Crocheting can be a great way to relax while making something beautiful. Whether you are looking for a creative outlet or want an interesting project that doesn’t take too long, crocheting is the perfect craft activity.
One of the best things about crocheting is that it’s incredibly versatile – from colorful cozies and potholders to intricate blankets, there are countless projects to choose from! Today we’re going to focus on one particular project – learning how to crochet an egg! Crochet eggs make great additions as decorations in Easter baskets and fun ornaments during springtime decorating. You’ll find out exactly what supplies you need and get step-by-step instructions for creating your own unique egg design today!
What Is the Easiest Thing to Crochet Beginners?
If you’re just getting started with crocheting, the good news is that there are plenty of projects that won’t require too much of a learning curve. Perhaps one of the easiest things to crochet for beginners is a single granny square! A granny square is a traditional crochet motif composed of clusters and chains, usually worked in a continuous round.
While granny squares can be used to make blankets, scarves, and a variety of other items, they also make great coasters or small decorations. All you need is some yarn and a crochet hook to get started!
Another easy option for beginning crocheters is the humble dishcloth. This project only requires a few basic stitches and can be worked up using a single skein of cotton yarn. Dishcloths make wonderful gifts and are practical, too – they’re great for washing dishes or wiping down the kitchen counter.
For those looking to practice more intricate techniques, an amigurumi project is a great option. Amigurumi refers to the art of making small crochet animals and characters, usually worked in a spiral or continuous round. Amigurumi projects are perfect for using up those odd balls of yarn you have lying around and making fun toys for kids (or adults!).
10 Methods How to Crochet an Egg
1. Choose the Right Yarn
The first step in learning how to crochet an egg is to choose the right yarn. You will want to use a worsted-weight yarn in a light color. This will help to make your egg look more realistic. Once you have chosen your yarn, cut two strands that measure approximately three feet long. If you are using multiple colors for your egg, you will want to cut two strands of each color. Once you have cut your strands, tie them together in the center and set them aside.
2. Crochet a Magic Ring
To start your egg, you will need to crochet a magic ring. This is a ring of stitches that can be pulled tight so that there is no hole in the center of your work. To make a magic ring, wrap the yarn around your index and middle finger twice. Insert the hook into the center of the loop on your fingers and, grab the yarn, then pull it back through the loop.
Chain two stitches, then make a single crochet in the same spot. This forms your magic ring. You will be working all of your stitches in the magic ring, so pull it tight and secure it with a slip stitch.
3. Crochet 6 Single Crochet Stitches into the Ring
Once you have made your magic ring, you will need to crochet six single crochet stitches into the ring. To do this, insert your hook into the ring, yarn over it, and pull up a loop. Then, yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.
Repeat this five more times. You should end up with a total of six single crochet stitches in your ring. However, if you have more or less than six stitches, don’t worry – just adjust the pattern accordingly. Make sure your stitches are evenly spaced out.
4. Join with a Slip Stitch
After you have made all 6 of your single crochet stitches, you will need to join with a slip stitch. To do this, insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Then, yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.
If you have done this correctly, you will now have a small ring in the center of your egg. However, if you’re not sure, there is a great video by The Crochet Crowd that will help you perfect this technique. Try to keep your tension tight while you join your stitches to make sure that the egg will keep its shape.
5. Crochet 2 Single Crochet Stitches in Each Stitch
Now it is time to start increasing your stitches so that your egg will start to take shape. To do this, you will need to crochet two single crochet stitches in each stitch around. So, insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.
Then, insert your hook into the same stitch again, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Finally, yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook. Repeat this in each stitch around until you have increased all of your stitches.
6. Join with a Slip Stitch
After you have increased all of your stitches, you will need to join with a slip stitch just like you did before. Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Then, yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. This will finish your round and create the shape of an egg. If you wish to change the shape of your egg, you can do so by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches in each round.
While you will still want to join with a slip stitch, you may need to add or decrease the number of stitches in each round. Make sure to keep track of how many stitches you have in each round to ensure your egg is in the right shape.
7. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Stitch in Each Stitch
Now it is time to start crocheting in the round without increasing any more stitches. So, simply insert your hook into each stitch around and crochet one single crochet stitch in each one until you come back to the beginning again.
After completing one round of single crochet stitches, your egg should begin to look like a solid shape. Once you have reached the desired size of your egg, crochet two single crochet stitches in each stitch around for one round. This will make the top of the egg slightly larger and give it a more rounded shape.
8. Join with a Slip Stitch
Once you have crocheted all of your stitches, it is time to join with a slip stitch once again. Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Then, yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.
This will secure your work and form a neat round edge. You can use the tails from when you started to weave in and fasten off the stitches. If you would like, you can add a border as well. This is an optional step that can help to create a clean edge and give your egg more shape and structure.
9. Fasten Off
The next step is to fasten off your work. To do this, cut your yarn and pull the tail through the loop on your hook. Then, pull the yarn tight so that it will not come undone. You should now have an egg-shaped crochet piece! While the size of the egg will depend on your pattern, it should generally be around two inches wide and four inches tall.
Additionally, you can use different colors of yarn to make your egg look more interesting. You can also add decorations, such as eyes and beaks, to make it more realistic. Once you have completed your egg, you can then use it for various crafts or as decoration.
10. Weave in Ends
Finally, you will need to weave in the ends of your yarn. To do this, simply thread a yarn needle with the yarn from the end of your work and weave in the ends by inserting it into the stitches of your crochet work. Make sure you weave in the ends securely so that they do not unravel or come loose. Once you are finished, your egg is complete and ready to be used as a decoration, or whatever else you may have planned for it!
Now that you know how to crochet an egg, there are endless possibilities for what you can do with your new skills. Whether you make a whole bunch of eggs to decorate for Easter or just one to keep as a decoration, crocheting is a fun and easy way to show off your creativity. We hope you enjoyed learning this new craft.
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