I love Easter- it’s the holiday with the best chocolate, and I love all the adorable baby animals and bright colours and flowers that suddenly pop up in every store you enter. After a long Canadian winter, even though we don’t yet have any buds on the trees where I live, those Easter things become such a welcome sign of spring.
Since I’ve been loving the toy knits lately, I went looking for some ideas on Ravelry and was blown away by all the super cute patterns that came up. I’ve put together a little round up of my favourite Easter knitting ideas for bunnies, chicks, lambs, egg ornaments, and spring flowers. Most of the patterns are free, too!
I had no idea there were so many adorable bunny knitting patterns available, the numbers staggering, and all in a variety of styles- and when you consider knitting the bunnies in pastels or bright spring colours, they get even more fun! Here are the 4 that I liked best:
Perfect for tiny hands or a very quick way to use up smalls craps of yarn, these little chicks would be an awesome find on an Easter egg hunt:
Ah, spring lambs. Is there any animal more knitterly than the wonderfully wooly sheep and lambs?
Egg Ornament Patterns
I have not personally embraced the indoor Easter ornaments on branches yet, but seeing how lovely they look on branches of forsythia (bottom right), I’m beginning to think that maybe I should. If nothing else, my cats will enjoy the challenge of trying to bat them off the branches!
Far Left: Easter Egg Ornaments
Spring Flower Patterns
I’ve been secretly obsessed with the idea of knitting flowers for a while now, but just haven’t taken the plunge. But when I do, that pretty daffodil (below, top right) is first on my list.
What about you- are you planning on doing any Easter/spring themed knitting?