Knit or Crochet an Easter Bunny for a Child You Love

Wow, can you believe spring is here already? And we’re now less than a month away from Easter. This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 12, 2020 — mark your calendar!


If your family celebrates Easter, you might enjoy knitting or crocheting a variety of Easter patterns for your kids, grandkids, siblings — or perhaps even for yourself. I’ve rounded up a whole bunch of fantastic bunny patterns and Easter patterns that are available for free and for sale. Most of the patterns on the lists are free patterns — but I did include some pay-for patterns that look as if they’d be worth buying. I haven’t actually worked any of them myself to confirm, so, please don’t interpret their presence on the list as a positive review; I’m just passing along the information about these patterns’ existence in case it would be of interest to you.


The following is an example of one of the free bunny patterns you’ll find on the list. Isn’t this sweet bunny ADORABLE?


Knit or Crochet an Easter Bunny for a child you love! Grab this free crochet pattern for a classic toy Easter bunny with floppy ears.

Knit or Crochet an Easter Bunny for a child you love! Grab this free crochet pattern for a classic toy Easter bunny with floppy ears. The pattern designer is ChiWei Ranck at 1DogWoof.com.  Photo © ChiWei Ranck.
Knit or Crochet an Easter Bunny for a child you love! Grab this free crochet pattern for a classic toy Easter bunny with floppy ears. The pattern designer is ChiWei Ranck at 1DogWoof.com. Photo © ChiWei Ranck.

Arne and Carlos Favorite Designs: Greatest Hits and New Inspirations — Balls, Dolls, Slippers, Sweaters, Scarves, Mittens and More

Arne & Carlos Favorites, published by Trafalgar Square Books. This book features Scandinavian style knitting and crochet patterns for Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs, dolls, doll clothes, adult clothing and accessories and more.
Arne & Carlos Favorites, published by Trafalgar Square Books. This book features Scandinavian style knitting and crochet patterns for Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs, dolls, doll clothes, adult clothing and accessories and more.

If you’re interested in knitting a variety of Easter patterns and other patterns, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the latest knitting and crochet (mostly knitting) pattern book by Arne and Carlos. It includes a whole bunch of lovely Easter patterns. There’s an Easter bunny knitting pattern, plus a pattern for a cute knitted sweater for the bunny. There’s a knitted Easter egg ornament pattern with 8 different colorwork variations. There’s an adult-sized pair of rabbit slippers to knit. There are also bunches of different floral-themed patterns that are perfect for springtime including a GORGEOUS knitted floral pillow, an intricate floral crochet blanket pattern and others.


The book also includes patterns suitable for Christmas, Halloween and everyday. Overall, it includes bunches more patterns than your average knitting pattern book. I think it’s an excellent value for the money.


Want more details — or want to see some project photos from this book? Click here to check out my book review of Arne and Carlos Favorite Designs.


I hope you’ll enjoy selecting Easter-themed knitting and crochet patterns to work on in preparation for this holiday. Happy spring to you and yours!



Best wishes,

Amy Solovay

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Get Ready for Spring Cleaning With Crocheted Scrubbers and Dishcloths

Easy Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners -- This is an easy crochet dishcloth pattern for beginners.
These pretty cloths could be used as either dishcloths or washcloths.

According to my calendar, today — Thursday, March 20, 2020 — is the first day of spring. You know what that means: Time for spring cleaning. Uggh.

I don’t much enjoy cleaning, although I sure love it when everything is clean. It’s hard to get motivated to start — but since I never need much prompting to get motivated to crochet, I thought I’d try making some projects that’ll help with the cleaning as well. Sometimes, it’s little things like soft, pretty dishcloths or innovative recycled scrubbies that can make all the difference in whether I ever actually motivate to clean anything.


Hey, whatever works, right?

Are you planning on doing any spring cleaning this year? If you’re going to get to work on it, you might as well have some cute crocheted dishcloths and fun crocheted scrubbies to make your tasks more pleasant enjoyable bearable. If you must clean, (and of course you eventually must, right?) please do help yourself to any of our patterns for knitting and crocheting these types of projects.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Valentine's Day Greeting, Plus Crochet Project Ideas. Free Crochet Patterns Are Available for All of These Designs.

Here’s wishing you a fun-filled, lovely Valentine’s Day this year. If your plans for today include a little crafting time, you’re invited to browse our website for free project ideas and inspiration.

If you’re interested in Valentine crochet or knitting projects, you can click here (or click the photo posted) to find a bunch of ’em.

