What better way to celebrate springtime and Easter than with these fun and free Easter crochet patterns! From Easter eggs to bunnies to baskets, this pattern collection has everything you need to create adorable Easter decor, amigurumi, and wearables.
Free Easter Crochet Patterns
Spring is the season of inspiration, isn’t it? As the grass turns green, the flowers bloom, and the animals emerge from their winter hiding places, we crafters can’t help but feel the urge to create something new and beautiful. Don’t you agree?
So let’s get ready for Easter and start crafting with these cute crochet patterns! Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or new to the world of crochet, you’ll love these bright and cheery patterns.
Lots of variety. Whether you want to spruce up your house for springtime or Easter gatherings, are looking for an Easter gift to give, or prefer more practical projects like a basket or a hat, this list has something for you!
Quick and popular. There are also lots of quick pattern options that would be great to make for craft shows or for selling online. Chicks, eggs, bunnies, and carrots are some of the most popular ideas you’ll find below.
Great for scrap yarn. You’ll also find lots of great stash busters within these patterns, so you can make something beautiful and do some “spring cleaning” in your yarn closet at the same time!
Are these Easter patterns beginner friendly?
Most of these patterns are ideal for crochet beginners who are comfortable with basic stitches, such as chains, single crochets, double crochets, and working in the round.
Supplies You’ll Need
Before getting started, read through your pattern’s supplies list and collect everything you’ll need. Here are some of the most common supplies you’ll need to make an Easter pattern:
Crochet hook(for amigurumi, it’s generally best to use a hook one or two sizes smaller than you’d usually use)
If you’re making a crochet toy, you’ll probably also need some additional supplies, such as:
Safety eyes (Please note that safety eyes can be a choking hazard for children under 3. For small children, it’s best to embroider the eyes.)
Crochet Techniques to Know
Besides looking carefully at your pattern’s supplies list, read through the pattern instructions thoroughly to ensure you’re comfortable with all of the stitches and techniques used. Some of the most common techniques you’ll notice in these patterns include:
Here are a few helpful tips to remember while crocheting your Easter pattern.
Use stitch markers for crocheting in the round.
Many of the patterns below are worked in the round, and using stitch markers can make a huge difference in the success of your project! Keep a collection of stitch markers nearby to mark your rows. This makes it much easier to keep track and make sure you don’t miss or add rows.
Use a smaller hook for crochet amigurumi.
When making crochet amigurumi (which simply refers to stuffed yarn creatures), it’s generally best to use a hook that’s a little smaller than you would typically use. Using a hook that’s one or two sizes smaller than normal helps to create a tighter fabric, which will help keep your stuffing from falling out with time and use.
Avoid safety eyes when crocheting for a child.
Safety eyes can pose a choking hazard for children under age 3. If your project has eyes and will be going to a home with a child, it’s best to embroider the eyes instead of using safety eyes.
21 Free Easter Crochet Patterns
Enjoy these free Easter crochet patterns for your next project!
This easy easter egg crochet pattern leaves so much room for variety, color, and creativity! Using this pattern, you’ll find instructions for making two different egg sizes. This project would make the perfect stash buster!
Love Peeps? Try making these cute, pastel Peeps - they’ll last much longer than the candies! These little guys are worked flat in two separate panels, then joined with single crochets after stuffing. Have fun with this quick, easy, and cute Easter pattern!
Each of these decorative little animals is made with the same body. Then, details are added to bring your chick, lamb, or bunny to life! They’re crocheted in continuous rounds and would make a cute Easter gift or shelf decor for any time of year.
Why buy an Easter basket when you can make your own? This Easter basket crochet pattern is worked using double-stranded yarn, giving it extra firmness and thickness for holding goodies. Adding some plastic canvas between the crocheted layers will also give it some extra stiffness (a video tutorial is included to show you how!).
This cute and feminine bunny bag would be the perfect companion for an Easter egg hunt or as a little purse to wear with an Easter outfit. The finished size is approximately 16x17 cm, depending on your yarn and hook size. This pattern is ideal for comfortable beginners or intermediates.
