Easter Egg Knitting Pattern

Here is a quick Easter egg knitting pattern I whipped up. These colorful eggs can be used for Easter decorations or included as non-candy gifts in an Easter basket. My toddler will love playing with these for sure.

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Materials

STUFFING – You can use any type of leftover fabric scraps, yarn scraps, cotton balls, or regular polyfill for the stuffing.

YARN – I used a double strand of acrylic worsted weight yarn. I wanted mine to be nice and sturdy for my toddler to play with.

NEEDLES – This pattern is written for a set of US size 6 double pointed needles. (Of course this can be adjusted if you are an experienced knitter)

GAUGE – Gauge is not really important in this pattern as it’s not a sized clothing item. You can really use any size of needles or type of yarn that you have on hand, and your Easter eggs will just end up being a slightly different size than mine.

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ITR – in the round

RND – round

INC – increase by knitting the horizontal strand between two stitches

KF&B – increase by knitting the front and back of a stitch

STS – stitches

K – knit

K2TOG – decrease by knitting two stitches together

DPNS – double pointed needles

Pattern

(Using size 6 DPNS with a double strand of worsted acrylic)

Cast on 4 STS

KF&B of all STS and join ITR

K 1 RND

INC 8 times – 16 STS total

K 1 RND

K1, INC 1x in each of the next 3 STS, K1 (Four times in this RND) – 28 STS total

K 3 RNDS

(Change to stripe color if desired)

K 1 RND

K1, K2TOG, K4 (Four times in this RND) – 24 STS total

K 2 RNDS

(Change back to main color)

K1, K2TOG, K3 (Four times in this RND) – 20 STS total

K 2 RNDS

K1, K2TOG, K2 (Four times in this RND) – 16 STS total

K 2 RNDS

(Add the stuffing)

K1, K2TOG, K1, (Four times in this RND) – 12 STS total

K 1 RND

K1, K2TOG, (Four times in this RND) – 6 STS total

(Adjust the level of stuffing if needed)

Cut the yarn leaving about a 12 inch tail, and thread through the remaining 6 STS. Pull tight and sew in ends. You may need to stitch the hole at closed the cast on end.

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This project goes wonderfully with my DIY t-shirt yarn Easter basket if you want to get really creative!

 

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