Easter Basket (Free Crochet Pattern)

When my girls were little, I made them a crochet basket one year, as one of their Easter gifts. The basket was well loved over the years, but was eventually given away as they got older. I decided to make another crochet basket this year, after a request for the pattern.

To make your own crochet basket, you will need double knit or aran yarn, a 5mm crochet hook, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle. The pattern is suitable for beginners and is written using American terminology. This basket is approximately 5” wide, which makes it the perfect size for stuffing with craft supplies, small toys or sweets to give as a cute gift.

Easter Basket (Free Crochet Pattern)

Basket:

1. with two strands of double knit yarn held together or one strand of aran yarn, make a magic loop, ch2, work 12dcs in loop, join with slst in top of 1st dc, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop (12)

2. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (24)

3. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch, dc in next st, *2dcs in next st, dc in next st*, repeat from *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (36)

4. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch, dc in next st, *2dcs in next st, dc in next st*, repeat from *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

5. (worked in back loops only) ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

6-8. ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

9. (worked in back loops only) ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

10-11. ch1, turn, work sc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (48)

12. bind off and weave in ends

Handle:

1. with wrong side of stitch facing, count back 2sts from bind off (not including stitch at base of bind off), join yarn, ch1, sc in same st and next st, skip stitch at base of bind off, sc in next 2sts (4)

2-40. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch and in each st across (4)

41. bind off, leaving a long tail, then join to the opposite side of the basket, weave ends in well

Ruffle:

1. (worked in unworked front loops from row 9) rejoin yarn with front of basket facing, ch2, turn, work 2dcs in loop at base of ch and each loop around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (96)

2. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends (96)

I hope you enjoy this free pattern. I would love to see if you make one so please feel free to share your crochet basket pictures in my Facebook group, or tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see.

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