Updated: Feb 28, 2021
Hi my crafty friends and...happy Tuesday!
Can you believe February is almost over? Time really flies, doesn't it?
Now that we have left Valentine's day behind, with all its wonderful and sweet crafts, it's time to start working on some cute Easter projects.
When I think about Easter, the first thing that comes to my mind are all those little colorful eggs that kids love hunting for. So I decided to design something to make the egg hunt even more fun!
Here are three lovely egg-shaped Easter iconic animals - a chick, a bunny and a sheep.
Today I'll be sharing with you all the first one...an adorable little Chick!
Stick around for the other two characters whose patterns will be online in the next few weeks.
If you can't wait to work on all the three eggs, you can head to my Etsy page to purchase an AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with step-by-step pictures.
Here's the FREE pattern to create the CHICK EGG!
YARN: Light (3) White, Yellow, Red; Cotton Thread in Black
MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Crochet Hook; Polyester Filling
DIMENSION: 3.5” x 2.5”
ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O), round (rnd)
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.
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BODY (yellow yarn)
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)
Rnd 5: sc even (32)
Rnd 6: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)
Rnd 7 - 8: sc even (40)
Rnd 9: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)
Rnd 10 - 15: sc even (48)
Rnd 16: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)
Rnd 17 - 23: sc even (56)
Rnd 24: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64)
Rnd 25 - 26: sc even (64); start stuffing the egg
Rnd 27: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56)
Rnd 28: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)
Rnd 29: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40)
Rnd 30: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)
Rnd 31: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)
Rnd 32: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the egg firmly
Rnd 33: sc dec around (8)
F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.
Embroider the eyes (between rnds # 10-13) with black cotton thread.
Embroider the beak (between rnds # 12-15) with red yarn.
Embroider the feathers (between rnds # 18-24) with white yarn.
CREST (red yarn)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc even (6)
F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.
Do not stuff the crest, flatten it instead before sewing it on the top of the egg.
This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!