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Crochet It! Amigurumi Plastic Easter Egg Birds for Easter Baskets

Each year I like to make a little handmade gift for Turtle and Bean’s Easter baskets. Last year I felted yellow dryer balls and needle felted chick faces on them. This year I am amigurumi and crochet obsessed so I figured a crochet project would be fun. 

Blue Bird Amigurumi made by Sew Creative 3

I was looking at my Amigurumi Blue Bird and thought how he looks a bit like a giant Easter Egg. I had a bunch of plastic Easter Eggs left from my Spring Wreath and the wheels in my head started turning… what if I made two crochet “cups” to fit around the top and bottom of a plastic Easter Egg and made little Amigurumi Easter Egg Birds?

Last night I whipped up a couple so I thought I would share the pattern in case you wanted to give them a try too! 

Amigurumi Plastic Easter Egg Birds Pattern

Materials-

-2 colors of yarn, 1 for body and wings another for beak  (We like Bernat Cotton Yarns available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Size G Crochet Hook

-Plastic Easter Eggs

Black and white felt for eyes

Tapestry needle

Glue Gun

-Scissors

Crochet Pattern For Bottom of Bird:

Round 1- Magic Ring. Single Crochet 4 times in ring. Pull to tighten.

Round 2- Work 2 Single Crochet into each stitch around (8 stitches)

Round 3- *2 Single Crochet in first stitch, 1 Single Crochet in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Round 4- *2 Single Crochet in first stitch, 1 Single Crochet in next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * around. (16 stitches).

Round 5- *2 Single Crochet in first stitch, 1 Single Crochet in next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * around. (20 stitches).

Round 6-8- Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (20 stitches).

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Crochet Pattern For Top of Bird:

Round 1- Magic Ring. Single Crochet 4 times in ring. Pull to tighten.

Round 2- Work 2 Single Crochet into each stitch around (8 stitches)

Round 3- *2 Single Crochet in first stitch, 1 Single Crochet in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Round 4- *2 Single Crochet in first stitch, 1 Single Crochet in next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * around. (16 stitches).

Round 5- *2 Single Crochet in first stitch, 1 Single Crochet in next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * around. (20 stitches).

Round 6-9- Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (20 stitches).

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Crochet Pattern For Wings (Make 2):

Round 1- Magic Ring. Single Crochet 4 times in ring. Pull to tighten.

Round 2- Work 2 Single Crochet into each stitch around (8 stitches)

Round 3-7- Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (20 stitches).

Fasten off and leave a long tail .

Crochet Pattern For Beak:

Round 1- Magic Ring. Single Crochet 4 times in ring. Pull to tighten.

Round 2- Work 2 Single Crochet into each stitch around (8 stitches)

Fasten off and leave a long tale.

Assembly:

-Attach wings- Flatten wings. Using yarn tail that you left on wings, sew wings to round 9 of  the top of your bird. Pinch top of wing together and sew through both sides of the wing fastening to the body. 1 wing on each side of the bird. 

-Attach beak- Using yarn tail, sew beak onto the “face” of the top section of your bird.

-Cut ovals from your black felt, glue gun to the face of your bird. 

-Cut small circles from the white felt, glue gun onto the center of the black part of the eye.

-Glue eggs to your crochet. The first time I assembled one of the birds I put glue from my glue gun onto the plastic egg and then tried inserting it inside of my crochet piece. It was a mess! The glue pushed up as I was inserting the plastic egg and got all over the egg. Instead I suggest putting the glue from your glue gun on the inside of your crochet work and then push the plastic egg inside. 

-Fill with candy, put in Easter basket and enjoy!

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