We just had a 6-inch snow here in North Carolina, followed by a 60-degree Sunday that made me ache for spring. I need something to keep me busy while the weather pulls it together, so I’ll cope with it the only way I know how: Easter knitting patterns!
From chicks to bunnies and baskets, busy yourself with decorating your home with seven spring-inspired knitting patterns.
Photo via Bluprint member deniza17
Sweet Bunny Easter Egg Holder
This bunny is meant to hold eggs, but you could also stash Easter grass, candy, or other spring treats in there. It’s also a great way to present an Easter gift! You’ll get plenty of short row practice as you stitch your bunny.
Photo via Bluprint member Julie Taylor
Flowers aren’t super cooperative this time of year, and real ones wilt quickly anyway, so pop a little color into your home with a vase full of daffodils. Designer Julie Taylor also suggests using one of the flowers as a brooch, wreath embellishment, or even a napkin ring.
Photo via Bluprint member Vicky Gordon
Chocolate Egg Owl Easter Pattern
If you’re a fan of those famous creamy Easter eggs, you’ll definitely want to knit one of these owls. After Easter is over, you can fill the owl’s arms with other seasonal goodies, or just keep it around because it’s cute!
Photo via Bluprint member Amy R. Munson
Knit and Felt Egg Ornaments
Have any 100% wool yarn in your stash? I bet it would felt beautifully to make a little collection of these Easter eggs. Embroider them or add trim, buttons, and other embellishments to add a little something special.
Photo via Bluprint member Sylvia Leake
Easter Egg Sheep Cozies
Rabbits and chickens often overshadow sheep in Easter decor. You can give sheep the attention they deserve when you place these sweet little cozies on top of your eggs. It would make a great Easter table decoration.
Photo via Bluprint member Knitables
This is a versatile Easter knitting pattern. It’s a great little basket for giving Easter treats, but it could also be a tabletop decoration or even a soft toy. You won’t need much yarn to knit this one up. Don’t be afraid to use unexpected, nontraditional colors!
Photo via Bluprint member Cutiepatootees
I love the inspiration behind this cute pattern. Designer Cutiepatootees created this pattern after being inspired by her three daughters who are seriously into preparing food in their play kitchen. Use the plain eggs for play and save the cute chicks for your Easter decor.
Many of these Easter projects are great stashbusters. Want even more ideas for busting your stash? Try Bluprint’s new Stashbusting class with Clara Parkes to discover strategies to make the most of your scrap yarns.