Crochet Easter Egg Covers

Crocheted Easter Egg Covers || Free crochet patterns for Bunny, Chick, and sheep

Crochet Easter Egg Covers

Hi, Erica here from 5 Little Monsters. Today I am sharing another crochet project with you. Since Easter is only about a month away I wanted to make something Easter-ish, so here”s an Easter Crochet pattern. These adorable little crochet Easter egg covers are a really quick and easy project and a fun addition to any Easter basket!

DIY crochet Easter Egg Covers || Free pattern includes chick, bunny, and lamb.

The covers fit over a regular sized plastic egg, the kind you can buy a whole bunch of for a dollar or two. I thought it would be a fun way to make cheap plastic eggs a little cuter.

Free Crochet Easter Egg cover pattern || Also includes sheep and bunny patterns as well.

First I made a little yellow chick. He has little wings and a tuft of feathers on top of his head. A little embroidered beak and eyes and he is done. This pattern would also make a cute little bluebird…or any color of bird you want to make! All you would need to do is change the color of the yarn.

Crochet Bunny Easter Egg cover pattern || also includes pattern for chick and sheep

Next I made a little white bunny complete with long ears, a little pink nose and a fluffy white tail. Adorable, right??!

Crochet Sheep Easter Egg pattern || Free crochet pattern also includes chick and bunny instructions.

Last but not least is a fluffy white sheep. The sheep has loopy wool, ears and a gray face. The loops are made by wrapping the yarn around a pencil as you crochet. Its a fun technique that adds great texture.

crochet easter egg covers

As you can see, the plastic eggs fit just inside of the covers. The bottoms are open so that you can put the eggs in or out easily. They should be snug enough that they stay in, but not so tight that they are hard to get in and out.

Crochet Rabbit Easter Egg cover || Free crochet pattern

I designed them to fit the eggs pointy side up. After you are finished crocheting the cover just slip the egg inside.

how to crochet easter egg covers

By simply squeezing the top of the egg cover, the egg will come out and you can get to the treats inside.

free crochet pattern

How to Crochet Easter Egg Covers

For this project you will need:

  • medium weight yarn- Red Heart Super Saver or something similar in weight (I used Red Heart Super Saver in white, bright yellow and heather gray)
  • G crochet hook
  • embroidery floss: black and orange for the chick, pink and black for the bunny, black for the sheep
  • yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • embroidery needle for stitching faces
  • for the sheep: a pencil to make the loops

DIY Crochet Easter Egg Covers || Free crochet pattern includes Bunny Rabbit, Chick, and Sheep

Instructions for Basic Easter Egg Cover:

All of the bodies use the same basic pattern, the only difference is the loops on the sheep. The number of stitches is the same, you are just making loops too. The bodies are crocheted in a spiral, you do not need to join after each round.

Round 1: begin with magic ring, 6 sc (6sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Round 5: [1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] repeat around (21 sc)

Round 6: [1 sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 7-9: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 10: [1 sc in next 10 stitches, dec across next 2] repeat (22 sc)

Round 11: 1 sc in next 4 stitches, dec, 1 sc in next 9, dec, 1 sc in next 5 (20 sc)

Round 12: 1 sc in each stitch (20 sc)

Slip stitch to the next stitch to join, finish off and weave in ends

*For the loops on the sheep, rounds 7-11 make a loop every other stitch by wrapping the yarn around the pencil and then working the sc. Wrap the yarn around the pencil and work sc, sc in next stitch, wrap yarn and work sc, sc in next stitch… Round 12 is worked in regular single crochet.

Crochet Easter Egg Chick Pattern 

Wings (make 2)

ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, ch 1, slip stitch to starting ch (same ch that hdc is worked in), stitch to each side of chick about halfway down

For the tuft of feathers cut 2 pieces of yarn about 4 inches long,  fold in half again, pull folded end through the top of the head to create a loop then pull the other end through that loop to create a knot (I think it is called a lark”s head knot). You should have 4 little pieces of yarn sticking up, trim them to the size you want. Embroider the face using satin stitch, a triangle for the beak and a few stitches together for the eyes.

