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Last Minute Easter Knitting Patterns

by | Mar 31, 2015 | Easter, Featured, Gifts to Knit, Holiday

Quick Easter Knitting Patterns. Most patterns are free. Patterns for treat holders, basket stuffers, toys, and decorations

There’s still time to make these gifts for Easter. They are great for stash and remnant yarn!

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To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easter Bunny Baby Rattle

Easter Bunny Baby Rattle

This little bunny rattle knits up quickly and the perfect last-minute Easter and shower gift! Knit from the bottom up in one piece with the ears made separately and sewn on. Designed by Rosie Posie Baby Knits. Worsted weight.

Free Knitting Pattern for Chick and Egg by Alan Dart

Chick and Egg by Alan Dart

This tiny chick toy comes with her own Easter egg shell with picot edges. The chick is 7.5cm/3in tall, and the egg is 12.5cm/5in tall, 7.5cm/3in wid. Designed by Alan Dart. Pictured project by pennyismycat

Free Knitting Pattern for Easter Chick Basket

Easter Chick Basket

Easy treat holder knit in one piece in garter stitch, folded and seamed. Designed by Gina Michele

Free Knitting Pattern for Eggkins

Eggkins

Six egg-shaped animal toys perfect for Easter baskets or egg cups. Left to right (front row): chick, owlet, duckling; (back row): lamb, bunny, frog.. DK yarn. Designed by Chris de Longpre

Free Knitting Pattern for Sweet Little Easter Baskets

Sweet Little Easter Baskets

Tiny baskets perfect for holding small treats like mini chocolate eggs. DK yarn. Designed by marianna mel

Free Knitting Pattern for Easter Placements and Napkin Rings

Easter Placemats with Easter Egg Napkin Rings

Rebecca J. Venton designed these easy festive placemats and napkin rings for Easter but you could use the colorful placemats all year round.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Spring Chick Toy

Spring Chick Toy

Easy bird toy pattern by Barbara Prime of Fuzzy Knits. Pictured birds in DK yarn are 7.5 cm long but size can be adapted with different yarn weights.

Free Knitting Pattern for Bunny and Duck Flip Toy

Bunny and Duck Flip Toy

This Mini-Reversible Duck to Bunny is a topsy turvy toy. Just turn one of the animal buddies inside out to see the new animal. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. Pictured project by azadi

Free Knitting Pattern for Gumdrop Bunnies

Gumdrop Bunnies

These Five Little Bunnies by Laura Bain make quick toys for baskets or Easter decorations.

Easter Treat Holders

Easter Egg Treat Holders Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Easter Egg Treat Holders

Great for holding candy eggs! These little characters designed by Jean Greenhowe are all based on a garter stitch tube, with one half pushed inside the other half. This double knitted thickness and the stretchiness of garter stitch holds a chocolate egg securely in place, until it is squeezed out.

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Small Easter Baskets Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Small Easter Baskets

These basketweave basket treat holders designed by Jean Woods come in round or oblong.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Dalek Egg Cozies

Dalek Egg Cozies

This Doctor Who inspired designs by Lyles’ Knit are great for hiding chocolate eggs or Easter eggs. Easterminate!

Easter Chick Treat Holder Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Easter Chick Treat Holder

Designed by Chloe Blunn, these chicks can hide a candy egg surprise or be stuffed as a toy.

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One Egg Easter Basket Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

© motherofsquirrel

One Egg Easter Basket

This tiny Easter basket designed by Vivian Keys is the perfect size for one Easter egg or several small chocolate eggs.

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Free knitting pattern for Chicks in Nest Candy Egg Holder

Chicks in Nest Candy Egg Holder

These baby birds are sitting pretty on chocolate eggs hidden in the nest!

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Catnip Bunny Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Catnip Bunnies

Great for leftover yarn, these bunnies designed by Selina Kyle are easy to make and practically seamless. Though designed to be filled with catnip they could also be used as sachets, bean bags, or tiny toys.

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Mini Eggs in Basket Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Mini Eggs in Basket

Frankie Brown brings us knitted mini eggs with their own knitted basket decorated with tiny knitted flowers.

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Bunny Ears Headband Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Bunny Ears Headband

Cute bunny ears headband pattern has sizes 2/4 & 6/10 yrs.

 

Bunny from Knitted Square Free Knitting Pattern | Free Bunny Rabbit Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-bunny-knitting-patterns

Knitted Square Bunny

Heartstrings Fiber Arts created this clever pattern to make a bunny out of a square piece of knitting.

 

Knit Square Bunny Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Another Knit Square Bunny

Here is another version of a bunny created by knitting a single square, designed by Annette of Lebenslustiger.

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Easter Finger Puppets Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Easter Finger Puppets

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Easter Peeps Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Easter Peeps

This pattern by Kat Lewinski includes modification for a bunny.

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Free knitting pattern for mini Easter egg toys perfect for plastic eggs

Mini Easter Egg Toys

This bee, ladybug, caterpillar, and bunny are just the right size to fit into a plastic egg.

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Tiny Baby Bunnies Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Tiny Baby Bunnies

These mini-marshmallow bunnies designed by Mochimochi Land make great plastic egg stuffers and are a good way to use leftover yarn.

Chick in an Egg Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Chick in an Egg

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Teeny Tiny Knitted Animals Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Teeny Tiny Knitted Animals

These tiny toys by Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits are just under 2.5 inches (6 cms) tall.

