Spring Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

 I am ready to say goodbye to these cold dark winter days and hello to the Spring!  So today I have a fun Springy Easter basket crochet pattern for you … a pretty flower basket to add a little color to your days or to decorate for Easter baskets for your little loves. (You can find the Easter egg pattern here.)

Spring Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

Here’s what you need:

  • Worsted weight yarn for basket.  Various colors from your stash for flowers
  • H hook
  • 3 pipe cleaners
  • tapestry needle

Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.

Basket is approx 6 in wide and 3 in tall. Handle length can be worked to your preference.

 

Basket

Make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (count as hdc here and throughout), work 7 hdc in ring, join — 8 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, work 2 hdc in next st and each st around, join — 16 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in next, *2 hdcc in next st, 1 hdc in next, rep from * around, join — 24 sts.

Round 4: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around, join — 32 sts.

Round 5: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around, join— 40 sts.

Round 6: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around, join — 48 sts.

Round 7: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 stitches, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, rep from * around, join — 56 sts.

Round 8: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in the back loop of the next st and each st around, join — 56 sts.

Rounds 9 through 16: Ch 2, working through both loops again, work 1 hdc in the next st and each st around, join — 56 sts.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Handle

Sometimes handles can get floppy and for this project I didn’t want a droopy handle. So, to help achieve a nicely shaped handle, I crocheted over pipe cleaners that can be gently bent into shape and will keep that shape. Below I show you step by step how to do this. Of course you can also follow the same directions to make the handle without the pipe cleaners …

Start with a slip knot on your hook. Holding the knot at the top  of the pipe cleaner, insert your hook under the pipe cleaner, pull the yarn to the front and up to the top of the pipe cleaner, yarn over and pull through both loops.

How to crochet around pipecleaners

Continue crocheting across pipe cleaner until you reach the end. This is essentially our foundation chain. If you are not using the pipe cleaners, just chain the number of stitches that you want the length of your handle to be.

How to crochet around pipe cleaners

Round 1: Ch 1, turn, and work 1 sc in the back loop of each st across (see photo below), work 3 sc in the last st, do not turn; now work along opposite side working 1 sc in each unused loop across, work 2 sc in last loop and join to 1st sc of round.

Crochet Easter Basket Pattern


Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st as join, line up another pipe cleaner on top of the stitches from the previous  round and working over the pipe cleaner (see photo below), work 1 sc in each st across, work 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc around the corner; repeat for other side of round, work 2 sc, 1 sc around corner, join in 1st sc of round.

Crochet Easter Basket Pattern
Easter Basket Crochet Pattern


Now for my favorite part … decorating!

Layered Flower

Make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st here and throughout), work 10 sc in ring, join — 10 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1, beginning in same st as join work *1 sc, ch 2, skip next st, rep from * around, join — 5 ch-2 loops.

Round 3: *Work [2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc] in ch-2 loop, Sl st in sc, rep from * around, ch 1, do not join — 5 back petals.

Round 4: If desired join new color, work [1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc] in each skipped st from Round 2, join in 1st hdc of round — 5 front petals.

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew flower to basket.

 

Round Center Accents

Make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, join — 10 sts.

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew accent to flower.

 

Small Flower

Make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, *work 1 sc in ring, ch 3, repeat from * 4 more times, join — 5 ch-3 loop petals.

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew flower to basket.

 

I hope you enjoyed this fun Easter basket crochet pattern! Click here for more free Easter crochet patterns …

Free Easter crochet patterns

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