Perhaps Valentine’s Day projects aren’t what you’re interested in making right now — and if not, no worries, we have plenty of other free patterns and ideas as well:

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Happy Valentine’s Day! And, happy crafting!

What to Make for Mom This Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day will fall on Sunday, May 10, 2020. That gives you some time to delight a special Mom (or perhaps a grandmother, mother-in-law, or stepmom) by making a handmade gift to give her this Mother’s Day.<

If this is an idea that sounds interesting to you, we invite you to browse through our Mother’s Day gift ideas to find ideas for the perfect gift. Here we’ve presented a roundup of a few fantastic ideas for Mother’s Day craft projects; we hope you’ll be inspired by these suggestions.

Design a Sweater That Your Mom Would Love!

Design a Custom-Knit Sweater Your Mom Will Love With Melissa Leapman's New Book, 6,000+ Pullover Possibilities
Design a Custom-Knit Sweater Your Mom Will Love With Melissa Leapman’s New Book, 6,000+ Pullover Possibilities

Melissa Leapman is an authority on sweater knitting design. She’s enjoyed a successful career as a knitwear designer and has designed sweaters and sweater patterns for bunches of books, magazines and clothing companies. Melissa shares a simple, beginner-friendly, step-by-step sweater design process in a brand new book called 6,000+ Pullover Possibilities. So if you’ve always wanted to design custom-made sweaters to give as gifts to your loved ones, this book will guide you through the process. If your mom knits, the book itself would also be a spectacular gift for her. Click here to shop for the book at Amazon, or click here for more info in my detailed book review of this title.

Knit or Crochet a Shawl for Mom

You Can Knit a Variety of Stunning Shawls and Wraps Using the Patterns in Vogue Knitting Shawls and Wraps 2 by the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine. This Delightful Pattern Book Is Published by Sixth & Spring Books.
Find a Variety of Stunning Patterns for Shawls and Wraps in Vogue Knitting Shawls and Wraps 2 by the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine. This Delightful Pattern Book Is Published by Sixth & Spring Books.

Shawls make delightful gifts for moms and grandmas. Shawls can be warm, substantial and comforting; or light, lacy and frivolous. They can be casual or dressy, chic or unassuming, fancy or simple.

Cozy Blankets for Mom

You have plenty of time to make a customized blanket especially for your mom. You could use granny squares or other crocheted squares if that type of blanket would appeal to her. Be sure to add a pretty border or edging to finish it off.

Fabric Crochet Pendant Necklaces

Easy Fabric Crochet Necklace - Free Tutorial and Pattern

Jewelry makes a great gift for mom, and this pattern allows for a lot of personalization that would make each piece unique and perfect for your mom (or for whoever you want to make it for.)

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A Spa Gift Basket

Crochet a basket for mom. Fill it with fancy, extra-special crocheted washcloths plus scented lotions, beautiful sculpted soaps and a bath puff — or whichever toiletries your mom would find most enjoyable.

More Ideas and Patterns for Lovely Gifts to Make Mom

If you’d be interested in crocheting a delicate lace shawl, top, sweater, skirt, shawl or other feminine sort of project for your mom this Mother’s Day, check out Delicate Crochet by Sharon Silverman, published by Stackpole Books. It’s filled with gift-worthy projects that moms would LOVE!
If you’d be interested in crocheting a delicate lace shawl, top, sweater, skirt, shawl or other feminine sort of project for your mom this Mother’s Day, check out Delicate Crochet by Sharon Silverman, published by Stackpole Books. It’s filled with gift-worthy projects that moms would LOVE!

There are so many things that moms might love that it's hard to fit them all in one blog post. I invite you to browse our website to find even more knitting and crochet patterns, some that mom might love, some to make for Dad for Father’s Day, and hopefully even some to use for making something nice for yourself too.

If you enjoy crafts other than just knitting and crocheting, check out a list of the best Mother’s Day craft ideas at this Arts and Crafts Website.

Knitting and Crochet Ideas for Spring

This year, the first day of spring falls on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Looking for a new spring knitting or crochet project to get started on? If so, there are several ways you can browse through patterns and ideas on our website.

I recently collected a bunch of our best spring knitting and crochet patterns and posted them together in one spot; so if you’re not sure what exactly you want to make, and you just want to see a whole bunch of spring-friendly ideas, that’s one possible starting place for you.

Some other pages you might want to take a look at:

Dressing up for Valentine’s Day Knit or Crochet Lovely Jewelry, Shawls, Wraps, Scarves or Other Romantic Projects to Wear on Valentine's Day

Want to wear something special and lovely on Valentine’s Day this year? If so, we offer you several suggestions for delightful knitting and crochet projects to consider when your goal is dressing up for Valentine’s Day.


