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Crocheted Easter Baskets

A fun crochet project is a handmade Easter basket. This is a guide about making crocheted Easter baskets.

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large crocheted easter basketCrocheted covers for common plastic containers for a personalized Easter Basket.

Approximate Time: 1-2 hours depending upon size

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Supplies:

  • worsted weight yarn
  • size US H crochet hook
  • tapestry needle

You can easily modify the pattern to whatever plastic container you have around. The one with the pink centered daffodils is made for a small Cool Whip container. The one in the same photo with the yellow centered daffodils is made for a GladWare quart container. The pink one is on a small sized basket. The blue one is on the large sized basket.

To modify the pattern, just crochet the base to fit your container, then work the sides even until it reaches the rim of the container. Then follow the pattern instructions to finish.

The handles on the both the Cool Whip and the GladWare ones were made with a strip of plastic canvass for stiffening.

Gauge: 4 dc = 1 inch

Notes:

  1. Read all instructions before beginning.

  2. Pull your slipstitches tight.

  3. Before beginning remove handle from bucket. Save it, as you will need it to finish the Easter Basket.

Small Basket Instructions:

Round 1: Ch 3, (do not count as first dc) 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 sts)

Round 2:Ch 2 (do not count as first dc from now on), 2 dc in each st. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, (dc in 1 st, 2 dc in next st), repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (36 sts)

Round 4: Ch 2, (dc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st), repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, working in back loop only (sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (60 sts)

Compare to bottom of the container you are using. Piece should be about the same size as container bottom or slightly smaller.

Round 6-11: Ch 1, dc in each st. (60 dc)

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in each st. (60 sc)

Round 13: Ch 2, dc in 13 sts, ch 1, skip 1, dc in 29 sts, ch 1, skip 1, dc in 16 sts. (58 sts, 2 ch 1 spaces)

Round 14-15: Ch 1, sc each st. (60 sc)

Round 16: Ch 1, *sc in 4 sts, sc dec over next 2 sts, repeat from * around. (50 sts)

Round 17: Ch 1, *sc in 3 sts, sc dec over next 2 sts, repeat from * around. (40 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Fit over container, spaces in round 13 should be over where the handle attaches.

Tie: Chain 75. Fasten off. Using yarn needle and tail weave in and out of Round 17. Pull snug and tie in knot or bow.

Handle: Ch 3, yo insert hook in first ch, yo and pull loop through, yo and pull though 1 loop (this creates the base ch you will go into on the next st), yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through 2 loops. *Yo insert hook in base ch, yo and pull loop through, yo and pull though 1 loop, yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * until piece is as long as the handle, with a odd number of bars.

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Weave the basket handle in and out of the bars. Reattach handle to basket and tack the first and last bar to the basket cover.

Embellishments:

Embellish with flowers and leaves. There is a pattern for my crocheted daffodils here:

Notes:

  1. Read instructions completely before beginning.

  2. Photo shows daffodils in three sizes.

  3. I used orange and white for my daffodils.

  4. Pull each slipstitch tight.

Round 1: With center color, ch 2, 7 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with slipstitch in top of first hdc. (7 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch. Join with slipstitch in first sc. (7 sc) This next round is going to feel awkward, but the rev sc is so worth the effort.

Round 3: Ch 1, rev sc in each stitch around. DO NOT join, but fasten off and use tail to close round.

Now you have completed the cup or trumpet part of your daffodil.

Round 4: Using the outside petal color, join yarn to any unused loop of hdc on round 1 with a slipstitch. *Ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, slipstitch all in the same st as slipstitch, slipstitch in the unused loop of next hdc, repeat from * around. DO NOT join, but fasten off and use tail to close round. (7 petals).

Weave in ends.

Using the same instructions you can make a larger center by starting with 9 or 11 hdc on round 1. That will give your daffodils 9 or 11 petals.

Stems And Leaves:

Leaf: Ch desired length for leaf. Slipstitch in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in remaining chains.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Stem: Chain desired length for stem. Slipstitch in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

There are patterns for three sizes of containers, only the small is included here. The other sizes are available here.

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By Suzie from Bellingham, WA

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A handmade Easter basket. Instructions for two sizes. stuffed bunny in basket

Approximate Time: 2 hours

Supplies:

  • worsted weight yarn
  • size US H crochet hook
  • CD or plastic round
  • plastic mesh for handle

Gauge: 4 dc = 1 inch

Sizes:

Large: 10 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches tall

Small: 5.5 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches tall

Notes:

  1. Read all instructions through before beginning.

  2. I got my plastic canvas round at Michaels.

  3. Always pull your slipstitches tight.

  4. Beginning chains DO NOT count as a stitch throughout.

  5. Don't look too close, I didn't start with a full skein of yellow and ran out of yarn on side round 9 on the large basket, so went straight to round 10.

  6. I used contrasting yarn for side round 10 and the trim around the bottom.

Special Stitch:

Slant Stitch = Skip next st, dc in next 3 sts, yo, insert hook in skipped st and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice.

