Easter is approaching! After a long period of cold the Earth starts to warm up, animals wake up from their hibernation and trees and flowers start to bloom again. This is the time for new beginnings – so why not try one of these Easter-inspired makes from CreaCrafts’ Knit & Stitch Creative magazine collection?

Mary knit a little lamb

What could say Easter and springing to life more than a cute baby lamb? This little toy is a simple knit, made only using garter stitch. The main part is worked in one piece and only simple shaping is required for the legs and head.

Egg cosies

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken – lay a little egg for me! We love these baby-animal themed egg cosies that were featured in our Baby Animals special They’re a cute, cuddly and quick Easter make. Do you prefer the chirpy chick or the baby bunny?

Apple (pot holder) of your eye

Red juicy apples are starting to grow on apple trees. This pot holder from Issue 8 is crocheted and then embellished with in running stitch with red, brown and green thread to create an adorable apple shape.

Felted vase cover

If you haven’t tried felting before, this is a good time of year to learn a new skill. This colourful vase cover is knitted in the round using variegated yarn and then felted. The bright colours would look lovely with a bunch of bright flowers over the Easter weekend.

Caterpillar bookmark

Easter is the symbol of rebirth – very much like the caterpillar who will one day be a butterfly. This cute children’s caterpillar bookmark is a perfect symbol of this and was featured in Knit & Stitch Creative, Issue 24. It’s knit in Harmony Grass Green and Fern Green – two new yarns in our new CreaCrafts Harmony springtime range.

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