ch sps)

Stuff the egg before making Round 14.

Round 14: For fpdcdec, pick the first fpdc of the same color from Round 12 right below the chain.

Join C2, ch2, [(fpdcdec the next two fpdc stitches from Round 12 – skip the fpdc below the fpdcdec, see pictures below – in Round 11, ch)] * 3 times, join with first st using a sl st. Cut both yarns and weave in ends. (3 fpdcdec, 3 ch sps)

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Happy crocheting!

~Arunima

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