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Crochet Easter Basket

Create a handmade Easter basket using the art of crocheting. Crafted with colorful yarn and intricate stitches, this unique basket will add a personal touch to your Easter celebrations. You can customize the size, shape, and design of the basket to suit your preferences, making it a one-of-a-kind piece that can be used year after year. Crocheting an Easter basket allows you to showcase your creativity and craftsmanship while also providing a practical and beautiful way to display Easter eggs and treats. By choosing your favorite colors and patterns, you can make a basket that reflects your style and personality. Whether you're an experienced crocheter or a beginner looking for a fun project, making a crochet Easter basket is a rewarding and enjoyable way to add a special touch to your holiday decor.

Materials

  • Knitcraft Return Of The Mac (chunky; 100% cotton; 81 m per 200g ball) x 1 ball in Mustard
  • scraps of yarn for mini pom poms
  • 6 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • pom pom maker

Finished Size

12 cm / 4.8 inch diameter x 11 cm /4.3 inch height without handle

22 cm / 8.7 inches height with handle

Tension/ Gauge

the circle measures 10 cm/4 inches in diameter after completing round 5

Stitches and Abbreviations (US terms)

mr = magic ring

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

sc blo = single crochet through back loop only

dc = double crochet

blo = back loop only

flo = front loop only

scblo/dcflo2tog = work single crochet back loop only /double crochet front loop only two together- insert hook in next sc through blo, yoh, pull up loop, yoh, miss next sc sts 1 round below, insert hook through flo of next sc 1 round below, yoh, pull up a loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh and pull through all 3 loops.

dcflo/scblo2tog = work double crochet front loop only / single crochet back loop only two together- yoh, insert hook through flo of same sc 1 round below as first leg of st, yoh, pull up a loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops, insert hook in next sc through blo, yoh, pull up loop, yoh and pull through all 3 loops.

yoh = yarn over hook

Crochet Easter Basket Pattern Notes

  • the basket starts with working the bottom circle
  • you can make the bottom circle as big or small as you want the basket to be
  • the main body is worked in sc blo with a raised V stitch at the front of the basket
  • you can adjust the height by working more/less rounds
  • the handle is worked at the end in rows of single crochet
  • you can also adjust the length of the handle before attaching to the other side of the basket

Basket Bottom Circle

Start with creating magic ring.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a stitch throughout), work 6 sc into the mr, sl st to top of first st. [6 sc]

Close mr.

Note: due to the thickness of yarn, you can work over your yarn tail ends.

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first st. [12 sc]

Rnd 3: 1 ch, (1 sc, 2 sc in next) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [18 sc]

Rnd 4: 1 ch, (2 sc, 2 sc in next) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [24 sc]

Rnd 5: 1 ch, (3 sc, 2 sc in next) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [30 sc]

Rnd 6: 1 ch, (4 sc, 2 sc in next) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [36 sc]

Rnd 7: 1 ch, (5 sc, 2 sc in next) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [42 sc]

Note: you can continue increasing the bottom circle until you reach the desired diameter of your basket.

Main Body of Basket

Rnd 1 – 2: 1 ch, 1 sc blo around, sl st to top of first st. [42 sc]

Rnd 3: 1 ch, work 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts, work scblo/dcflo2tog, 1 sc blo in each of the next 3 sts, work dcflo/scblo2tog, 1 sc blo to end, sl st to top of first st.

Rnd 4: 1 ch, 1 sc blo around, sl st to top of first st. [42 sc]

Repeat Rnd 3 – 4 another 3 times. Fasten off.

Crochet Basket Handle

Counting from the first st (including), miss 9 sc, join yarn in next.

Row 1: 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, turn. [4 sc]

Row 2: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [4 sc]

Repeat Row 2 until you have 30 rows in total or until you reach the desired length of the handle.

Miss next 18 sts on main basket and attach the handle to the next 4 sc on the other side of the basket by slip stitching through back loops only of the sc sts.

Finishing Touches

Sew in all ends or weave them through the loops of the basket on the inside.

It might be a little tricky to sew them in due to the thickness of the yarn.

Make 6 small pom poms in various colors. I used fuchsia pink, vintage pink and white but the color choices are totally up to you.

Tie the pom poms around the edge of the basket with triple knots and snip off the ends.

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