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Turtle Egg Cover: Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Crochet Turtle Egg Cover is a great addition to your Easter decor.

Decorative egg covers can be fun to use just as decor or something to make your egg hunts a little more interesting.

This pattern has been created for the Easter Blog Hop, hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

Each day in March, there will be a featured pattern that will be FREE for the day with the provided coupon code. You can find all the coupon codes on Sunflow Cottage Crochet Easter Blog Hop Blog Post that is linked through the code button above.

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You can find the written pattern and tutorial video in this post for the medium size egg cover.

The pdf of the pattern includes small (SM- 4 ½ cm) and large (LG 8 cm) sizes as well. The pdf is available in my Ravelry & Ribblr. The buttons below will take you to the Turtle pattern within these shops.

For This Egg Cover you will need a few supplies, know a few abbreviations,there is a video to help explain the special stitches in more detail.


Yarn: one to three colors of worsted/Standard 4 weight

I used:

¹ Red Heart: Sand – SM. 6 yards, Med. 10 yards, LG.12 yards

² Red Heart: Sage - SM.8yrds, Med. 10 yards, LG. 11 ½ yards

³ Red Heart: Black – 12 to 18 inches for all sizes

Crochet Hook:

G (4.00 mm) hook & D (3.00mm) hook

Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, Elastic band, poly-fill (stuffing)

Eyes (googly eyes, safety eyes, buttons, or brads: all 6mm to 12mm),

Plastic Egg (6 cm easter eggs )

Gauge swatch:

With G (4.00mm) hook and worsted (4) weight 100% acrylic yarn

Ch 15, Row 1: in 2nd bb from hook hdc 14, Row 2 – 10: ch 1, turn, hdc 12

Measures: 4” x 4”

follow the link above for all abbreviations if there are any unknown terms within this pattern

YouTube Tutorial Video:

Written Instructions:


Sand: 10 yards

Sage: 2 yards

G (4.00mm) Hook

Rnd 1: Fhdc 7 (7)

Rnd 2: ch 1, turn, BLO- hdc 7, 2hdc (in side bar), BLO- hdc 7, 3hdc (in side bar), slst to join (19)

Rnd 3-4: ch 1, no turning, Ca-hdc 19, slst to join (19)

Rnd 5: ch 1, no turning, BLO-hdc 7, hdc2tog, BLO-hdc 10, slst to join (18)

Note: the 3rd loop for Rnd 6 will be the one closest to you because we turn

For the puff for the medium size we will yo, and pull a loop 6 times before yo and pull through all loops on the hook

Rnd 6: ch 1, turn, Ca-hdc 3, CC: Sage-Ca-puff, CC: Sand-Ca-hdc 4, CC: Sage-Ca-puff, CC: Sand- Ca-hdc 3, CC: Sage-Ca-puff, CC: Sand-Ca-hdc 4, CC: Sage-Ca-puff, CC: sand- slst to join (18)

Rnd 7: CC: Sand- ch 1, turn, sc 18 holding the circular elastic between the sts, slst to join (18)

Cut, tie, and weave in ends


SM. Sage: ¾ yard

G (4.00mm) Hook

Ch 5

Row 1: working in the bb of the ch starting in the 2nd bb from hook- slst, sc, hdc, dc (4)

Leave a long tail for sewing to base, cut and tie

Sew the dc side of tail to the base at Rnd 4&5 between sts 13&14 (back of turtle)


SM. Sage: 7 yards

G (4.00mm) Hook


Rnd 1: sc 6 in MR, slst to join (6)

Rnd 2: ch 1, turn, [2sc]x6, slst to join (12)

Rnd 3-4: ch 1, turn, sc 12, slst to join (12)

Rnd 5: ch1, turn, 2sc, sc 10, 2sc, slst to join (14)

Rnd 6: ch1, turn, sc 14, slst to join (14)

Rnd 7: ch1, turn, 2sc, sc 2 [sc2tog]x4 ,sc 2, 2sc, slst to join (12)

Rnd 8: ch1, turn, sc 4 [sc2tog]x2 ,sc 4, slst to join (10)

Place eyes, Rnd 5 at 4th/5th and 8th/9th so the eyes are about 4 sts apart.

Rnd 9: ch1, turn, slst 2, sc 1 [sc2tog]x2 ,sc 1, slst 2, slst to join (8)

Rnd 10: ch 1, turn, sc 8 (8)

add stuffing

Leave tail for sewing to body, cut and tie

Sew to base between Rnds 2&4 at st(s) that are font and center

With 5” to 10” of black, embroider the turtle a mouth.

The link below will take you to the Ravelry page for the full Turtle Egg Cover crochet pattern, It will be free on my blog hop feature day with the coupon code provided on the hosts blog. before and after the patterns feature day the price of the pdf with all three egg cover sizes and extra photos will be $3.00, I appreciate any pattern sales as the money goes towards improving my blog, creating tutorial videos, and acquiring yarn to create more patterns.

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