I love this time of year, all the spring flowers are brightening up the place and the shops are full of beautiful pastel shades, so nice to see after the grey winter.
Easter seems to be becoming a bigger affair every year and this year, inspired by beautiful Pinterest images I decided to invest in an ‘Easter tree’ – I got mine from Hobbycraft! I already had some small egg decorations but to celebrate my new tree I designed a pattern for some crochet Easter eggs!
It’s a really simple pattern using plastic egg forms which are widely available (I got mine from Poundland for £1 for a pack of 5 but I have seen them for sale in lots of other places). They are really quick to make up and lots of fun!
I had some beautiful Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK left over from some other projects, and the colours were perfect for creating wonderful striped and patterned crochet Easter eggs in sorbet colours. I used Duck Egg blue (436), Daffodil Yellow (422), Ballet Pink (453), Bubblegum Pink (451), Washed Teal (433) and Vintage Pink (456) on a 3.5mm hook. Even better news is that they have 20% off all Paintbox Yarns at the moment over on www.LoveCrochet.com
Free Crochet Easter Eggs Pattern
The crochet Easter eggs pattern is completely free and contains instructions for a plain egg, a stripey egg and a gingham style patterned egg! You can download it here!
If you are in the mood for creating some more Easter or Spring themed crochet treats don’t forget there are lots of other free crochet patterns including daffodils and pansies. You could combine them to make something really Spring like!!
If you make something please do let me know, I love to see photographs of your creations!