Easter is such a magical time of colors and creativity. The Christian festival marks the season of spring, of new beginnings and festivities. If you are a knitter, festivals, and celebrations mean knitting. With your knitting needles, yarn and a pattern you can make wonderful gifts for your loved ones. Or, add some festive decorations or have fun refreshing your skills. Children love Easter for the Easter eggs, bunnies, and yellow spring chickens. Egg hunting is a popular Easter custom that children participate in. The tradition came from a German fairytale for kids as did the Easter bunny. For Easter knitting, you have a lot of projects to explore from. Use knitting needles and yarn that you already have for these colorful knitting projects.
Check out our 5 easy and last-minute projects to celebrate Easter.
Easter eggs are fun to make and a lot more fun for children. Knitting the Easter eggs does not require much. You need to knit in the round and double-pointed needles are the perfect fit. Since they don’t require much yarn, you can browse your stash for the knitting project. Just grab some worsted-weight yarn and start knitting. You can knit with one shade of yarn or use multiple colors to make some striped patterns or colorwork knitting. Knitting Easter eggs on DPNs requires you to cast 8-10 stitches on one DPN and then divide them over three needles. Place them in a basket for decoration or hide them for an Easter egg hunt with your favorite little one.
Bunny Beanie or Headband
The Easter Bunny or just the regular rabbits are a popular custom of Easter. Knitting a bunny beanie or a headband is quite a glamorous way to get ready for the festival. A beanie is easily knit in the round with either double-pointed knitting needles or circulars. The only rule when it comes to knitting a beanie with circular needles is that the length must be smaller than the circumference of the project. You can make the bunny ears separately in the flat or work them during the pattern. The same goes for the headband too. You first knit a band with single pointed needles and then seam it together or you knit in the round. The bunny ears are easy to knit with. Work the ears with the short-row knitting technique or a crochet hook.
Easter chicks look lovely. Here you follow the same steps as knitting an egg but make the chick wings, crown and peak. You can easily follow a pattern or make your own design. You can do away with your yarn stash and have a few chicks in a basket. For decorating your knitted clothes or other projects you can also try making a chick design with a finishing needle in a contrasting shade of yarn. Your plain knitted sweaters or cardigans can be made special with the chick design.
Knitted Egg Dishcloths
Make your festive celebrations special with a knitted egg-shaped dishcloth or a plan dishcloth with a knitted motif of eggs. Make a pattern of small hearts with stranded colorwork or with duplicate stitches. An egg, chick, or bunny motif in the middle of the project with knit and purl completed with a beautiful edge also looks special. This simple and cute knitting project is both functional and decorative. You can make them with any pair of single-pointed needles or circulars. It will make a great addition to any kitchen, or even a lovely gift. Best of all, it’s an easy pattern that won't take too much time or too much yarn. Knit up a batch in different shades. This will hardly take a day or the weekend to be done.
Knitting a pair of socks are for every season and festival. Beginners as well as advanced knitters can knit a pair in days at the most. You can choose to make them as a gift for someone special or keep them all to yourself! Either way, these are sure to bring a smile to the face of your loved one. Get yourself a 2mm or 3mm DPNS or circular knitting needles in 9-inch or 12-inch lengths. If you are a fan of the magic loop technique then you can knit socks with circular needles of 32 to 40 inches in length. Knitting two socks at a time with two circular needles is an advanced method to complete your task quickly.
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