Easter Baskets Free Crochet Pattern

easter crochet basket pattern with bunny

Depending on the size you wish to make these lovely colourful Easter baskets are easy to do and can be completed within an hour! Using this beautiful cotton yarn from Lily sugar n Cream which is a 100% Pure Cotton yarn. I did some fun AFL colours as a project, especially for your man at Easter or the kids, you can choose from over 60 different colours in the Lily Sugar n Cream solids, ombres and stripes ranges of yarn.

Tools:

4.5mm crochet hook, darning needle.  Or you can use 5mm hook up to you which you feel comfortable with, I used a 4.5mm.

Yarn:

Lily Sugar n Cream Solid colours over 40 to choose from.
100% Pure Cotton 71g balls.
Depending on your size 1 ball should be plenty to complete one basket, it is really enough for two!

Abbreviations:

CH = chain
SC = single crochet
ST = stitch
SL= slip stitch

Small size Basket 11cm diameter – 11cm height

MAGIC CIRCLE

Small size Basket magic circle step 1

Create your magic circle, Ch 2, SC into centre x 5 = 6 ST Leave circle loose, then pull yarn tight to form circle

ROUND 1

CH 2 SC x 1 into same stitch (SC x 2) repeat SC x 2 into all ST’s around SL into top of first ST to join = 12 ST

ROUND 2

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next ST, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 18 ST

ROUND 3

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next ST, SC x 1 into Next ST, SC x 2 into next ST repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 24 ST

ROUND 4

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next  3 ST’s, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 32 ST

ROUND 5

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next  4 ST’s, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 38 ST

ROUND 6

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next  5 ST’s, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 42

ROUND 7

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next  6 ST’s, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = (48)

round 7 Easter crochet basket

End of bottom of basket

Now begins the sides of the baskets

crochet basket bottom

SC into each ST around and repeat to desired height (15 rows for this pattern 5 rows of each colour) Once you have reached your height you can fold the top of the yarn to create a rolled finish, which creates a more solid basket. You can change colours of the yarn at any time to create stripes or patterns.

The Handle

crochet basket handle pattern

crochet basket handle

CH 50 ST + 1 = 51, SC into 2nd ST and continue SC to the end = 50 SC.
Turn, CH1, SC into next ST and continue and repeat 4 rows.

Fold and put a furry wire into middle and sew up edges to form a handle.

Sew all ends into basket with daring needle and sew handle on the insides of the basket evenly placed.

completed crochet basket with pattern and football emblems

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