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Ideas for Making Cute Easter Decorations Using Yarn – 2024 Tips

Spring is an amazing time of year. The flowers start to bloom and there’s a sweet scent in the air, and the birds sing sweet melodies as they flit through the sunlight beaming in between tree branches. There’s something about it that just makes you feel alive and infused with energy.

Some people use this energy to do spring cleaning, while others might do some home DIY projects or house decorating. If you’re a yarn enthusiast, you might be getting the urge to get knitting or crocheting, especially since Easter is on its way. With it comes an opportunity to celebrate spring and create some yarn-inspired crafts that will delight the kids and even your friends and family.

Before you get started, you probably need to stock up on supplies. If you’re looking for yarn, you can get the best  at Yarnspirations where they carry a number of quality brands all under one roof. You can also find free patterns there, informative tutorials, as well as video libraries with educational videos for all skill levels. It’s definitely a place to check out if you’re looking for inspiration and/or guidance on how to take your knitting and crocheting skills to the next level.

If you do a search for “Easter” on their website, you’ll find some detailed how-to’s as well as free patterns that are perfect for the occasion. So without further ado, here are some ideas that you can use to create your own Easter-season yarn decorations.

Crotched Easter Eggs

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One of the most obvious projects you can do is crotchet a bunch of colorful Easter eggs! These little ones can be used for decorating your home, giving away as gifts, or even for an Easter egg hunt. The best part is that the kids can keep the eggs you find without having to worry about them going bad (like if you had used real eggs instead).

To create yarn eggs, you’ll need:

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein 1252 Mango, 1502 Iced Aqua, 1538 Lilac, 1562 Jadeite, 1704 Bubblegum, 1932 Minty, or 1939 Papaya (Note: One skein will make multiple eggs.)
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5]
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • 3½” (9 cm) diameter Styrofoam® eggs

Feel free to choose whichever colors you or the kids will like.

Easter Bunny Wreath

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Putting together an Easter-inspired wreath to decorate your front door can be a lot of fun, but have you ever tried to crotchet one instead? You can make a colorful wreath by crocheting the flowers, leaves, bunny ears, and collar, to embellish a pompom bunny and easy-wrap eggs. This idea is an absolutely adorable way to celebrate the Easter season and also show off your crocheting skills.

To make your Easter wreath, you’ll need:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 913 Calliope A, 320 Cornmeal B, 706 Perfect Pink C, 885 Delft Blue D, 505 Aruba Sea E, 530 Orchid F and 624 Tea Leaf G
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: Size 3.75mm [US F-5]
  • Yarn needle
  • 14” [35.5 cm] straw or Styrofoam® wreath
  • Five 27 ⁄8” [73mm] x 33 ⁄16” [96mm] Styrofoam® eggs
  • 22 gauge stem wire
  • Wire cutters
  • White glue
  • Pink and black felt
  • Pompom maker

The skill level to create this wreath is considered easy, so don’t be too intimidated by all the different parts involved.

Easter Placemats with Napkin Rings

Another fun idea is to knit together some festive and colorful table placemats with napkin rings that feature striped eggs. They’re a great option if you’re hosting an Easter party and want to add some color to your table setting.

To create your placemat and napkin rings, you’ll need:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 373 Petal Pink A, 505 Aruba Sea B, 235 Lemon C, and 668 Honeydew
  • Susan Bates® knitting needles: 5mm [US 8]
  • Yarn needle

This project is super easy to do, so feel free to get creative and go all out!

Three Chicks in a Basket

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Great as a gift or for some Easter-themed décor, three chicks in a basket is an adorable crotchet project that everyone can’t help but love. For this one you’ll be making the three chicks as well as the basket. Each item has several parts that are made separately and then sewn together afterwards.

For the chicks:

  • Head/body
  • Tail
  • Wings
  • Legs and toes
  • Beak
  • Tuft

For the basket:

  • Basket
  • Handle
  • Bow
  • Bow Center

Here is the list of items you’ll need before getting started:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each of 235 Lemon A, 726 Coral B, 505 Aruba Sea C, 3862 Jade D, and small amount of 312 Black E
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm [US 7]
  • Stitch markers
  • Stuffing
  • Sewing pins
  • Yarn needle

This one takes a little patience and attention to detail, but it is well worth the effort.

Crotchet Bunnies

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It wouldn’t be Easter if there weren’t bunnies involved! You can use them to decorate the home or to give away as gifts to friends and family. You can either crotchet your bunnies sitting up or seated. With this one, you’ll also need to sew the separate parts together once complete.

  • Sitting bunny is made up of 9 pieces: Head, body, 2 arms, 2 ears, 2 feet, and bow tie.
  • Standing bunny is made up of 10 pieces: Head, body, 2 arms, 2 ears, 2 feet, and 2 legs

You can mix and match parts to create a variety of differently styled bunnies. The materials to make this project are for one standing bunny and one seated bunny and include:

  • RED HEART® Amigurumi: 1 ball 9741 Flamingo
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 2.75 mm [US C-2]
  • Stitch marker
  • Stuffing
  • Four 6mm safety eyes (two for each bunny)
  • Yarn needle
  • Black and pink embroidery floss and embroidery needle for nose

The Amigurumi wheel consists of the four colors you’ll need to do this project.

Hopefully you’ve been inspired by these great Easter-themed yarn creations, and can start to make some cute decorations of your own!

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