These 10 knitted Easter egg patterns offer different techniques including different knit textures, colourwork combinations and knitting directions.
The origins of making Easter eggs on Easter is unclear even though there are several speculations. But, without a doubt, the tradition is here to stay. Making Easter eggs can be about painting the real thing, using paper and glue, or using yarn to knit or crochet them.
Make knitted Easter eggs with these 10 patterns listed here to decorate homes, to give as Easter gifts or children’s toys.
Section 1 – Knit Flat
Knitting an easter egg flat mean seaming up later. For people who find double-pointed needles fiddly, this is a good alternative.
1. Peach Unicorn Easter Eggs
This pattern offers 4 designs: eyelets, textured heart, two-coloured stripe, and plain.
2. Gina Michele’s Easy Easter Egg Knitting Pattern
Gina’s easter eggs are knitted flat and the sides seamed. Use variegated colour yarns or yarns in different colours for simple stripes.
Gina also made a video of her knitting an easter egg from start to finish.
3. Julie William’s Easter Eggs
Julie offers 6 different centre panels for her easter eggs. She provided written instructions and coloured charts for the panel designs.
Finally, she also provided instructions for knitting them flat and in the round. This should have been a paid pattern but Julie has made it free for personal and non-commercial use.
Download the free pattern at Get the free PDF pattern for Julie’s Knitted Easter Eggs at Ravelry.
4. Jean Greenhowe’s Easter Egg Treats
At first glance, Greenhowe’s Easter eggs do not look very much like eggs. It is also the first garter stitch egg pattern I have come across. Knitted in garter and sewn into a tube, it hides a small chocolate egg. Not a bad idea for an egg hunt.
Section 2 – Knit In the Round
5. Auntie Em’s Striped Easter Egg
Changing colour while knitting in the round is not difficult and the ends can be hidden inside the eggs.
6. Kristen McDonnell’s Softie Easter Egg
I like Kristen’s video tutorial. She keeps the written instructions on the screen so that I can follow along.
7. Fair Isle Easter Eggs
This pattern offers 5 different fair isle charts for a knit in the round easter egg.
Watch this video tutorial by Arne and Carlos to learn how to read the fair isle chart for the knitted easter egg.
8. Purl Soho’s Duplicate Stitch Easter Eggs
Not up to changing yarns while knitting? Try doing duplicate stitching.
Purl Soho provides a step-by-step pictorial tutorial for their basic egg knitting pattern. The designs of the egg is created using duplicate stitch after the basic egg has been knitted.
9. Chris de Longpre’s EggKins
Eggs pretending to be a chick, an owlet, a duckling, a lamb, and a bunny.
10. Loom Knitted Easter Egg
Loom knitting is great for people who cannot do hand knitting. Here is a video tutorial on how to loom knit an easter egg.