How to make Crochet Easter Baskets

How to make Crochet Easter Baskets

Free pattern and step by step tutorial on how to crochet a beautiful Easter basket in different colors and team logos. These baskets are created using sugar and cream solid colors and you have over 40 to choose from.

What you need

Tools:

4.5mm crochet hook, darning needle. Or you can use 5mm hook up to you which you feel comfortable with, I used a 4.5mm.

Yarn:

Lily Sugar n Cream Solid colours over 40 to choose from.
100% Pure Cotton 71g balls.
Depending on your size 1 ball should be plenty to complete one basket, it is really enough for two!

Instructions

Depending on the size you wish to make these lovely colourful Easter baskets are easy to do and can be completed within an hour! Using this beautiful cotton yarn from Lily sugar n Cream which is a 100% Pure Cotton yarn. I did some fun AFL colours as a project, especially for your man at Easter or the kids, you can choose from over 60 different colours in the Lily Sugar n Cream solids, ombres and stripes ranges of yarn.

Tools:

4.5mm crochet hook, darning needle.  Or you can use 5mm hook up to you which you feel comfortable with, I used a 4.5mm.

Yarn:

Lily Sugar n Cream Solid colours over 40 to choose from.
100% Pure Cotton 71g balls.
Depending on your size 1 ball should be plenty to complete one basket, it is really enough for two!

Abbreviations:

CH = chain
SC = single crochet
ST = stitch
SL= slip stitch

Small size Basket 11cm diameter – 11cm height

MAGIC CIRCLE

 

Create your magic circle, Ch 2, SC into centre x 5 = 6 ST Leave circle loose, then pull yarn tight to form circle

ROUND 1

CH 2 SC x 1 into same stitch (SC x 2) repeat SC x 2 into all ST’s around SL into top of first ST to join = 12 ST

ROUND 2

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next ST, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 18 ST

ROUND 3

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next ST, SC x 1 into Next ST, SC x 2 into next ST repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 24 ST

ROUND 4

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next  3 ST’s, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 32 ST

ROUND 5

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next  4 ST’s, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 38 ST

ROUND 6

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next  5 ST’s, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = 42

ROUND 7

CH 2 SC X 1 into same ST, SC x 1 into next  6 ST’s, SC x 2 into Next ST, repeat all way round  SL into top of first ST to join = (48)

 

End of bottom of basket

Now begins the sides of the baskets

 

SC into each ST around and repeat to desired height (15 rows for this pattern 5 rows of each colour) Once you have reached your height you can fold the top of the yarn to create a rolled finish, which creates a more solid basket. You can change colours of the yarn at any time to create stripes or patterns.

The Handle

 

CH 50 ST + 1 = 51, SC into 2nd ST and continue SC to the end = 50 SC.
Turn, CH1, SC into next ST and continue and repeat 4 rows.

Fold and put a furry wire into middle and sew up edges to form a handle.

Sew all ends into basket with daring needle and sew handle on the insides of the basket evenly placed.



What you need

Balloons
Colored crochet string
P.V.A Glue (white wood glue)Plastic bag
Lace or Ribbon

Instructions

This free Easter craft project shows you how to make a string Easter basket which is great for gift giving.

This is a messy craft so you will need to cover your work area with something like plastic bags (so things don’t stick to it).

Blow up the balloon to the size you want your finished egg decoration to be.

Multi colored string looks great as well as plain colored string depending on the effect you want. Put the colored crochet string in a plastic bag and put the stiffener or wood glue in the bag.

Add a little bit of water to dilute the glue and to make it easier to work with. Make sure string is well covered.

Pull the string out of the bag a bit at a time. Use your fingers to squeeze excess stiffener off.

Wrap around the balloon in a criss cross fashion. Wrap it until it is well covered. The idea is not to make it solid so allow small gaps in between the layers of thread. Allow it to dry.

When the string egg is dry pop the balloon and remove it. Then you can glue ribbons, pearls, laces, or other decorations on the outside. Or you can cut it open and fill with shredded paper and other decorations.

Glue the seam back together with wood glue.

Comments

  1. I’m confused. It doesn’t say to slip stitch after the 5 SC in the magic circle. I have never chained 2 before sc’s before and if I chain 2 and SC into same stitch I end up with 2 extra stitches in each row.

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