Cheeky Egg | Free Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi Egg Crochet Pattern

Cheeky Egg free crochet pattern pinnable image. Two crochet fried eggs on paper toast on a blue background.

Cheeky Egg isn’t called cheeky for nothing. Check out those buns! Eggs are delicious and their bright colors just make me smile. If you know and love Gudetama (the Sanrio egg character), just think of Cheeky Egg as their happier sibling! Check out the free egg crochet pattern below to make your very own Cheeky Egg!

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MATERIALS (RECOMMENDATIONS IN PARENTHESES)

To see a complete list of my FAVORITE amigurumi crochet tools and supplies, check out this blog post!

FINISHED SIZE

My egg is 4 inches (10 cm) from head to toe when using a 2.25mm hook and Ricorumi dk weight yarn. You can use other hook and yarn combinations to make your Cheeky Egg bigger or smaller. Just make sure your stitches are tight to avoid stuffing showing through. I wrote about yarn and hook exchanges to change the size of your amigurumi in this blog post.

Crochet egg with arms and legs sitting on top of 3 other fried egg crochet dolls with their butts up.

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
US TERMINOLOGY

BLO – back loop only
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc inc – double crochet increase
hdc – half double crochet
hdc inc – half double crochet increase
inc – single crochet increase
inv dec – invisible decrease
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
tr inc – treble crochet increase
[ ] – repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

NOTES

  • All sections are worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified.
  • Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
  • Demonstration photos are shown right-handed.
  • Chain stitches don’t count towards stitch count.

CHEEKY EGG CROCHET PATTERN

EGG YOLK

rnd 1: With color A sc 6 into a magic ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30 sts)
rnd 6: Sc around (30 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 2] 6 times (36 sts)
rnds 8-10: Sc around (36 sts for 3 rnds)
• • • EMBROIDER FACE NOW. EGG YOLK SECTION CONTINUED AFTER EMBROIDERY PHOTO TUTORIAL. CLICK TO JUMP TO THE CONTINUED EGG YOLK SECTION. • • • 

EMBROIDERING THE FACE

Close-up of crochet egg embroidered face on amigurumi.

We’ll now be embroidering Cheeky Egg’s face. Embroidering on crochet takes a bit of practice, but it gives your amigurumi lots of personality. The key to embroidering on crochet is to make sure to insert your needle through your stitches and not in a hole between stitches so your thread remains secure. It is also much easier to embroider on crochet before you’ve finished and stuffed your piece. For more tips and tricks to embroider faces on amigurumi, check out this blog post (it even has a video tutorial)!

To begin, cut a 16-inch piece of embroidery floss (using all 6 strands), thread your embroidery needle, and triple knot end. You’ll be embroidering backstitches for the mouth on rnds 7-8 and French knots for eyes on rnd 7 with 8 sts between each eye. Check out the photos below for step-by-step instructions.

Amigurumi face embroidery for egg crochet pattern tutorial.
1. On side opposite stitch marker, bring your threaded embroidery needle out through a stitch on rnd 8.
Amigurumi face embroidery for egg crochet pattern tutorial.
2. Skip one stitch and insert embroidery needle into next stitch. Pulling thread taut.
Amigurumi face embroidery for egg crochet pattern tutorial.
3. Bring needle out through stitch on rnd 7, slightly to the side of mouth. Insert needle into corner of mouth to connect. Repeat for other side of mouth.
Amigurumi face embroidery for egg crochet pattern tutorial.
4. Counting 2 stitches to the right of mouth, bring needle up through stitch on rnd 7.
Amigurumi face embroidery for egg crochet pattern tutorial.
5. Make a French knot for the eye. Holding needle close to egg, wrap thread 3 times around the needle.
Amigurumi face embroidery for egg crochet pattern tutorial.
6. Insert needle back into egg very close to where your thread is coming out.
Amigurumi face embroidery for egg crochet pattern tutorial.
7. Eye 1 is complete!
Amigurumi face embroidery for egg crochet pattern tutorial.
8. Make another French knot for eye 2, with 8 stitches between eyes.

EGG YOLK, CONTINUED

rnd 11: In BLO, sc around (36 sts)
rnds 12-14: Sc around (36 sts for 3 rnds)
rnd 15: [sc 4, inv dec 1] 6 times (30 sts)
rnd 16: [sc 3, inv dec 1] 6 times (24 sts)
– – – STUFF EGG YOLK NOW & CONTINUE STUFFING UNTIL END. STOP HERE AND COMPLETE STEPS 1-4 OF THE MAKING THE BUTT PHOTO TUTORIAL BELOW. – – –
rnd 17: [sc 2, inv dec 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 18: [sc 1, inv dec 1] 6 times (12 sts)
rnd 19: Inv dec 6 (6 sts)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a 16-inch yarn tail for closing ending hole and making butt crack. Don’t close opening yet! See the photo tutorial below for making Egg’s little butt.

Crochet fried egg on paper toast on a pink background.

MAKING THE BUTT

This egg ain’t called cheeky for nothin! Cheeky Egg’s butt is easily formed using the yarn tail and 2 small balls of toy stuffing. The photo tutorial below will show you how to do it!

Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
1. After completing rnd 16 of egg yolk, form 2 small balls of stuffing about 1 inch in diameter for the cheeks.
Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
2. On side opposite face, insert stuffing ball into opening for first cheek.
Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
3. Press ball into stitches to slightly stretch out cheek and make it more pronounced.
Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
4. Repeat on other side to make 2 butt cheeks. Finish stuffing the egg yolk until the shape is round. Complete rnds 17-19 of Egg Yolk before moving to next step.
Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
5. Finish off your piece. With the tapestry needle and yarn tail, weave tail through front loop of last rnd’s sts from inside to out. Pull yarn tail tightly to close hole.

Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
6. Insert threaded tapestry needle through center of hole and bring out between sts under rnd 11, between butt cheeks.
Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
7. Make a long line with yarn tail to make butt crack, inserting your needle between sts under rnd 16
Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
8. Bring needle through another part of egg yolk and pull yarn tail tightly so the butt crack is defined between the cheeks.
Making the butt for the crochet fried egg.
9. Weave the yarn tail through several stitches on 2 rnds of the yolk to make it extra secure. Then bring yarn tail through the egg again and cut yarn tail close to body.

EGG WHITE SKIRT

rnd 1: On side opposite egg’s face, attach color B through front loop of st of rnd 10, ch 1 (don’t count as st), hdc 1 into same st as ch (photo A below), hdc 4, hdc inc 1, [hdc 5, hdc inc 1] 5 times (42 sts)
rnd 2: Continue onto rnd 2 without joining and chaining (photo B below), [hdc 4, hdc inc 1] 8 times, hdc 2 (50 sts)
rnd 3: [hdc 4, hdc inc 1] 10 times (60 sts)
rnd 4: [hdc 4, hdc inc 1] 12 times (72 sts)
– – – THERE ARE 2 VERSIONS FOR RND 5 – JUST CROCHET RND 5 ONCE! VERSION 1 GIVES YOU A SMOOTHER EDGE AND VERSION 2 IS A LITTLE WAVIER. PHOTOS C & D BELOW SHOW BOTH OPTIONS.– – –
rnd 5 (VERSION 1): Hdc 1, dc 1, dc inc 1, dc 2, [hdc 3, inc 1, sc 3, hdc 1, dc 1, dc inc 1, tr 5, tr inc 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 3, inc 1, hdc 1, dc 4, dc inc 1, dc 1, hdc 1] 2 times, sc 3, inc 1, sc 3 (84 sts)
rnd 5 (VERSION 2): Hdc 1, dc 2, dc inc 1, dc 1, hdc 1, [hdc 1, sc 2, inc 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 2, tr inc 1, dc 1, hdc 1] 2 times, sc 3, inc 1, hdc 1, dc 4, hdc inc 1, [sc 3, hdc 1, dc 1, tr inc 1, tr 4, dc 1, hdc inc 1] 2 times, sc 5, inc 1, sc 2 (84 sts)
Sl st 1 into 1st st of rnd. Fasten off yarn and weave in tail.  

Close up of crocheting the egg white skirt.
PHOTO A
Close up of crocheting the egg white skirt.
PHOTO B
Different version of egg white skirt.
PHOTO C (Rnd 5 Version 1)
Different version of egg white skirt.
PHOTO D (Rnd 5 Version 2)

ARM (Make 2)

rnd 1: With color A, sc 6 into magic ring (6 sts)
rnds 2-7: Sc around (6 sts for 6 rnds)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch tail for attaching.

LEG (Make 2)

rnd 1: With color A, sc 6 into magic ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: Inc 1, sc 5 (7 sts)
rnds 3-11: Sc around (7 sts for 9 rnds)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch tail for attaching.

ATTACHING ARMS & LEGS

Now it’s time to attach the arms and legs. The placement photos below show where the arms and legs should be attached on the yolk. The arms are attached over rnd 10 and the legs are attached over rnd 16 of the egg yolk. The photo tutorial below shows my method for attaching using the arms as an example. I use the same method for attaching the legs.

Red dots showing where the arms for the crochet egg should go.
ARM PLACEMENT
Red dots showing where the legs for the crochet egg should go.
LEG PLACEMENT
Close-up showing how to attaching the arm to the crochet egg amigurumi.
1. Insert tapestry needle threaded with arm’s yarn tail under st of rnd 10.
Close-up showing how to attaching the arm to the crochet egg amigurumi.
2. Insert needle into st on arm from inside to outside.
Close-up showing how to attaching the arm to the crochet egg amigurumi.
3. Insert needle under st above rnd 10. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’ve worked all the way around the arm.
Close-up showing how to attaching the arm to the egg amigurumi.
4. Once you’ve worked all the way around, insert needle into egg yolk and bring up the yarn through another part of the body. Weave through several stitches to secure. Bring yarn through body again and cut close so thread retracts inside.
Close-up showing how to attaching the arm to the crochet egg amigurumi.
5. Repeat the process with the other arm!

APPLYING BLUSH

Close-up showing how to apply blush to the crochet egg amigurumi.

This step is optional, but it adds a really cute look to your finished Cheeky Egg! Using regular blush makeup and a small brush, I bring blush under the egg’s eyes. Use a light hand at first, you can always add more! If you’ve added a bit too much, you can use your finger to smudge and blur the blush.

If you don’t have blush, you can try this technique with a wax crayon and a paper towel. Rub the crayon on the paper towel first and then rub it on your egg!

Two egg amigurumi sitting next to each other. One is facing the camera, the other is showing his butt. They are on a peach background.

I hope you enjoyed the Cheeky Egg crochet pattern! If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment below!

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ヽ(゚ー゚*ヽ) This egg crochet pattern is an original pattern by Kristina Turner of Tiny Curl. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this free pattern, you may link to it, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell the crochet pattern or distribute it. Thank you for your understanding.

You can sell items made from this free egg crochet pattern, as long as they are handmade by you in a limited number and you give credit to me as the crochet designer. Please use the following line in the item description of any toy you are selling: • This item is handmade by (your name) from a design and pattern by Tiny Curl, Kristina Turner | tinycurl.co • (ノ*゚ー゚)ノ

Amigurumi Egg Crochet Pattern

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    1. Thank you for making and sharing your pic of the MOST adorable Cheeky Eggs!

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