Crochet Easter Egg Bunny Pattern

Ears (make 2)

ch 7, slip stitch in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in last 3 ch, stitch to the top of the head

For the tail make a pom pom by wrapping the yarn several times around 2 fingers and when it seems full enough slip it off and tie it tightly in the middle. Cut the ends and fluff. Trim until it is the size and shape you want and sew or glue to the back of the bunny, I just attached mine with hot glue. Embroider face.

Crochet Easter Egg Sheep Pattern

Work loops on body as explained above

Ears (make 2)

ch 5, slip stitch to first ch, sew to sides of head

Face

Round 1: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, 3 sc in next, turning to work on the other side of the ch to create an oval shape, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next, slip stitch to join to first sc

Round 2: ch 1, sc in next 3 stitches, 3 sc in next, sc in next 3 stitches, 3 sc in next, slip stitch to join to first sc, cut yarn long, sew to front, flat part of sheep head

Embroider face.

Crocheted Easter Egg Covers || Free pattern includes bunny, chick, and lamb

Now all you have to do is put some candy in some plastic eggs and put them in your new Easter egg covers. Add them to your Easter basket and instead of plain, boring plastic eggs you have a cute little chick, sheep and bunny.

Free Crochet Easter Pattern for Egg Covers

Looking for more Easter Craft ideas? Check these out:

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Easter Bunny Shirt

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Easter Bunny Surprise Ball

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Rainbow Easter Egg Banner

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Hi, I'm Erica, and my blog is 5 Little Monsters. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and our 5 kids. I really enjoy crafting of any kind, but I most frequently sew or crochet. On my blog you’ll find a variety of free crochet and embroidery patterns, as well as some sewing tutorials.
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  1. 1

    This is too cute, I have been looking for ways to improve the look of these plastic Easter eggs. They are so handy, but really not very pretty. I think you found a particularly gorgeous solution there. Would really love to give this a go, although considering my crocheting skill level it’s probably going to take me until next Easter! :)

  2. 2
    Tamara

    I just wanted to let you know how much I love these patterns. I’ve changed it up a little, using small black beads for the eyes, since I’m not that great at embroidering, and I’ve used a few more colours of yarn, brown and grey for the rabbit and grey for the sheep. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m pretty sure this pattern could be made into a mouse, too, if you crocheted a chain tail at the end before finishing it, and made rounder ears.

  3. 3
    Heather

    I’m confused about how to do row 10 Can you help please?

  4. 4

    Love this crochet pattern! Thanks so much for sharing a FREE pattern! Yay – can’t wait to whip these up for my kids and my collage age nieces to mail to them too:).

  5. 5
    Andrea Houston

    Erica- Take a look at row 10 instructions. The decrease type is not there, rather it leads you to an online casino! Help, can you get rid of that & get decrease info back? 3-8-16
    Thanks. I would love to finish the bunny.

    1. 5.1

      Hi Andrea, So sorry about that! I am not sure how that link got inserted there. I have removed it and the pattern should read as normal.

  6. 6
    Alex

    Loved these!! Made them for my little lady for Easter :) I used Sugar n Cream cotton yarn and a 3.25 mm hook to get the correct size for my eggs I also made them more baby friendly for my one year old by crocheting over the egg completely after round 12. I did two more rounds:
    13: [sc in the next 3 st, dec] repeat
    14: sc2tog in every 2 stitches all around
    Then, I just sewed around through the stitches and pulled to tighten and close
    I also added rice inside the eggs so they are little rattles :)

    1. 6.1

      Thanks for the feedback, Alex!

  7. 8
    Dottie downham

    Been crocheting for 50 yrs and maybe my problem but my loops are on wrong side . Doing for nursing home patients. Thank you.