If you're dressing up for Valentine's Day this year, consider making a pretty scarf using this free Valentine's Day crochet scarf pattern.
If you’re dressing up for Valentine’s Day this year, consider making a pretty scarf using this free Valentine’s Day crochet scarf pattern.

For starters, this beautiful yet practical Valentine Scarf would be a fantastic way to accessorize. You could dress it either up or down for daytime or evening wear. If you’re going for a casual look, this scarf pairs well with jeans or khakis and a long-sleeved t-shirt or sweater. Alternatively, if you’re dressing up, you could pair it with a dress, skirt, or suit. This scarf pattern is available for free here on our website.


The Damask Rose Wrap, a Crochet Shawl Pattern Designed by Katya Novikova, From Delicate Crochet, Published by Stackpole Books
The Damask Rose Wrap, a Crochet Shawl Pattern Designed by Katya Novikova, From Delicate Crochet, Published by Stackpole Books

If you’re planning a romantic night out with your sweetheart, and you’re in need of a dramatic shawl or wrap to throw on over your cocktail dress, you have countless choices for great patterns to try. If you want to crochet the shawl you’ll wear, I highly recommend choosing one of the elegant, dressy shawl patterns from Delicate Crochet by Sharon Hernes Silverman. If you’d prefer to knit your shawl, check out Vogue Knitting’s second collection of shawl and wrap patterns for suitable knitted shawl patterns that are delightfully creative and stylish.


If you’d like to check out more options, you’re invited to visit our page of shawl and wrap patterns. There are many beautiful styles to chose from.

More Fantastic Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Dressy Occasions

More Fun Stuff for Valentine’s Day

Crocheted Flowers for Valentine’s Day 2020 Find Amazing Crochet Patterns for a Whole Bunch of Valentine-Friendly Flower Motifs

Crochet Flower With Ribbon

This pretty flower applique is useful at any time of year, but it’s especially appropriate for Valentine’s Day. You could pin it to a hat or lapel, or use it to embellish a Valentine gift you’re giving to a friend or loved one.

I’ve crocheted my sample flower in shades of pink and purple, but it would be even prettier in red and white, or pink and white. Or perhaps you could even use red, pink and white all together in this flower, assuming you can find the right combination of button, ribbon and yarn. Any of these options would be ideal color schemes for crocheting Valentine’s Day themed flowers.



Valentine-Friendly Crochet Motif Patterns From Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng

Valentine Friendly Crochet Flower Mandala Motif: This 8-pointed crochet star features a flower motif in the center. The pattern is from the book Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, published by Interweave. This red, pink and white colorway of the floral design is not included in the book, but it's really easy to re-color all the patterns in this book using the color theory information Sandra has included. This colorway of the floral motif was crocheted and photographed by Amy Solovay.
Valentine Friendly Crochet Flower Mandala Motif: This 8-pointed crochet star features a flower motif in the center. The pattern is from the book Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, published by Interweave. This red, pink and white colorway of the floral design is not included in the book, but it’s really easy to re-color all the patterns in this book using the color theory information Sandra has included. This colorway of the floral motif was crocheted and photographed by Amy Solovay.

Crochet Kaleidoscope is one of my favorite crochet pattern books. It features patterns for gorgeous crochet motifs including flowers, squares, circles and many others that you can crochet in any color palette you choose — including Valentine colorways and many others. The book also includes patterns for making inspiring finished projects in addition to the motifs. There is also helpful color theory information, which makes this book a truly unique and useful reference for crochet enthusiasts.

More Crochet Flowers

If you’d like to crochet a different style of flower motif, you’re invited to visit our main directory of crochet flower patterns. You’ll find many more flower designs to choose from.

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2020 New Year’s Resolutions and Goals for Knitters and Crocheters Set Some Goals for Your Knitting or Crocheting in the New Year!

Happy 2020, everyone! Who’s making New Year’s resolutions this year? Anyone want to share theirs?


If you need some goal-setting inspiration for a new year or any time, here’s a quick list of possible knitting, crochet and craft related resolutions you could make.

