We always have an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, usually in my mum's garden (which is about ten times the size of our own!) This year I wanted to make some cute little baskets for the girls to use to store their eggs in (the little ones that is, there's no way these baskets are going to hold the abundance of packaging that comes with the bigger eggs!) At the same time I have been trying to think of projects to use up my leftover yarn - the result is a pattern which uses only a small amount of yarn and is very quick and easy to make! Enjoy!
Crochet Easter Egg Basket
- Chunky wool (I used left from the Li'l Monkey blanket)
- 6mm crochet hook
- Large yarn needle
Round 1 - Make a magic ring...
...Ch3 (counts as 1 dc) and make 11 more dcs into the ring (12 dc)
Round 2 - Ch3 (counts as 1 dc) – 1 dc in same dc, then 2 dcs in each dc around (24dc). Join with sl st in top of 3ch.
Round 3 - Ch3 (counts as dc), *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, repeat from * around (36dc). Join with sl st in top of 3ch.
You should now have a nice flat circle.
Round 4 - Ch3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in next dc and in each dc around (36), join with sl st in top of ch3.
Round 5 - Repeat Rnd4 (If you want to change colour for this round, as I have done, just tie in your new colour as close to your work as possible before making the Ch3 at the beginning of the round)
Round 6 - Ch1 (does not count as sc), sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4, sc2tog,* 1sc in next 5, sc2tog, repeat from *around, sc in last st.
Join with sl st in first sc. (31)
Round 7 - Ch1 and turn, sl st in each sc around finishing with sl st in beginning ch1, fasten off (this row helps the top edge sit nicely I find)
One cute little basket! You can leave it like this, or add a handle like I have for the grey one...
(Leave a long tail for sewing)
Ch3, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch.
Ch1 and turn, sc in each sc across (2sc). Repeat until you have the desired length of handle, fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
Sew onto side of basket by sewing ends of handle into the tops of the sc row.
Have fun with this and do be sure to let me know how you get on, I would love to hear how you get on with my patterns and tutorials, feedback is incredibly useful!