Easter Knitting: 9 Free Online Patterns (by Ina Gilmore)

March 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Holidays and Seasonal

Are you considering making a unique Easter basket for a special child?  To get your ideas flowing, here are 9 free online patterns for bunnies, chicks, eggs, and even Easter baskets.

  1. Pocket Bunny for beginning knitters.  At 5-inches long this cute bunny can fit in a pocket. It’s is made from a garter stitch square, folded and stuffed.  The Lion Brand Yarn site requires sign in, however an account is free!
  2. Cuddly Bunny listed as easy (advanced beginner) by Lion Brand Yarn. This bunny is larger at 12 inches and fuzzy. While the Lion Brand Tiffany yarn is not available as of this writing, the website lists alternatives that sound soft and cuddly.
  3. Easter Bunny for intermediate knitters is about 20 inches tall. This bunny from Berroco Yarn has an adorable pocket for added treats.
  4. Easter Peeps: These cute ducklings would make great additions to any Easter basket.  And the come with a surprise! At the end of the pattern there are directions for making chicks and even a bunny from the same pattern!
  5. Knitted Felted Basket and Crocheted Chicks: A felted basket for your Easter treats, and soft crocheted chicks are both in this free pattern from Berroco Yarn.
  6. Felted Easter Basket with Handle: Traditional round basket, which is knit and then felted. The pieces are separately knit, felted and then sewn together.
  7. Round and Oblong Easter Baskets with Handles: This pattern uses blocks of stockinette stitch (a basket stitch variation) to simulate woven baskets.
  8. Easter Eggs reminiscent of Ukrainian eggs. These eggs are knit flat and then sewn into shape. The instructions include pattern charts. And they’d be adorable knit in solid colors too.
  9. Sock Yarn Easter Eggs:  Use your leftover sock yarn to make these colorful eggs. They’re knit on double pointed needles, and stuffed as you knit.

So, whether you want to tackle a whole basket, or just an Easter egg, you can knit treasures. You could even choose one pattern at a time, knitting a yearly tradition.  For Easter as always, remember to Knit Happy!

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