Looking for the perfect Easter knitting patterns for the holidays? This collection of 26 free knitting patterns will inspire you!
Easter is such a magical time of color and creativity. I’ve always liked that Easter gives us something to look forward to during that last bit of winter that somehow lasts much longer than all the other bits of winter combined. Easter is that light at the end of the tunnel that promises something more. It’s a time of imagination, of wonder, and of fabulous free Easter knitting patterns!
Celebrate with free rabbit knitting patterns, bunny themed wearables, free basket knitting patterns, and Easter kitchen essentials. We have tons of sweet ideas for toys to make and gift for easter. There are also lots of free knitting patterns for Easter decor to get your house feeling festive. These knitting patterns are colorful, they’re cute, they are sure to make you smile, and – did I mention that they’re also FREE?! Scroll down and see!
1. Easter Bunny
Knit to impress with this fabulously realistic knit bunny. As far as free Easter knitting patterns go, bunnies are always a welcome addition. This design uses two strands of yarn to get a layered color effect. The fuzzy mohair yarn gives your rabbit a halo of softness, and the addition of the alpaca yarn makes the fuzzy yarn much easier to work with.
Designer: From Britain With Love
Yarn: King Cole Baby Alpaca + Debbie Bliss Angel
(Lace Weight #0 + DK Weight #3 held together)
2. Beginner’s Rainbow Rabbit
Hop into spring with a beautiful rainbow rabbit. She has such a gentle expression and she has a present for you too – a pretty flower to welcome spring! Grab your scrap yarn basket and get to knitting! This project is worked flat in stockinette and then seamed.
Designer: Claire Garland
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (DK Weight #3)
3. Eggsy Hats
Keep your breakfast cozy and cute with these funny egg hats. They’re a fun and colorful addition to any Easter table and are sure to delight children and adults alike. This design is knit in the round from the top down. Be warned, they are an addictive knit because they are so quick and easy to make with very little yarn.
Designer: Designs by Romi
Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply (Fingering Weight #1)
4. Bunny Got Back Socks
How can you top beautiful hand knit socks with bunnies on them? By adding a fluffy tail to the heels of course! I just love free Easter knitting patterns that make for great gifts! You can make a pair (or two!) from the toe-up with a short row heel.
Designer: Amy Gunderson
Yarn: Universal Yarn Bella Cash (Sport Weight #3)
5. Snow Bunnies
Beginners don’t skip this one! I know you might be tempted to scroll on by, because this hat really is something special, but it’s much easier that it looks! This fun bunny hat was actually designed with the beginner knitter in mind. You’ll get an excellent introduction into the world of stranded knitting and you’ll only be using two colors at a time.
Designer: Hada Knits
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (Worsted Weight #4)
6. Small Bunny Gift Bag
When the gift bag is this cute, no one will even care what’s inside it! This is such a cute and clever way to reduce plastic waste from traditional gift bags. A sturdy knit gift bag is the gift that keeps on giving because it can be used over and over again! Plus, this free Easter knitting pattern is super easy to make since it is worked flat with a simple drawstring closure.
Designer: Judith Schur
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
7. Easter Eggs
You can’t have Easter without Easter eggs! These ones are calorie free and full of fiber. (Plus, if one of these knit eggs isn’t found right away, you won’t have to worry about that rotten egg smell!) This clever design is worked flat with lots of customization options like stripes, chevrons and polka dots!
Designer: Little Cotton Rabbits
Yarn: Rowan 4 Ply Cotton (Fingering Weight #1)
8. Miffy and her Balloon
Here’s a darling handmade bunny that any little one would love to have and to snuggle with! Free Easter knitting patterns that make excellent additions to Easter baskets are always nice to have around. You can make this adorable rabbit and her tiny dress and her bright yellow balloon with stockinette stitch worked In the round.
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
9. Bunny Beanie
Celebrate baby’s first Easter with an easy and adorable bunny beanie! This free Easter knitting pattern is available in just one size – 3-6 months. You’ll start off with a decorative picot cast on and then join to work in the round. Bulky weight yarn is a great time saver that will help you finish your handmade hat in no time!
Designer: Noe Knit
Yarn: Reynolds Andean Alpaca Regal and Anny Blatt Angora Super (Bulky Weight #5)
10. Big Cuddly Bunny
Calling all beginners! Who says that a rabbit has to have arms and legs? This chunky knit bunny is oh so adorable and perfect for cuddling. You can make this quick and free Easter knitting pattern using stockinette stitch and working in the round.
Designer: Purl Soho
Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers (Super Bulky Weight #)
11. Quick and Easy Easter Eggs
I still can’t quite figure out how you get a perfectly shaped egg even when working flat. It must be knitting magic! These quick and simple Easter eggs are simply begging to be made! If your kids are too old for egg hunts, then you could use these for bean bags or hand warmers.
