Egg Hunt Blanket Pattern

Happy Easter!

As a Mum, my favourite part of Easter (besides chocolate for breakfast) is the Easter Egg hunt with my son.

I love hiding the eggs and then watching the complete joy on his face every time he finds one! It's one of those moments of pure joy that simultaneously takes me back to childhood and makes me feels completely happy with my life in this moment.

So, in celebration of the egg hunt and childhood, I have designed this cute little blanket to look like colourful eggs lined up on the grass just waiting to be picked up and gobbled up! And as a thank you for the love I have received from the wonderful online crochet community, I am sharing this pattern for free as a little Easter gift.

Egg Hunt Blanket


Egg Hunt Blanket Pattern

I have made a mini blanket for my son's baby (who is named Baby!) but I have included the starting count for making a larger blanket and the multiples so you can make it as large or small as you like.

Yarn: Any DK (8ply) weight yarn would work. I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton in Honeydew, Pink Rose, Daffodil and Arctic.
*You could use a different weight yarn though this will affect the size and you may need you adjust your starting count accordingly.

Hook: 4mm (or size needed for your yarn)

Multiples: 6 + 3 (if using fhdc)
6 + 4 (if using starting chain and the row of hdc where ch 2 counts as first stitch)
So for this mini blanket I used 8 x 6 = 48 + 3 = 51
For a larger blanket I would try 30 x 6 = 180 + 3 = 183. By my calculations this would make the blanket about 1 metre (39 inches) wide.

Rory and Baby with the Egg Hunt blanket.

Important!

This blanket has a front and a back but they are both similar.
The front is the way that’s facing you when you begin and the 1st (pink) and 3rd (blue) egg rows will also face the front.
To keep this pattern facing the same way you need to make sure you Do Not Turn in row 4 (the first egg row in pink).
This means that the final row of hdc (grass) and the first row of the egg in pink are facing the same way. Every other row you turn.

Pattern

  1. In Honeydew (grass)
    51 fhdc. *
    (51 hdc)
    *This photo and video tutorial from Fibre Flux shows how to do various foundation rows including foundation hdc.
  2. Turn,
    ch 2, *
    hdc in the next st and each stitch across.
    (51 hdc)
    *ch 2 counts as first hdc. You can use an alternative chainless turning hdc here if you prefer.
  3. Turn,
    ch 2,
    hdc in the next st and each stitch across.
    Break yarn and weave in ends.
    (51 hdc)
  4. In Pink Rose (1st egg row)
    Do Not Turn,
    Standing dc* in the first hdc,
    3 dc in the next hdc,
    [ ch 2, sk 5 sts,
    (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the next hdc ] 7 times
    ch 2, sk 5 sts,
    3 dc in the next hdc,
    dc in the last hdc,
    Break yarn and weave in ends.
    (50 dc, 7 ch 1 sps, 8 ch 2 sps)
    *Standing stitches are used when joining a new colour and replace join with sl st and beginning chains.
    This tutorial by Helen of Crystals and Crochet is helpful if you'd like to learn how to do these. 
  5. In Daffodil (2nd egg row)
    Turn,
    Standing dc in the first dc,
    3 dc in the next dc,
    ch 1, sk next 5 dc and ch 2 sp,
    (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the ch 1 sp *
    [ ch 1, sk next 6 dc and ch 2 sp,
    (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the ch 1 sp] 6 times
    ch 1, sk next 5 dc and ch 2 sp,
    3 dc in the next dc,
    dc in the last dc,
    Break yarn and weave in ends.
    (50 dc, 15 ch 1 sps)
    *this ch 1 space falls between the 2 clusters of 3 dc in the previous row
  6. In Arctic (3rd egg row)
    Turn,
    Standing dc in the first dc,
    3 dc in the next dc,
    sk next 2 dc,
    ch 1, sl st over the ch 1 and ch 2 sp of 2 previous rows *, ch 1,
    sk next 3 dc,
    (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the ch 1 sp,
    [ sk next 3 dc,
    ch 1, sl st over the ch 1 and ch 2 sp of 2 previous rows, ch 1,
    sk next 3 dc,
    (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the ch 1 sp ] 6 times
    sk next 3 dc,
    ch 1, sl st over the ch 1 and ch 2 sp of 2 previous rows, ch 1,
    sk next 2 dc,
    3 dc in the next dc,
    dc in the last dc,
    Break yarn and weave in ends.
    (50 dc, 8 sl sts, 23 ch 1 sps)
    *these ch sps are between the eggs. Keep sl st fairly loose - they help frame the egg and create the rounded edges.
  7. In Honeydew (grass)
    Turn,
    Standing sc in the first dc,
    sc in the next dc,
    ch 5, sk 8 sts,
    sc in ch 1 sp *
    [ ch 5, sk 9 sts,
    sc in ch 1 sp ] 6 times
    ch 5, sk 8 sts,
    sc in the next dc *
    sc in the last dc.
    (11 sc, 8 ch 5 sps)
    *this ch 1 space falls between the 2 clusters of 3 dc in the previous row
    *this is the second last dc
  8. Turn,
    ch 2 *
    hdc in the sc,
    [ 5 hdc in ch 5 sp,
    hdc in sc ] 8 times
    hdc in last sc.
    (51 hdc)
    *ch 2 counts as first hdc. You can use an alternative chainless turning hdc here if you prefer.
  9. Repeat from Row 2.

Repeat Rows 2 to 8 until the blanket is the desired size then finish with an extra Row 2 and 3 to complete the final band of grass.
I did 3 rows of eggs plus the final rows for the last band of grass making 24 rows total.

Edging

I edged my mini blanket using moss stitch (sc, ch 1) in Honeydew, Pink Rose, Daffodil, Arctic then a final row of Honeydew.

In the first row I did one sc, ch 1 in each row going up the sides and (sc, ch 1, sk 1) across the top and bottom with a ch 2 in the corners.

In each of the next rows the sc goes in the ch 1 sp with a (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 2 corner.

Don’t stress too much about your stitch placement in the first edging round, just try to make it as even as you can. It will even out in the next row if it’s slightly off. Moss stitch is quite forgiving which is why I chose it for the edging here!


I think this pattern would look cute as a blanket, pillow, table runner or scarf, so have a play around and let me know what you come up with.

Share on Instagram with #egghuntblanket or tag me @vividkreations.

Or post a pic to my Facebook page. I'd love to see what you make.

Cheers 😊

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