Plarn Easter Basket

This mini Easter egg basket measures 2-1/2 inches wide and 2 inches tall with a 7 inch handle strap


  • 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)
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  • Small piece of ribbon for bow embellishment
  • "J" US size metal crochet hook


Ch 4 and join with a Sl St to form a ring.

Round 1

Ch 1, then work 9 Sc in ring, join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1. (10)

Round 2

Ch 1, Sc in same st, *Sc in next st, 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * - * to end of round, joining with a Sl St to top of Ch 1.

Round 3

Ch 1, *work 1 Sc in ea of the next 2 sts, 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * to end of rnd. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1.

Round 4-5

Ch 1, Sc in FLO around entire basket. This creates a bend for the bottom edge of basket. Join with a Sl St to top of ch 1.

Rounds 6-8

Ch 1. working in both loops now, Sc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of ch 1.


Using white plarn still attached from last round, chain 20 for handle. Attach with a Sl St into opposite side so handle in centered and matches other side.

FO and weave ends under. Cut and trim any loose ends too.

Insert ribbon into a st at front of basket and tie a bow.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using the contact tab.


  • Ch - Chain
  • Dc - Double Crochet
  • Ea - Each
  • FLO - Front Loop Only
  • Hdc - Half Double Crochet
  • Plarn - Plastic Bag Yarn
  • Rnd - Round
  • Sc - Single Crochet
  • Sk - Skip
  • Sl St - Slip Stitch
  • Sm - Same
  • St - Stitch

About The Author: Cindy is the founder of You can find more wonderful recycled projects on her website. This pattern is copyrighted © 2009 by Cindy of My Recycled and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated.


April 9, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for sharing this crochet basket with us. It is so cute when finished. Your instructions were very clear, and easy to follow. I didn't make my basket white though. Mine is yellow! I asked for some bags at the Dollar General Store! They gave me a handful. And it turned out to be the cutest thing!

Thanks again, Barb in Tennessee

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