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Easter egg crochet pattern for holiday decor

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Easter is a Christian holiday celebrated this year on April 20, 2014. The egg or traditionally symbolize fertility and rebirth. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans.

Crochet colorful Easter eggs is another way to decorate your home without candies or colorful boiled eggs. These crochet pieces can adorn a beautiful basket and add a homemade touch to the holiday season.

In this pattern you may switch different colors of bright, pastel yarn in each row to create unique colorful stripes using this basic pattern. You can crochet solid colors and even add spiked stitches for a creative designs of your own.

Crochet Easter Egg pattern

This simple and easy pattern uses single crochet stitches to create different variations of the same pattern. If you are a seasoned crocheter then using the basic pattern you can create your own designs for great Easter decorations.

Crochet Easter basket pattern

The Easter eggs you created can go into any type of ceramic bowl, grapevine or straw basket or you can make your own crochet Easter baskets for kids to display their favorite crochet or plastic eggs for the holiday season.

Crochet pattern abbreviations

If you are new to crochet you will find this chart helpful in understanding what a sc, dc or sl st abbreviation means when working with a pattern.

Reference: Petals to Picots

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