  • I will learn how to crochet or how to knit – for those who don’t already know how
  • I will teach someone how to crochet or knit- or even better, teach __* people how to crochet or knit
  • I will knit or crochet __* item(s) for charity
  • I will complete __* projects (or more)
  • I will finish or frog (unravel) all my unfinished projects
  • I will learn __* new knitting or crochet stitches
  • I will learn a new knitting or crochet skill — perhaps corner-to-corner to crochet or sock knitting
  • I will create an exquisite family heirloom to be passed down to a child or grandchild- perhaps a beaded bag worked from a vintage pattern, or an elegant lace tablecloth
  • I will organize my yarn / thread stash, and donate or give away any yarns / threads I don’t plan to use

*__= fill in this blank with whatever number you think would be a good goal. Pick a number that is small enough to be manageable, yet large enough that you’ll feel like you really accomplished something when you’ve reached the goal.

Resources for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions:

Learn How to Crochet or Knit; Learn New Crochet and Knitting Skills: You can take a variety of different crochet, knitting and crafting classes either online or in person. If you’d be interested in the the online version, there are several resources I can recommend:

Learn New Knitting or Crochet Stitches: Here are a few you can try:


Afghan Stitch
Afghan Stitch

  • If you haven’t already learned Tunisian crochet stitches such as afghan stitch and Tunisian crochet mesh stitch, these stitches will greatly expand your capabilities in crochet.
  • Shell stitch
  • Edge stitches to knit and crochet
  • See more choices: free knitting and crochet stitch instructions
  • Get Inspiration for Organizing Your Yarn and Craft Supplies:


    Planning to get organized in 2019? Need some new organizers to keep your yarn looking its best for your crochet or knitting projects? The ArtBin Super Satchel 1-Compartment is the ideal organizer to use for this purpose.
    Planning to get organized in 2019? Need some new organizers to keep your yarn looking its best for your crochet or knitting projects? The ArtBin Super Satchel 1-Compartment is the ideal organizer to use for this purpose.

    • Take a look at my favorite yarn organizers and yarn organization strategies on this page. One higlight: A former colleague of mine, Beth Peterson, shared some truly inspiring photos of her organized crochet supplies. She’s been keeping everything in a basket, which is lined with a custom-made holder for her crochet hooks. Check it out!
    • How are your knitting, crochet and supplies organized? We’d love to have information about how you approach it; please share tips in the comments section.

    Learn New Knitting and Crochet Skills

    We’ve posted a wide variety of resources to help you with learning new skills and techniques in crochet.


    Share Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Are you making any knitting or crochet-related new year’s resolutions this year? If so, please share them in the comments section!

    Valentine Gift Ideas for 2020

    As a child, I adored Valentine’s Day. It delighted me to make paper Valentines for all the other children I knew.

    As an adult, I haven’t outgrown my fondness for making Valentines. Nowadays I enjoy adding crocheted edgings to some of them, and putting other artistic touches on them as well. I find it satisfying to make lovely things to give to others, even small things like Valentine’s Day cards.

    I’ve discovered that it’s even more fun to make Valentine gifts for my loved ones — or at least, to add handmade touches to my gifts at times when it isn’t practical to create an entire gift from scratch.

    If you celebrate this holiday, and you plan on giving Valentine gifts this year, here are some ideas for things you can make:

    Enclose Your Valentine’s Day Gift in a Heart-Shaped Pouch

    Valentine Crochet Heart Pouch

    Let’s say you want to give candy or some small item as a Valentine gift to a sweetheart, friend, or colleague. A heart-shaped pouch would be a fun way to package it.


    This is one of those designs where you can really showcase your own creativity. There are many different ways you could decorate this pouch — so feel free to dress it up with appliques, beads, ribbons, buttons or whatever other pretty baubles your heart desires.


    If your intended recipient is a guy and the heart idea isn’t quite right for this occasion, you could always choose another pouch design instead. Our list of pouch patterns has several guy-friendly options to consider.

    Crocheted Hats for Him

    Men's Slip Stitch Hat and Scarf Set

    If your intended gift recipient is a guy, perhaps a crocheted hat would be a nice gift for him. The one pictured here is part of a hat and scarf set that I think is particularly nice for guys. It’s a bit of a time-consuming project, so I wouldn’t recommend it as a gift for casual acquaintances – but for the right guy, I think it’s worth spending the time on it. I can say that, having made the set for my own husband (although not specifically as a Valentine’s gift…) and he got significant, daily wintertime wear out of the hat for years before it got too shabby to make any more public appearances. Which reminds me that perhaps it’s time for me to begin making him another one…

    Crocheted Jewelry for Her

    If your intended gift recipient is a gal, jewelry might be a nice gift for her.

