The Next Installment of our Travelling Easter Tree Tutorials…

Hello everyone,
We are having such rainy weather at the moment, I love the rain… I am so looking forward to winter here, sitting by the warm fire, being all cozy and of course knitting… 🙂
And now for the next installment of Heidi and my Easter Tree Tutorials… I thought I would make some knitted Easter eggs for the tree:)
As you can see Heidi has added homemade Easter biscuits that are divine and you can find the recipe for them here. I have added solid and striped knitted Easter eggs, some I have knitted in cotton and bamboo and others I have knitted in Mohair.
Knitted Easter Egg Tutorial:
I have knitted these eggs with The Magic Loop technique:
You Tube Videos:

You Tube link for how to knit with the Magic Loop.
Here is a You Tube video link on how to change colours while knitting in the round.

Knitted Easter Egg Pattern:

Cast on 9 stitches on circular needles and divide up as seen in the photo above to start knitting:)
Knit 1 round
Knit into the front and back of each stitch in next round increasing your stitches to 18.
Knit 1 round
Knit into front and back of each stitch in next round increasing your stitches to 36.
Knit 6 rounds
Change colour, knit 4 rounds,

Change colour, knit 4 rounds,

Change colour, knit 4 rounds,

Change colour

(Knit 5 stitches knit 2 together) continue this across the entire round and knit 1 stitch at the end of the round.
Knit 1 round.
(Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 together) continue this across the ertire round, knit 3 stitches on the end.
Knit 1 round.
(Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 together) continue this across the round, knit 1 stitch on the end.
Knit 1 round.
(Knit 2 together) continue all across the round.
(Knit 2 together) continue all across the round, knit 1 on end.

(If you just want to knit a solid egg, just knit through all the rows on the same colour:)
Finishing off:

Break your thread and thread your yarn onto a wool needle and thread your stitches from your circular neeldes onto your wool needle and pull tight to close the opening. I normally fill the egg from this end and make sure the the wide base is firm and then fill the rest of the egg. Close both ends by threading tight in a circle with your thread and pulling tightly closed.

Roll your egg in your hands to get the required egg shape, and there you have an Easter Egg!

I just tied a little thread of rainbow yarn through the top of my egg so it could hang in the tree, you could also crochet a chain if you like.

Here is the actual link with photos of my knitted Easter Egg tutorial:)

If you have knitted any Easter eggs from this pattern already and blogged them, please share your blog post link with us in the comments, we would all love to see your creations:)
Share the Love Heart Swap:

We are in full swing with our Share the Love Heart Swap, thank you to everyone who has sent in their names and details, if you haven’t heard from us yet you will soon and we will partner you up with a swap partner:) If you would still like to join, please do and don’t forget to send in your name, address and blog link to myself or Heidi at and we will partner you up for the swap.

To read more about the swap, view here.

Happy Thursday friends, from rainy South Africa,

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20 Responses to The Next Installment of our Travelling Easter Tree Tutorials…

  1. K April 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Oh, goody – I get to show off my red egg.

    Linda – the tree is just so delicious. For some reason, I had no vision of what would happen with it, but here it is, really very uplifting of heart in its color and sweetness. I even made my husband look at it – closely. You two girls have such joy in your natures. The tree is full of light and hope. To be fair to me, here, I suppose I should point out that you’ve been enjoying living weather rather than this gray, sleety mess I’ve been seeing day after day. But something tells me you two would rise above that, too – and sail on, loving your lives and seeing the wonder in them.

    Is it legal to contact your swap buddy? All new to me.

  2. Earth Mama April 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Yay! I am off to cast on some eggs. Hopefully I can get four done in time…one a day should be doable.


  3. Naturalearthfarm April 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    What a beautiful Easter tree and how special to be sharing this with your friend…
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  4. Linda April 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    Dear K,
    Thank you so much for your lovely message:) and thank you for sharing your beautiful link for your knitted Easter egg.
    Please do contact your swap partner, this is what makes swaps so special, the new connections we make with people all over the world.

  5. Linda April 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Dear Lisa,
    Enjoy the tutorial and do send a link through of your lovely knitted eggs when they are finished so we can all enjoy your creativity:)
    Have a wonderful Easter,

  6. Linda April 1, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Dear Tonya,
    It is lovely to hear from you, I received your parcel today including your natural beeswax and the sweet little easter rabbit you sent with is adorable! Thank you so much,

  7. Heidi April 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    I love it! Your knitted eggs are adorable, Linda… Thank you 🙂
    Heidi 🙂

  8. Linda April 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    Dear Heidi,
    Thank you my friend!

  9. Dawn April 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    I love the knitted Easter eggs. I think I’ll have an Easter tree next year, such a fun idea!

  10. Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) April 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    I am loving all of your tutorials. I am afraid to share pics of the eggsI made b/c I have forgotten how eggs are shaped (I haven’t eaten eggs since I was 15) so I goofed up the stuffing *sigh* oh well. Here’s my funny shaped eggs:

  11. Linda April 1, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    Dear Nicole,
    Your knitted eggs are beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your link with us:)

  12. sminiatures April 2, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    The Easter tree is gorgeous!! By the way, is it winter in SA? It is spring in the USA, lol ^^


  13. goldenbird April 2, 2010 at 6:20 am #

    The tree is looking beautiful, Linda. I love your knit eggs! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  14. Linda April 2, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    Dear Stefanie,
    Thanks so much for following my blog and for leaving a comment:) We have just begun with Autumn here, happy Spring to you!

  15. Dana April 2, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Oh Linda and Heidi your tree looks beautiful – I love it! Wishing you and your families a wonderful easter together.

  16. A April 2, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    The tree really is starting to look gr8. =]
    Happy Easter Friday =]

  17. Joy April 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Oh, I love the egg tree. So festive and beautiful!

  18. Amanda April 2, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Next year I must have easter grass under my tree!!! That is so pretty!

  19. renee ~ heirloom seasons April 3, 2010 at 5:44 am #

    I know you’ve seen my already, but still I will share here…
    Renee 🙂

  20. Kathy March 23, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    What did you stuff the eggs with? What are the options?

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