Hand Knit Easter Eggs

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The hand knit hearts I made for Valentine’s Day were such a hit, I absolutely had to do something equally fabulous for Easter.

DIY Free Knitting Pattern for Hand Knit Egg Pattern for Easter

If you recall the my creative/ng process that I shared with you when I made the super long rainbow scarf, you’ll appreciate knowing that this took several do overs.  

Hand Knit Decor

This is another really simple pattern, using only the knit stitch, increases and decreases ( fear not my friends, I’ll show you how ) and it takes all of 20 minutes to make one egg.

And once you start making them, the possibilities are endless.  They make great decor items for any table, nice little wash cloths and coasters for your Easter Feast, or piece them into arrangements for table runners and even wall hangings.  I’ve got a few of these projects lined up to share with you, but first we need to start with the basics.

About the Egg Pattern

In order to make these eggs lay flat, I used the garter stitch.  That means you knit on both the wrong and right sides, or simply put, no purl stitches were used in the making of this Easter craft.  

Because we’re using only the knit stitch, we’re going to use the M1L ( make one left ) increase, the same one we used in the knitted hearts, but I’m illustrating it again below.  What you want to do is use your left needle to pick up the bar coming from the next stitch on the left needle.  In the photo below I am pointing at where to lift up the stitch.  So you use your left needle to slide under that bar, and it will slide right onto the tip of your left needle.  Use your right needle to knit it as you would any other stitch.  It’s really quite simple, even if it is a bit tight, and takes a wee bit of practice to get it working smoothly for you.  Once you’ve got it though, you’ll be happy because it is an invisible increase, that doesn’t leave a bump or a gap.

In order to get the egg shape we also need to decrease, and we have accomplished that just by using the K2tog ( knit two together) which is exactly what it sounds like.  You’ve got this.

 

DIY Free Knitting Pattern for Hand Knit Egg Pattern for Easter

Hand Knit Easter Eggs

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Materials

  • straight knitting needles, any size.  The bigger the needles, the bigger the eggs. 5 mm ( US 8) are a great place to start. 
  • yarn from your stash – preferably pastels and Easter colours.  Any weight, again, the bigger the yarn , the bigger the eggs. Otherwise grab some worsted weight in these shades 
  • crochet hook for weaving in ends
  • scissors

Pattern

Cast on 6 sts.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K2, M1L, K to last two sts, M1L, K2 (8 sts)

Rows 3 – 9: Repeat Row 2 ( 22 sts)

Row 10 – 15: Knit

Row 16: K1, K2tog, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (20 sts)

Rows 17 – 23: Repeat Row 16 ( 6 sts)

Bind off, cut yarn, secure last stitch, and weave the ends in all tidy like

DIY Free Knitting Pattern for Hand Knit Egg Pattern for Easter

 

More Easter Fun

You’ll love what my friends are doing for Easter – from life size board games to breakfast casseroles.  

Life-Size Bunny Hop Board Game| Playground Parkbench

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail Free Printable | Sunny Day Family

Easter Morning Breakfast Casserole by Our Good Life

DIY Easter Cards from Recyclables by Crafty Kids at Home

Invitation to Create: Easter Eggs | Our Whimsical Days

Easter Egg Breakfast Popsicles | Eats Amazing

Upcycled Easter Baskets | Rhythms of Play

 

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