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Simple Easter Basket

Spring is finally upon us! I love the coziness of winter but I’m ready to get outside and play with my pup and baby. For Easter I was doing some online shopping and saw Anthropology was selling a cute crocheted basket for 40$. There was no way I was going to buy one when I could whip one up with the yarn in my closet! Make the Easter morning egg hunt extra special by using your kid’s favorite spring colors.

The basket is made using two strands of 4 weight yarn. To do this, you can use two skeins of yarn, wind half on one skein or pull from the inside and outside of the same skein.

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Materials

Size

The basket is 8″ wide and 7″ tall.

Abreviations

Mc- Magic Circle

Sl st- Slip Stitch

Sc- Single Crochet

Blo- Back Loops Only

Ch- Chain

Inc- Increase

Dec- Decrease

Stitch Guide

Berry: YO (yarn over), insert into stitch, YO, pull up, YO, pull through one loop, YO, insert into same stitch, YO, pull up, YO, pull through five loops

Notes

  • The Ch 1 at the beginning of a row doesn’t count as a stitch
  • The basket is crocheted in joined rounds. Click HERE for my favorite tutorial and video for how to get a straight seam in the round.
  • This pattern can also be created as a basket cover if you wish to make it extra sturdy. Simply follow the pattern for the to bottom and sides until it’s the same size as your basket.

Pattern

Basket

Using 2 strands of white

1- Create a MC, sc 5, sl st to join (5)

2- Ch 1, inc around, sl st to join (10)

3- Ch 1, *inc, sc* around, sl st to join (15)

4- Ch 1, *inc, sc 2* around, sl st to join (20)

5- Ch 1, *inc, sc 3* around, sl st to join (25)

6- Ch 1, *inc, sc 4* around, sl st to join (30)

7- Ch 1, *inc, sc 5* around, sl st to join (35)

8- Ch 1, *inc, sc 6* around, sl st to join (40)

9- Ch 1, *inc, sc 7* around, sl st to join (45)

10- Ch 1, *inc, sc 8* around, sl st to join (50)

11- Ch 1, *inc, sc 9* around, sl st to join (55)

12- Ch 1, sc around in BLO, sl st to join (55)

13-30- Ch 1, sc around, sl st to join (55)

Tie off and sew in ends.

Ears

Make 2 using 2 strands of white

1- MC, 3 sc, sl st to join (3)

2- Ch 1, 2sc around, sl st to join (6)

3- Ch 1, *inc, sc*, sl st to join (9)

4- Ch 1, *inc, sc 2*, sl st to join (12)

5-20- Ch 1, sc around, sl st to join (12)

Tie off and sew in ends.

Inner Ears

Use ONE strand of Robins Egg

1- Ch 4, turn and sc across (3)

2-19- Ch 1, turn, sc across (3)

20- Do NOT ch 1, dec, sc (2)

21- Do NOT ch 1, dec (1)

22- Ch 1, sc around the edges. Sc, ch, sc in the corners, sl st to first ch

Tie off and sew in ends.

Strap

Make 2 using 2 strands of white

1- Ch 60, turn and sc across (59)

2- Ch 1, *sc, berry* across ending with a sc (59)

3- Ch 1, sc across (59)

Tie off and sew in ends

Nose

Using pink and a 2 1/2″ pom pom maker make a nose.

Tail

Using white and a 3 3/8″ pom pom maker make a tail.

Assembly

1- Place the straps on top of each other with the berry stitch facing out. Attach yarn and sl st around to attach.

2- Sew the strap evenly to the inside of the basket.

3- Sew the inner ear to the ear. Be careful to only sew through the first layer and not all the way through.

4- Fold the floral wire and insert into the ears.

5- Sew the bottom 1- 1 1/2″ part of the ears to the inside of basket. Make sure to the sew base of the ears shut here as well. *Note- the ears may have a hard time staying up all the time but once you stuff the basket and bend the ears a little they should be good to go!

6- Attach pom pom nose to the front and tail to the back.

Now you have a simple Easter basket for anyone to enjoy!

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