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Egg Free Crochet Pattern – Whole & Fried Eggs

Have you ever stopped to consider the wonder of the humble egg? Honestly, I think it’s something I take for granted, literally every day when I make them for breakfast for my family. This beautiful quote sums it up, “If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If an egg is broken by an inside force, then life begins. Great things happen from the inside.” I love that analogy. They are essential for life and they are also an essential fuel source for many! So, why not add this egg free crochet pattern to your little one’s toy food collection?!

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Realistic and charming, these farm fresh colored eggs will be a fun addition to the crochet toy collection! Both the whole eggs and the fried egg come together super quick, you’re sure to get it done in one quick sitting.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the 7-page PDF printable, ad-free copy of this egg pattern on my Etsy shop here. The printable version includes several photo-tutorials (especially of the fried egg) to help you along the way!

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Egg Free Crochet Pattern Notes & Tips:

This egg free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with several in-the-making photos as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: the whole egg will end up being 2.5″, the fried egg will end up being 3.5″

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

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Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, resold, distributed, published, altered, translated, posted or shared without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer using this verbiage, “This pattern was designed by Lindsey Roe and Off the Beaten Hook.” Thank you for your respectfulness!

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Crochet Eggs in Half Dozen Carton

What makes this pattern eco -friendly and sustainable?

THE YARN: I use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn that has been ethically grown/raised and processed, putting the people and the planet first. This is why I chose organic versus conventional cotton for part of this pattern. Although I don’t buy conventional cotton anymore, the paintbox yarns cotton DK I use in this pattern isn’t organic, but I shopped it from my stash of old yarns that needed to get used up so I’ve disclosed that in the materials list so you know exactly what I used.

THE STUFFING: I used Hoooked 100% Recycled Fluffy Cotton Filling to stuff this toy. You can also use left over yarn snippets (save them all – they add up fast!) or old fiber you’ve cut into strips.

I’M MAKING SUSTAINABLE TOYS FOR MY KIDS: This is the reason I learned how to crochet to begin with! I wanted my son to have mostly sustainable toys to play with as I eliminated a huge amount of non-renewable plastics from our house. I replaced his plastic food and veg toys (and others) with crochet ones instead!

THE SLOW YARN MOVEMENT: I’m participating in the Slow Yarn Movement. There’s far too much to talk about here, but please take a few minutes to learn about what this means by reading the article I wrote about the Slow Yarn Movement as part of my 6-part Sustainable Crochet Series.

If you’re interested in learning more about sustainable crochet you can read all about it in the 6-part series I did covering everything about Sustainable Crochet and how to implement it into your own crafting starting today!

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Materials you will need for the egg free crochet pattern:

Yarn & Tools:

Abbreviations used in the egg free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
FLO – front loop only
inc – increase
dec – decrease
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Pattern

Notes: The eggs are worked in continuous rounds – do not join after each round


Rnd 1: st 6 sc in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc) x6 [30]

Rnd 6-12: sc around [30]

Rnd 13: (sc 3, dec) x6 [24]

Rnd 14: sc around [24]

Rnd 15: (sc 2, dec) x6 [18]

Rnd 16: sc around [18] STUFF EGG

Rnd 17: (sc, dec) x6 [12]

Rnd 18: sc around [12]

Rnd 19: (sc 2, dec 2) x2 [8]

Sl st in the next st and snip, leaving a long tail. Pull the tail through the final 2 loops. Using the yarn end and a tapestry needle, thread the yarn through the front loop only of the remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside and back out one of the side walls. Snip cleanly with the surface.

Crochet Eggs with Brown Eggs in Egg Basket



  • The fried egg is worked in continuous rounds – do not join after each round
  • Round 10, 11 & 12 continue the standard circular increase pattern naturally following the previous rounds – increasing by 6 stitches per round. However, to create the irregular shape of a fried egg, I’ve switched up several of the sc with hdc’s and dc’s. As such, to make the pattern easier to follow, I’ve split up the writing of rounds 10, 11, and 12 into 6 lines – each line represents one of the 6 stitch groups that make up that round. Therefore, Rnd 10 has 6 groups of 10 stitches each, Rnd 11 has 6 groups of 11 stitches each and Rnd 12 has 6 groups of 12 stitches each. This way, you can make one group at a time without getting mixed up in a big jumble of instructions – I hope that’s helpful!

Begin with yellow yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 sc in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: sc around [24]

Switch to white yarn

Rnd 6: FLO (sc 3, inc) x6 [30]

Rnd 7: (sc 4, inc) x6 [36]

Rnd 8: (sc 5, inc) x6 [42]

Rnd 9: (sc 6, inc) x6 [48]

Crochet egg yolk

Rnd 10:

sc 4, hdc 2, dc 1, dc inc,

hdc 2, sc 5, sc inc

sc 3, dc 3, dc 1, dc inc

dc 3, hdc 2, sc 2, sc inc

sc 7, inc

sc 7, inc [54]

Crochet Egg after Rnd 10

Rnd 11:

sc 4, hdc 2, dc 2, dc inc,

hdc 3, sc 5, sc inc

sc 3, hdc 3, dc 2, dc inc

dc 3, hdc 2, sc 3, sc inc

sc 8, inc

sc 8, inc [60]

Crochet Egg after Rnd 11

Rnd 12:

sc 4, hdc 2, dc 3, dc inc,

hdc 3, sc 6, sc inc

sc 3, hdc 3, dc 3, dc inc

dc 3, hdc 2, sc inc, sc 4

sc 9, inc

sc 9, inc [66]

Fasten off and weave in end

Crochet Egg after Rnd 12
Crochet Eggs - Fried & Whole

I’d love to see your finished eggs! Please take a moment to post a picture on instagram using #offthebeatenhook and tag me @offthebeatenhook. I can’t wait to see it!


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4 responses to “Egg Free Crochet Pattern – Whole & Fried Eggs”

  1. Lindsey Avatar

    You’re very welcome. Thank you!

  2. trio Avatar

    Is all the white of the fried egg FLO or just the first round (round 6)?

    1. Lindsey Avatar

      Just the first row 🙂 The rest is crocheted under both loops. Thanks for double checking!

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