Ladies and gentlemen, in celebration of Easter this weekend, I would like to present to you a new way of decorating Easter eggs. This one does not involve any artificial dyes (depending on what type of yarn you use) and yields eggs that you can keep for years to come.
That's right--this year The Animator's Wife decided to crochet her eggs.
Now you could do this the hard way, by poking a small hole on either end of a raw egg and blowing the egg out of the shell faberge-style, or you could do what The Animator's Wife did and use wooden eggs from the craft store. You can even use plastic eggs if you want. If you're a parent, I'm sure you'll have plenty left over from the Easter egg hunt!
The eggs pictured above were all made from free patterns the blue is the Striped Easter Egg Cover, the green is the Victorian Easter Egg Ornament (minus the ruffle), and the pink is the Granny Egg. All three patterns are super easy to make and use scrap bits of crochet thread or lace-weight yarn that you probably have lying around the house. Now you have no excuse not to make them before this weekend.