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Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Easter Gifts

Updated on February 10, 2013
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Free Crochet Patterns for Easter Gifts

Chocolate eggs are a traditional Easter gift, but many people now prefer to make a small gift. Many parents prefer that a child does not receive too many chocolate eggs and most adults would rather not eat too much chocolate. A crochet Easter gift lasts much longer than a chocolate egg and is rather more memorable. Chocolate Easter Eggs are expensive, when one considers the amount of chocolate they contain. A crocheted Easter gift is more meaningful. A crochet Easter gift is relatively inexpensive, especially when you can use scrap yarn to make some Easter gifts and a free crochet pattern. You may find you can make all your Easter gifts with little or no extra expense

The large on-line crochet pattern directories have links to free crochet patterns all over the internet. Crochet Pattern Central has links to many free Easter items. The Bunny Egg Cozy can cover a plastic egg with surprises inside and later provide an egg cozy for someone’s morning breakfast egg, thus providing a useful gift. CPC also has links to patterns for Easter Baskets, crocheted Easter eggs, Easter themed fridge magnets, and various other Easter items. The Inside Out Easter Egg into a Bunny is a particularly innovative item, which would amuse and delight.

Crochet blogs and web sites are a useful source of free crochet patterns. Mom’s Love of Crochet has several free crochet patterns for Easter gifts. These include Easter baskets, potholders, a doily, Easter wreath, Peter Rabbit, tissue box, and an Easter Bonnet chick. Marlo’s Crochet Corner has Easter egg duck, butterfly, frog and bunny buddies as well as duck and bunny pins. Pricilla’s Crochet has crochet patterns for Easter Eggs, bunny towel ring, egg coaster, Easter fridgies and potholders, as well as a Victorian Egg ornament that makes a pretty room freshener. The Crochet ‘n’ More Website has links to Easter patterns. These include some pretty Easter egg hair ties and an Easter egg tote bag. Enfys, at her Rainbow Valley Website, offers lovely free patterns for Easter bunnies, chicks, duck and rabbit egg cozies and egg bunnies

The large on line crochet communities allow their members to access free patterns. Ravelry is one such community allowing its members access to free crochet patterns unavailable elsewhere. Ravelry has links to more than two hundred Easter patterns, including spring finger puppets, little chicks in a basket, crochet daffodils, an Easter egg pincushion, and much more. You do have to join Ravelry to access the patterns by registering an e mail address but it is well worth doing so as their huge free pattern library is likely to cover any item you might ever wish to crochet and you will find patterns at Ravelry that you will not find elsewhere.

Think laterally, just because patterns are not labeled as Easter patterns it does not mean that they cannot make appropriate Easter gifts, any item with a spring theme can make an excellent gift. Do not discount patterns featuring spring, Easter is a time of rebirth, flowers, lambs, chickens, rabbits, spring animals et cetera, will all make suitable gifts, other appropriate gifts might be religious items.

Do remember, when using free patterns, to respect the designer’s copyright. Some designers have copyright instructions on their page. In any case, you should never attempt to sell or share the printed pattern with others, if someone admires the pattern, provide the internet link.

Easter gifts are a lovely way to celebrate Easter and show someone that you care. Crocheted Easter gifts last so much longer than chocolate eggs and mean so much more. They can be inexpensive and easy to make. By using free crochet patterns, you ensure that your Easter gifts do not break the budget. Those receiving your crochet Easter gifts will know that you thought about your gift, rather than just picking up any old thing from a shop, and took time to make it, especially for them, which is a truly wonderful feeling. .


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    Mercia Collins 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you Rhelena for your kind comment.

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    Rhelena 5 years ago

    Lots of great places to find free patterns!

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    Mercia Collins 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    I love crochet, I can knit, but not very well and it is not nearly as fast as I can crochet. Crochet is not fattening either (smile)

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    Mercia Collins 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you so much for your kind comment ayliss08 I thought people might be looking for this topic.

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    ayliss08 5 years ago from Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

    Hey, interesting and helpful. You have made a good article about Easter gifts. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    susanm23b 5 years ago

    I love crochet and knitting. Thanks so much for these great links to project ideas. Chocolate is wonderful but doesn't last very long :D. Voted up!