Designer: Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
12. Bunny Tail Cloth
Here’s a cute and quick knit for an Easter baby shower. You can work up this easy knitting pattern using the written instructions or the chart. It makes for an easy and adorable bib or wash cloth that looks great in any color!
Designer: Down Cloverlaine
Yarn: (Worsted Weight #4)
13. Spring Chick
Of course, free Easter knitting patterns aren’t all bunnies. You can’t forget the new baby chicks that hatch every spring! This is a really quick knit that’s worked flat and then seamed. The beak and the feet are felted on afterwards with a bit of roving.
Designer: Fuzzy Thoughts
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
14. Bunny’s Lunch – Carrot and Radish
Parents know sometimes you have to use every trick in the book to get your kid to eat their vegetables! Make your handmade bunny his favorite lunch of carrots and radishes and you just might inspire your child to want to eat more of these nutritious root veggies.
Designer: Flutterby Patch
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
15. Knit Easter Eggs
Wow, the color work on these eggs is amazing! These guys are so fun and their designs are great, so if you are up for some fun colorwork then give these eggs a try.
Designer: Arne and Carlos
Yarn: DK Weight (Category #3)
16. Easter Chick Basket
Here’s another fun garter stitch knit. The textured surface is a great match for a new baby chick’s soft and fuzzy feathers. This free Easter knitting pattern is extra special thanks to the addition of a candy compartment!
Yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma (Bulky Weight #5)
17. Chocolate Bunny
Everyone’s favorite Easter chocolate indulgence is back and better than ever. This knit chocolate bunny will never melt or make a mess! You can make this clever no-sew design using a combination of working flat and in the round with stockinette stitch.
Designer: Blah, Blah, Blahhhg
Yarn: Michell & CIA Luxury Collection (DK Weight #3)
18. Bunny Hop Thrummed Bunny Slippers
Kids can’t have all the fun! These adorable bunny slippers were designed for adults in 3 sizes – S, M, and L. The lovely thrum (unspun wool) adds adorable pops of color and lots of extra soft squishiness too! This design is worked seamlessly in the round.l
Designer: Nikol Lohr
Yarn: Valley Yarns Berkshire (Bulky Weight #5)
19. Bunny Bookmark
My Easter baskets are more than just candy. I love to add outside toys, arts and crafts stuff, and especially books. This quick and easy bunny bookmark is the perfect addition to any Easter Basket. This beginner friendly and free Easter knitting pattern is worked flat in stockinette.
Designer: Twins’ Knitting
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
20. Little Bunny Cushion
A bunny that can stand up on its own is perfect for displaying on the mantle or the table. This beginner friendly knit is worked flat using bulky weight yarn or 2 strands of worsted weight yarn. I love this pattern because it’s a great introduction into changing colors and embroidering facial features.
Designer: Whitney’s Whimsies
Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy Solid (Bulky Weight #5)
21. Peep Bunny
Love them or hate them, peeps are an ever popular Easter treat. Kids love the sugar rush and the cute bunny and chick shapes. You can make one that’s perfect for snuggling using a soft bulky weight yarn. You’ll be working your bunny flat in 3 pieces – front, back and side -using the garter stitch.
Designer: Say Schnicklefritz
Yarn: Patons North America Be Mine (Bulky Weight #5)
22. Fluffy Bunny Knit Pillow Cover
Dress your pillows to impress with farmhouse style pillow covers. The modern striped design complete with bunny silhouette is a lovely spin on the traditional pastel Easter decor. You’ll be working the front and back separately in stockinette and then seaming. The button closure lets you easily remove the cover for washing.
Designer: Briana K Designs
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky (Super Bulky Weight #6)
23. Easter Basket
Who needs a wicker basket when you can make one yourself out of yarn? A beautiful handmade knit basket is a treasured family heirloom that can be used again and again to make everlasting memories. You’ll be working this easy and Free Easter knitting pattern in the round in stockinette.
Designer: Anacapa Knits
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle Effect (DK Weight #3)
24. Easy Bunny Basket
Add some fun flair to the traditional knit basket with the addition of floppy rabbit ears and a fluffy cotton tail. No kids? No problem! Knit baskets are excellent for holding potted plants, car keys, candles and more. Don’t you just love functional and free Easter knitting patterns for decor?
Yarn: Red Heart Grande (Jumbo Weight #7)
25. Fringed Knit Basket
Knitting something with so much color and texture is pure joy! It will almost be as much fun to make as it is to give away – and just imagine the look on their face when they receive it! This multi strand design is worked from the bottom up in the round.
Designer: Heather Lodinsky
Yarn: Red Heart Bunches of Hugs (Worsted Weight #4)
This sweet Bunny Bag is perfect for collecting Easter eggs! The ears fold over to form the handle. Fill it with some Easter goodies for a holiday treat.
What are you still doing here? These free Easter knitting patterns aren’t going to knit themselves so you better hop to it! I am curious, though. Which free Easter knitting patterns were your favorite? Do you have any other favorites you’d like to share with us? Let’s connect in the comments below!
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