Eggs, bunnies… why not combine them!? This cute easter bunny crochet pattern is so quick and fun to make that you’re sure to have a whole family of bunnies before you know it! To make this pattern, you’ll need to know how to chain, single crochet, slip stitch, and make a magic circle.
Stuff these mini Easter baskets with a few pieces of your favorite candy, and they make the perfect little token Easter gifts! You can make your basket into a sheep or a chick. Each one measures about 3.5” in diameter and 3.5” tall.
String these cute, crochet carrots up anywhere to add some springy, Easter cheer! These carrots are made by crocheting two panels (using single crochets) that are lightly stuffed and then joined together. There are so many ways you can accessorize these carrots to make them your own (see the pattern for ideas)!
These tiny bunnies are full of personality with their fun stitch pattern, bright colors, and fluffy tails! You could string these up as Easter decor over your mantel, across a table, or across a windowsill. This is a fun and quick Easter pattern for intermediate crocheters.
Stuff these little chicks with dried beans or corn to create an adorable, weighted bean bag decoration that’s perfect for Easter or just for spring! The baby chicks measure about 3.5”, with the Mama chick measuring about 4.5”. They’re made with chains, slip stitches, single crochets, double crochets, and half double crochets.
Fill these nesting eggs with yummy Easter candies, use them for stacking, or stuff them with any other goodies you like! The eggs range in size from approximately 6 cm to 12 cm. A graph as well as written instructions are included to walk you through this pattern.
This pretty, pastel pattern will show you how to make three different types of Easter eggs (of course, you can use any colors you want!). Each one measures about 2” tall. Enjoy being creative with these cute designs and use them to decorate anywhere!
This amigurumi crocheted Easter basket is worked in continuous rounds. Special stitches and techniques in this pattern include the shell stitch, magic ring, and color changes, along with a few other basic crochet stitches. This pretty basket is a lovely option for holding all sorts of Easter treasures!
This little, bunny-eared chicken is unique - that’s for sure! This silly and fun amigurumi creation could be used for decoration, as a child’s toy, or as a keychain pal. The pieces of this project are crocheted mostly in spiral rounds, then sewn together.
This springtime bunny is full of flowers, green grass, pretty colors, and overall springtime joy! It will take some basic embroidering to create the designs on this bunny pattern. This is a lovely pattern for comfortable crochet beginners.
These easy little chicks make fun toys or spring table decor, and they sure brighten the room! Each chick measures approximately 2.5” wide by 3” tall, and takes about a half skein of the suggested yarn. Add the adorable, wire glasses if you’d like!
This simple and sweet springtime Easter basket measures approximately 9” tall with the handle. You can totally personalize this basket however you like by changing the color, adding the loopy flower, a button, crochet Easter eggs, or an Easter egg bunny! All of these fun additions to the basket pattern are linked within the Easter basket instructions.
This matching bunny hat and diaper cover is such a cute way to dress up little ones for springtime! The hat’s not just for babies, though - it’s available in seven different sizes, from 0-3 months all the way up through size teen/adult. This pattern would be just as cute in more masculine colors for a little boy.
Here’s a sophisticated pattern that will add some class and style to your Easter celebrations. It’s made with slip stitches, double crochets, and treble crochets. Use an earth tone like the pattern pictures, or mix it up with bright colors.
Yarn weight: Size 10 crochet thread
Suggested yarn: Threadart 100% Pure Cotton Crochet Thread
These tiny, colorful eggs would be fun to hang in small spaces for a vibrant touch! Hang them in windows, on a lamp, or string them up across a wall. Each one measures about 3 cm wide by 4 cm tall. These eggs are perfect for using up your colorful scrap yarn!
These spring bunnies are full of adorable personality, and they’d make a great gift for a child (or for anyone!)! Customize your bunny with a flower hair bow, a carrot, and ears pointed up or down. This pattern is crocheted in continuous rounds.
Yarn weight: Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron One Pound
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