This Crochet Easter Basket just makes me happy. I love the cheery colors and the little Easter bunny peeking over the top of the basket! It sings of spring and all the goodness spring brings to the world!This crochet easter basket is part of a 3-part Easter series. In the first part, we made Easter eggs. This post is all about the crochet basket and the final post shows you how to make the cutie easter egg bunny. If you don’t want to wait, you can get all 3 patterns together in one ad-free bundle right now!
Crochet Easter Basket Pattern
Basket is approx 9” tall including the handle (4” tall excluding the handle). The diameter of the bag is approx 6.5”.
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Here is what you will need:
- US H8/5.00 mm crochet hook (here are my favorite crochet hooks)
- Worsted Weight Yarn, 4 oz, I used Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Fern, scrap yarn for Loopy Flower (I used Vanna’s Choice in pink)
- 1/2″-1″ Button for flower (optional)
- (2) 12″ green pipe cleaners (optional)
- Easter Grass (I used Celebrate It Paper Crinkle)
- Tapestry needle, sewing needle, thread (for button), and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
With green yarn and holding 2 strands together throughout, make a magic ring.
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 sts). Work in rounds.
R2: 2 sc in ea st around (12 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st)
R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (42 st)
R8: *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st)
R9: *sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (54 st)
Now you will work up the sides of the basket, continuing to work in the round.
R10: hdc through the back loop (this round only) in each st around (54 st)
R11-17: hdc around, working in both loops. (54 st)
R18: sc in 1st st, then working in the front loop only, sl st in ea st around. Sl st into 1st sc of the round. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using pipe cleaner will allow the handle to hold it’s rounded shape. However it is optional.
Handle is worked with 2 strands of yarn, on the right side only, starting and stopping the yarn at each row. Leave a long strand on each side for sewing the handle on the bag)
With green, and holding 2 strands together throughout, chain 35.
R1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Fasten off. (34 st)
R2: With right side facing, attach green to the 1st st in row 1. Hold pipe cleaner on edge, ch 1, sc in same stitch as joining, sc across, working over pipe cleaner as you work the single crochet stitches. Fasten off. There should be just a little bit of pipe cleaner, extending out on both sides of the stitches. Turn this edge to the right side-it will be hidden under the edge of the basket. (34 st)
R3: Flip work and attach green on opposite side of starting chain and single crochet in each chain across, working over 2nd pipe cleaner. Fasten off and tuck ends of pipe cleaner as previously described. (34 st)
** If making handle without pipe cleaner, work a 4th row of sc, starting in the 1st sc of row 3.**
Sew each side of the handle on the bag across from each other. Sew on tight, inside the basket, just under the sl st border stitches. Weave in any ends.
The flower for this crochet Easter basket is made following the Loopy Flower Pattern here. Using pink, make loopy flower.
Sew button, if desired, in center of flower, with needle and sewing thread. Then attach flower to basket, using yarn and tapestry needle.
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