Knitting patterns for Easter baskets, toys for baskets, treat holders, decorations, egg cozies and more.
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Tiny Easter Chick by Amanda Berry
This little yellow Easter chick sitting in a shell is a quick knit and great for using up scrap yarn. Great for Easter baskets or putting in plastic eggs. Approximately 3.5cm tall. Knit flat. Designed by Amanda Berry
Perfect for the Easter season or for all-year decoration or embellishment. Palm leaf is constructed by knitting in garter stitch and casting on and binding off to form the fronds. Quick project that takes 3-5 hours according to Joann's. Uses 1 skeing of the recommended aran weight yarn.
Lamb Easter Basket With Animal Toys
Cute basket with rainbow handles and a bobble texture for a woolly sheep coat. Also comes with instructions for small animal toys to put in basket. Designed by Nicola Valiji. DK weight yarn. Kit is also available.
Easy Bunny Basket
Rabbit-eared basket perfect for holding treats or as Easter decor. It’s knit on circular needles without increases or decreases with bottom closed by gathering. The ears are knit separately and then sewn on. Finish with a fluffy faux fur pom pom tail. Designed by Gina Michele. Jumbo weight yarn.
Chrissy Chick and the Egg-stras
Amigurumi baby bird with tiny bunny hat with egg friends. Great toys for Easter baskets! The chick is about 4" [10 cm] tall, not including hat. Designed by Nancy Anderson for Red Heart. All can be knit with one cake of special multicolored Amigurmi yarn from Red Heart.
Floppy Bunny Hat
Easy baby beanie knit in stockinette in the round with garter stitch bunny ears. Takes just 4 hours to knit in super bulky yarn according to the designer. Sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 18-24 months. Designed by Louise Bollanos.
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 wide. Designed by Alan Dart.
Easter Chick Basket
Easy treat holder knit in one piece in garter stitch, folded and seamed. Designed by Gina Michele
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
Sweet Little Easter Baskets
Tiny baskets perfect for holding small treats like mini chocolate eggs. DK yarn. Designed by marianna mel
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.
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
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- Get Itty Bitty Toys by Susan Anderson at Amazon (Kindle and Prime options available, includes 5 flip toy patterns)
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These Five Little Bunnies by Laura Bain make quick toys for baskets or Easter decorations.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Gumdrop yarn at Red Heart
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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.
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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. Pictured project by motherofsquirrel
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.
Chicks in Nest Candy Egg Holder
These baby birds are sitting pretty on chocolate eggs hidden in the nest!
Bunny Ears Headband
Cute bunny ears headband pattern has sizes 2/4 & 6/10 yrs.
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.
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.
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.
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. Pictured project by rxolive
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. Pictured project by tezsocks
Bunny Egg Warmer
Knit tiny hats for your Easter eggs with these patterns from Emily Ivey
Cuddly Bunny Lovey
This baby blankie is based on a Norwegian pattern with English translation.
Patterns for Purchase
Easter Basket with Bunny, Chick, and Egg Amigurumi
This pattern includes the instructions to knit the basket and its decorations (flowers and leaves), and the toy rabbit, the chick and the egg in its nest. Size: Basket : 15cm tall - Rabbit : 18cm tall (seated) - Chick : 15cm tall - Egg : 11cm tall. Designed by Tutos Delphine.
Egg shaped baby bird toys with hats. One chick has white broken shell shaped bottom as if it had just hatched. Instructions for making the two chicks (the yellow and white chick, the plain yellow chick in a hat, plus the instructions to knit the striped hat). All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. Designed by Amanda Berry. DK weight yarn.
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.
This baby bird toy is quick to make and would be a lovely Easter gift. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. FINISHED SIZE: The finished chick is approximately 8.5 cm tall. Designed by Amanda Berry. DK weight yarn.
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.
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.
Dragon and Unicorn Egg Cozies
Garter stitch toys designed to hold chocolate or Easter eggs. DK weight yarn. Designed by WoolyMcWoolface
- Get the DRAGON COZY knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the UNICORN COZY knitting pattern on Etsy
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Felted bowls with bunny ears and pompom tails, perfect for Easter. 3 sizes: 3″, 4″, and 7″ diameter. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Midknits
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
Ducky Egg Holder
Duck toy cradles chocolate or real eggs in its wings. Duck is approx 18cm high. DK yarn.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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