Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quick and Easy Easter Fun


I finished these sweet little chicks and bunnies and since there is still plenty of time before Easter to knit your own - I wanted to share them with you.

These truly were some of the easiest things I have ever knit. You only need the most basic of skills (casting on and the knit stitch), small bits of yarn, and perhaps a child to give them to. You can get the pattern from Susan B. Anderson of Itty Bitty Hats fame. Just scroll down a little ways and look for the photo on the left side of her blog. She will send them to you as a pdf file and you can start on them this evening! I just love her patterns - and they are always easy to follow. Honestly, if you can knit a square, you can make these.

I used Bernat's Cotton Tot yarn in white for the bunny. I love the feel of this yarn and it is very inexpensive. I picked mine up at JoAnn's. Any cotton yarn will do. For the chick I had some yellow chenille looking yarn already, so I just used that.

Go ahead and try them. You know you want to!

13 comments:

Andrea said...

Could these perhaps be the Easter gifts for Ava that you were trying to keep a secret from me? You know, if you are trying to keep a secret, you shouldn't post it on the world wide web...just a thought :). I love you!!

Robin said...

Ah my sweet Andrea-
Yes, indeed, two of these are for Miss Ava's basket. I decided they are not a secret anymore!
And I love you too. See you tonight.

Anonymous said...

oh im hurt. Miss Ava gets a basket but I dont. They say the youngest is spoiled, which probably is normally true; however, when there are grandkids involved there is no hope for the youngest child of the family. :)

Michelle said...

What about Tyler?

Anonymous said...

that ploy was not from me....so take a guess who the other "youngest" is!

Missy

Karen said...

Too cute!

Dawn said...

I am so far behind! I love the little Easter sweetness! Also love the interaction with the family - love the family dynamics!

I read the Monday post - you and me and Dr. Pepper - we'll have to have some when we ever meet.

I posted about Extreme Peru today - try not to cry!

Anonymous said...

It was actually Jess who wrote that one comment
-Jess

Anonymous said...

lol....oops

Dawn said...

I love your comments to me today - it is so true that our God has interesting ways! I love the way he has brought us together and the way he's working things out for Peru. Amazing and awesome.

Dawn said...

Me again - I didn't realize that your kids were inspired by ExtremeMobile - of course, I never heard of it until the last two weeks!

Bev said...

I DO want to! I've never knit a toy, have four grandkids and fast would be great - I'll be brave and give it a shot - thanks!

A Gracious Home said...

Those are just precious. They make it feel like Easter. You are very talented. Are you sure they are easy to make? Happy Easter, Doylene