Knitted Easter wreath
Brighten up your home with this cheerful seasonal decoration featuring chicks, bunnies and delightful knitted spring foliage.
Wreaths aren’t just for the festive season! We love this Easter version designed by Sarah Murray, which features eggs, chicks, bunnies and pretty spring foliage. There are lots of pieces to make, some knitted and some crocheted, but they’re all small and portable so you’ll find you make really quick progress. This is a great project for beginners as it provides a practical introduction to the difference between knitting and crochet.
The bright, spring colours are bold and eye-catching, and we think it looks great hung up on a door!
For this project, you'll need to know how to cast on, how to cast off, how to use purl stitch and how to crochet for the leaves and flowers. Fancy giving your eggs some bobble hats? Check out our free egg cosy knitting pattern, or why not have a look through our collection of easy Easter knitting patterns, we're sure there will be something you love!
Short on time? How about making just a couple of the pieces and hang them up separately instead?
To make a knitted Easter wreath you will need:
- Yarn Stories, Fine Merino dK (100% wool, 50g/120m), 1 ball of each:
- Yarn A: Raspberry
- Yarn B: Spring Green
- Yarn C: Primrose
- Yarn D: Duck Egg
- Yarn E: Cream
- A pair of 3mm needles
- A pair of 3 1/4 mm needles
- A 3.5mm crochet hook
- Oddments of black, pink and orange yarn
- Hanging ribbon
- Wreath, approx 30cm in diameter
Knitted Easter wreath pattern
Yarn used knits as dK to this tension: 23 1⁄2 sts and 33 rows to measure 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) over st st using 3 1⁄4mm needles
You’ll find our standard knitting abbreviations in this pattern. This pattern is written in UK metrics but it’s really easy to convert, just check out our yarn weight conversion chart and beginner’s guide.
BASIC EGG SHAPE
(MAKE 3 IN EACH OF YARNS A, C, D & E)
Cast on 5 sts using 31⁄4mm needles. Row 1 Purl.
Row 2 (RS) Inc knitwise in every st.
Row 3 and every alt row Purl.
Row 4 *Inc in next st, K1; rep from * to end of row. [15 sts]
Row 6 *Inc in next st, K2; rep from * to end of row. [20 sts]
Row 8 *Inc in next st, K3; rep from * to end of row. [25 sts]
Row 10 *Inc in next st, K4; rep from * to end of row. [30 sts]
Work 7 rows in st st.
Row 18 *K2tog, K4; rep from * to end of row. [25 sts]
Work 3 rows in st st.
Row 22 *K2tog, K3; rep from * to end of row. [20 sts]
Work 3 rows in st st.
Row 26 *K2tog, K2; rep from * to end of row. [15 sts]
Row 27 Purl.
Row 28 *K2tog, K1; rep from * to end of row. [10 sts]
Row 29 *K2tog; rep from * to end of row. [5 sts]
Break yarn, thread through rem 5 sts and use length of yarn to join seam, stuffing before you close the seam completely.
CHICK WINGS (MAKE 2 FOR EACH CHICK)
BUNNY POM POM TAIL (MAKE 1 FOR EACH RABBIT)
Cast on 3 sts using 31⁄4mm needles.
Row 1 Purl.
Row 2 Inc knitwise in every st. [6 sts]
Row 3 Purl.
Row 4 Inc knitwise in every st. [12 sts]
Row 5 Purl.
Row 6 *K2tog; rep from * to end of row. [6 sts]
Row 7 Purl.
Row 8 *K2tog; rep from * to end of row. [3 sts]
Break yarn and thread through rem 3 sts. Sew up seam, using the tail of the cast on as stuffing.
FLOWER (MAKE 11 IN EACH OF YARNS A, C, & D)
Using 3.5mm crochet hook ch5 and join into ring with sl st.
Round 1 1ch, 15dc into ring.
Round 2 *3ch, tr2tog over next 2 dc, 3ch, sl st into next dc; rep from * to end of round.
LEAF (MAKE 18 in YARN B)
Leaf is worked in a spiral around a central ‘vein’ of 15 ch.
Using 3.5mm crochet hook and Yarn B ch3 and join with sl st into 1st ch. (This will form the stem of the leaf).
Starting at 2nd dc from hook, work into each of next 14 ch as follows: *1dc, 1htr, 3tr, 4dtr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc; passing working yarn under stem, rep from * once more along opposite side of the 15 ch ‘vein’. Join with a sl st to top of leaf and fasten off.
TO MAKE UP
Sew wings onto Yarn C eggs, and embroider two eyes and a beak using picture as a guide. Sew ears onto Yarn E eggs and embroider two eyes and a nose using picture as a guide. Sew pompom tail onto back of rabbit.
Attach pieces on to wreath with plain headed, long pins using picture as a guide.
Download the knitted Easter wreath pattern
Get a PDF version of this pattern here: Knitted Easter Wreath pattern
Sarah Murray is a freelance knitting and crochet designer who lives and works in Cornwall. She loves to take inspiration from the coast and countryside around her, using colours and textures reminiscent of the sea. Sarah has had designs published in several magazines such as Simply Knitting and Simply Crochet, Knitting Magazine, Knit Now and Let’s Knit. She has completed many commissions for Deramores, some of which have appeared on television. She also writes and edits patterns and knits for photography. Sarah’s Etsy shop has lot of digital patterns for instant download and can be found at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/cornishknittingco and her twitter account is @cornishknitting
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