With Easter just a few weeks away, now is the time to start preparing and filling your lives with all the pastels. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, it is such a lovely time of year with all the blossoms, new life, decent weather (we hope!) and I think we should appreciate it in our craft!
I personally won’t be celebrating Easter this year as it falls on mine and my sister’s birthday weekend but that doesn’t mean I won’t try to fit in a few Easter-related crafts in the run up to 12th April (Easter Sunday) because I love it.
It will also be the perfect excuse to hide from those pesky allergies that come with Spring!
Amigurumi (Eggs, bunnies, chicks, lambs…)
As well as being utterly cute, adorable, and quick projects, these are great Easter presents to give to friends and family or make for your own home if you plan for a celebration.
You will need something to carry all those goodies in and baskets make great statement projects. There are plenty of written patterns online but if you want something visual, I like this one from Jayda In Stitches!
I’d also recommend her channel in general as she has lots of fun and quirky patterns and tutorials great for crocheters of all abilities.
Easter Eggs, bunnies, chicks… these quick and fun little coasters are sure to brighten up your decor!
This free pattern by Miss Niss Designs is great and can be customised to include all your favourite Easter colours. And Ravelry has lots of different patterns to choose from too!
As you all know I love blankets so it’s not surprising I’ve added them to this list. Spring/Easter is the perfect time to play around with blanket palettes, colours, patterns etc and create something homely for those milder but still slightly chilly days.
A sport or fingering weight yarn would be a great yarn to use for a more draped, lighter fabric but if you wanted to try something different from your usual yarns, the brand new Naturals range from Stylecraft made from cotton and bamboo looks like it would be perfect for this kind of project! And there are over 40 shades to choose from which is a great selection.
Perfect for the little ones to wear on those sunny days so their eyes are protected. Again, Ravelry has a lot of great patterns (free and paid) to give you some ideas!
I hope they give you some inspiration and/or something fun to make!
If there is a project I’ve forgotten and you want to share or highlight it, drop it down in the comments below!