Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Easter Egg Crochet Pattern 1

Easter Egg Crochet Pattern 1

Decorative Easter Egg Back Loop Crochet Pattern Motif-1

Supplies and Equipment

Yarn - 8 ply
Hook - 3mm
Yarn needle

Stitches Used

US Crochet Stitch Terms

SS - slip stitch
BL SC - back loop single crochet
BL HDC - back loop half double crochet
BL DC - back loop double crochet
BL DC in air - join a new colour working a double crochet into a back stitch
DC2T - double crochet 2 together (decrease)
DC6T - double crochet 6 together (decrease)


The Easter Egg patterns are worked from the Right Side only and into the Back Loops of stitches. For ease of reading the patterns all BL references have been omitted. 

Double crochet in air step-by-step instructions

Add new colour too hook with a slip knot creating a loop on the hook, YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2, YO, pull through 2

Easter Egg Crochet Motif 1

Decorative Egg 1

Row 1 - brown yarn

Ch 4, DC into first Ch (4th from hook), Ch 2, 2 DC into same stitch as previous DC

Row 2 - red yarn

DC in air,  DC, 2 DC into chain space of 2, Ch 2, 2 DC into same Ch space, 2 DC

Row 3 - brown yarn

DC in air, 3 DC, 2 DC into Ch space, Ch 2, 2 DC into Ch space, 4 DC

Row 4 - red yarn

DC in air, 3 DC, Ch 1, 1 DC, 3DC into Ch space, 1 DC, Ch 1, 4 DC

Row 5 - brown yarn

3 DC, HDC, HDC, 5 SC,

Row 6 - red yarn

DC in air, 14 DC

Easter Egg Crochet Motifs

Row 7 - brown yarn

Repeat row 5

Row 8 - red yarn

DC in air, 3 DC, Ch 1, skip a stitch and DC in next, DC3T, DC, Ch 1, 4 DC

Row 9 - brown yarn

DC in air,  DC, DC2T, DC into Ch space, DC next Ch space, DC2T, DC,

Row 10 - red yarn

DC6T skipping 2 centre stitches, SS to finish.

Easter Egg Back Loop Crochet Pattern 1