Monday, March 20, 2017

Crochet Easter basket free pattern

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Hey everybody, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent working on a few WIPs and starting some new projects. Nowadays I don't seem to be doing anything else other than crocheting. The past few days had been really hectic with launching the new website. I spent almost my entire waking hours in front of the computer, was sleeping less and binging on sweets and the result shows in the size of my waist :(

Anyway here is a free mini Easter basket pattern for you.

This basket measures 6 inches long, 2.25 inches wide and 2 inches high using worsted weight yarn and size 2.00 mm crochet hook.

The pattern is written using standard American terms.


Materials 

Worsted weight yarn and E/3.5 mm crochet hook for the basket
Lace weight yarn in two colors and 2.00 mm crochet hook for the trimming
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Beads (optional)

Abbreviations used:

ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
cluster - double crochet (UK - treble) 2 sts worked together in same stitch

You can purchase the PDF version of the pattern from here for $0.89.
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Instruction:

Basket

Work the first 4 rounds continuously without joining at the end of each round.
Round 1: Ch 22, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 19 ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc in next 20 ch on the other side (44 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts (50 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times. sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 2 times (56 sts).
Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times (62 sts)
Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st], 2 times (68 sts). Join with a sl st to next st.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in the back loops of each st around (68 sts). Join with a sl st to next st.
Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), cluster in same st, ch 1, skip next st, repeat [cluster in next st, ch 1, skip next st] around. Join with a sl st to 1st cluster.
Round 8: Sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 1, repeat [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Round 9: Sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, cluster in same space, ch 1, repeat [cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around. Join with a sl st to 1st cluster.
Round 10: Repeat round 8.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each ch-1 space around. Join and fasten off. Weave in all the loose ends.

Handle

Ch 44, sc in each ch across. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Trimming

Using lace weight yarn and 2.00 mm crochet hook

Leaf cord

*Ch 13, sl st in the 6th and 7th ch from hook (forms a leaf)*. Repeat from * to * 17 more times or for a length of about one and half times the circumference of the basket. Wrap it around the basket to check the length. When you have reached the needed length work 4 ch after the last leaf, **sl st in 3 ch, sl st in 3 ch after the leaf, ch 7, sl st in the 6th and 7th ch from hook** (forms a leaf on the other side).  Repeat from ** to ** until the end.

Plain cord

Using another color make chains to measure the length of the leaf cord. Do not fasten off. Starting from one end twist it around the leaf cord loosely. If necessary make more number of chains. Fasten off and weave in the loose ends. 

Finishing

Sew the handle.
Sew the twisted cords around the basket and decorate with beads. 


Hope you enjoy the pattern. Have a great day!

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous !!! Love the detail of the cord !!!!
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  2. Your basket is so lovely. I especially like the flower cord. That's a great embellishment.
    I think you should sleep a little bit more, but I can understand the excitement for your new web-site. Good luck!
    Lilah

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  3. It's so beatiful! Thank you for the pattern!

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  4. Cute basket! I love the idea of how the leaf cord is done.

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  5. What a pretty basket, thank you for sharing your pattern. :) x

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  6. The Easter basket looks so pretty! Think i should make one for myself.

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