Easter egg

Difficulty: 3
Technique: crocheting

Crocheted seed bead Easter egg

Easter in the Czech Republic is distinguished by typical Easter decorations. One of the symbols of Easter is the Easter egg. This tutorial will help you make a crocheted egg out of PRECIOSA PermaLux seed beads, which will excellently supplement your Easter decorations.


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Step 1

String the seed beads onto the crocheting yarn. String the pattern from the top: the first rocaille is marked with an arrow (fig. nos. 1a, 1b).

Detailed description of crocheting

row 1 – 6x rocailles
row 2 – 12x rocailles
row 3 – 18x rocailles
row 4 – 24x rocailles
row 5 – 30x rocailles
row 6 – 36x rocailles
row 7 – 42x rocailles
rows 8 to 22 – 48x rocailles
row 23 – 42x rocailles
row 6 – 36x rocailles
row 6 – 30x rocailles
row 6 – 24x rocailles
row 6 – 18x rocailles
row 6 – 12x rocailles
row 6 – 6x rocailles

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Step 2

Make a 3-chain loop without any seed beads, join them together (fig. no. 2a). Then crochet a short column of 6 loops around the 3 initial loops. This will create a circle (fig. nos. 2b). Continue with a short column and add one rocaille to each loop (fig. no. 2c).

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Step 3

Continue with the second row: crochet two loops with a short column and a rocaille into each loop in the first line (fig. no. 3a).
The second row will include a total of 12 rocailles (fig. no. 3b). Add 6 rocailles to the next row - a total of 18 rocailles around the circle.
Always add to the last crocheted column in the sector, expand the circle until you have 48 seed beads all around (fig. no. 3c). Then crochet the same amount without any additions for 14 rows (fig. no. 3d).

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Step 4

Start reducing the numbers of seed beads.
Reduce each row by one loop at the edge of each section so that you once again finish with 6 columns.
Skip over the first rocaille in the section, poke the hook into the second column (fig. no. 4a) and crochet 7 short columns onto the remaining 7 loops in the sections. Then insert the plastic egg into the crocheted surround (fig. no. 4b).
Reduce the seed beads at the beginning of each section in the same way, until you are left with the last 6 rocailles. Sew in the remainder of the yarn and hide it (fig. nos. 4c, 4d).

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