Last Minute Easter Knitting Patterns
There’s still time to make these gifts for Easter. They are great for stash and remnant yarn!
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Free Knitting Patterns
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.
Bunny and Duck Flip Toy
These Five Little Bunnies by Laura Bain make quick toys for baskets or Easter decorations.
Knitted Square Bunny
Heartstrings Fiber Arts created this clever pattern to make a bunny out of a square piece of knitting.
Another Knit Square Bunny
Here is another version of a bunny created by knitting a single square, designed by Annette of Lebenslustiger.
Bunny Ears Headband
Cute bunny ears headband pattern has sizes 2/4 & 6/10 yrs.
Easter Finger Puppets
This pattern by Kat Lewinski includes modification for a bunny.
Mini Easter Egg Toys
This bee, ladybug, caterpillar, and bunny are just the right size to fit into a plastic egg.
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.
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Chick in an Egg
Teeny Tiny Knitted Animals
These tiny toys by Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits are just under 2.5 inches (6 cms) tall.
Easter Treat Holders
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.
Small Easter Baskets
These basketweave basket treat holders designed by Jean Woods come in round or oblong.
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
Designed by Chloe Blunn, these chicks can hide a candy egg surprise or be stuffed as a toy.
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.
Chicks in Nest Candy Egg Holder
These baby birds are sitting pretty on chocolate eggs hidden in the nest!
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.
Mini Eggs in Basket
Frankie Brown brings us knitted mini eggs with their own knitted basket decorated with tiny knitted flowers.
Baby’s First Easter
This cute hat by Noe Knits fits babies age 3 to 6 months.
Itty Bitty Fuzzy Wuzzy Bunny Booties
This pattern for super soft booties from Yarnspirations is sized for 3, 6, and 12 months.
Cuddly Bunny Lovey
This baby blankie is based on a Norwegian pattern with English translation.
Cross Motif Knitting Patterns
Simple Cross Bookmarks
Designed by Lori Klahn, this lace bookmark features a ribbon cross or a cross made of contrasting yarn.
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.
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.
Shelley’s Heart and Cross
This cross motif by Kathleen Brundige was created for a washcloth but can be used for other projects.
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.
Easter Basket Washcloth
This pattern was originally part of a Knit Along and can be used as a motif for other projects.
Bunny Egg Warmer
Knit tiny hats for your Easter eggs with these patterns from Emily Ivey
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.
Patterns for Purchase
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.
Terry 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!