Pokeball Easter Egg Crochet Pattern


Pokeball shaped eggs held in a pair of hands against a black background.

I’ve been seeing a few Easter projects popping up around the place and since I’ve had a couple of requests for this pattern already, I thought I’d get it up nice and early so you have plenty of time to make some.

I grew up watching/playing Pokemon and my son is also a fan so this twist on the classic egg was an obvious choice. Use them for Easter egg hunts or add a keychain for a fun calorie free gift.

(This pattern is also available in Russian here)


MATERIALS

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  • DK Weight Yarn in red, white and black
    (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in pillar red, paper white and pure black)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

STITCHES/ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase
  • invdec = invisible decrease
  • BLO = back loop only
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st/s = stitch/es
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2.5″ x 2″ (6.5cm x 5cm) when using the materials listed.

Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


PATTERN

POKEBALL EGG (starting with red)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc] x12 (12)
R4: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R5: [Sc] x18 (18)
R6: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R7: [Sc] x24 (24)
R8: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R9-10: [Sc] x30 (30) – change to black in last st of R10
R11: [BLO sc] x30 (30) – change to white in last st
R12: [BLO sc] x30 (30)
R13-16: [Sc] x30 (30)
R17: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)
R18: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R19: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R20: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Fasten off and weave in end.

BUTTON (starting with white)

R1: Ch 1, 6 hdc in magic ring (6) – change to black in last st
R2: BLO sl st to first hdc, sl st in same st. 2 sl st in each st around (12)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew the button to the egg centered over the colour changes.


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