My kids love it when Easter decorations, especially eggs, come in variety of colors, so you can imagine the rainbow in the kitchen when it is time to dye those eggs. However, I wanted to enrich this year tablescape (or dresserscape - as I like to decorate my dressers too) with mini crocheted eggs and nests that I will scatter around (the dresser) and I also wrote the pattern so you guys can make them too if you like.
For the eggs I used (as always) sport yarn and a 1.9 mm hook.
Mini Egg Pattern:
Ch 4 and join to make a ring.
Round 1: Sc 5 in ring.
Round 2: sc2 in each stitch (10).
Round 3: sc1 in all stitches (10).
Round 4 to (almost the) end: sc2tog
I don't actually sc2 to the end. I leave the last 2-3 st. I cut the yarn and sew those last st together at the top, tie a knot and hide the yarn inside the egg.
For the nest I used a DK yarn and a 3 mm hook.
Ch 5 and join to make a ring.
Round 1: Sc 6 in ring.
Round 2: sc2 in each stitch (12).
Round 3 - 4: sc1 in all stitches (24).
When done, cut yarn, thread through a needle, tie a knot and weave through work.
Both patterns are very easy and you can get many of the eggs and nests in no time. For bigger nests and eggs use chunky(-ier) yarn and adequate hook.