Large Basket Instructions:

Inside Base

Round 1: Ch 3, (do not count as first dc) 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (do not count as first dc from now on), 2 dc in each st. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, (dc in 1 st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (36 sts)

Round 4: Ch 2, (dc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)

Round 5: Ch 2, (dc in 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (60 sts) Fasten off, weave ends into back of work.

Round 6: Ch 2, (dc in 4 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (72 sts)

Round 7: Ch 2, (dc in 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (84 sts)

Round 8: Ch 2, (dc in 6 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (96 sts)

Fasten off.

Outside Base:

Round 1-8: Repeat rounds 1 - 8 of inside base, but DO NOT fasten off. Ch1.

Round 9: Put both pieces together, wrong sides facing each other. Working through both layers, insert hook through same st as slipstitch and through any dc on the other layer. Work a *hdc in each st. Insert plastic canvas round before closing. Join with a slipstitch in first hdc. (96 hdc)

Sides:

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around. (Notice there are three loops, work the sc in the back two loops leaving the front one free). Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (96 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in 3 sts, yo, insert hook in sc before the 3 dc (the last st of round 1) and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice. Slant st made. *Skip next sc, dc in next 3 sc, yo, insert hook in skipped sc and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (96 sc)

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (96 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (96 sc)

Round 6: Ch 2, dc in 3 sts, yo, insert hook in sc before the 3 dc (the last st of round 5) and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice. Slant st made. *Skip next sc, dc in next 3 sc, yo, insert hook in skipped sc and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 slant sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (96 sc)

Round 8: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (96 dc)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (96 sc)

Fasten off main color.

Round 10: Join contrast color with a slipstitch in any sc. Ch 1, rev sc in each st around. DO NOT join. (96 rev sc)

Fasten off and use your yarn needle to join and weave in ends.

Bottom Trim

Remember that round of hdc where you left a free loop? With the opening toward you, join yarn with a slipstitch in any free loop of the hdc round.

Rev sc in free loops of the hdc round, around. DO NOT join.

Fasten off and use your yarn needle to join and weave in ends.

Small Basket Instructions:

Inside Base

Round 1: Ch 3, (do not count as first dc) 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (do not count as first dc from now on), 2 dc in each st. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, (dc in 1 st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (36 sts)

Round 4: Ch 2, (dc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)

Fasten off.

Outside Base:

Round 1-4: Repeat rounds 1 - 4 of inside base, but DO NOT fasten off. Ch1.

Round 5: Put both pieces together, wrong sides facing each other. Working through both layers, insert hook through same st as slipstitch and through any dc on the other layer. Work a *hdc in each st. Insert plastic canvas round before closing. Join with a slipstitch in first hdc. (48 hdc)

Sides

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around. (Notice there are three loops, work the sc in the back two loops leaving the front one free). Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch as join, dc in next 2 sts, yo, insert hook in sc before the 3 dc (the last st of round 1) and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice. Slant st made. *Skip next sc, dc in next 3 sc, yo, insert hook in skipped sc and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 slant sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sc)

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sc)

Round 6: Ch 2, dc in 3 sts, yo, insert hook in sc before the 3 dc (the last st of round 5) and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice. Slant st made. *Skip next sc, dc in next 3 sc, yo, insert hook in skipped sc and draw up a loop even with the hook, yo and draw through two loops on hook twice. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 slant sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sc)

Round 8: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 dc)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sc)

Fasten off main color.

Round 10: Join contrast color with a slipstitch in any sc. Ch 1, rev sc in each st around. DO NOT join. (48 rev sc)

Fasten off and use your yarn needle to join and weave in ends.

Bottom Trim:

Remember that round of hdc where you left a free loop? With the opening toward you, join yarn with a slipstitch in any free loop of the hdc round.

Rev sc in free loops of the hdc round, around. DO NOT join.

Fasten off and use your yarn needle to join and weave in ends.

Optional Handle

Cut 3 pieces of yarn each about 3 feet long. (I used 2 green and one yellow.) Using a running stitch leave a tail at least 8 inches long at each end of the plastic canvas strip. Use the ends to sew handle to inside of basket. Tie three ends together after sewing. I put a drop of Tacky glue on the knot, and after it dried cut the ends short. Crocheted Easter Basket

By Suzie from Bellingham, WA

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This mini Easter egg basket measures 2-1/2 inches wide and 2 inches tall with a 7 inch handle strap. It uses one ball of white plastic bags cut into strips 1 inch wide and interlocked to create a "ball of plarn" to crochet with. (Approx. 3-4 bags)

An Easter basket made from plarn.

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With the help of a pre-made crocheted doily, you can have a nice Easter egg basket decoration!

Crochet Easter basket with colored eggs.

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This adorable Easter basket is crocheted over a 2 or 3 liter soda bottle. With a Sharpie, mark bottle 4 inches up from the bottom. Cut. Also cut one piece from below the shoulder of the bottle 1/2 inch wide for the handle. Round the ends.

pink bunny basket

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Recycled Crocheted Easter Basket
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Here is a frugal Easter basket project. Crochet an Easter basket from recycled plastic grocery bags. Here is the free pattern link

By Cindy from WA

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