Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

easter basket crochet pattern

A new crochet basket pattern, the easy Easter Basket Crochet Pattern, is now a free crochet pattern on the blog. Read about the beginner-friendly construction and how to use up your leftover yarn or scroll down for the free crochet basket pattern (full video tutorial included!).

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Free Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

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Homemade is always more special. That is no different when it comes to this holiday tradition. This crochet project is the perfect way to add a homemade touch to any little one’s egg hunt.

Burst out your scrap yarn! These cute Easter crochet baskets only require a few meters of super bulky yarn (or combine other yarn weights, I’ll show you how). Quick and easy, this is a perfect handmade addition to your Easter festivities.

You can also make these simple crochet baskets to match a wedding theme and have flower girls carry their flowers in them.

Top view of 3 easter crochet baskets full of chocolate eggs

Downloadable PDF Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

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A Great Scrap Yarn Project

The Easter Basket crochet pattern is crocheted with super bulky weight 6 yarn. It only requires about 120 m / 131 yards of the main color and 12 m / 13 yards of the contrast color

You can also hold more strands together of lighter weight yarns to achieve the same overall thickness:

  • 2 strands of chunky weight 5 yarn
  • 4 strands of worsted weight 4 yarn
Visual showing how to combine different strands of smaller yarn weights to achieve the same overall super bulky weight yarn.

This is a great way to use up your small yarn leftovers, especially for the contrast color segments!

Combine different colors for a fun multicolor effect!

Video Tutorial

For the visual learners, here is a full video tutorial for the Easter Basket Crochet Pattern.

Note: I’m a left-handed crocheter, but the pattern is completely symmetric and works exactly the same for a right-handed person

Before you Start

Materials

I used unlabeled yarn from my stash but here are some good equivalents to choose from:

Size

The basket has a diameter of 15 cm / 6” and a height of 9 cm / 3.5”.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern isn’t crucial. Make sure your fabric is very stiff, otherwise your basket walls will collapse.

For reference, my diameter after round 3 is 8 cm / 3”.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together; single decrease

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch, 
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

Special Techniques

Tips and Tricks

  • To avoid having a jagged line at the junction when changing colors, use an invisible color change technique. Personally, I use this one.
  • I recommend using invisible decreases. If you don’t know how this tutorial is very easy to follow.

The Crochet Basket Pattern

The Basket

With your 6 mm / US J – 10 hook and main color yarn, make 6 sc in a magic loop. Work in continuous rounds from here onwards. 

Round 1: 2 sc in each st around. <12 st>

Tip: use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round.

Round 2: [2 sc in the next st, sc] around. <18 st>

Round 3: [2 sc in the next st, sc 2] around. <24 st>

Round 4: [2 sc in the next st, sc 3] around. <30 st>

Round 5: [2 sc in the next st, sc 4] around. <36 st>

Round 6: [2 sc in the next st, sc 5] around. <42 st>

Round 7: [2 sc in the next st, sc 6] around. <48 st>

Round 8: [2 sc in the next st, sc 7] around. <54 st>

Round 9: [sc2tog, sc 7] around. <48 st>

Round 10 – 12: Sc around. 

Switch to contrast color yarn.

Round 13: Sc around. 

Switch back to main color yarn.

Round 14: Sc around.

Round 13: [sc2tog, sc 6] around. <42 st>

Bind off and weave in the ends.

The Strap

Notes: 

  • Leave a long tail when changing color. You can use these ends to attach the strap to your basket
  • Don’t worry if your strap is twisting and curling, blocking will make it nice and flat.

With your 6 mm / US O – 16 hook and main color yarn, ch 34 + 1.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn. <34 st>

Switch to contrast color yarn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Switch back to main color yarn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Blocking & Assembly

Before assembling your basket, wet block your strap to help it stay nice and flat. 

To assemble your basket set your strap on the inside of your basket, the end of the strap should align with the contrast color round. Sew the width of the strap and along the sides up to the basket brim. 

Make sure both ends of the strap are at opposite sides of the basket.

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