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Bunny Beanie Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Bunny Beanie

This cute hat by Noe Knits fits babies age 3 to 6 months.

Itty Bitty Fuzzy Wuzzy Bunny Booties Free Knitting Pattern | Free Bunny Rabbit Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-bunny-knitting-patterns

Itty Bitty Fuzzy Wuzzy Bunny Booties

This pattern for super soft booties from Yarnspirations is sized for 3, 6, and 12 months.

 

Cross Motif Knitting Patterns

Simple Cross Bookmarks Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Simple Cross Bookmarks

Designed by Lori Klahn, this lace bookmark features a ribbon cross or a cross made of contrasting yarn.

Download the free knitting pattern at Ravelry

Free knitting pattern for Cross Motif Easter Egg Treat Holders

Cross Motif Easter Egg Treat Holders

Designed by Tat’sgrans Treasures, this pattern comes in two sizes and is knit flat seamed up the back.

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Knitted Hot Cross Bun Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Knitted Hot Cross Bun

Cintia Gonzalez’ pattern is knitted flat in stockinette stitch then sewn together for assembly and stuffing.
Icord is used with an instructional video included.

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Free knitting pattern for Heart and Cross motif

© rxolive

Shelley’s Heart and Cross

This cross motif by Kathleen Brundige was created for a washcloth but can be used for other projects.

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Easter Decorations

Free knitting pattern for Easter Egg Ornaments

Easter Egg Ornaments

Easter eggs that last forever from Purl Soho.About 2 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches in diameter and stuffed with fiberfill, they are perfect for hanging from a tree or placing in a basket.

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Free knitting pattern for Easter Basket Dishcloth

© tezsocks

Easter Basket Washcloth

This pattern was originally part of a Knit Along and can be used as a motif for other projects.

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Bunny Egg Warmer Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Bunny Egg Warmer

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Free knitting pattern for Egghead Egg Hats

Egghead Hats

Knit tiny hats for your Easter eggs with these patterns from Emily Ivey

Download the free pattern on Ravelry

 

Bunny Lovey Blankie Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-quick-easter-knitting-patterns

Cuddly Bunny Lovey

This baby blankie is based on a Norwegian pattern with English translation.

 

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Patterns for Easter Diorama Ornaments

Easter Diorama Ornaments

Diorama patterns available include two bunnies, egg painter duck, two chicks in nest, doll, chick with daisies, and 2 chicks. Designed by HandMadeAwards.

Knitting Pattern for Bunny Mug Cozy

Bunny Mug Cozy

Fits average size coffee mug (mug in photo measures 5” tall by 11.5” around). Designed by Simply Maggie who says it is suitable for beginners.

Knitting Pattern for Easter Bunny Hat

Easter Bunny Hat

This baby hat features fair isle Easter Bunnies complete with fluffy white tails. Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+.  Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.

Knitting Pattern for Dragon and Unicorn Egg Cozies

Dragon and Unicorn Egg Cozies

Garter stitch toys designed to hold chocolate or Easter eggs. DK weight yarn. Designed by WoolyMcWoolface

Knitting Pattern for Bunny Baskets

Bunny Baskets

Felted bowls with bunny ears and pompom tails, perfect for Easter. 3 sizes: 3″, 4″, and 7″ diameter. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Midknits

Knitting Pattern for Bunny Egg Cozy

Bunny Egg Cozy

Finished size: approx 12cm (5 inches) from base to ear tip and it will fit over a large egg (organic of course) or a chocolate one if you prefer. Designed by Julie Williams, Little Cotton Rabbits

Knitting Pattern for Eggbert the Easter Bunny

Eggbert the Easter Bunny

Toy bunny with a basket to hold chocolate eggs or other treats. Designed by Debi Birkin who allows you sell your finished projects.

Free Knitting Pattern for Ducky Egg Holder

Ducky Egg Holder

Duck toy cradles chocolate or real eggs in its wings. Duck is approx 18cm high. DK yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Bunny and Chicky

Bunny and Chicky

Amanda Berry designed these adorable Easter toys. The finished bunny is approximately 14cm tall (including the ears), and the chick is 6.5cm tall. DK yarn.

Easter Knits Book

Easter Knits

Arne and Carlos provide a delightful collection of knit eggs, bunnies, and chicks, staying true to their taste for designs based on traditional Scandinavian knitwear, but giving them a fun, quirky twist by scaling them down into quick, small projects.

Knitting Pattern for Easter Bunnies Hat

Easter Bunnies Hat

Adorable baby hat features fair isle bunnies with whiskers. Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+.  Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.

Knitting Pattern for Little Sweetie Unicorn Easter Egg Holder

Little Sweetie Unicorn Easter Egg Holder

Perfect for holding treats or other small items too! Unicorn lays at approximately 17cm from nose to base of feet. DK yarn. Designed by TobyCreates

Knitting Pattern for Hatching Easter Chick

Hatching Easter Chick

Toy chick knit in the round approximately 3,93 inches (10cm) . DK yarn. Designed by Deniza’s Toys Joys. The designer also takes orders for the completed toy.

Knitting Pattern for Little Sweetie Ducky Easter Egg Holder

Little Sweetie Ducky Easter Egg Holder

Perfect for holding treats or other small items too! Ducky lays at approximately 20cm from beak to base of feet. DK yarn. Designed by TobyCreates

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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