Easter Nest and Egg Pattern Tutorial

Hello wonderful friends, thanks so much for visiting:) Today, I have been working on a pattern for Easter crafting. We will soon be setting up our Easter tree and I wanted to make something special, so I have Knitted a nest in handspun Alpaca yarn, spun by my daughter Jenna. Inside the nest are some rainbow eggs. I have knitted the nest with a textured appearance to give it the look of a true nest. I do hope you enjoy knitting these patterns:)
Materials:
Yarn for the nest, I have used handspun Alpaca
Yarn for eggs, I have used rainbow cotton DK
4.5 mm circular needles
Wool needle for sewing up
Fleece for stuffing the eggs
Pattern:
Nest:
Cast on 10 stitches
Join for knitting in the round (Magic Loop)
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Increase into each stitch across the round (20 stitches)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: (Increase into the first stitch, knit 2 stitches, increase into the next stitch, knit 2 stitches) repeat across the round, knit 1 stitch on the end. (26 stitches)
Round 5: Knit
Round 6: Increase into each stitch. (52 stitches)
Round 7: (Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) repeat across round.
Round 8: (Purl 1, knit 1) repeat across round.
Round 9: (Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) repeat across round.
Round 10: (Purl 1, knit 1) repeat across round.
Rounds 11- 14: Knit 
Round 15: (Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) repeat across round.
Round 16: (Purl 1, knit 1) repeat across round.
Round 17: (Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) repeat across round.
Rounds 18-21: Knit
Rounds 22-23: Purl
Cast off.

Sew in the ends.

Egg Pattern: 
Cast on 4 stitches and join for knitting in the round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Increase into each stitch (8 stitches)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: Increase into each stitch (16 stitches)
Rounds 5-13: Knit
Round 14: (Knit 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together) repeat across the round, knit 1 stitch on the end.
Round 15: Knit
Round 16: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together) repeat across the round, knit 1 stitch on the end.
Round 17: Knit
Round 18: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together) repeat across the round.
Round 19: Knit
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:) 

Wishing you all an inspired week.
xo
Linda
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20 Responses to Easter Nest and Egg Pattern Tutorial

  1. Pamela Nees March 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this pattern with us, Linda. Such a sweet reminder of Spring. I think I’ll try them!

  2. Kelly March 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Really lovely Linda. I love the rainbow coloured eggs!

  3. Lynnette March 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    Another great pattern, thank you for sharing!

  4. Rebecca March 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I’m now itching to try it!

  5. Rebecca March 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    What a beautiful pattern! Thanks so much. 🙂

  6. eidolons March 13, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    I love it! Thank you! I forsee many little nests around our house this Spring. (:

  7. Shannon March 14, 2011 at 6:04 am #

    thank you Linda. 🙂

  8. goldenbird March 14, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    Your pattern is beautiful, Linda. I love the look of the colorful eggs against the light, solid-colored nest.

  9. Linda March 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    You are all most welcome:)
    xo
    Linda

  10. Stephanie K. March 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    Very sweet…I’m having trouble crocheting the 17 nests my sister has requested as favours for her fortieth birthday party (I HAVE made 17 knitted eggs, though)…may give your knitted version a try instead! Thank you for sharing!

  11. K March 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    I still haven’t made last year’s nest. And have been playing with felt in my few free hours. Arg. You tempt me to throw all the other things to the wind.

  12. TStone March 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Thanks for the nest & eggs pattern. Love the new header on your blog!

  13. Annie March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Will try making the nest as I have some wool yarn that would be perfect…..then maybe an egg! Thank u and happy Easter ..

  14. CynD March 1, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    these are so very charming I will be glad to make some this year… I best get cracking… I have some sock yarm I think I am going to give that a go for the eggs.. What do you think?

  15. Rita March 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    There are some really nice patterns but would you have anything for dishcloth patterns that you could send to me?
    Thank you Kindly!

  16. Rachel March 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Linda, once again you have come through with a seasonal pattern that is amazing and easy for beginners. I whipped one of these up in two days and will be making another set to place in my children’s Easter baskets. Thank you so much for offering these patterns, I really adore them!

    • Linda March 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

      You are welcome Rachel:)

  17. Oksana March 23, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    Had a wonderful egg. Thanks for the great description.

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