Knitting patterns for Easter baskets, toys for baskets, treat holders, decorations, egg cozies and more. Updated 3/7/23
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Easter Bunny Lala
Easter bunny rabbit toy sitting in an Easter egg shell. All pieces knit flat. Bunny Size 16 cm (6 in) tall. Great stash buster for Sport weight yarn. Designed by Cheryx.
Floppy Bunny Ears
Easy Easter headband for beginner knitters knit flat in garter stitch. The headband is 7cm wide, and the ears stand 12cm tall. You can easily alter the size of the headband to fit adults and children. Chunky weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Berry.
Little baby chick with an egg shell skirt. It also kind of looks to me like a little egg toy with yolk body and egg white skirt. Size about 2.36 inches high. Fingering and DK weight yarn. Designed by Ola Oslopova for WorldCountryToys.
Easter Bunny, Egg, and Daffodil
Set of Easter toys all knit flat including an Easter bunny with dress and bonnet, Easter eggs, and a daffodil flower. Bunny Size Approx 25cm (10in) tall. Great stash buster for DK weight yarn. Designed by King Cole. May only be free for a limited time.
Quick egg-shaped bunny toy that would be perfect for Easter baskets or decorations. Size 10cm / 4 inches. Great stash buster for Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Annie Ahn. May only be free for a limited time.
Bunny Gift Bag
Drawstring bag with ears and face to create a cute bunny. Or knit without for a pretty everyday bag. Finished Measurements: 28" x 19", though I think you could make a smaller version with a lighter weight yarn. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
Heart of the Cross Bookmark
Quick bookmarks with lace heart. Perfect for Easter baskets, Communion gifts, and more. Designed by Lisa Nordin.
Little Easter Toys
Easter bunny rabbit with egg, nest with Easter eggs, and chick for toys, decorations, and Easter baskets. Using fingering yarn, the bunny is 9cm/4in tall, chick 8cm/3in tall but using thicker yarns and bigger needles will make a larger toys. Designed by Caryl Mayes.
Make your own Easter cards with these Easter motifs of a Cross and Easter egg. Designed by Ruth Hawkin.
Little Carrot Pouch
Carrot shaped treat bag is a perfect addition to any Easter basket. Finished size: 7 in. long x 2 3/4in. wide at the opening. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Clickety Sticks.
Bunny's Bottom Easter Wreath
The wreath features a bunny viewed from behind with a big fuzzy pompom tail, and it is decorated with a variety of colourful eggs. Knitted flat on single pointed needles, though there are options for knitting in the round if you want. Size 10 inches / 25cm. Designed by Amanda Berry
Chick hatchling bird toy softie knit in the round. Size Height: approx. 8” tall. DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
Egg Cup Cosies
These little Easter egg holders are seamless and worked entirely in the round from the bottom up. Uses just small amounts of DK or light worsted yarn, good for using up scraps. Hold the Eggs! designed by Ellen Kapusniak for StitchGeek.
Chocolate Egg Cosies
These Easter treat cosies include instructions for superhero teddy bears, eggs in baskets, chicks, bunnies, and front line workers. They are knitted in one piece from the bottom up on straight needles. Designed to hold chocolate eggs which measure approximately 5-6cm in length and 3-4 cm in width. Designed by Knitables who allows charity fundraising sale of finished cosies.
Tiny Bunny Couple
This tiny bunny couple is all dressed up for Easter and at about 2 inches tall - perfect to put in plastic Easter eggs or Easter baskets. The pattern includes instructions for the bunnies, clothing, carrot, basket and eggs. Designed by Kathy Lewinski.
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
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.
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.
More Free Patterns
Easter Chick Basket
Easy treat holder knit in one piece in garter stitch, folded and seamed. Designed by Gina Michele
Cross Bible Bookmarks
Two lace cross bookmarks created with simple lace stitches and an easy stockinette cross bookmark. Perfect for Easter, Communion gifts, and more. Lace bookmarks designed by Tat'sgrans Treasures. Stockinette mark designed by The Knittn Kittn.
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
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
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- 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.
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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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.
Download the free pattern at Ravelry
Mini Eggs in Basket
Frankie Brown brings us knitted mini eggs with their own knitted basket decorated with tiny knitted flowers.
Download the free pattern at Ravelry
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
Chicks in Nest Candy Egg Holder
These baby birds are sitting pretty on chocolate eggs hidden in the nest!
Get the free patterns designed by Allison Hogg
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
Download the free knitting pattern by Purl Soho at Ravelry
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.
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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
Designed by Purl Soho.
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.
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.
Download the free pattern at Ravelry
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
Patterns for Purchase
Easter Bunny Rabbit Plush Photo Frame Holder
Easter Bunny Rabbit made to hold a photo of a face and can stand up 15 cms / 9 in tall. Great for Easter decoration, nurseries, fund raising, baby shower gifts. Designed by Knitclick.
Bunny rabbit toy measures approximately 10 inches/28 cms from foot to top of the head, not including ears. Perfect Easter Bunny toy! All pieces are knitted flat and assembled, assembly guide is included. Pattern directions include: Elderberry Bunny; dress; bonnet; dungarees; hat and basket. Designed by HuggableBears.
Bunny Centerpiece Bowl
Easter basket knit around a base of a 12 ounce whipped topping container. Add head, and pompon feet, and tail and you have a bunny. Use as a centerpiece or Easter basket. Designed by Frugal Knitting Haus. Worsted weight yarn.
Easter or Springtime Wreaths
Duck, Bunny and Lamb wreaths for Easter decorations. Knitted flat and assembled. Designed by HuggableBears.
Bunny rabbit drawstring bag perfect for Easter or any day. Fill with Easter eggs, treats, small gifts, or treasures. It will not take more than 3 hours to knit according to the design in the size of 23 x 16 cm. Size is customizable. Designed by WoolAffair. There's also a crochet version.
Easter basket with bunny rabbit ears, feet, and face. Approx. inner basket diam. 6 ½”, basket 4 ½” high (without handle), 11” high (with handle). Designed by Rainebo. DK weight yarn.
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
Quick bunnies are great for baby showers, nursery decor, easter decor, or as an applique or patch. Great stashbuster. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by K Blincoe.
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.
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.