An Easter egg basket 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.
These baskets will look good as decorations for Easter even if you don’t have children around.
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Easter Egg Basket
Pattern Number CNC23
sc. Single Crochet
hdc. Half Double Crochet
dc. Double Crochet
sl st. Slip Stitch
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
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
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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Make for your family and friends, I hope you have fun with this crochet Easter egg basket and enjoy the holiday, speak to you soon.
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