Easter Egg Basket

Easter egg basket – A free crochet pattern for you to make for the upcoming holiday, which would you believe is in just two weeks time.

Making the baskets yourself and hiding them around the house for an exciting egg hunt makes it just that bit more special, they are the perfect size and can also be used afterwards to fill with little treats for all year round occasions.

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Easter Egg Basket UK

Pattern Number CNC23

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Abbreviations UK
WS.    Wrong Side
RS.     Right Side
ch.      Chain
dc.      Double Crochet
htr.     Half Treble Crochet

tr.       Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat

ss.       Slip Stitch
Inc.     Increase

Crab Stitch. Work dc backwards by working from left to right.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Finished size approx:  3.5 Inches Diameter

Materials
I have used:-

Small amounts of Stylecraft Special DK in colours 1 & 2

OR an equivalent yarn i.e
Small amounts of Worsted Weight #3 in colors 1 & 2
a suggested yarn for this would be Red Heart Baby Hugs Yarn

4.00mm Clover crochet hook, small bow for decoration

TENSION – 5htr & 4 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Basket – With colour 1 make 6ch, ss to first ch to make a ring, (RS) 3ch, work 13tr into ring, ss to top of 3ch. Turn. (13tr + 3ch)

Row 2 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, work 2tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (27tr + 3ch)

Row 3 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr in base of 3ch, * 1tr into next tr, 2tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, 1tr into tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (41tr + 3ch)

Row 4 – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn. (42dc)

Row 5 – Working into back loop of stitch for this row, join in colour 2, make 1ch, 1htr into base of 1ch, 1htr into each dc to end, ss to first htr on beginning of row. Turn. (42htr)

Working through both loops of stitch from now on.

Rpt Row 5 once. Fasten off. Turn.

Rpt Row 5 in colour sequence as follows:-

Twice in colour 1
Twice in colour 2
Twice in colour 1
Once in colour 2

13 rows will have been worked in all from beginning.

DNT at the end of the 13th row.

Continue with colour 2 and work 1 row of crab stitch (see abbrev). Fasten off.

Handle – Using colour 1, make 41ch, 2htr into second ch from hook, 1htr into each of next 38ch, 4htr into next ch, working along opposite side of cast on ch, work 1htr into next 38ch, 2htr into last ch, ss to first htr on beginning of row to end. Fasten off. (84htr)

Finishing – Weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim off.

I have used spray starch to stiffen the basket and handle, put the basket over the bottom of an appropriate sized container (cover to protect the container i.e. tin can, end of bottle etc), then spray with starch, leave to dry and remove, do the same for the handle, once dry sew each end of handle to inside of the basket.

Decorate with small bows and fill with small chocolate sugar coated mini eggs.

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See more free crochet bags & purses patterns:-
Drawstring Pouch – Cross Body Bag – Grocery Bag – Clutch Purse
BoHo Bag – Tulip Wrist Purse – Makeup Bag
hope you enjoy all the designs, happy crocheting!
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Easter Egg Basket USA

Pattern Number CNC23

Abbreviations USA
ch.
       Chain

sc.       Single Crochet
hdc.     Half Double Crochet
dc.       Double Crochet
rpt.      Repeat
sl st.    Slip Stitch
Inc.      Increase

Crab Stitch. Work sc backwards by working from left to right.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Finished size approx:  3.5 Inches Diameter

Materials
I have used:-
Small amounts of Stylecraft Special DK in colors 1 & 2

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.00mm Clover crochet hook, small bow for decoration

GAUGE – 5hdc & 4 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Basket – With color 1 ch6, st st to first ch to make a ring, (RS) ch3, work 13dc in ring, st st to top of ch3. Turn. (13dc + ch3)

Row 2 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, work 2dc in each dc to end, st st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (27dc + ch3)

Row 3 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, 1dc in dc, st st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (41dc + ch3)

Row 4 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, st st to first sc on beginning of row.
Fasten off. Turn. (42sc)

Row 5 – Working in back loop of stitch for this row, join in color 2, ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each sc to end, st st to first hdc on beginning of row. Turn. (42hdc)

Working through both loops of stitch from now on.

Rpt Row 5 once. Fasten off. Turn.

Rpt Row 5 in color sequence as follows:-

Twice in color 1
Twice in color 2
Twice in color 1

Once in color 2

13 rows will have been worked in all from beginning.

DNT at the end of the 13th row.

Continue with color 2 and work 1 row of crab stitch (see abbrev). Fasten off.

Handle – Using color 1, ch41, 2hdc in second ch from hook, 1hdc in each of next 38ch, 4hdc in next ch, working along opposite side of cast on ch, work 1hdc in next 38ch, 2hdc in last ch, st st to first hdc on beginning of row to end. Fasten off. (84hdc)

Finishing – Weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim off.

I have used spray starch to stiffen the basket and handle, put the basket over the bottom of an appropriate sized container (cover to protect the container i.e. tin can, end of bottle etc), then spray with starch, leave to dry and remove, do the same for the handle, once dry sew each end of handle to inside of the basket.

Decorate with a small bow and fill with small chocolate sugar coated mini eggs.

See also my little Girls Flower Bag.

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