Stunning Vintage Crochet Easter Egg Hug- free pattern

This is a free crochet pattern for a vintage lacy crochet Easter egg decoration to make for decorating your home.


I was falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole once again… Admiring all the beautiful crochet Easter egg decorations people were making and somehow I felt the urge to make some.

I was never a great fan of Easter but now with our older boy at school he is being taught about all the different traditions. Unsurprisingly, the Easter egg hunt and obscene amounts of chocolate appealed to a six year old!

Hence why, I got excited about Easter too for the first time in what seems like ages. I set out to create a quick and easy crochet Easter egg decoration that you can make in no time.

It is the perfect project to pick up in the evening while watching TV. Because it works up super fast, I have now made 5 of these!

The great thing about this crochet Easter egg decoration is, that you can actually use it after Easter too.

These crochet rings would double up as napkin rings or holders! Which is why you can use this versatile crochet make all through the year.

Wouldn’t these look super cute decorating the wedding table?

crochet Easter egg hug decoration

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Yarn I used for my crochet Easter egg decoration

This could be a real great stash buster project! I used King Cole Giza 4-ply 100% cotton for my make. It is a lovely cotton to work with with a nice sheen to it. However, you could use any 4-ply yarn you have to hand. 

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MATERIALS

  • King Cole Giza (4-ply; 100% cotton; 158m per 50g ball) x 1 ball in Cream and Petal
  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional 12 x 4 mm pearl beads

FINISHED SIZE

13 cm circumference x 4.5 cm height

TENSION 

13 sts x 12 rounds = 5 cm measured over sc

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

sc- single crochet

sl st- slip stitch

ch-sp – chain space

picot shell- (4 sc, picot, 4 sc) worked into same space

picot- 3 ch, sl st into 3rd chain from hook to close the loop

beaded picot– 1 ch, place bead close to stitch, 1 ch behind the bead, 1 ch, sl st into 3rd chain from hook to close the loop

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.

CROCHET EASTER EGG HUG PATTERN NOTES

  • The pattern starts with foundation chain which is connected into a circle and worked in round
  • Middle section is completed first with pattern continuing with the picot shells on one side
  • You join yarn on the underside of the foundation chain to complete the picot shells on the other side
  • These egg hugs are versatile and can be used as vintage napkin rings after the holidays. 

CROCHET EASTER EGG HUG MAIN PATTERN

Note : If you are working on the two colour version or the beaded egg hug, please read instructions below first.

Chain 36, sl st to first first stitch being careful not to twist the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout), 1 sc in same st, * 3 ch, miss next 2 sts **, 1 sc in next st; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc. 

Rnd 2: 1 ch, sl st into next 3 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 sc into same 3 ch-sp, * 3 ch **, 1 sc into next 3 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: 1 ch, sl st into next 3 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 sc into same 3 ch-sp, * 2 ch **, 1 sc into next 3 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 4: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, * 2 sc into next 2 ch-sp **, 1 sc into next sc; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 5: 1 ch, starting in same st, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 5 ch, miss 3 sts; repeat pattern from *, sl st to first sc.

crochet Easter egg hug free pattern

CROCHET EASTER EGG HUG PATTERN CONTINUES

Rnd 6: sl st to next sc (the middle sc of the three), 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, * miss next sc, picot shell into next 5 ch-sp, miss next sc **, 1 sc into next sc; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Fasten off. Join yarn into underside of the foundation chain into any ch with sc st worked into.

Rnd 7: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, * 2 sc into next 2 ch-sp of foundation chain **, 1 sc into next st; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 8: 1 ch, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 5 ch, miss 3 sts; repeat pattern from *, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 9: sl st to next sc (the middle sc of the three), 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, * miss next sc, picot shell into next 5 ch-sp, miss next sc **, 1 sc into next sc; repeat pattern from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.

TWO COLOUR VERSION

Follow the above pattern working Rnd 1 – Rnd 4 and Rnd 7 in Petal and the rest of the rounds in Cream.

EGG HUG WITH BEADS

Thread 12 pearl beads onto your yarn before starting the pattern. The bead is fixed into the picot at the top of the picot shell.

To work the picot shell with added bead replace the standard picot with beaded picot (see stitch abbreviations).

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Sew in all ends.


I hope you have enjoyed this cute little pattern. If you enjoy quick crochet patterns with a vintage feel, check out my Lotte Lace Corner Bookmark Crochet Pattern.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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