    Valentine Flowers

    There are all kinds of interesting things you can do with pretty crocheted flowers. You can attach them to hair accessories like headbands and hair clips. You can transform them into brooches or magnets. You can use them as embellishments on gift packages. Et-cetera!

    More Valentine Ideas

    Here’s a link to a list of free Valentine crochet and knitting patterns. The list includes bunches more ideas for interesting Valentine and heart-themed projects you can crochet. Happy crafting!




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    Thank you for your interest, and thanks for visiting!

    Dressing Up for New Year’s Eve DIY Fashion Ideas for the First Holiday of the New Year

    If you're dressing up for New Year's Eve this year, consider making a Gentle Whisper shawl like the design pictured here. This is the perfect bit of finery to pair with a cocktail dress or party dress.  The crochet pattern is by Judith Butterworth. This shawl is included in Delicate Crochet by Sharon Silverman, published by Stackpole Books.
    If you’re dressing up for New Year’s Eve this year, consider making a Gentle Whisper shawl like the design pictured here. This is the perfect bit of finery to pair with a cocktail dress or party dress. The crochet pattern is by Judith Butterworth. This shawl is included in Delicate Crochet by Sharon Silverman, published by Stackpole Books.

    Are you thinking of dressing up for New Year’s Eve this year? Do you want to whip up something unique and special to wear on this occasion? Here are a few ideas, with suggestions for patterns for knitting or crocheting each item.

    Dressy Shawls and Wraps to Knit and Crochet for the Holidays

    A lace wrap would look stunning worn overtop of a little black dress. There are so many incredible shawl and wrap options that it’s a challenge to choose just one to make and wear during the holiday season. I’m eyeing the choices available in Delicate Crochet as some of the most appealing possibilities for holiday apparel. The book offers you 8 different patterns for lacy shawls and wraps to crochet, plus bunches of other stylish, feminine apparel that would be perfect for holiday and everyday wear.


    Pictured above is the wrap I think I’d most want to make for New Year’s Eve this year. It’s the “Gentle Whisper Shawl” by Judith Butterworth. I think it would be a gorgeous holiday wrap, yet it would also be wearable for many other occasions (and non-occasions) too.

    Here you can see the Iced Silver Fox Top by Kristin Omdahl, which is another holiday-friendly pattern from Delicate Crochet. Stackpole Books is the publisher of this pattern book.
    Here you can see the Iced Silver Fox Top by Kristin Omdahl, which is another holiday-friendly pattern from Delicate Crochet. Stackpole Books is the publisher of this pattern book.

    But with so many fabulous shawl patterns available, it’s a tough choice. Of the 8 wrap patterns included in Delicate Crochet, my opinion is that 6 of the options are dressy enough for pairing with cocktail dresses and party dresses. If you were to stick with using the yarns suggested in each pattern, I think that the other 2 options are more casual than what you’d probably want to choose for New Year’s Eve, although they are lovely.

    This one book gives you SO MANY fabulous options for holiday apparel beyond just wraps and shawls. Some of the other patterns included in the book are also holiday friendly — a lace skirt, dressy lace tops, a dazzling sequinned cardigan, a beaded necklace, lacy ribbon trimmed fingerless gloves and more.


    If you’d rather knit your shawl than crochet it, check out Vogue Knitting’s collection of shawl and wrap patterns. The book includes patterns for making just about every imaginable type of knitted shawl or wrap you could want — including many styles that are appropriate for pairing with party dresses.

    Jeweled Neck Warmer

    Easy Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern for Beginners
    Easy Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern for Beginners

    I designed this easy, beginner-friendly neck warmer with the holiday season in mind. This piece is sort of like a cross between a necklace and a scarf; it’s warmer than a necklace would be, and it’s dressier than your average winter scarf. In fact, it’s dressy enough to wear out on New Year’s Eve, so if you are tired of freezing in the name of fashion, why not give this project a try.

    Dressy Holiday Jewelry

    Rose Chip Bead Necklace in Wire Crochet

    This gorgeous necklace is lovely for accessorizing on any occasion that calls for a bit of sparkle. It’s a bit artsy and, I think, totally fabulous. It’s often a conversation-starter when I wear mine; people are typically fascinated by the dichroic glass pendant, and interested to learn that each one is unique and handmade.

    If you’re spending your New Year’s Eve socializing with a rather conservative group, a pearl necklace might be a better choice in the jewelry department.


    Whatever your plans are for New Year’s Eve this year, I hope you will find something fabulous to wear — and that you’ll have SO MUCH FUN ringing in the new year! Here’s wishing you a prosperous, creative, JOYFUL 2020!

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    About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

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