Kirstie McLeod designed these cute knitted Easter eggs for Simply Knitting issue 118 as a great stash-busting project. They’re knitted in four pretty shades of DK yarn – we used Sublime’s 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.
Beginner knitters looking to try some simple colourwork should give this project a go – the Striped egg will introduce you to changing colours, while the Gingham one takes you a little bit further with an easy stranded motif. The finished eggs will look fabulous adorning a springtime tree (try spraying some branches white), or string them together into a garland. A perfect decoration for spring, though we’re tempted to leave them up all year round!
You will need:
Sublime, Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% Merino wool, 20% silk, 5% cashmere, 50g/116m), 1 ball of each: Waterlily (005), Piglet (001), Cuddle (002), Buttermilk (345)
A pair of 4mm needles
A 4mm crochet hook
A tapestry needle
Download your free pattern:
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Easter Eggs pattern PDF