Free Easter eggs knitting pattern

These little eggs are just so pretty! Brighten up your home with Kirstie McLeod’s sweet Easter decorations.

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Free Easter eggs knitting pattern

Use up some of your yarn stash knitting Easter eggs to create a pretty spring display! Kirstie McLeod designed these cute little eggs for Simply Knitting issue 118 as a fun beginner knitting pattern. Newbies looking to try some simple colourwork knitting should give this project a go – the Striped egg will introduce you to changing colours, while the Gingham one will help you learn how to knit perfect Fair Isle with an easy stranded colourwork motif.

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These knitted Easter eggs are made in four pretty shades of DK yarn. We used Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk. As they use only a small amount of yarn each, they’d be ideal for using up leftovers from other projects, plus you can choose some pretty ribbons to match your colour scheme.

The finished Easter eggs will look fabulous as tree decorations (try spraying some branches white to make a rustic display), or string them together into a garland. They’ll bring some colour into your home this season, though we’re tempted to leave them up all year round!

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To knit these Easter eggs you will need:

  • Sublime, Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% Merino wool, 20% silk, 5% cashmere, 50g/116m), 1 ball of each: Yarn A Waterlily (005), Yarn B Piglet (001), Yarn C Cuddle (002), Yarn D Buttermilk (345) (or substitute Gooseberry)
  • A pair of 4mm needles
  • A 4mm crochet hook
  • A tapestry needle
  • Various ribbons
  • Toy stuffing
Free Easter eggs knitting pattern
Knitting Easter eggs is easy! Kirstie McLeod’s pattern will show you how…

Your free Easter eggs knitting pattern:

In this pattern you’ll find our standard knitting abbreviations.

Tension

Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 22 sts and 28 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 4mm needles

Basic Knitted Easter Egg Shape

Cast on 5 sts using 4mm needles.

Row 1 and every alt row Purl.

Row 2 Inc into each stitch. [10 sts]

Row 4 (K1, kfb) rep to end of row. [15 sts]

Row 6 (K2, kfb) rep to end of row. [20 sts]

Row 8 (K3, kfb) rep to end of row. [25 sts]

Row 10 (K4, kfb) rep to end of row. [30 sts] **

Starting with a purl row, work 7 rows of st st.

Row 18 (K4, k2tog) rep to end of row. [25 sts]

Starting with a purl row, work 3 rows of st st.

Row 22 (K3, k2tog) rep to end of row. [20 sts]

Starting with a purl row, work 3 rows of st st.

Row 26 (K2, k2tog) rep to end of row. [15 sts]

Purl 1 row.

Row 28 (K1, k2tog) rep to end of row. [10 sts]

Purl 1 row.

Row 30 (K2tog) rep to end of row. [5 sts]

Cast off.

Decorate basic knitted Easter eggs with a length of pretty ribbon.

For Striped Easter Egg

Work as for Basic Knitted Easter Egg Shape until **, working 2 rows in Yarn A and 2 rows in Yarn B, then work 6 rows in Yarn A. Cont with the dec as set from row 18 working the 2 row stripe.

Decorate Striped Easter Egg by adding some small lazy daisy flowers.

For Gingham Easter Egg

Work as for Basic Knitted Easter Egg Shape until **, work from Chart for 6 rows.

Cont with the dec as set from row 18.

Knitting Easter egg chart

How to use our charts: Start at the bottom right-hand corner. Read right-side rows from right to left and wrong-side rows from left to right. A row of squares represents a row of knitting.

To make up

Sew in all loose ends. With RS facing, sew up the seam. When you are roughly halfway up the seam, turn the right way out. Stuff the egg with toy stuffing, taking care not to overstuff, then sew the seam closed. Using a 4mm crochet hook and yarn of your choice, work a 10cm length of chain stitches, fasten off and attach to the top of the egg.

Download your knitted Easter eggs pattern:

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Easter Eggs knitting pattern PDF

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